Aki Carroll

I have been living with mild to moderate depression and anxiety since I was 15. I would say it has affected all of my relationships and life choices up until I turned 30. When it’s bad it can be all-consuming and paralyzing. I finally made the decision to go on meds my 30th year and…

Member Spotlight: Robert Ray

This next chapter of TCSP’s Member Spotlight features a longtime member who simply jumps off the page! Robert Ray – or ‘Bob’, as he calls himself – is a prolific author and teacher, having published numerous works on a multitude of topics. His subject matter covers everything from writing instruction to thriller mysteries to tennis insights! Many…

Member Spotlight: Ray Dalton

During his teenage years, TCSP member Ray Dalton found himself glued to the TV and captivated – watching Pete Sampras and Serena Williams compete! Seeing them play ignited a passion for tennis that keeps the sport on Ray’s “must-do” list every week. As it turns out, Ray is also filled with a passion for music…

Member Spotlight: Robin and Peter McClane

Robin and Peter McClane join the number of TCSP “married members” who find great fun and health benefits on the court. While Robin’s love of the game initially took the lead, Peter soon fell under the spell and now plays with a regular men’s group and is also building his game weekly. With a unique…

Member Spotlight: Saskia Houwing

If you have had the pleasure of meeting Saskia Houwing, you will agree that this tall blonde from the Netherlands is a fantastic force of positive energy both on and off the court! Saskia brings and finds great joy and effort anywhere she goes. Her positivity manifests itself in whatever she does – whether that…

Member Spotlight: Sue Verduin

Sometimes the spark lit by a tennis racquet will turn into a bright burning! This TCSP Member Spotlight introduces us to a very special tennis player – and recently inducted Seattle Public School Hall of Fame Basketball Player – Sue Verduin. Anyone having the honor and fun of playing tennis with Sue immediately notices her…

Member Spotlight: Anna Miller

An ambitious 12-year-old girl was accepted into the elite High Performance Junior Program under director Brian Park’s leadership when TCSP’s doors opened in 2013. Today she is a confident 17-year-old senior at Holy Names Academy: Anna Miller. There was nothing easy about a 12-year-old girl primarily hitting against high school boys, but with the support…

Member Spotlight: Francisca Lehr

When TCSP opened their doors in 2013, Francisca was one of our first members. “I love the mental challenge of the game – I am a thinker and love to figure out my opponents! I can’t watch a game without analyzing it” At 71 years young, she loves to play hard hitting opponents! She just lets them use up all…

Member Spotlight: Winston Warren

Ever since he was a little boy, Winston “Wynn” Warren has loved tennis. Having moved to Seattle in 2014 from New York, Winston needed a new home for tennis, with coaches that he could really connect with. Like any player, who your coach is can have a massive impact on how you learn, what you…