By: Debbie Banks, Lago Mar Resort and Club
Hi! I am so excited to share some pictures of our newly resurfaced tennis courts on the beach. Demi, my oldest and one of the two tennis stars in the family, has unofficially been given the title of “Director of Tennis Renovations at Lago Mar” by my Dad. She takes this job very seriously and if any changes have been made to the courts without her approval she is very upset!
On the subject of tennis, I see members and guests quite often that ask about Demi’s status in the tennis world, so I though I would share an update with you all! Demi aged out of the 12′s in April with her final ranking being 11th in the state, which is awesome!
Demi goes to school and plays tennis and also plays the cello, which equates to a quite challenging schedule. Most of the top girls are homeschooled, meaning they spend about 6-8 hours per day on a tennis court practicing! Demi is now in the 14′s age group and has played 6 tournaments. She won 5 of those 6, so I think she is off to a fantastic start!
I mentioned that there were two tennis stars in the family now. Well, Danielle, who is turning ten next week, just played her first tournament ever and made it to the semi-finals. I am so proud of both of them. Their number one fan (besides me) is hands-down my Dad. I don’t think he has ever missed a tournament unless he was out of town! I think he even gets more nervous than me.
By the way, the tennis courts are one of several exciting renovations in the works. I will keep you posted.