The Greenwich Skating Club in Greenwich, Connecticut

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Greenwich Skating Club
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Henry R. Minchin Jr. (Hank) of Greenwich, CT is the managing director of Credit Suisse in New York, New York, and also serves on the Credit Suisse US Equity Operating Committee. Outside of the office, Hank Minchin enjoys hockey and belongs to the Greenwich Skating Club.

The Greenwich Skating Club is a popular local ice rink and athletic center. The club is home to the only outdoor ice rink in Greenwich, giving members a welcome chance at outdoor fun during the cold winter months.

Due to its size and popularity, the Greenwich Skating Club only offers memberships to 250 families at a time. People who wish to join must find a current member to sponsor them and then wait for an opening.

Members have access to figure skating and hockey lessons at every level. Young figure skaters can master the basics in groups or in private lessons, while advanced students learn to perform jumps, spins, and other sophisticated maneuvers. Adult programs are available as well for both beginning and intermediate skaters.

The Club also offers youth hockey teams for players of all ability and commitment level. Travel leagues are an option for players who wish to compete in tournaments outside the city, while the outdoor hockey league is open to those who seek weekend play right at home in Greenwich.

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Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich to Host ZAC Camp

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Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich
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An experienced investment banking professional based out of Greenwich, CT, Henry R. (Hank) Minchin Jr. has served as managing director at Credit Suisse in New York since 2000. Alongside his professional activities, Hank Minchin supports several organizations in his community, including the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, CT.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) recently announced that it will be partnering with The ZAC Foundation, the American Red Cross, and several other organizations in presenting ZAC Camp, a four-day water safety program that will be held at the BGCG from April 11-14, 2016. Designed for youth in grades 1-3, the camp combines swimming classes, classroom instruction, and other activities to help the nation’s youngest swimmers stay safe while in the water.

The ZAC Foundation, which was launched by parents who had lost a child to drowning, holds ZAC Camps at a limited number of Boys & Girls clubs each year, and it selected BGCG for the program based on the organization’s efforts promoting water safety in the local community. This year’s camp will be open to the first 100 BGCG members who apply. For more information, visit www.bgcg.org.

An Overview of Tennis’ Federer-Nadal Rivalry

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Federer-Nadal Rivalry
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Based out of Greenwich, CT, Henry R. Minchin, Jr., who prefers the nickname Hank, is managing director of Credit Suisse in New York City. Hank Minchin enjoys staying physically active when he is not working, playing sports such as tennis in his hometown of Greenwich, CT.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, two of the most accomplished tennis players in the history of the sport, have spent more than a decade engaging in what many consider to be the greatest rivalry tennis has ever seen. Despite Nadal leading the head-to-head by a comfortable 23-11 margin, the two have contested several highly competitive matches while becoming the first pair of men to finish as the world’s top two players for six consecutive years.

Federer and Nadal competed against one another for the first time in 2004 at the Miami Masters event. At 17 years of age, the unseeded Nadal shocked the tennis world by beating the world No. 1 in straight sets. One year later, the two met in the final of the same tournament. This time Federer overcame a two-set deficit to win in five sets, evening their head-to-head at one match apiece. Just a few months later Nadal defeated Federer in their first grand slam encounter, a semifinal victory that led to the first of Nadal’s nine trophies at Roland Garros.

Since 2005, Federer and Nadal have met at 10 additional grand slam tournaments. Nadal defeated Federer in the finals of the French Open from 2006-2008, and for a fifth time in 2011. Federer has won two of the three matches to take place at the finals of Wimbledon. Nadal’s 2008 Wimbledon victory, however, is often regarded as one of the greatest matches in tennis history. Nadal has won all three meetings between the two at the Australian Open, including the 2009 final. The two have never met at the US Open. In total, Nadal leads 13-2 on clay and 9-7 on hard courts, while Federer maintains a 2-1 advantage on grass.

Youth of the Year – The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich

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Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich
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The managing director of Credit Suisse’s investment banking division and a resident of Greenwich, CT, Henry “Hank” Minchin Jr. has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry. A graduate of Gettysburg University, Hank R. Minchin supports several charitable organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG), CT.

