METROPOLITAN TENNIS GROUP

DANIEL ARZUAGA

Commissioner

Commissioner:  The Commissioner is responsible for overseeing all of the affairs of MTG, including but not limited to: presiding over board meetings; enforcing the by-laws of MTG; facilitating the delegation of tasks to all Board members and ensuring that such tasks are performed; and acting as the primary spokesperson for the organization.


When and why did you join MTG?

I joined MTG in the summer of 2007 because I wanted to play tennis regularly.  I had only played on and off up until that point, mostly recreationally, but ever since I joined MTG, I have been playing as often as is humanly possible.  I’ve attended almost every MTG event, played  tournaments, played USTA leagues, captained teams, coordinated events, done volunteer work for the USTA, even taught tennis to kids and adults alike.  My fever for tennis and creating positive and nurturing tennis playing environments burns brightly and constantly..

Tell us more about your tennis background and how long you have been playing?

Growing up in the Bronx in the 70’s , I always wanted to play tennis but the opportunities where never present. In my late 90’ss I had a tennis playing partner, so I rediscovered the game through him.  But I’ve only truly committed to playing the sport when I joined MTG ten years ago. Since then I’ve endeavored to craft and all court game that challenges me mentally and physically.    I have shameless tried to emulate a game a la Roger, Justine and my heartthrob, Patrick Rafter.

When and why  did I become [board position]?


I joined (and now rejoined the Board) because I love tennis and because I believe in the power of tennis and how it can be such a positive force in people’s lives.  It’s not only great exercise and fun, but it’s a great way to meet people, build communities and foster camaraderie, and spawn joy and happiness. Tennis also builds wonderful mental fortitude and strength through competition and self–improvement.

What are some of the pros/cons of your position?

There are no cons in my position, only pros.. The time demand is great, but the rewards are greater.  Nothing makes me happier that hearing laughter on a tennis court and watching people bond as they play and watch the sport they love.

It is my goal to make MTG via its tennis and social events, a vibrant network of tennis playing men and women who are unified by their passion for the sport and inextricably connected through friendship, camaraderie and venerable sportsmanship.

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