What a Clinic- Barclays Bank
Thursday July 26-
4:30 am- “Get up Nick”
My assistant, Tim, picked me up at my house at 5:15 and drove me to the Tampa airport to fly non-stop to JFK. I boarded at 7:40, I thought we were going to leave until the pilot came on at 8 am and said JFK was closed because of bad weather and we had to deboard and hope for the best. It is hard to beat mother nature.
Somehow I felt within me that I would get to the US Open site in time for me to give a clinic and speech for Barclays Bank and some of their clients. At 10 am we boarded again and this time we actually took off and finally landed at 1:30.
The drive drove me directly to the US Open site (less than a month until the US Open starts). I met with the organizers from the Barclay staff and talked about the 3 hour sessions we would put on.
It sure was rather strange teaching the enthusiastic tennis players (about 35 strong) on Arthur Ashe Stadium court instead of watching matches.
Our plan of attack was rolling along very smoothly until around 7:30 when strange clouds began rolling in as we were playing our matches on the outer courts. We finished the last match around 7:45 and the sky opened up. The sky was black with clouds coming down on us with lightning and rain.
Our entire task force ran for cover and finished our fantastic day with food, drinks and me singing all their hats. We talked about my book “It Ain’t Easy” which comes out around Thanksgiving. It was a great day and even though the weather was bad, mother nature was kind to me- she let me get to NY in time and she held off the weather until we were just finished.
I had a fantastic day of fun and I look forward to making a suite visit with Barclay at the the US Open. The Barclays
planning staff did a super job as well as the staff at the US Open site.
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