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JUNE 2015
CAPTAIN OF THE MONTH
STEVE BRADFORD
LOUISVILLE, KY

 

 

How did you become a captain?  One of my previous captains asked if I wanted to take the role for the next session.  I took him up on his offer and have been a captain since.  

How long have you been a captain?  Two years. 

Do you have a co-captain?  Yes, a co-captain is a must when managing multiple teams.  During our run for state and sectional championships, Mike Devereaux was my co-captain and we spent numerous hours organizing and strategizing.

Have your teams won Local Championships?  Yes.  We have won both 18+ and 40+ state championships with several different teams.  We advanced to sectionals on multiple occasions but unfortunately were not as successful. 

Any family members participate in league or play tennis?  My wife ā€œGā€ introduced me to tennis about 25 years ago, but I did not really start playing until 2012.  I remember one of our first dates was playing tennis and she made me look silly.   

How long have you been playing tennis?  3 years. 

How did you start playing tennis?  My wife invited me to a Saturday fast feed at Springhurst and I thoroughly enjoyed missing every overhead and hitting the back tarp with my forehand!  Some things remain constant.

How did you feel when you learned you were nominated?  Very honored to be nominated by my fellow teammates/friends. 

Who is your favorite tennis player?  Gael Monfils.  His enthusiasm and energy is entertaining.

What kind of racquet do you use?  Babolat.

How many racquets do you carry to a match?  Three racquets as this allows me to shift blame for poor performance to any one of them.

What is your favorite tournament to watch?  US Open

What is your best shot?  Forehand. 

Do you prefer backhand or forehand?  Forehand.

Do you like to play singles or doubles?  Doubles.

Why do you enjoy being a captain?  This is a fun way for me to support the game of tennis.

What do you like most about playing league tennis?  League tennis has resulted in many close friendships that far outweigh the enjoyment of actually playing the game.   

If you could attend one Grand Slam, which one would it be?  Australian Open.

 

 

   

 

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