And now, it's Bob's serve:
MY FIRST IHTC TRIVIA QUESTION:
(First to answer correctly wins a prize!)
As a result, my father founded the Gold Cup program for Middle States juniors to train indoors over the winter months on courts donated by the tri-state indoor clubs. This program is in its 50th plus year and many juniors have benefited from the concept. Dick Sorlein, Leif Beck, and Harold Landesberg were co-founders with my dad.
My summer jobs included teaching tennis in the NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) and at the Germantown Academy summer camps.
I graduated from Germantown Academy in 1971, studied at Denison University class of 1976, then continued teaching tennis and officiating sports.
My big break was being hired by Gamma Racquet Sports out of Pittsburgh PA as their regional sales manager for PA, NJ, Metro NY, and Delaware. I sold court equipment, balls, ball hoppers, stringing machines, racquets, strings, grips, footwear and apparel, calling on pro shops and clubs everywhere.
My stint with Gamma was followed by sales roles at Adidas America and ASICS footwear. In 2003, I was named Tennis Industry Sales Rep of the Year.
Along the way, I became a certified tennis instructor with the Professional Tennis Registry. What a ride it was, having the privilege of teaching tennis at world class resorts around the Caribbean.
I’m also a member of the U.S. Racquet Stringers Association and the Snauwaert Tennis Racquet team.
TENNIS TRIVIA QUESTION #2:
(First to answer wins a fabulous prize!)
What we all have in common brings us closer together! So let’s share “Our Tennis Life” together!
That’s all from Our Tennis Life, more to come.