Carole Thoms learned how to play tennis from her husband, Andy, years ago when they were dating. Since then, Thoms has enjoyed playing tennis, especially on Longboat Key. Thoms has played in leagues at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center for years and specifically enjoys playing singles matches. *** WATCH VIDEO BELOW ***
What is the best part of your game?
The best part of my game is my steadiness. I try to get to the ball, and I try to return it. Hopefully, I don’t try to do too much with it, but just keep it in play and hope that I wear the other person down.
What would you like to improve?
Well, I think probably my serve. If I had a bigger serve, I could really do more damage right off. If I had a serve like Rafael Nadal or even Kim Clijsters, I’d be in good shape.
So, your husband got you into the game?
I remember when we had one of our first dates he took me to play tennis … all he remembers is what I wore! My husband, Andy, is a good player — he’s an excellent player. I’m an OK player.
Who do you like to watch professionally?
I like, even though she’s not an American player, Samantha Stosur’s style.
Contact Rachel S. O'Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently 0 Responses
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.