Clear Blue Sky, friendly tennis players,
TennisNYC leagues 2006!
Another great weekend of round robin tennis (photo
above) last April 9, 2006. "Yesterday's
(April 9) round robin was fun. I cannot
believe how quickly 4 1/2 hrs can fly by!"
Bryan Dorsey, league member said after playing for
more than 4hrs. Email
me to join!
SCORES from last April 9, 2006 weekend round robin
(Sunday) click here
AWESOME TENNIS DAY!!!
More than 24 tennis league members came to
play last April 9, 2006 weekend round robin! Some
of the league members who participated (photo
above). "We had a great time!"
Doctor of Physics who miss playing tennis!
"I miss playing tennis!"
Margherita Milite said during the 1 1/2hrs of
tennis drills/cardio tennis and evaluation prior
to joining the league. "I'm having a great
time!" she said smiling. Margherita,
fondly called Meg by her friends in Italy is
enjoying her stay in NYC. She works for a
billion dollar medical research company where she
is presently developing/upgrading CT Scan
technology. CT Scan is a medical imaging
device for the heart, which will be very useful in
a non-invasive diagnostic procedures for patients
with heart problems. Well, after playing
tennis, Meg will no longer use this machine for
herself!!! She will have healthy heart and
BIG GAME!!! BIG HITTERS!!!
(photo L-R) Drew Clough, Aizaz Ali and
Eric Capuano (league coach). Drew's game is
big! Here's why? "I started during all four
years of high school for a competitive 5A Georgia
high school and played tournaments throughout my
junior career," Drew explained. Aizaz' game is
not far behind either. "I played a lot in
high school and college but haven't had the
opportunity to play much since starting work a
couple of years ago...this looks like a great way
to start playing again!" Both guys now work
full time in Finance. Welcome to the league!
Talented Tennis Players!
(photo L-R) Lily Tang, Eric Capuano
(coach) and Clare Donnelly did 1 1/2 hrs of drills
and evaluation with Eric (coach) last Sunday,
April 9, 2006 and they both had a great
time. Eric said, "Both ladies were very
impressive. They were both talented tennis
players, has great potential, highly motivated,
very athletic, nice personality, has solid tennis
skills/fundamentals and will be a great addition
to the league!"
Did you know that Linda Song (photo above)
got her Masters in Science at a prestigious
university in France, lived and worked in Paris
for a few years and presently works as a top
executive for a billion dollar cosmetics company?
Her tennis skills is equally impressive. She
has a solid tennis game and highly motivated to
improve on her physical conditioning this
Psychotherapist who loves playing tennis!
Tina Felluss (photo above) hit hundreds of
tennis balls during her tennis drills/evaluation
last Tuesday, April 11, 2006 for 1 1/2 hrs without
even taking a break! She is in great physical
condition! She likes to do lots of different
things ie dancing, skiing, traveling, and falling
in love again!!! Tina has an awesome personality,
sociable, highly educated and has a great attitude
in life! "I feel like I'm 18 again!" she
Software Executive who loves to travel and
Brannen McDonald (photo above) is a Sales Manager
for a billion dollar software company. She loves
to travel, play tennis in between her busy
schedule and meet people. Brannen is going
to Tokyo and Kyoto this week (April 2006) for
business/pleasure and she plans to bring her
retired parents with her. "They are
both very excited!" she said smiling.
Brannen is very friendly, athletic and has a great
The Japanese speaking Australian!
Kate Pryor has traveled the world! Her
favorite place? Tokyo, Japan! Why Japan? That's
where she met her husband! She loves the Japanese
culture so much she is presently studying how to
speak and write in Japanese characters! "I'm
so happy to play sports [tennis] again! "
Kate said after the drills and evaluation. "I
don't like going to the gymn at all. I hate
it with passion." she said.
The New Yorker and the Aussie!
(Photo above L-R) Shari Birdoff and
Jacqueline Lovelock met during the tennis drills
and evaluation prior to joining the league. Shari
works as an Elementary School Teacher in
Harlem. She was so excited to do the drills
and needed time off away from work and city
stress. "This is fun!" Shari said during
the drills. Jacqueline just moved to NYC from
Australia. Jacqueline has great footwork,
tons of energy, very athletic and has excellent
tennis fundamentals! "I will be sore
tonight!" Shari said after 1 1/2 hrs of
hitting tennis balls and running.
What a great day of weekend round robin
Photo above shows league members playing
round robin tennis last Sunday April 2,
2006. Everyone had a great time! "I
went from no exercise last winter to 4hrs of
tennis in one day!" Allison Hickerson said
me to join
Friendly Finance Executives who love to play
(L-R) Spencer Scheffy, Gail Hodes and Eric
Capuano, the league coach holding Hakuna (ball
girl/dog of the league)
Spencer and Gail are both busy finance
executives. Spencer played tennis for many
years since he was a kid and even taught tennis to
young children while he was in High School.
