Photo above shows Sherlia Shi, a regular player at the
TennisNYC.com tennis league. Sherlia shows terrific backhand technique
finishing to a full follow through.
Obibi Zimmer (Photo above with her husband, Jazz artist Pete Zimmer)
is a top tennis player from Thailand, a few years back, before she
immigrated to NYC. She used to be the hitting partner of Tamarine
Tanasugarn, a top 50 WTA PRO from Thailand. Obibi is a regular
tennis player from NYC Central Park. Was her family affected by the
Tsunami in Thailand? "I am very thankful, my family lives on the
north, they're OK." Presently, she works at the
desk on Friday and Saturday nights at the Stadium Tennis Club. Her
husband, Jazz artist Pete Zimmer, just released his debut album titled
"Pete Zimmer, Common Man" For
more info about his album and to listen to MP3 samples, please click here
(Note: I [Koko Lani, the webmaster of this website] bought the album and
have been listening to it on my way to the tennis club. It's one of the
best jazz album I've heard in a while.)
Gener Rigor (photo above) played at the TennisNYC.com tennis
league last Thursday night, Jan 13, 2005.
Gener works as an accountant and has been playing tennis since 1998.
He is originally from the Philippines and just moved to NYC few months
ago. "I like NYC," he said. "People in NYC are easy
going, they are easy to talk to and very down to earth." Gener
confides that his friends are always accusing him of being too crazy about
tennis. "It's a good vice," he said. "It's good for your
body and mind. It's a good way to unwind after a stressful day
Stadium Tennis Club (photo above) where we are presently doing
the TennisNYC.com tennis league. We plan to arrange some league
games and practice drills at other tennis clubs in the city
(Manhattan) This spring, we will do it in Central Park Tennis
Center. See you at the Tennis Courts! Come play tennis and HAVE
Jordan (photo above) played at the TennisNYC.com tennis league
last Thursday night, Jan 13, 2005. Jordan
is a graduate of Syracuse University and majored in Finance. He has
been playing tennis since he was 8 years old, almost every summer, in
summer camps where he was sent by his parents. He now works in the
insurance industry and looks forward to playing tennis regularly.
"I just started playing again last December when I went to Florida
during the holidays. There I guess I got the tennis bug again,"
Jordan confides. Jordan's forehand and backhand are technically
sound and he hits the ball very hard. "I just need to improve
my consistency," he said.
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