MARCH 2014 - CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH
How did you become a captain? I became a captain when the league structure changed and the girls on my team who were 40+ needed a place to live.
How long have you been a captain? The upcoming season is my third one to Captain.
Have your teams won any Local Championships? My Tri-Level team recently placed 2nd at our 40+ level and we are very excited about advancing in August to Districts@ #ROAR
Any family members participate in league or play tennis? I am the only one in my family playing tennis right now. I have three daughters and am constantly trying to get them to pick up a racket and join the fun!!
How long have you been playing tennis? I began playing four years ago.
How did you start playing tennis? I noticed a group of ladies taking lessons at our swim club and got the courage up to inquire about it myself. After that I was hooked along with about ten additional women who were in the lessons/clinics with me, we all still play USTA Leagues.
How did you feel when you learned you were nominated? Honestly? Completely surprised and incredibly humbled. I had a great mentor in Amy Hisle, who has captained an 18+ team I have had the privlege of being a part of for years. The "Old Ladies" on my team are what make the sport so fun and the biggest reason I keep Captaining. Thank you Tennis Chics for the vote of confidence! XxOo
What is your favorite tournament to watch? Wimbledon for sure - I love all the nostalgia, the ball kids uniforms and the beauty of the venue.
What is your best shot? Today, my best shot is my forehand volley and an inside-out forehand and serve!
Do you prefer backhand or forehand? I like both shots.
Do you like to play singles or doubles? I play both singles and doubles, and I am looking forward to the new singles league that is coming to Lexington this year.
Why do you enjoy being a captain? The only reason I do it and enjoy doing it is because I love my teammates so much, otherwise it would be like work and I have a job already!! The bonus is after four years I have hundreds of new friends, both men and women I would never have had without the blessing of this wonderful sport.
What do you like most about playing league tennis? I love the ladies and the love of competition we share between us. Over the years some of the girls I started with have moved around on various teams and a great match and a great time is always guaranteed when we face each other across the net. I also love the social gatherings we try and fit in between matches and sessions, tennis clinics, love to have a good time!!
If you could attend one Grand Slam, which one would it be? Wimbledon or the Australian Open - I love the heat!!
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2013 CAPTAIN'S OF THE MONTH
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