WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Eighty-six-year-old Art See and 84-year-old Clyde Bolinger love playing tennis so much that they will be competing in the Senior Olympics Sports Classic Tournament.
Age is just a number for these guys, and a major surgery isn’t keeping Bolinger down.
“I had a quadruple bypass, but I didn’t even know I had a heart attack, really they had to take me and check me out, and I found out that I did,” Bolinger said.
Eight weeks after getting out of the hospital, he got right back onto the court.
Wednesday, the men spent time practicing at Packard Park in Warren.
“It’s a great way to get exercise. We have a lot of friends here,” Bolinger said.
See said he and Bolinger qualified for the nationals through a competition held at Oberlin College in late June. Nationals are next year in Alabama.
The two will get a lot of practice before nationals, like Wednesday’s tournament.
Lisa Solley, chief of community relations for the Area Agency on Aging, said the tournament is a chance to show off healthy aging activity. She said it’s important for the elderly to stay active, but they should also stay hydrated.
Bolinger and See played three sets Wednesday and say they are ready for more.