The Consistent Baseliner!
Martin Barnard (photo above) is a USTA rated
4.0 player. Originally from Canada, he lived
in Illinois for a couple of years before moving to
NYC. Martin joined the 4.0 USTA tennis
leagues in Illinois, participated in drills
sessions at a local tennis club in Edgewater and
plans to join the TennisNYC.com tennis league to
play more tennis matches. Welcome to the
TennisNYC.com tennis league, Martin!
The TENNIS POSTER BOY who has a strong flat
Matt Shaw has been playing tennis since he was
very young. He admits that because of his
high level tennis game, it's very difficult for
him to find a tennis partner. "I am
very interested in getting involved with
TennisNYC.com tennis league," he said in his
email. Matt did an hour and a half of
drills, brought his A game and showed his tennis
athletic ability last Wednesday, August 17,
2005. Welcome to the league, Matt!
The OKLAHOMA Beauty in NYC!!!
"You can take the girl out of Oklahoma
but you cannot take Oklahoma out of the
girl!" Allison said regarding her
personality. "Allison is a fast learner,
athletic and has great coordination," Eric
Capuano, the league coach said after 1 1/2 hrs of
doing drills and lessons with Allison.
"Allison has potentials of becoming a very
good tennis player!" Eric said.
The TENNIS ATHLETE with GREAT FRIENDLY
Alissa Moody (photo above) wrote me [Koko Lani]
an email and said, "I am a low intermediate level, who has just picked up the game again after not playing since I was a teenager (about 15 years ago). At that time it was really just hitting balls with my family every now and then, so nothing serious. But somehow I've seemed to maintain my level even though I haven't played in such a long time. I
would love to play once during the week and sometimes join the Saturday round robins that you have."
Eric Capuano, the league coach was impressed with
Alissa's personality and athletic ability, "Alissa
is very friendly and has a great attitude.
She is very athletic and will be a great addition
to the league!"
Diaz (photo left) is a familiar face among
regulars in Central Park especially the afternoon
tennis crowd. She started playing in Spain
and then in Central
Park few years ago when she came to NYC. In NYC
Central Park, she played almost daily for many hours until
she got exhausted. Little did she know that
few years down the road she will be able to use
her tennis skills in getting a tennis scholarship
in College. Now, she is a full time college
student in a prestigious college in Florida with a
full tennis scholarship. "I just sent
my video playing tennis, got an interview and
right away, the college tennis coach accepted me.
I have full tennis scholarship and my board and
lodging is almost free!" Lydia said with a
grin on her face. Lydia plays with league
members of the TennisNYC.com whenever she has the
time while taking a summer break from school.
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