My name is Scott Baker
and I started this site 09/1999. I was born on Feb 12, 1975
and I started playing tennis when I was 14. I started playing
tennis with some friends just for fun. Soon after, I started
taking lessons from the local pro. My freshman year of high
school I tried out for the tennis team. I made the team, kinda.
I was dead last. I did not even make the reserve team,
but I did make exhibition. I continued to take lessons and
played for about 3 to 4 hours a day. My last 2 years of high
school I played #2 (junior year) and #1 (senior year) on varsity.
At that point I had been playing as many tournaments as I could,
and usually did pretty good in most of them, winning some.
I went to college at
Kent State in Ohio for their Architecture program. Unfortunately
they did not have a tennis team. I ran the tennis club they
had there for 1 year, and played in all the Kent State tennis tournaments.
I am proud to say that I stayed undefeated all 5 years in
all of those tournaments. The tournaments were held each semester,
sometimes I played singles, and sometimes I played singles, doubles,
and mixed doubles. While at school I helped several people
with their game, I pretty much gave free lessons. It was at
this point I found out how much I enjoyed helping other people with
their tennis game. I also tried to help coach the local high
school tennis team with what time I had.
After 12 years of professional practice I own my own Architecture firm in Central Ohio. I still play tennis but not as often as
I would like, but I am working on that! I have two daughters
and a son who all take up some of my time, and oh yes, I have
a wife too and she has started playing tennis about 2 years ago.
I started this site to
help others play better tennis. As the site gets bigger there
are more resources that become available for you to help you improve
your game. This site is fun for me to work on, but most of
all I hope that you get a great deal from it. I love to get
your e-mail questions about tennis or about the site. If you
have any comments on the site I would love to hear them. If
there is something you would like to see please let me know.
This is not a site for me, it is a site for you. So invest
time into your site and tell me what would benefit you the most!
Thx for stopping by,
and I hope that you come back!
Good Luck on the Court!!!