Monday, May 5, 2014

Karen Bielak's Story. - Flexibility, Great Competition and getting out on the tennis courts!

Rated at 3.5, Karen plays her tennis in the Chicago league ( and is in her third year with the league. It was way back in the 7th grade that Karen first discovered tennis and has been hooked ever since. Now, Karen tries to play at least 3 times a week but this does depend upon her schedule. The league provides great flexibility when scheduling her own matches, which is especially useful during the summer months when her schedule is changeable.
      Karen likes her tennis to be competitive and yet fun; however, the people she has been able to meet whilst playing the game she loves are one of the key attractions to the league. The social aspect of a tennis league is a great way to meet like-minded people who share a passion for the game. It is also a useful way to find opponents to help improve your game.

     Like any competitive player, Karen loves the competition tennis provides and when you get competitive players together you can’t help but develop league rivalries. Karen is no different, and in Sarah Young she has such a rival. Between the two they have amassed a lot of games which are regularly close and have long rally’s that could go either way. It is players like this that help to keep Karen on her toes and eager to get out and play tennis as often as possible.

   Karen loves to travel, in fact traveling is a huge passion of hers having spent a number of years living abroad in Asia. However, when not traveling or playing tennis, Karen is an elementary school teacher but is the only member of her family who plays tennis. That said, she can certainly rely upon them to come and watch her play from time to time.

   The Chicago league has provided Karen with the opportunity to meet other tennis lovers and schedule games that fit around her work and life. This has helped her play opponents who can develop her game and seen her rise to a 3.5 level over recent years.

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