Carolyn Nichols retains her Senior ITP No 1 ranking in singles and doubles with the same competitive edge and drive for perfecting her top spin that she did decades ago and shows no sign of slowing her game down
THE BOLDER WOMAN TELLS THE STORIES OF WOMEN OVER 50 FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE COMPETITIVE IN A VARIETY OF SPORTS
Podcast length: 38′ 21″
Californian Carolyn Nichols sits comfortably on top of the singles and doubles rankings as a US Senior player on the International Tennis Federation Rankings. It’s a place that’s familiar to her. At the age of 63 she has been playing competitively for almost 50 years and her itinerary is as intense as ever. Carolyn enjoys giving back to the sport too serving on numerous committees and in different roles both at national level and for her local California clubs. Her motivation to improve her game is endless as she strives for that better top spin or drop shot. Carolyn has been nationally ranked since 1989 and a member of the 19 Senior Fed Cup teams of which she one the cup no less than 14 times. She has won the World Singles and Doubles a few times and collected 41 gold balls for national championships. Her record is amazing but it’s also her single-minded focus and ambition to be satisfied with every game. Chris caught up with Carolyn before she took off for another international trip and heard about her training schedule and the tournaments she will be playing.
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