Henner Lenhardt of Sea Oaks was the winner of the 2022 “King of the Hill” 50s division at The Boulevard tennis club, beating out second-place finishers Tim Brueggemann and Christophe Delavaut in front of about 300 enthusiastic tennis fans. Emile DeCuba, who substituted for an injured Joe Biedenharn, finished in fourth.
It was the seventh time that Lenhardt has won title at KOTH, the local Vero Beach tennis competition showcasing local tennis talent, mainly among teaching pros. The event benefits Youth Guidance in Vero Beach.
Delavaut qualified for the final after an inspirational performance in the semifinals as a last-minute substitute as you can read here: https://tennisverobeach.com/index.php/2022/02/06/comeback-kid-christophe-delavaut-unexpectedly-stars-at-king-of-the-hills-50s-division/
To read more about Henner, click here: https://www.seaoaksbeachandtennis.com/about/personnel/henner-lenhardt
The men’s 40s final, featuring 1986 French Open runner-up Mikael Pernfors will be held Thursday, February 26 at 6 pm and the Open Division will be Thursday, March 3 at 6 pm. The winner and runner-up of the Open Division will receive a main draw doubles wild card. The Open Division finalists are Joseph Van Deinse of the Vero Beach Tennis Club, Chase Perez Blanco of Quail Valley, Robert Kowalczyk of The Boulevard and Slim Hamza of The Moorings. Tickets are $10.