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Captain Spotlight: Mildred Azizi

azizi captain spotlightAfter being a captain for 25 years, Mildred Azizi has learned a few things about it.

The captain of the 4.0 team the Philadelphia Tennis Club since 1990, Azizi has become a staple in the Middle States tennis community.

Middle States had the chance to sit down with Mildred and talk to her about being a captain and tennis in general.

Began playing: 1985

Thoughts on what makes a good captain: “A good captain has to be a lover of people, very organized, have a good personality, set rules and be flexible. And he or she never says the first thing that comes to their mind when someone is unhappy about a situation,” Azizi said with a laugh.

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Tennis activities involved in: Azizi has captained an Owners League team for the past 13 years. She also plays in three other leagues. She plays tournaments in and out of state.

Favorite part about tennis: The camaraderie, meeting new people all the time and forming friendships that last forever.

Plans for the summer: Play four tournaments and travel.

Favorite shot: Volley

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