Lainie Goldstein brought home her second US Tennis Association Team Championship last month when she returned from the Adult 40 & Over 4.0 USTA national competiton. Goldstein’s Darien, CT team beat Saratoga, CA 4-1 in the championship match.
“It was an unbelievable experience for me,” said Goldstein. “It was bittersweet to win, you work so hard to get there and then it is over. Everyone works as a team and it is really a great experience.”
The 17 year resident of Nyack and Piermont is the mother of two high school boys. Goldstein grew up in the Village of Wesley Hills attended Ramapo High School. This is her second trip to the finals: in 2013, she was part of a New Jersey team league that played for the national championship.
In addition to being a tennis enthusiast, Goldstein owns a fitness apparel company called Pheel.
Although she has been playing tennis for most of her life, Goldstein didn’t at take to the sport at first. It wasn’t until she joined the Ramapo High School tennis team that she started to show some promise, making the all-county team for doubles play. She later played tennis on the college level at the University of Maryland.
After her kids were born, Goldstein returned to the sport and became passionate about the game, which she says is a stress reliever.
USTA League provides adult recreational tennis players throughout the country the opportunity to compete against players of similar ability levels. More than 865,000 players play in USTA leagues, making it the world’s largest recreational tennis league.