As you will be aware by now, tennis plays a huge role in the lives of our co-founders Ellis V and Eve Short. For Eve, tennis took the form of being a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour player, competing at the highest level the sport has to offer. For Ellis V, an elite junior career is paving the way for what we believe will be an exciting future on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.
While the global pandemic has severely hindered the competition calendar, it hasn’t affected Ellis V’s determination on and off the tennis court. As a dedicated individual on the tennis court and in the classroom, we are excited to announce that Ellis V has verbally committed to become a student at Princeton. We are very proud of Ellis V commitment and are excited to see what the future holds for our future Princeton Tiger.
Eve knows with great pride, the opportunities and support that comes from being part of the US College Sports system. As a university of Pacific Alumni, Eve played four successful years of college tennis before graduating and taking her tennis onto the Professional Tour for five years. Upon retirement from professional sport, Eve has remained deeply routed in the sport, acting as a board member, tournament organiser and proud tennis parent since then.
Most recently, we are proud to report that Eve will join the Intercollegiate Board of Directors along with 4 other new members, all serving a two year term with the organisation. The Intercollegiate Tennis Assocation (ITA) Board of Directors was formed to serve the needs of college tennis in its entirety, providing a wealth of experience and insight that will no doubt ensure the continued success of college tennis in America.
So while both Ellis V and Eve have seen new paths forged on their journeys, one thing has certainly remained the same, and that’s the ShoesToShare commitment to helping athletes around the world put their best foot forward. We are excited for what lies ahead for the future of ShoesToShare and look forward to you being on the journey with us.