Carl started playing tennis at 10 years old after finding a wooden racket in his grandfather’s basement. In 1997, Carl traded in his business suit for a warm-up suit. He was certified by the Professional Tennis Registry and began his tennis career as a volunteer instructor for the Girl Scouts tennis & fitness badge initiative in conjunction with the USTA. He continued to teach indoor tennis at Kings Highway Tennis of Darien.
Shortly after starting his next career teaching physical education, Carl continued his tennis instruction at Oak Hills Tennis Center in Norwalk while also teaching tennis after school with Norwalk Grassroots for their first 5 years. He spent the next two seasons as the Director of T
Carl has maintained his Red Cross certifications in Advanced First Aid, CPR, AED, and Lifeguard since 2003. In