(12/7/09) At the Sutton East Tennis Club today I took to the court to play in a celebrity tennis match to support 4-time world champion Skier Bode Miller’s charity endeavor Turtle Ridgewood which was donating $10,000 dollars to the Harlem Youth Tennis and Education program.
I have to admit I was a little nervous since I hadn’t picked up a racquet in a long time, but luckily I had a good teammate in 2-time grand slam winner Justin Gimelstob as we squared off in a friendly doubles match with Sebastian Stan and Bode Miller.
And, good news, Justin and I were victorious!
Proving once and for all that the sword is mightier than the ski! Well, who knows really? I think my underhanded serve which clocked in at a wicked 12 MPH on the radar was the deciding factor for sure!
Of interesting note
* The children were given t-shirts that read “I Love Bode Bang”… in honor of the new watch he is launching with luxury watch maker Hublot…
* Sebastian showed up without shorts and had to play in his designer jeans, boots and shirt!! (Best dressed tennis player probably to ever take to the court!)
*Having a tennis ball hit at you by a professional and seeing how fast and with how much movement and spin is on the ball was an incredible site to behold! So much respect for those tennis players!
*Bode can really play tennis! Wow!