Advanced and Intermediate Level Tournament is going to start this June
2006. There will be 2 divisions for Mens Tournament - Intermediate and
Advanced (double bracket elimination). For Women, there will be one
division only. The winners for the Womens Division will be determined
based on WIN-LOSS percentage. Email
me ASAP if you are interested to join. (NOTE: Limited to league members
Awesome Tennis League Members!
(photo L-R) Marc Carnahan, Christopher
Tom, Eric (league coach), Kim and Sarah
Findling. They all have great personality,
excellent tennis players and great physical
conditioning! Check out Chris' biceps! This guy
goes to the gym 4x a week!
FUN SUMMER TENNIS league here we come!
(photo L-R) Cary Barbor, Claire Edmonson,
Eric (league coach), Lisa Bowman and Miguel Jaime
are getting ready to play in the Summer
Corn Fields of Tennis Dreams!
Joshua DeWeese just moved to NYC from
where he made some money doing corn field maze
tours/games. He is presently finishing his
MBA degree and plans to play lots of tennis in
between his studies! Welcome to NYC!
TennisNYC.com Doubles after work!
(photo L-R) Janice Vrana and Miho Yoneyama
teamed up against Kristine Kilbourne and Bryan
Dorsey last Thursday night from 7pm to 10pm.
Awesome! Go Andrew!
Beautiful! Go Hiroyuki!
The Editor who is thrilled to play tennis
Myles Hefland (photo above) wrote me an
email and said, "I'm an out-of-practice
tennis lover who just came across your site, and
would love to get back into the game. I've only
played twice in the past few years, so I'm
extremely rusty, but I'm probably around a 2.5
right now, with a first serve that's a little bit
better than the rest of my game. At the moment,
I'm looking more to get back into the swing of
things." After doing tennis drills last
Tuesday, May 23, Myles said smiling, "I think
I'm going to sleep well tonight!" BTW, Myles
is the Editor of the online magazine, www.TheBody.com
Welcome New League Members!
(L-R) Eric (league coach), Michelle McIvor,
Joseph Ming Chai, Estefania Tam, Benoit
deLaBorderie. "This is awesome. We had
fun!" everyone said after their 2 hour cardio
drills/ evaluation and lesson last Sunday, May 21,
We love playing tennis!
Despite the blustery winds and less than
ideal tennis weather, some TennisNYC league
members played last Sunday night, May 21,
2006. (L-R) Bryan, Iwaya, Linda, Eric, Nikki
and Reza. "League members are
nice!" Linda said.
The funny guy, hockey player vs The charming
girl from Columbia!
"If I don't exercise [play tennis] I
might die, but If I do this cardio tennis, I will
also die!" - Maria Catalina said laughing
during the tennis drills. Maria Catalina
Colmenares joined the TennisNYC league to meet
people, get good exercise, lose weight and enjoy
playing tennis. Fredric Cibelli had lots of
fun doing drills and meeting Maria who just moved
here from South America.
"I already lost 20 pounds since I joined the
TennisNYC league!" - Neale Chaudhury said.
(photo L-R) Vipul, Rick, Ami, Neale and Reza were
some league players who played last May 17 during
the weeknight round robins of singles and doubles
from 7pm to 10pm.
"I don't like tennis... I love
Reza Adeli (photo above) said smiling
after doing drills/evaluation prior to playing
with other league members. Reza
underestimates his game, "I am a
beginner!" but in reality, he is actually an
intermediate player. "It's mental for
me," he said. "Many times during match
games, I will be up 5-0, then I would lose the
What a great way to start your day! Play
tennis early in the morning!!!
(photo L-R) Shari, Robin, Dean, Susan, Kathleen,
Brannen, Yumi and Amanda. Dean and Kathleen
dropped by the courts after their drills and
evaluation last Sunday, May 14 to meet some
TennisNYC league players. "They are all
nice!" Kathleen said after meeting them.
Saturday Tennis in the Park!
(photo L-R) Jon, Neale, Kevin, Vipul, TK,
Iwaya, Shari and Robyn played Saturday, May 13,
2006. "I can't believe I played for
almost 4 hours today!" Takeshi said smiling
Tennis Doubles is Fun!
Did you know that Bryan Dorsey (far left
photo above) eats mostly Tofu, goes to the gymn
few times a week and plays a lot of tennis! He is
fast becoming a doubles specialist! He enjoys
playing doubles so much! I call him the "THE
TOFU GUY!" Go Bryan!
