Advancing Community Through Tennis
People, events, media, places, maps and all things tennis in Hawaii. Original HIT content and images ©2008 HIT. All rights reserved.
League is what turns the solitary tennis player into a team player, and a bunch of individuals into a group of buddies. This is the place to get discussions going about the various leagues available to players today. These include the Honolulu Tennis League (HTL), Island Tennis League (ITL), Kilauea Night League and more.
This is where Hawaii's Pro Circuit success stories are told. We have a history of achievements and achievers. If you are a player, you have a place in this forum. It's your story to tell in photos and words. Those of you who know of a current or past Pro Circuit player are asked to shine a light on one of the treasures sitting in our own back yard. Photos encouraged.
Tennis is an international sport with national level support and development for beginners to pros. What is happening with tennis in America and how is it affecting us at home and abroad?
College tennis is a huge part of the community and development of players. University of Hawaii, HPU, BYU, UH Hilo and Chaminade and all the mainland colleges attended by folks from Hawaii are up for highlight and discussion.
Who is your favorite pro tennis player? What do you think is the "greatest match of all times"? Share your views and experiences with others in this "shrine" section.
Hawaii has a great history of tennis and is a destination draw for players from around the world. The Hawaii Grand Prix circuit was revived in 2008. What are the different offerings of tournaments for the different levels and how are they doing?
Tennis coaching and training is the stuff by which lives are changed, communities are born, players are forged and legends are built. Coaching and training methods and philosophy are always subject to revision and innovation. Coaches out there with ideas, methods and resources for the teachers and trainers of Hawaii?
The sport of tennis is constantly upgrading its equipment and technology to provide better, stronger, higher performance, longer lasting and enhanced experience for players, coaches and facilities. Do you have a new product that people need to know about and would like to discuss its characteristics and merits? Any discounts or tips for HIT members?
Hawaii has world class tennis resort facilities on every island. Share a profile of your facility or your favorite tennis getaway. Be sure to include contacts, pro profile and a pic! People can respond with their favorite story about being there or suggestion.
Balancing the needs of people and communities in any area of public interest is the great challenge of people, organizations and governments within a society. Sports facilities creation, usage and upkeep is always a concern. How is Hawaii's public being served?
Start here when you want to ask a question or offer an answer on how to fund your tennis project. Whether you are raising funds for a court resurfacing project at the local high school or you need to attract donations to keep a college team in place this is the place to get the ball bouncing. Let's get the discussion going so the children in our community have a team to go to and a place to learn when their turn to play finally arrives.
In "String Theory: What happens when all of a man’s intelligence and athleticism is focused on placing a fuzzy yellow ball where his opponent is not? An obsessive inquiry (with footnotes), into the physics and metaphysics of tennis", David Foster Wallace describes our game in 1996 for Esquire:
Attendance at these public hearings by the tennis playing and teaching public is important and…Continue
Posted by Leilani Magee on September 16, 2012 at 2:00am
Uncle Bobby Keaunui, ever pointing the way for others. 2009
Bobby is at a public park tennis center in the sky, talking story with Shigesh Wakida, swapping epic tales with an abundance to share between the two of them. Bobby has fulfilled…Continue
Posted by Leilani Magee on September 9, 2012 at 3:14pm
Posted by Leilani Magee on September 4, 2012 at 11:00pm
Play Tennis! is an after school excellence in character and tennis program provided free of charge by Hawaiian Isles Tennis (HIT) to the keiki of underserved communities in Hawaii. HIT launched the program in 2009 and in its first year, provided 23 free clinics on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Lanai, and on the Big Island in Hilo and Kona. Volunteers, community tennis leaders, coaches, juniors and new players to the sport gathered for the large group…Continue
Posted by Leilani Magee on August 31, 2012 at 11:30pm
Posted by Leilani Magee on November 7, 2011 at 4:00pm
Interview with Tennis Sister and bright light on Kauai, Michelle Martinez of Kapaa.
1. What's happening with you? …Continue
Posted by Leilani Magee on July 23, 2012 at 12:19am
Tammie Quinlan (R) chats with Masako Magee after Kauai's triumphant finish at Sr. Sectionals
In-Sinc, a team of women tennis players from Kauai won 4.5 Senior Section Championships in May on Maui at the Royal Lahaina Tennis…Continue
Posted by Leilani Magee on July 22, 2012 at 7:30pm
Playing tournaments is liberating. Although we reward the winners with trophies, I suggest the ultimate use of competition is not to defeat the rest, to go against a person or people, but rather take the opportunity to meet one's self through interaction with others and to better one's self during this interaction and discovery.
My high school tennis coach, college practice partner to Wayne Bryan, and life long Hospice counselor, Wendy Milovina would repeat to me…Continue
Posted by Leilani Magee on June 17, 2012 at 7:00am
HPA students and Big Island community having an enjoyable summer tennis…Continue