By USTA Oklahoma Staff
This month’s Captain Spotlight is 3.5 player, Rouye Choquette.
How did you get into tennis? Did someone introduce the game to you?
In my early 40s I just decided to try tennis. It really was somewhat out of the blue. I had never played before but wanted to get some exercise in my routine and thought it would be a fun way to meet new people. Shortly after I signed up for beginner lessons, one of my friends who had played before, picked up her old racquet and we began playing regularly. After playing about 3 months I was asked to join a 2.5/3.0 USTA team and I was hooked!
How many teams do you currently captain? What level?:
I am currently captaining only 1 team at the 3.5 level (the end of the 40+ season) while ‘pre-captaining’ the 18+ league that starts the week the 40+ season ends. In the Winter league that just ended, I captained both a daytime and evening 3.5 team – it was fun.
What is the farthest you have reached in USTA leagues (include rating)? Nationals, etc?:
In 2014 our 3.5 team went to Sectionals in Missouri. It was Awesome! Also that year my 40+ 3.0 team went to District but I couldn’t play because I got bumped up to 3.5 at year end.
What is your favorite part about playing USTA leagues?
I love the sport and competition of USTA leagues but my favorite thing is being a part of the awesome group of ladies that make up our team! Getting to know them and share experiences together is definitely the best part!