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JANUARY 2015 - CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH
JENNIFER GAINES

PADUCAH, KY

How did you become a captain? I just volunteered!  Honestly, it's just a natural thing for me to jump in and help out and I like the idea of being responsible for gathering a great team of ladies.

How long have you been a captain?  For over five years, I've been either a captain or co-captain.  for this current season, Ann Boyd is my co-captain.  It's always nice to have a friend to help with coordinating court, matching up partners, or contacting players.

Have your teams won any Local Championships? Our team lays out of the Country Club of Paducah (CCOP) and we've won several years since we started playing together.  Each year we've won, we made the State Tournament into a girls' trip and always have a blast!

Any family members participate in league or play tennis? Yes, my whole family plays!  My husband Brent and two children, Will and Abby, are all tennis-a-holics.

How long have you been playing tennis? I started playing tennis seven years ago after my husband bought me lessons with Kevin Kerns, the former pro at CCOP, for Christmas.

How did you start playing tennis?  I started after taking 4-5 lessons and then started participating in a beginners clinic.  The ladies i started in that clinic with are some of my very best friends.

How did you feel when you learned you were nominated?  Honored.  Special.  Loved.

Who is your favorite tennis player? Past:  Chris Evert - I remember watching her when I was young, and respect how she's stayed with the game.  Current:  It's a tie between Federer and Djokovic.  I like their styles and attitude, and like my children to see how they keep their composure on the court (most of the time).

What kind of racquet do you use?  I know it's a Head, but don't have any idea about the model or other specifics.  It was a Christmas gift from my equipment manager....my husband!

How many racquets do you carry to a match?  Two

What is your favorite tournament to watch?  To watch on TV:  Wimbledon.  To watch in person:  Western and Southern Open.  We've made it a family tradition to make the trip to Cincinnati each year.

What is your best shot? Approach shot.

Do you prefer backhand or forehand?  I prefer whatever my partner does not.

Do you like to play singles or doubles?  I love to play doubles because I have someone to strategize with and have fun with, but lately I've been playing more singles, and it's a great challenge!.

Why do you enjoy being a captain? I enjoy being a captain because I like being a leader and strategizing with my co-captain.  I will admit thou..it's not always enjoyable.  Schedule conflicts can be a bear!

What do you like most about playing league tennis?  Without a doubt, the thing I like most about playing ANY kind of tennis is the friendships and fun that comes from playing.

 

 

 

   

 

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2012 CAPTAIN'S OF THE MONTH

2013 CAPTAIN'S OF THE MONTH

2014 JANUARY thru JUNE           JULY thru DECEMBER 2014

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