DECEMBER 2013 - CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH
BOWLING GREEN, KY
How did you become a captain? I volunteered after a team mate had the duties for quite a while and was needing to step out of that role as her children became more active. She was a hard act to follow!
How long have you been a captain? 3 years (I think)
Have your teams won any Local Championships? We have won locally on several occasions and several members of the team were even state winners at the 3.0 level several years ago.
Any family members participate in league or play tennis? My daughter is a tennis player. She is a junior in high school and was the doubles regional winner in 2012 and the singles runner up for the region in 2013. She represented her school well at the state level and I am very proud of her. I look forward to her being able to join our team and play as mother and daughter. One of the many reasons I love this sport.
How long have you been playing tennis? I have been playing tennis for about 13 years.
How did you start playing tennis? I began playing with a friend. We wanted the exercise and had been interested in the sport for years. Once I started I was addicted. I so enjoy the competition and the exercise, but I do have to say the wonderful friendships that have been developed are the best part!
How did you feel when you learned you were nominated? I was completely surprised and excited to find out that this wonderful group of ladies had nominated me. I am also very humbled and will absolutely share this honor with my great sidekick Penney Baseheart. She handles so much of the communication, room reservations, and most importantly dinner reservations. I can tell you that without her this team would not "run"!!
Who is your favorite tennis player? My favorite tennis player is probably Rafael Nadal for very obvious reasons. he is sure easy to watch and I so appreciate his work ethic!
What kind of racquet do you use? I play with a Head SI 12 racket.
What is your favorite tournament to watch? I think my favorite tournament to watch is the US Open. There is just something so exciting about that atmosphere and the excitement of New York.
What is your best shot? I guess my best shot would probably be my serve.
Do you prefer backhand or forehand? I usually prefer backhand. I was a softball player at one time so I have to work on not swinging the racket like a bat on the forehand. Backhand just feels more natural.
Do you like to play singles or doubles? I enjoy playing doubles. I do play singles some but enjoy doubles a little more.
Why do you enjoy being a captain? The ladies on my team make is so easy to be a captain. They are so good and so understanding that they make the job seem easy.
What do you like most about playing league tennis? I love the physical exercise, the learning of new shots, the competition, but most of all I enjoy the relationships that are developed on the court. The friendships that are fostered and the joy of getting to play with my daughter are the most rewarding part of the sport.
If you could attend one Grand Slam, which one would it be? I would probably attend the French Open. I would love to see Paris.
2012 CAPTAIN'S OF THE MONTH
JANUARY: Debbie Osborne
FEBRUARY: David English
MARCH: Karen Heintz
APRIL: Donna Esson
MAY: Ruth Durham
JUNE: Sonya Harward
JULY: Lissa McCoy
AUGUST: Marcia Littlefield
SEPTEMBER: NO ENTRY
OCTOBER: Lillian Harris