Dorothy and Josephine Tai are sisters who will be competing for the Hudson Valley Scholastic tennis team at the Empire State Games for the first time. When I first got the news that they would be competing, I was excited because it’s not often you get to see a pair of sisters competing on the same team, at the same Empire State Games. What’s also interesting about the Tai sisters is the way they got into playing tennis.
While some athletes have been playing their respective sports for quite some time, Dorothy (seen here) and Josephine have only been playing tennis for three years. Both sisters initially started playing tennis because their ice-skating coach told them it would help with their footwork and strength.
Well, Coach … it looks like your advice paid off!
Both Dorothy and Josephine have competed in USTA tennis matches and came away with victories. Josephine was also named a first team tennis all-star by the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Although both of them hope to be victorious in the Games, being there together it something they’re not taking for granted.
“Well it’s the first time, I think it will be a good experience to go with my sister,” Dorothy said.
Look for Dave full story on the sisters in an upcoming edition of the Journal.