In one other winking nod to old-school nation membership tradition, simply exterior the locker room Ms. Viñas put in a mock trophy case, with the artist Jonas Wooden’s hand-painted tennis ball wallpaper as a whimsical backdrop. The glass cupboard is crammed with classic engraved chalices and platters, most acquired on eBay by Ms. West, who sought out solely runner-up awards. “There’s not a winner within the bunch,” she stated. “However there are some actually nice mixed-couples trophies and third-place cups.”
To spherical out the Floritauk story, Ms. Viñas’s husband, Jaime Viñas, a graphic designer, has created a group of Floritauk-branded hats, T-shirts, sweatbands and luggage, in addition to stationery, postcards, trays and cocktail napkins. There’s even a bar menu, which lists particular home cocktails just like the Floritaukito, the Route 27 Bitter, and the Esther, named after Esther Williams, a hero of Ms. West’s grandmother.
“Whenever you go right down to the tennis pavilion, you’re simply form of delighted and transported to a different world,” Ms. Viñas stated. “It’s all very theatrical.”
And for this lively household, the pavilion was a serious blessing throughout final yr’s Covid-restricted summer season. “It was the primary yr we actually acquired full use of it, and with three teenage boys, we discovered that they have been down there greater than they have been up on the home,” stated Ms. West.
So what’s new for this summer season? Ms. West stated a bocce drinks menu is within the works, as are — on the request of one of many boys — Floritauk bucket hats to divulge to what they hope can be extra visitors than a yr in the past.
As a repeat Floritauk customer, Ms. Viñas stated, “the swag is unbelievable. It’s all a part of the enjoyable.”