I’ve always loved to play at net and therefore excel at doubles. As a junior, I was a top Canadian player. In college, I played Division 1 tennis at the University of Iowa, winning the Big Ten Doubles Championship in 1982. As an adult, I competed a lot from 2006 to 2013. During this time I played with many great partners, winning the Canadian Senior 45s Doubles Championship three times and advancing to the USTA Nationals three times at the 4.5 level.
I’m a sociologist by training, so I’m good at organizing information. I’m always looking for new material and better ways to play and teach. On the Ball: Doubles Tennis Tactics for Recreational Players began as notes prepared for my students. Eventually I had so many drafts for different level students, and so many pages I still wanted to write, it was time to put it together in one convenient book.
I’m also a Certified Forrest Yoga teacher and have spent many years exploring yoga and meditation. This makes me uniquely qualified to help players take care of their body and become present on the court.
I live in upstate New York with my husband and one cat.