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Harvey Stewart - Member of Distinction

In November 2017, Harvey Stewart and his friends, Bruce Huber, Peter McKinney and Michael Jeary were playing paddle. Michael went up for an overhead and collapsed on to the paddle deck. He was suffering a massive heart attack, the “widow maker” as they say. Harvey sprang into action and immediately began CPR while the others called 911. Minutes passed with no sign of the police or an ambulance so Harvey kept up the CPR for nearly 20 minutes! When the police arrived, they said, “Keep going, you’re doing great.” By the time the paramedics arrived, Michael was stable….Harvey had saved his life. One of the most remarkable parts about this story is that administering CPR for more than 20 minutes is like running a marathon. Havey’s motto of “If you start something, finish it” is what truly saved Michael’s life and made Harvey a hero that day.  In honor of Harvey, SLT&CC will host an annual CPR/AED training session. Hopefully members will never have to put the training into practice, however as Michael says, “Boy, am I glad that Harvey knew CPR that day.”

Fred B. Alexander (1880-1969) - Member of Distinction

SLT&CC member Fred B. Alexander was the first American to win the Australasian Championships (Singles and Doubles!) in 1908, the amateur precursor to the Australian Open. Fred was born in Sea Bright in 1880 and during the summer, he lived at 37 Ward Avenue in Rumson. At SLT&CC, he played as a junior and went on to win the Men’s Singles Tournament in 1899, as well as the Men’s Doubles Tournament in 1902 and 1903.  Fred and his partner Harold Hackett were five time US National Doubles Champions.  Fred is enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF). More information about his career and accomplishments can be found on the ITHF website and on Wikipedia.