GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Mike Bowman was a standout tennis player in high school. He then played collegiately at Campbell University. But then life got in the way.

Finally, after his kids left for college, Bowman, at 66 years old, picked up tennis.

Now three years later, he’s qualified for the North Carolina Senior Game Finals in Raleigh.

And along the way, Bowman is strengthing his relationships within his family.

The Senior Game finals start August 29 in Raleigh. For more information, visit

State Finals 2016

State Finals Pickleball, August 30-September 1

Carolina Courts, Concord

State Finals Basketball Tournament, September 16-18

ECU Student Recreation Center, GreenvilleRaleigh/Cary/Durham Events

September 26-October 2State Finals Golf,

October 4-5

Tanglewood, Clemmons

State Finals Bocce and Cornhole, October 5-6

Clayton Community Park and Community Center, ClaytonState Finals Softball Tournament, October 24-26

Walnut Creek, Raleigh