APTA Board Member Profile – Nathan LeFevre

Residence: Petaluma, CA; born in Tasmania, Australia
Head of Racquets at Lagunitas Country Club, Ross, CA
Years of Service on the APTA Board: One
Family: Engaged
Years Playing: 7-8

How did you get started playing platform tennis? When I was teaching tennis in Greenwich, Connecticut. I was originally taught the game by Jim Kaufman and Bob Kleinart.

Contribution to the APTA Board:
I am the Clinics and Exhibitions Chair and PPTA liaison. We held nine clinics this season, from New Jersey to Ohio to North Carolina.

Favorite tournament win: Lehigh PCQ/NRT with current partner Anthony Cosimano and winning the use of a private villa (thanks to tournament host Chip Morrow) in the Dominican Republic, which was an amazing trip.

Past/Future endeavors: I played juniors in Australia, making it to a top ten ranking in the 18 & Under division. After juniors, I started coaching tennis while at the University of Tasmania, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce. In 2002, I moved to the United States to play Division I college tennis at Elon University in North Carolina for two years, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I played Futures events in Australia before working as a tennis and platform tennis pro at a few clubs, including Navesink Country Club, in Connecticut. I’m looking forward to playing more tennis and platform tennis events in the future.

Favorite quote regarding sports/life lesson:
“I play each point like my life depends on it by Rafa Nadal, one of my favorite tennis players. I really think it means enjoy every point and it can be related to life in general—you need to put everything you have into it.

Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 15, Issue 5 April/May, 2014