Letter from the President
As I step in to the role of President of the WMTS organization, I want you all to know I consider it a privilege and a great responsibility. My goal is to keep this organization thriving and make our meetings a highlight event, that we look forward to, year in and year out. Our founding fathers, Dr. Stanley McCampbell and Bill Drake started this organization 49 years ago with 5 interested countries and a vision. Now we are an organization of 38 countries strong. I have to believe that the magic of this organization comes from the friendships made, the friendly but fierce tennis competition, all in the setting of a common interest in medicine and travel. Without the hard work of the past leaders, this organization would not have thrived. Many thanks to them all.
Which brings us to the present leaders. Thank you Dr. Eric Gultom, our past President, for your enthusiasm, friendliness and of course your fine leadership skills. And Dr. Egils Valeinis, our Executive Secretary who works continuously behind the scenes in ways many of us can not imagine, but without which our organization would certainly falter. Thank you both so much. Let me add my personal thanks to Micaela Hernberg, our treasurer. Her insight and contributions are so very much appreciated.
The last WMTS meeting took place in Lithuania hosted by Dr. Remigijus Zaliunas. It was amazing to experience the warm hospitality of this country. He made hosting the meeting look effortless and floored us all with how smoothly the meeting went despite several days of rain. The social events were magnificent and seemed to please everyone. Congratulations on the great success of this meeting. Please thank your extensive staff and let them know how appreciative we all are.
Our next meeting is in Antalya Turkey. It will take place October 10-16, 2021. Please join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the WMTS. My thanks to Turkey for offering to host the meeting. I know it will be an outstanding meeting and look forward to visiting with all the Turkish physicians.
The USA will host the 2021 meeting in Orlando, Florida, October 2-8. Please save those dates as we work hard to plan a very memorable event.
I know there are many of you who have ideas and want to contribute. Please reach out to me so we can draw from you talent and keep our organization current and magical.
Respectfully, Bonnie Sidoff MD
Welcome to the World Medical Tennis Society’s website. If you are a tennis-playing medical doctor, from anywhere in the world, please read on. If you know of tennis-playing medical doctors, then please call this website to their attention.
This site has been developed to promote the WMTS. We want to gain new members. We want to impress physicians of the long, successful history of the organization, so they will attend our meetings and compete with us.
There are 4 main aspects of a WMTS meeting: 1) physical fitness through tennis, 2) great camaraderie among players, 3) scientific sessions that meet most governments’ requirements, and 4) travel to many places in the world. “It doesn’t get any better than that!”
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Egils Valeinis, M.D.