For the first 23 years of my life, I wanted to be a professional tennis player. I would train early in the morning before school, train after school, do fitness and yoga, worked with some of the best coaches in the world, and played tournaments all around The United States. I was ranked #1 in New England from age 12-18, was a two time All-American tennis player at Bates College, and played some professional tennis tournaments.
At the age of 23, I decided that I did not want to be a professional tennis player and my passion moved from tennis to law school. I would wake up early in the morning to study before class, listened the best I could during class, and studied after class. Law school was my life but I really enjoyed it because I had a positive perspective. I studied with ease, curiosity, and passion, and when I took my final exams I was completely focused.
After I finished #2 in my class my first semester, I felt a great pressure to repeat that class rank my second semester. I repeated the same study habits I did in my first semester but what changed was my perspective. Instead of studying with ease, curiosity, and passion, I studied with anxiety, only thinking about the result. That whole semester was filled with anxiety and when final exams came I was burned out and depressed. As you can guess, I did not do as well.
After my exams, I remember sitting on my couch traumatized with a deep knowing that something was wrong and that there was a solution. So, I started reading anything that I thought would help me get to the solution.
One day, when I was on a train returning home from law school, I was reading a book called The Power of The Now by Eckhart Tolle. That book produced a feeling in me, a feeling of deep Joy that I had never experienced before. From then on, my passion moved from law school to Joy. I started reading every book about Joy that I could find. In my third year, I stopped law school to write my first book “Joy,” which is a guide to a Joyful life.
As I was writing "Joy" and teaching tennis, I started playing pickleball, and instantly fell in love with it. I am now a 5.0+ level pickleball player and added pickleball coaching to my arsenal.
I am a tennis, pickleball, and Joy teacher. I teach with enthusiasm and passion and my motto is to make sure my students have the most amount of fun as possible and get as good at the skill of tennis, pickleball, or Joy, as possible. To see what I can offer you in each one of these departments, go to the Tennis, Pickleball, or Joy section.