| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Charles H. Hurme, 101, of Huntington Station, N.Y., passed away May 8, 2014 at the Northport VA Hospital following a brief illness.

Born Nov. 5, 1912 in New York City and raised in Brooklyn, friendships started in the Finntown area of Brooklyn lasted seven to eight decades. It was at McKinley Park where Charles began his life-long love for the game of tennis.

Following his retirement in 1975, he actively pursued his tennis career playing on the Super Senior Tennis circuit. For more than 30 years, he traveled all around the country playing in numerous tournaments.

At the age of 90, he won the USTA National Hardcourt Championship in Palm Springs, Calif. Remarkably, he had injured his shoulder just four months prior while wind surfing at Club Med in Cancun, Mexico. Charles was still not ready to stop, and at the age of 95, won the first-ever USTA Doubles Championship for Men 95 & over.

Charles was active at the Huntington YMCA, the Senior Center and at the Northport Tennis Club for more than 50 years