Drumsticks, Woodwork and Racquets

David Crevier
David Crevier

By Jeffrey Seals, USTA.com

In a just a matter of days, David Crevier switched from sitting behind the drum kit at the world famous Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles to participating with his Intermountain men’s 4.0 tennis team at the USTA League National Championships in Las Vegas.

Crevier a jack-of-all-trades grew up as a home-schooled youth in Minnesota and learned multiple trades, such as: carpentry and construction. He has since transformed his life into working as a carpenter, tennis pro and the drummer for the band Sika.

As a youth, Crevier played basketball and ice hockey and mixed in a lot of ping pong, which helped develop his hand-eye coordination to the drum kit and to the tennis court.

He only took up tennis four years ago with help from two of his bandmates, Aleksey and Nate, who both played collegiately at the University of Minnesota. Aleksey and Nate played professionally on the ATP circuit with the former achieving an international ranking at one point. The duo helped support Crevier in his desire to start playing the sport. The fourth member of the band, John, has slowly been introduced to the game, as the trio is trying to get him to play more.

“I just played a ton of tennis,” noted Crevier. “I played in different tennis tournaments and any league I could join. I even hit with Nate’s groups that he taught at a fitness club. I was out there hitting with the four-year-olds. I just wanted to hit. I just progressively played more and got better.”

After tackling the game and becoming more skilled at it Crevier earned his PTR certificate two and a half years ago to become a trainer and teach the game at the Golden Valley Country Club in Golden Valley, Minn.

Crevier and his bandmates just completed a two and a half week tour of Austin and Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles and Las Vegas. They are a progressive European rock band with a similar sound of Muse, Radiohead and the iconic Depeche Mode.

When the tour concluded, Crevier and his younger brother, Michael, were dropped off in Las Vegas for the championship with two one-way plane tickets in hand for Minneapolis once the weekend ended.

Michael is an up and coming high school tennis player, who plays the at #3 singles for Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minn. Michael only picked up the game two years ago.

Crevier is taking time off from his normal carpentry work to help focus on being his younger brother’s coach in hopes of helping him participate in various USTA tournaments to help improve his national ranking.

The Crevier brothers aren’t the only talented ones in the family, as one of their aunt and uncle are listed in the Guinness World Book of Records for basketball spinning. His aunt is in the book for spinning 13 balls at once, while his uncle is aiming to regain his record after it was recently broken. He previously owned the record by spinning 21 or 22 balls.

So look out for Crevier on the tennis court or a concert hall near you.

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