Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Began when about 13 y/o and took the advice from college coach and started coaching when I couldn't keep my coaching eyes shut when looking and playing with fellow team mates and others.
Took my career into medicine (Orthopaedics) while never leaving tennis, but my health took a turn to the worse, had Type 1 diabetes which tennis was a major benefit for health, developed renal disease and eventual failure, had 2 strokes affecting my dominant right side, had 2 kidney transplants, the last successful, a pancreas transplant at the same time as my first t-plant, by the grace of God through amazing family, friends and healthcare providers... I am now as healthy as I've been in about 18 to 20 years!
Oh, my coaching was always to promote the game and sportsmanship in my players... beginner, advanced tournament, collegiate and a few foreign satellite tour players.
I was nominated by one of my junior players who while in college nominated me to lead a men's team to compete in Germany the summer of '93.
In '95 a friend of mine in Florida and I thought about our growing up with tennis in the "old" days and the 'new' Senior Tour's excitement, so I called RHB Ventures and was given an exclusive contract for the Champions Tour in Central FL et al and was extended the co-marketing rights for 4 pro players through SportsPro Management / RHB's players, but in other sports... not tennis!
How could I refuse Jimbo's attorney / ownership group? I couldn't!
Well, tennis has given me more than the game, but in essence has helped give me life!
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Connors, Johnny Mac, Agassi, Nadal, Roddick, Monfils, and of course R-Fed for the guys.
J Hennin, Maria S, Ana I, Davenport, Venus Wms, Dementieva for the gals.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
i was wondering if you can give me some advice?
i am quite a good player, i play for the two top teams in my club. My old coach Harold Malabar he was the best coach in lankashire, he said i could go quite far but i started to late. I want to get as good as i can be, i know i can not go professional as i started to late. My problem is that im not consistant and entend to have lazy feet.
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