CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH
How did you become a captain? By default. Several of my tennis buddies and I wanted to start a USTA league team in 2010, but none of them would take the helm.
How long have you been a captain?
Do you have a co-captain? Several of my friends have helped as co-captains when needed: Gene Burch, Charles Smith, Huston Wells, Bob Gates, Chris Tallon, Merle Hansen.
Have your teams won Local Championships? We've been extremely fortunate. In the past 5 years we've won three local league titles and made 5 trips to the Kentucky District Tournament, winning 4 Kentucky District Championships.
Any family members participate in league or play tennis? My son Scott played in high school. My daughter Missy (pictured above) took up the game in 2009, and tennis is now her passion. She left me in the dust and rocketed up to a 4.5 NTRP rating.
How long have you been playing tennis? Since 2009
How did you feel when you learned you were nominated? Humble, and honored. There are many captains more deserving than I. I've only been doing this for six years. There are some who have captained three, four or more teams per year and have done so for well over ten years!
Who is your favorite tennis player? My daughter Missy, followed by Federer.
What kind of racquet do you use? I'm currently using Donnay racquets: X-Dual Silver and Gold 99's, and X-P Dual 99. Good balance of control and power, and I found Donnay's arm safety claims to be true.
How many racquets do you carry to a match? Way to many!
What is your favorite tournament to watch? Several: those of my team, my daughter and my friends.
What is your best shot? Winners!
Do you prefer backhand or forehand? No.
Do you like to play singles or doubles? Yes.
Why do you enjoy being a captain? What do you like most about playing league tennis? I'll combine these two questions. My enjoyment derives from the camaraderie with our players, and with their families and friends. The teams solidify and strengthen the relationships between the individuals, and ultimately of our expanding tennis community.
If you could attend one Grand Slam, which one would it be? The one in which Federer finally captures his 18th grand slam title.
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