He is a very advanced tennis player, loves to
return to the game after not playing regularly for
7 years. Gail Hodes has been playing for
more than 10 years now, very athletic, very
friendly, moved to NYC from Connecticut and loves
the social aspect of the game. You have to
watch this guy Spencer hit a ball!!! He is
amazing!!! He generates so much racquet speed the
ball travels so fast you can't even track it.
Nature and Science Lover
Jessica Iannuzzi grew up in Long Island,
moved to NYC few years ago and presently works for
a great magazine, www.nature.com
She has a beautiful and smooth forehand which is a
pleasure to watch - great technique, good racquet
preparation and full follow through. She has
been playing tennis since she was a kid. "I
took a lot of tennis lessons growing up," she
The Smiling tennis player from Bombay,
Nikhiel Silva (photo above) has a nice
smile, great positive energy and good
attitude. Initially, he had a difficult time
doing the cardio drills because he was
"inactive" the whole winter.
"I smoke and didn't exercise last
winter!" he revealed. However, after
about an hour of running and hitting hundreds of
balls, his game slowly came back. "I've been
playing tennis since I was a kid" he
said. Nikhiel promised to work on his cardio
by doing off court training. He is now
motivated to stay healthy and play lots of tennis
with other league members! Nikhiel just graduated
with a Masters degree in Economics.
A great tennis player and a great catch!
Here's Christopher Victory's (photo above)
stats: played high school tennis and 1 year
college tennis, great athlete and tennis player,
MBA graduate, single, nice personality and love
dogs! This guy can hit all kinds of tennis shots:
inside out forehands, swinging volleys, drop
shots, running forehand down the line, slices etc
etc! He is simply awesome!!!
Steve Bahna (photo above) lives in
Connecticut, works in NYC and plans to play
anywhere there are open courts. How's that
for the love of the game!!! His dedication and
commitment was evident during the drills last Wed,
March 29. Not once did he ask for a time out
or rest. Even when the outdoor lights is starting
to fade, he kept hitting balls with great
enthusiasm and energy! "I will definitely
sleep well tonight!" he said.
Michael Eatroff and Robyn Ross (photo
above) did 1 1/2 hrs of drills and evaluation last
Monday, March 27 prior to joining the
league. Michael just moved to NYC from
Tampa, Florida and plans to pursue a career in
Immigration Law while Robyn is from NJ designing
handbags for an Indian company. "She's
a cutie!" Michael said after meeting Robyn
during the evaluation session. Michael is an
excellent tennis player while Robyn is very
motivated to improve her game.
Michael Chang clone?
Eric Sung (photo above) is a very good
athlete and tennis player. During the
drills/evaluation, he showed great athleticism,
excellent forehand, backhand and volley technique,
great footwork, and tremendous energy. He
was a former member of his high school tennis team
and will graduate this year with a business degree
from NYU. "I'm looking forward to playing
lots of tennis with the other league
members!" he said. Eric shots were so
accurate and consistent that he knocked down most
of the tennis cones!!!
The former junior tournament player from
"I played lots of junior tournaments
growing up in Germany!" Kamal Bhattacharya
said. During the drills and evaluation
session, Kamal exhibited great tennis talent!
"I really enjoyed myself today!" Kamal
SPRING OUTDOORS TENNIS IS FUN!!!
Photo above shows some league members who
played round robin singles/doubles and hitting
last Saturday, March 25, 2006 outdoors. (L-R)
Jean, Ami, Rebecca, Brandi, Eric, Otani, Bryan and
Neale. "This is fun! We had a great time! The
weather is great!"
"I'm lovin' your league,
btw, it's awesome!" - Rishi Kumar, newest
member of TennisNYC league (March 17, 2006 email)
Welcome back to the game, Bryan!
"I had a great time tonight!" Bryan
Dorsey said after more than 2 hours of drills,
hitting, games and practicing on his serve as part
of his tennis evaluation prior to joining the
TennisNYC tennis league this winter/spring 2006.
"I love tennis!" he said, "that's
why I want to do this and come back and start
playing tennis again!" Bryan has a good
reliable forehand and presently working on his
consistency especially from the backhand
side. He is very athletic, has great
physical conditioning and nice attitude!!!
WE LOVE PLAYING TENNIS!!!
FRIDAY NIGHT ROUND ROBIN and CARDIO TENNIS
(photo above) last Feb 10, 2006!
(photo L-R) Lee, Chris, Dina, Karen, Brandy,
Sanjith, Adam, Eric, Kelly, Jerry, David and
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