It was “all about tennis” and grand slam success when Coconut Grove Bank and AKAM On-Site teamed up to host an Aventura Marketing Council Chairman’s Roundtable luncheon. The championship networking event featured Harold Solomon, one of the nation’s all-time greatest tennis players; professional tennis coach Dean Goldfine; and Ivan Baron, USTA Hall of Fame nominee and Tournament Chair of The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas.
Bob Hollander of Brown & Brown Insurance, standing in for AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman, welcomed business and community leaders gathered at Christine Lee’s at Gulfstream Park along with Jeffrey Levinson, Coconut Grove Bank Senior Vice President, Commerical Lending, Aventura branch manager Edgar Nieto and AKAM On-Site president Susan Fitch.
Turning to great tennis success stories, Solomon, Goldfine and Baron shared special memories of momentous career highlights with AMC members.
As a professional player, Solomon ranked as high as number 5 in the world and won 22 ATP tour events. He went on to coach champions such as Jim Courier, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova and Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva before establishing the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in Fort Lauderdale.
Goldfine, a highly skilled ATP/WTA coach, has trained top players including Andy Roddick, Mary Joe Fernandez, Aaron Krichstein, Xavier Malisse and Todd Martin. In 2004, he was Assistant Coach for the US Olympic Tennis Team and Assistant Coach for the American Davis Cup team – later serving as Acting Captain during their quarterfinal bout against Chile in 2006.
Baron, who won the Italian Open in 1990 and reached the quarter-finals at the French Open and semi-finals at Wimbledon, is now serving as Tournament Chair for the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian Las Vegas – the world’s only 10-day combined ATP Champions Tour & ATP World Tour event. He invited everyone to cheer on Andy Roddick and many other top ranked pros and champions Feb. 14-23 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. For ticket and schedule information, visit yellowtennisball.com
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