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CCRC COURTSIDE CHAT VOLUME X: MICHAEL


Name: Michael

AKA: Mikey

Age: 17.8

How long have you worked at CCRC? I've worked at CCRC for just over a year, but because of the amazing relationships I've built feels like a lifetime!


Favorite Thing to Eat at CCRC: The quesadilla hands down. Any other answer is just wrong LOL!

Best Part of Working at CCRC: The best part of working at CCRC has to be getting to interact with and build connections with all of the amazing members! There are so many really awesome people that you can learn so much from who also happen to know how to have a good time.


Worst Part of Working at CCRC: Honestly there really isn't anything I can think of, but walking around in the heat on the hottest days of the summer.


Do you play tennis? For how long? Did you play at CCRC? I played tennis pretty seriously for about four years and now I play more recreationally.

Are you still in school? What are you studying? I am going into my senior year at UCity High School (U TIME!), but am a part of the Early College Program. I will be a full time student at STLCC Forest Park attaining my associates degree in the fall, and in the spring will be doing an EMT program so that I graduate with my diploma, associates degree and as a certified EMT. Just to brag on UCity a little bit, this is all free and open to all students who meet the requirements.

Most amount of racquets you've strung in a day? My record is nine racquets in one day! I left not being able to feel my fingers, especially because I did one of CMack's racquets!

What is it like to work for a family business? To work for a family business is to join a family. I truly have felt nothing but love and compassion (and a little dysfunction) since joining the team at CCRC. It amazes me how involved the owners are and how even myself--just a measly pool runner--has direct access and communication with them. I know that whatever I need they have got my back, as they have proved it time and time again. I honestly couldn't see myself working anywhere else at this point in my life.


Weirdest thing that has ever happened to you working here (or been asked to you on the phone): I had someone call the pro shop and ask if I could give them a member's address...and then when I said no they then asked to be transferred to Dan...and then when I told them I couldn't do that yelled at me over the phone...

Favorite Member to see walk thru the doors: This is such a hard question because so many people are so great and I would feel terrible trying to pick just one favorite. I'd say that the two adults that always make me smile when they walk through the door are Dr. & Mrs. DeRosa. Since the very beginning, they have been the sweetest couple ever and just so kind! My favorite kiddo would probably be Georgia Sanders. Although when she walks in I roll my eyes more than smile (JUST KIDDING), she always makes me laugh and I love having her around.


Tennis Pro or employee you most admire: I really admire Toni and the way she runs all of those JTT matches!


What is something that you want members to know about you that they don't? I would love for members to know that I have a passion for advocacy and am a very active member in my community and school. **


Which would you rather win: Stanley Cup, World Series, World Cup, Rider Cup, Superbowl, NBA Championship,PGA Tour event, etc, Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, Australian Open. I would win the NBA Championship because basketball is my favorite sport.

What song would you want played when you walk out onto the court or field? I would definitely want to walk out to Nice For What by Drake

What racquet do you play with? I play with a Babolat Pure Aero


What is your happiest memory at CCRC? My happiest memory at CCRC has to be Crabtacular 2021! The energy was amazing and I just had an absolutely amazing time hanging out and partying with all of the most amazing members and the good food of course!


Note from Dani -

Mikey is freaking amazing. He knows more members names than I do. (Respect!) He's thoughtful, caring and a hard worker.

But don't just take my word for it.




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