This guy played tennis at a city park

Got love for St. Louis sports? Let's talk Pro, College, High School, or otherwise.
http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/14 ... -tale-tell

If you are a tennis fan you know who Roger Federer is (probably the greatest tennis player and top 5 athlete of all time) if you are a big tennis fan you probably know who Ivan Ljubicic is and if you know me personally you know that Ivan Ljubicic is my cousin (my dad and his mom are siblings) When Ivan was playing (he retired in 2012) each summer before the US Open he would visit St.Louis to see my family and we would always go down to Carondelet park to play tennis. Once Australia Open rolls around in January you probably see Ivan on TV during Federers matches...he'll be the one wearing a Cardinals hat. :D
I'd love to meet him and talk to him about doing something in STL similar to this:

http://xstennis.org/xs-tennis-village/

STL has an incredible tennis history. In fact, only LA compared to STL in the 50's and 60's.
dbInSouthCity wrote:
http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/14326346/roger-federer-edberg-split-new-coach-ljubicic-remarkable-tale-tell

If you are a tennis fan you know who Roger Federer is (probably the greatest tennis player and top 5 athlete of all time) if you are a big tennis fan you probably know who Ivan Ljubicic is and if you know me personally you know that Ivan Ljubicic is my cousin (my dad and his mom are siblings) When Ivan was playing (he retired in 2012) each summer before the US Open he would visit St.Louis to see my family and we would always go down to Carondelet park to play tennis. Once Australia Open rolls around in January you probably see Ivan on TV during Federers matches...he'll be the one wearing a Cardinals hat. :D


That is a nice piece. Kids in the city get introduced to football, basketball, and baseball at school. So tennis has been a country club kid sport here, like golf. How do kids in Europe and the Balkans in particular get into tennis?