We caught up with Ron Novak out of TennisCleveland.com | Metro Cleveland Tennis League. He's an amazing 10 years into participating in the program. That's simply amazing!!!! He's joined us in Miami for a previous national championship and we hear he might be coming again this. Which
league are you a member of?
competitors and overall nice people. Everyone is competitive, and most
about your most memorable match(es)
memorable are the close 2 and 3 set matches where you know both competitors
left it all on the court. Both battling to the very last point.
Disappointing when you lose. Great feeling when you win. And,
matches where you come back from being several games down, had to win a few
match points to stay in the match. Knowing that you didn't give up and
your competitor, while disappointed they lost, respects you for not giving
up. Losing those are memorable as well...giving you the opportunity to
figure out how you can/should close out a match...so the next time you do.
your favorite rivals in the league? Why?
that are hard to beat. Mentally prepare for those matches and realize
that you have to play mistake free tennis from the first point.
have any other interesting comments about your experiences with the
to anyone looking for...outdoor tennis, 3 set tennis vs. USTA, great
competition, and FUN.
you get started playing tennis?
to increase my level of exercise.
level player are you? (NTRP rating)
you love about tennis?
turned into a passion...love the game, play in numerous leagues and
tournaments, love the competition, lots of great exercise and many new
your favorite pro players? Why?
watching the big names play each other. Watch their style, what they do
during points, fight 'til the end. I find that I play better when I am
watching/learning from visually seeing how to improve.
Tell us a
little bit about yourself, for example: What do you do? Where did you grow up?
What are your hobbies (besides tennis)? (Feel free to share any interesting
details about your life.)
raised in Houston. Lifelong Astros fan. Graduated with a Marketing
degree from Texas A&M. Love college football. Worked for
Sherwin-Williams for 27 years. Traveling and spending time with my