Sports Briefs: 08.10.17

Local Sports Notes

Volleyball Camp

Kathy McGeehan, who coaches East Hampton High School’s girls volleyball team, will oversee, with Alex Choi, Kim Valverde, Donna Fischer, Cindy Belt, Laura Romeika, Catherine Vonschoenermarck, and Raya O’Neal, a Bonac Booster Club-sponsored skills camp for fifth through 12th graders at the high school from Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 18.

Romeika and Vonschoenermarck are pros, O’Neal plays at St. John’s, Belt is Shelter Island’s head coach, Fischer is Pierson’s coach, Valverde, a former high school all-American, is East Hampton’s jayvee coach, and Choi is McGeehan’s varsity assistant. He also coaches the Long Island Blaze’s 16-year-old traveling team.

It will cost $90 for the four-day camp, or $25 per session. There will be two each night, from 5 to 7 for the fifth through eighth graders, and from 7 to 9 for the high school-age players. Participants can register with McGeehan (P.O. Box 1732, Montauk 11954) or at the site from 4:30 p.m.

 

Annacone’s Tennis Book

A book by Paul Annacone, an East Hamptoner who, following a successful career on the professional tennis circuit (especially in doubles), coached Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, among other touring pros, was released on Monday. It is called “Coaching for Life.”

“The secrets to success Annacone weaves through ‘Coaching for Life’ are not about tennis, but rather about the process-oriented journey he has experienced firsthand with some of the most successful players in the game’s storied history,” Peter Holtermann, the book’s publicist, said in an email. “Annacone explains the ability of masters like Federer and Sampras to keep perspective and clarity of purpose in spite of the worst kinds of adversity on the court. . . . The anecdotes are presented in a step-by-step way that can help anyone in any walk of life, regardless of the challenges.”

Annacone will be at BookHampton in East Hampton to sign his book on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m.