Featured Speaker on Northampton Neighbors Online Today at 3pm

I’ve been invited to speak by Northampton Neighbors today at 3pm. Here’s the group’s announcement with the Zoom link for anyone who did not receive my newsletter. My wife Suzanne will be interviewing me about my life and about my experiences dealing with inequities within the world of women in sports. I hope some of…

Suspended Play

On July 1, I was named to the 2020 Super Senior 70 World Team scheduled to compete in Mallorca, Spain, October 11-16. On July 15 the event was cancelled. There have been so many disappointments these past five months: weddings, vacations, birthdays, graduations, and now another added to the list. The ITF ( International Tennis…

Courts Closed, While We Wait…

The past five weeks have been like living in a disaster movie — unbelievably frightening and anxiety provoking. While we all are coping with the unfathomable loss and distress so many in our community, our country, and the world are facing due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we also are figuring out how to continue our…

2020 Competitive Season Begins: Bring it!

Preparing for national tournaments is always an interesting experience, particularly when practicing indoors on hard courts and then having to transition to outdoor clay courts. I am never sure what to expect, therefore I arrived in Florida three days before the start of the event. This was the first tournament of 2020 for the 0’s…

The opportunity of pressure: U.S. World Championships

A recent USTA New England News story includes this quote from me: “We were over the moon we won and a bit surprised we played so well. We had a rag-tag team. I was battling a chronic Illness, Brenda tore her ACL last year, and Liane played in a tournament a couple weeks prior and…

A new chapter? Moving On Up: Youth tennis program needs you!

Retirement may not be the correct word for this stage of my life. Perhaps “a new chapter” or “self-scheduled time” is a better way to describe my days. Aside from continuing to prepare for tennis competition, I have been quite busy as a board member of two non-profits, Moving On Up with Tennis and Education, and…

2018 National Championships: Opponent, teammate, friend

I recently returned from the 2018 National Women’s Intersectional Team Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. I played #1 singles and #1 doubles on Team New England’s 65 and over team. There were 15 teams from different USTA sections in our division and 6 different divisions: 35 and over, 45, 55, 65, 75, and even an 80-and-over…

Facing health challenges, racket in hand

Last week I met a woman at indoor tennis courts who told me that she recognized me at a Whole Foods and wanted to say “hi,” but thought that was too pushy. She had seen an article in the Springfield Republican about the success I had had in UMag, Croatia, winning the gold medal at…

ITF World Team Champions

I arrived in UMag, Croatia not knowing what to expect except that for the first time in my life I was no longer playing for myself, my university, or my Intersectional Team. Now I was playing for my country and we were clothed accordingly in Adidas red, white and blue. UMag is a coastal resort…