Love Match

Love Match


What if you met the man who arranged the “Love match” for your father and mother?


That’s what happened to Addison Littlefield of Louisville this summer.


Addison competed in the Heartland Jr. Development Series #1 in Elizabethtown in the 12 and Under singles

division.  She finished in first place and met Bob Love, Kentucky’s only USPTA Master Professional, who

was the tournament director.  This is how she discovered that during the winter of 1991-1992, Bob conducted a

Competitive Skills Development Program at Fern Valley Tennis Club in Louisville.  Addison’s mother, Heather Ball, 

and father, Matt Littlefield, were in the program, where they first met each other.  It was that first meeting that eventually

led them to their marriage.


Heather played first singles for Seneca High School and was ranked in the top 10 of the USTA Southern 18 Under girls. 

She also received one of the two Gatorade Senior Players of the Year for Kentucky.  She went on to play tennis

for Butler University in Indianapolis, and has been a Walgreens pharmacist for over 21 years.


Matthew played singles for the KHSAA top ten team at DeSales High and then went on to play four years of varsity tennis

at Thomas More College, Fort Thomas.  He has been an IT specialist for LG&E for several years and still enjoys playing