JOE’S STORY: If you have ever had the chance to meet Joe Pearce of Marion, it won’t take you long to figure out the man lives and breathes tennis. His dad, Jim, got him involved at a very young age. Today, Joe plays competitive tennis, is a part of the United States Tennis Association, holds seven certificates, and hosts a memorial tournament for his father every year.
Joe registered to be a Hubber as soon as we opened and you can find him working out at The HUB every day before work. He even found his new doubles partner here, Toshiaki Sazuki, who he says always beats him.
This summer, Joe and his wife Sally shared their passion with our summer campers for one week in July. He taught them what he calls the ABCs of tennis (Agility, Balance, and Coordination), but more importantly, good sportsmanship. “Nobody wins all the time, but you have to be a good sport when you’re a winner and when you’re a loser,” he said. Joe believes you should win and lose as a team and that even if you don’t take home a “W”, you should always win at something during your game.
To Joe, tennis is a sport you can play your whole life. He sees The HUB as a facility for people of all ages, and plans to bring more tennis to our Hubbers in the future. Joe insists, “the sky’s the limit!”
The HUB Team would like to thank Joe and Sally for sharing their love and enthusiasm for tennis with our Hubbers. We look forward to building an incredible foundation for the sport here at The HUB with their help!