Boot Camp Tennis!
"This is like boot camp tennis!"
Reza Teymour (photo above left) screamed after
hitting hundreds of balls during the
drills/evaluation. "I thought you were joking
when you said I will hit hundreds of tennis
balls!" he added smiling. Doug Witter
(photo above right) worked hard as well.
Both guys work in Finance.
"I had a great time! I am looking forward to
a fun tennis season!" Jacquie Desimone (photo
above) said after the drills/evaluation prior to
playing with other league members. Shown
with her are Eric Capuano, the league coach and
Alex Sawyer, an advanced tennis player who wants
to play lots and lots of tennis this season!
The busy executives who love to play tennis!
(photo L-R) Diane French, Jon Yeung, Susan
Shelton and Eric Capuano (league coach), and
Hakuna (the ball girl/dog of the league).
"I'm really eager to start playing again. I'm
happy that I did this," Diane said after the
"This guy [Jon Marsh] is an awesome
player!" Neale said, pointing at Jon, the guy
on the left. Jon moved to NYC few months
ago, works for a European bank and loves playing
Great Forehand Preparation!
Stanley Ong shows great forehand technique
(photo above) Stanley is a former Philippine
Tennis Champion and a member of TennisNYC league.
Nice one hand backhand follow through
Otani Yu, a former College tennis player
from Tokyo, Japan shows a great one-hand backhand
follow through. Otani has been a member of
the TennisNYC league since last year (2005).
Tennis Warrior from England!
Jon Marsh, from England, works for Royal
Bank of Scotland is an excellent tennis
player. Despite his blisters (photo above)
and hand cut, he kept practicing his serve and
"It was harder than I thought!" Maya
Choi (photo above) said after hitting hundreds and
hundreds of tennis balls during the drills.
"I want to lose weight and improve my tennis
game!," she said. "It was good
The advanced player and the advanced
(Photo L-R) Chioma Njoku, Eric and Christy
Briggs. Chioma (Advanced player) said,
"I used to compete from age 8 until I
graduated from high school, and I played in
college for 1 year. Since then, I have had a
hard time finding others to play with and have
also lost some of my skills. Therefore I am
interested in joining for the love of tennis,
meeting new people, and having a good time."
Meanwhile, Ms. Christy Briggs wants to improve her
game and socialize with other players. Christy
said, "I always enjoy hitting the ball
The Art Teacher and the Finance Executive!
(photo L-R) Eric, Jennifer Breitenstein
and Jeff Green. Eric, the league coach,
said, "Jennifer is awesome. She has
good physical conditioning and showed lots of
potential! Jeff is an excellent tennis
Great way to start your day! Tennis in
Central Park before going to work in the morning!
Andrew Friedler (photo above) lives near
Central Park. He joined the TennisNYC league
to get some exercise, meet nice players and stay
healthy. Andrew has a demanding finance job so he
plans to start his day by playing in Central Park
most early mornings before work. "I played a
lot of tennis since age 6. I remember my Dad
would wake me up to play tennis. We have a summer
house in Pennsylvania," Andrew said.
The soul tennis sistah!
(photo above L-R) Eric, the league
coach, Hakuna (the ball girl/dog of the league),
Lindsay Newman and Joanna Charak. Joanna and
Lindsay have been friends since they were 3 years
old!!! They are inseparable!!! They did their
tennis drills together prior to joining the league
and had a wonderful time. "I am so
sore, I will take a lot of Advils tonight, for
sure!" Lindsay said laughing. Joanna
works in Finance while Lindsay is a teacher.
Both have great personality and very friendly!!!
Grade School Teacher who wants to meet
friendly tennis players!
"I had a great time!" Naomi Lifschitz
(photo above) emailed me the next day after her 1
1/2hrs drills/evaluation and lesson prior to
joining the league. Few days later, she was out on
the tennis courts playing fun doubles and meeting
nice league players. "I had a wonderful time
on Saturday night. I am so glad that I met you and
you organize the tennis league!" Naomi said.
The Junior Champion!
Hillary France (photo above) is a gifted
and talented tennis player. She said, "I
was ranked in the top 5 juniors in the nation, and
played professionally before I played for Duke
University. I graduated in 2004, and moved
to New York City a couple months ago."
Welcome to the league, Hillary!
Nightly mini-round robin!!!
(Photo above L-R) Neale, Nick, Aizaz,
Sharon, Ihoko, Pratik and Kevin played last April
21, 2006 from 7pm until 10pm. "Thank you for
arranging. I enjoyed a lot! I realized how much I
love playing tennis!" Ihoko said.
Mini-round robin nightly
(photo above L-R) Tomoko, Sid, Eric
(coach), Nikki and Linda played round robin
hitting, doubles and singles as part of the
TennisNYC.com spring/season outdoor weeknights
Attention: League members! We will have nightly
mini-round robin (hitting, singles and doubles)
after work from 7:30pm to 10:30pm this
spring/summer season! Email me for details!
New Life, New Season, New Healthy Body!
Beverly Burke (shown above with Eric, the
league coach) is an amazing woman! After going
through several surgeries, she decided to commit
herself to play tennis to stay healthy, lose
weight and enjoy her new life dedicated to
fitness. During her drills/evaluation and
lesson, she showed a lot of commitment and pushed
her body in order to attain her goals!
"Yes!" she screamed during the drills.
Koko Lani and Eric (league coach) support her
Ooopppsss! Help me!!!
Tomoko (photo above) pretended she fainted
after hitting hundreds and hundreds of tennis
balls! "This is fun! I like to do this
again!" she said after the drills/evaluation
and practice before joining the league. Tomoko has
a very good tennis spirit!!! Tomoko, you are
The Filipino Tennis Champion and the
Japanese former High School Tennis Player
(photo above L-R) Stanley Ong, Eric
(coach) and Takeshi Kanamaru
Stanley Ong was a former tennis champion from the
Philippines. He said, "In a former life, I
was a professional tennis player who played for
the Philippine national team. It's been a while
since I played actively, but I have not lost my
passion for the game." On the other hand,
Takeshi or TK played tennis while in High School,
grew up in Tokyo and moved to NYC a year ago. TK
said, "I'm trying to bring my game to another
level!" Eric, the league coach, said that
both guys have excellent personality,
well-mannered and professionals. Eric said that
Stanley has exceptional tennis talent. Welcome to
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