My friends Ali and Siamak
When I first started in Tennis Officiating, my goal was to become
a Line Umpire. It was all about "calling my line". But I quickly
discovered that the enjoyment was not just in working as an official.
In fact, it soon became apparent that this is only a small part of it.
Most of the joy I take from being an official, both on and off court,
comes from spending time with some other tennis fanatics.
August, 5th 2007
This page features Ali and Siamak, two special friends that I met
during the 2006 and 2007 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open.
All pictures are available either in tar
or zip formats. Also available is a tar
archive of the original pictures,
before being reworked.
Note that the tarballs
contain all the pictures I took, not just the ones I present
on this page.
Sometimes, you would think that you have to be nuts to be an official...
... And perhaps you might be right!