Hale Named Oklahoma City Adult League Coordinator
We are happy to announce that Kara Hale will be our new Oklahoma City Adult League Coordinator for USTA Oklahoma. Check out this Q & A with Kara to get to know her!
USTA Oklahoma: Where are you from?
Hale: I am originally from Big Spring, Texas. Prior to moving to Edmond in 2012, we spent 12 years in Austin, Texas. I was a little hesitant about leaving Austin, but I can honestly say that we love Edmond. We have enjoyed raising our family here and I can’t imagine calling anywhere else home right now.
USTA Oklahoma: Do you play tennis?
Hale: I do play tennis and try to play as frequently as my schedule will allow. Not only do I enjoy the game, but it has been a great way to get to know so many different people.
USTA Oklahoma: How long have you been playing tennis?
Hale: I originally started playing tennis in the 7th grade. I was a basketball player, and our basketball coaches wanted us to participate in an off-season sport in the spring. I was avoiding track, so I decided to play tennis. I stopped playing tennis after high school, and picked the sport back up eight years ago, when my youngest son started kindergarten.
USTA Oklahoma: What are you most excited about being the new OKC League Coordinator?
Hale: I am most excited about the opportunity to work with so many amazing people affiliated with the USTA program. I love meeting new people, so I am looking forward to getting to know all the captains and working with them as well as getting to know the players.
USTA Oklahoma: Tell us about your family
Hale: I have been married to my husband Lane for 17 years. We have two boys who keep us on our toes. My oldest son, Evan, is a freshman at Memorial High School. My youngest son, Samuel, is a 7th grader at Cimarron Middle School.
USTA Oklahoma: What is your favorite sport, besides tennis?
Hale: Basketball is my first love and my favorite sport. My dad was a high school boy’s coach, and he passed along his love of the game to me at a young age. March Madness is my favorite time of the year!
USTA Oklahoma: What is your favorite food?
Hale: I am going to have to go with guacamole. Being from Texas, I have had my fair share of Mexican food. Chips and salsa are not too bad either!
USTA Oklahoma: What are your hobbies?
Hale: My hobbies include reading, trying new restaurants, and watching any college sport…except for maybe baseball. Sorry baseball fans! However, my favorite past-time is talking on the phone with my two older sisters.
USTA Oklahoma: Anything else fun we would like us to know about yourself?
Hale: I find it ironic that I ran a marathon after I graduated from college. I did everything I could to avoid track in middle and high school, and I decided I could run a marathon for some reason. What I learned from that process was that you can do a lot of things if you set your mind to it, commit to hard work, and have a little belief in yourself. If I can do it, anyone can! I also realized after doing it once, I would never do it again.
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