Providing a safe place for children and young adults to learn the principles of caring, productivity, and community responsibility, BGCG was established in 1908. Affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the organization hosts six camps and several fundraising events each year. Additionally, BGCG offers a wide range of kids’, teens’, and adults’ programs, from academic support and character development to nutrition and athletics.

Through the Youth of the Year award, BGCG has annually recognized an outstanding young person for his or her leadership and personal growth since 1969. Open to high school students who have been club members for at least two years, the award requires applicants to submit an essay on the ways in which the club has impacted their lives. Applicants are also judged for their public speaking ability and academic performance, among other criteria. After being named the Youth of the Year, winners compete at the state, regional, and national levels, through which progressively larger scholarships are awarded.

The Longest Tennis Match Ever Played

Hank Minchin of Greenwich, CT, serves as a managing director at Credit Suisse in New York City. When he is not spending time with his children in Greenwich, CT, Hank Minchin enjoys attending sporting events and staying in shape by skiing and playing tennis.

The longest match in tennis history began on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, during the second day of play at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. The first-round match was contested by Nicolas Mahut of France, who had played three lengthy qualifying matches simply to gain entry to the main draw, and American John Isner. Play began early Tuesday evening and ended just after nine o’clock due to darkness. To that point, the players had completed four sets. Isner took the first set and, after losing sets two and three, evened the match by winning a fourth-set tie break.

The match resumed the following afternoon. After nearly four hours of play, the pair set a new record for the world’s longest professional tennis match. Mahut and Isner continued to battle for an additional four hours before play was once again called off due to darkness. At this point, the final set was knotted in a tie break at 59 games apiece.

As the match entered its historic third day, Mahut and Isner continued for more than an hour before the American secured the first break since day one, winning the match 70 games to 68 in the fifth set. The final set alone took 8 hours and 11 minutes, eclipsing the previous longest match ever played by more than an hour. In total, the match lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes. Additional records set during the match included 113 aces served by Isner and 103 by Mahut, the first- and second-most ever, and 84 consecutive service games held, a record both Isner and Mahut achieved over the course of the final three sets.

An Overview of Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Programs – Fall 2015

Henry (Hank) R. Minchin Jr., of Greenwich, CT, has served as managing director with Credit Suisse in New York City since 2000. Beyond his professional activities, Hank Minchin, supports a number of local CT organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of America.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich offers programs in a wide variety of areas, ranging from leadership clubs to multiple college scholarship offerings. The Boys and Girls Club children’s programs include beginner swimming lessons, performing arts and creative writing classes, and an array of sports and athletics opportunities.

The club is perhaps most valued for its after-school academic support offerings. Its academic programs not only assist children in the development of their basic educational abilities, but also teach kids the academic advantages that can be gained from technological resources. The club also provides character development services and programs that cover topics as diverse as community involvement and cultural identity.

The club additionally hosts fun events, such as its Halloween party scheduled this year for October 23, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and its Thanksgiving Feast, planned for the evening of November 24. Members can also enjoy a pancake breakfast the morning of December 12.

Additionally, the club hosts a range of athletic activities, from basketball to table tennis. Beginning on October 24, the club will sponsor a Learn to Skate Clinic for first through eighth graders. The nine-week program will occur on Saturdays for first through fifth graders and on Mondays for sixth- through eighth-grade students.

Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Hosts 12th Annual Golf Fund-Raiser

Greenwich, CT, resident Henry (Hank) R. Minchin Jr. has served as managing director at Credit Suisse in New York City for more than 15 years. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Hank Minchin supports a number of Greenwich, CT, organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG).

BGCG recently announced that it raised $35,000 to support member programs and services through its 12th annual golf tournament. After being rescheduled because of inclement weather, the golf tournament took place on a sunny day that saw 100 golf enthusiasts, volunteers, event sponsors, and club alumni gather for the event. BGCG explained that the funds from the tournament will be used maintain the club’s wide range of programs for children, including tutoring, computer training, athletics, art classes, swim lessons, and digital art classes.

During the event, participants also enjoyed a drawing for more than 50 door prizes and a silent auction. BGCG’s CEO noted that there was a strong turnout for the fundraiser, as well as a shared sense of positivity and support among participants.