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March OVERHEAD SMASH: Tennis Coach Perry Sinett

February 28, 2006 12:56 PM

USPTA tennis professional and
Northwood University tennis coach Perry Sinett is involved in Palm Beach County tennis on many different levels.  Perry Sinett, (whose last name almost spells “tennis” backwards,) was nominated for OVERHEAD SMASH by one of his Northwood tennis players; however, Coach Sinett’s local tennis involvement goes beyond his coaching career.

Feb. 11, the Northwood University tennis teams presented a community service project at the Cascade Lakes retirement community in Boynton Beach.  A round robin mixer was set up, involving the residents and the collegiate players, and then pizza was served.

“We invited all the community residents to come out and play with the college athletes, and we rotated every 20 minutes so they were able to play with both men and women,” Perry said.  “It was a lot of fun for everyone involved.”

Perry’s twin brother Lee is his partner in crime when it comes to tennis in Palm Beach County.  Lee is the on-site tennis director for the Cascade Lakes community, and their teamwork and the Northwood tennis teams’ participation made the event possible.

Perry also holds positions at other local tennis communities.  At the Baywinds Tennis Community in West Palm Beach, Perry is the tennis maintenance supervisor.  He directs tennis and maintains courts at the Coral Lakes Tennis Club in Boynton Beach.  He appreciates well-maintained courts, and he takes great pride in making them look their very best.

Between these communities, the average tennis player age is about 65.

“These adults who are well above the age of 50 are playing tennis and making it an integral part of their lives,” Perry said.  “These adults are young at heart, and they are active.  Their social calendars are full.”

Perry said tennis to these seniors is not just a sport they play.  It’s a way of life.

At Northwood, Perry coaches the men’s and women’s tennis teams.  He and his teams travel throughout Florida playing other colleges in the NAIA.  Last year the men’s team ranked #8 in the nation and the women’s team ranked #11.

Perry enjoys tennis at all capacities and levels, and he is eager to help with tennis services in his local community.

“I enjoy working with people of all ages,” Perry said.  “It is rewarding to be able to help these young men and women become more mature and go on and be successful on and off the tennis court.

“Truthfully, I simply enjoy what I do.  Tennis is a great way to make a living.  I am very blessed.”


Know someone who is OVERHEAD SMASH-worthy?
USTA Florida features tennis lovers, players of all ages and skill levels, and those who dedicate their time and energy to TENNIS!  E-mail us,
durrance@florida.usta.com, with the nominee’s name, contact information, (e-mail and phone number,) and a description of why you think he/she deserves to be featured.
Please note: We can respond only to those who are chosen as OVERHEAD SMASHers.






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