By Leilani Magee
Interview with Tennis Sister and bright light on Kauai, Michelle Martinez of Kapaa.
1. What's happening with you?
Well, this past school year I had the pleasure of helping bring the Play Tennis! Program to Kapaa Middle School on Kauai. The kids loved it, and I had a blast! When I'm not on the court or at the beach, I work on community projects that are providing greater access to locally grown produce and healthy food. This is a challenge on our small island, but the ultimate goal of the work I do is to make living healthier easier for everyone.
2. What are you focused on in tennis this summer and perhaps next Fall?
I just finished competing in the USTA 9.0 Mixed Sectionals on the Big Island. This summer I'll be training hard because in September I go to Las Vegas with the Hawaii Women's Open team to participate in the National Team Championships. I couldn't be more excited about representing Hawaii and competing against some big time players!