The Pasadena Senior Games has teamed up with the California Senior Games Association to produce a monthly Zoom series of sports-related panel discussions by seasoned current and former professional athletes followed by questions from viewers of the live events.
By News Desk
Part of the Cynthia Rosedale Memorial Sports Talk Series, the monthly “Ask the Athletes” features well-known sports figures, many in retirement, who discuss their athletic careers, answer questions from Zoom viewers and offer tips for keeping mentally and physically fit in sports and in life.
Tennis legends Rosie Casals and Dick Gould will be featured at 4:00 pm on Monday, June 14, via Zoom:
Known for her acrobatic and athletic style of tennis-playing and her pioneering role in demanding equality for women in the world of professional tennis, Rosie Casals amassed 595 wins in women’s singles tennis and 508 in doubles and was ranked among the world’s top 10 players for 12 seasons. She won the inaugural Virginia Slims Invitational as a singles player in 1970 and, with her tennis partner Billie Jean King, won five women’s doubles championships at Wimbledon between 1967 and 1973, four U.S. Open doubles championships between 1971 and 1982, two mixed doubles championships at Wimbledon in 1970 and 1972 and the mixed doubles championship at the U.S. Open in 1975.
When he played tennis collegiately on the men’s team at Stanford University, Dick Gould knew he wanted to be a tennis coach. After graduation he was a teaching pro at a private tennis club and then a coach at a community college. He joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1966 as the men’s head tennis coach, taking over a lackluster program at a time when sports were not a priority at the school and the tennis team’s rankings were mediocre at best. Gould refused to buy into the concept that unexceptional was good enough. He had a big vision for what Stanford men’s tennis could become.
Anyone 50 or older may register by visiting pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events or calling 626-795-4331. Everyone who registers will receive a link via email for joining the Zoom discussion. Membership in the Pasadena Senior Center and residency in Pasadena are not required. Anyone who does not have Internet access may call 626-795-4331 to receive a number to call to listen to the live event by phone.
> In addition to online classes and other Zoom activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for COVID-19 updates for older adults and other timely information, a weekly blog, monthly magazine, ongoing activities throughout the year and more.
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