Wednesday mini-round robin
(Photo above L-R) Sid, Linda, Kristin, Jon
Marsh, Nikki, Clare, Neale, Bryan and Jon Yeung
played last Wednesday night, May 10 during the
TennisNYC weeknights round robin. "Tonight, I
played my first singles match in 12 years!"
Jon Yeung said after he played an exciting
tiebreaker set against Nikki.
Tennis doubles in the park!
(photo L-R) Lauren Buck, Rita Kotiah,
Jacqueline Lovelock and Robin Zhang played round
robin singles and doubles last weekend.
"Thanks for organizing yesterday. I had
a great time. It was awesome to be
able to play outdoor again," Robin Zhang
said, a returning member of the league.
Robin hibernated last winter, rejoined the league
this spring/summer 2006.
Triceps Stretch before cardio tennis!!!
(photo L-R) Eric, Jon, Diane and Susan
Tennis is a great way to meet people!
(photo above L-R) League members: Kamal,
Michael, Pratik, Hiroyuki, Eric, Nikhiel, Yumi,
Tina, Rebecca and Sharon played tennis last May 6
Saturday during the mini-round robin.
TennisNYC nightly league matches in the
(photo L-R) Vipul, Bryan, Miho, Kristin, Linda,
Hillary, Jey, Tomoko and Drew were some of the
league players who played last May 3 league night
matches in the park. "That was my first
singles match after graduating from Duke!"
Hillary said after her singles match against Drew
The Japanese couple who love to play tennis!!!
(photo L-R) Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Eric
(league coach) and Yumi (Hiroyuki's wife).
"Hello, my name is Hiroyuki
Kitagawa. I'm 31years old Japanese businessman. I
took part in many local tennis tournaments in
Japan." Hiroyuki and Yumi are both
great tennis players!!! Welcome to NYC!
League July 4 Tennis Fireworks!!!!
Photo above shows some of the league
members who celebrated July 4, 2006 (Tuesday
morning) by playing tennis for several hours!
(L-R) RJ, Yumi, Ami, Tomoko, Eric, TK, Hiroyuki,
Brannen and Brandy.
Bronson (photo L), a Costume Designer,
is in NYC filming a gangster movie
directed by Ridley Scott. In between
his busy shooting schedule, he will play
tennis with other league members.
Dan has a great forehand!
(shown on the left with Eric Capuano, the
league coach) is a writer and TV
Producer. He plans to devote his
summer early morning hours playing
tennis. Mort is very athletic.
He keeps himself in shape by going to the
gymn and playing tennis.
Good Match, great summer day, great
Jake Miles and Bridget Finnerty (photo
above) congratulate each other after playing a few
games of tennis during the cardio tennis drills
Gaffney (photo L) is a very humble
tennis player. Even though he played
for his High School Tennis Team few years
ago, he still considers himself an
advanced beginner. James has great
attitude and personality. "No more
beer!" he said smiling after the
cardio tennis drills. He has a great
sense of humor too!
Hogan (photo L) has a great
personality and a nice smile. After
finishing his Masters in Human Resources,
he joined an airline company, then moved
to NYC where he is currently based.
Ashley is an advanced tennis player who
has a great tennis attitude!
Weeknight matches are fun! Great way to
de-stress after work!
(L-R) RJ, Jon, Kristin, Steven, Chioma,
Hillary and Sid were some of the league players
who played last Wednesday night June 21,
2006. Weather was great! Tennis under the
(photo left) has been playing tennis since
she was a young girl and she played and participated
in a lot of junior tennis
tournaments. She has great
consistency, hits the ball with great
topspin and very athletic!!! She played an
intense singles match vs Hillary France, a
former PRO and member of the league last
June 21, 2006.
"We had fun!"
(L-R) Francesca, Hasina and Eric.
Francesca Whalen and Hasina Outtz were so happy
after the cardio drills/lesson and evaluation last
Saturday morning, June 17, 2006. "I had a
great time!" Francesca said. Francesca works
as a Stock Broker while Hasina is a 2nd year
Medical Student. "Both ladies were
talented, athletic and have a great enthusiasm for
the game!" Eric, the league coach, said.
Tennis bridges generation gaps!
(L-R) RJ Tugbang and Domenick Morda
represent 2 different generations, yet they both
share the same passion for tennis and speak the
same tennis language. "He is a nice
kid!" Domenick said. Welcome to the league,
RJ and Domenick!
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