Tennis Anyone Staff
Because of frequent requests for “tennis products” at Runner’s Edge, Carol opened Tennis Anyone together with Tom on November 8, 1997. Carol, a 1992 USA Women’s Olympic Marathon participant, was nearing the end of her running career and eager to take up a new sport. She began to take tennis lessons from the store stringer and quickly became a tennis addict. She has since played for Patch Reef on teams in Division 5, 4, and 3 as well as on the Boca Del Mar Division 4 team. Carol also has played in the Palm Tennis singles league, in various summer leagues and currently plays in the night league for the Princess division at Patch Reef.
Tom started Runner’s Edge in 1996 and Tennis Anyone in 1999 with Carol. He started racing Cross-Country and playing tennis competively where he grew up in Seattle in 1982 and was running half marathons by age 16. He ran for Emory University and was the head X-country coach at FAU in 1995-97. Tom has run many marathons from Boston, Marine Corp, Chicago (2:58), New York and Disney and was a 17:09 5K runner. He played competitive tennis while living in Bermuda. Tom is married to Julie and has two kids Ryan(7) and Andrew (5) so he spends as much time chasing the kids as running these days but his passion is with coaching runners and he still loves to run and is teaching his kids to play tennis and run now!
Virginia has worked here since just before the store opened in 1999 as the Retail Manager and Buyer on the tennis side. She came from Deer Creek Racquet Club where she was a team player as well as being Manager and Buyer there. She loves meeting and working with people which is why she says “I love what I do”. Outside of work, she loves her grandkids, singing, reading, and church activities.
Karen has worked for Tennis Anyone for 11 years. Five of those years as retail manager. She began working at the store part time while her children were in school. Two years ago she transferred to the running side of the store where she is responsible for the screen printing/embroidering of school athletic uniforms and race t-shirts. She plays Division 2A tennis for Boca Bath & Tennis and has ran 3 marathons and 6 half marathons. In January 2013 she ran the Disney Goofy Challenge.
Sally, our Assistant Manager for tennis, has worked at Tennis Anyone for the past ten years. She plays team tennis for South Palm Beach County Womens Tennis Association. Sally has also taken part in Runner’s Edge training programs and has completed six 5K races. Sally’s favorite shoes for playing tennis in are K-Swiss Big Shot Lights.
Connie originally hails from Atlanta, GA but has lived in Boca Raton for over thirty years. She plays on many different teams and leagues in the Boca area. Connie has two children and three grandchildren. Connie plays in Asics Gel-Resolution shoes and prefers Babalot racquets.
Debbie’s deep love for all things tennis makes her a welcome and knowledge asset to the tennis team! Debbie is also very active in the Running Community, volunteering at races and cheering on her husband Kenny who is a avid runner and cyclist!
Cris has been working @ Tennis Anyone for 7 years and loves it. Am a Grandma, tennis player, dance and yoga,’wannabe’ decorator, I also sew and love to cook. Am married, live on the beach in Boca Raton and am now a snowbird sharing time on the river in Michigan.