Hi! On Sunday we had the honor to have Craig O’Shannessy spend the day with Fourth Generation Demi and Dani, and Madison, a friend of Demi’s, who is also an amazing junior tennis player. Craig is a Tennis Strategy Expert for Wimbledon, The Australian Open, ATP World Tour, and The New York Times! After almost 3 hours in our Director’s Room watching the most life-changing presentation any of us had ever seen, the girls went out on the beach courts to play points while Craig coached them in between using his brilliant analytical abilities.
We are so fortunate to have received this opportunity with Craig because he is in town for The Miami Open and is a very close friend with our coaches, Melinda Czink and Ian Bartow. Melinda, who is from Hungary, was on the tour for almost 14 years and was 37th in the World! She and I actually took the girls to Key Biscayne and the girls got to sit practically on the court of the Main Stadium with Craig and listen to him analyze Federer’s match. It was so awesome!
Demi and Dani absolutely love to play tennis and adore their coach. Their training schedule with Melinda is Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 6:00 pm and most Sunday afternoons, unless they are playing a tournament. If any of our members or guests would like to watch, they would love it. Almost every day there are guests watching from their balconies who end up coming down to meet Melinda and the girls! Demi and Dani are even campaigning for us to put in blue tennis courts when we renovate the beach courts.
I also wanted to report that the new basketball court on the beach is a huge hit! My next blog will be about the fun activities we have planned for the few days before Easter. So excited!