Game. Set. Tehran with Keith Richardson

Segment 3, May 25th, 2024

He’s called a Legend at Appalachian State University.  He played as their Singles #1 for all four years that he was there (He was also #1 Doubles).  Keith Richardson built his confidence & grew his world with the confidence that was built from that experience.  It also helped him recognize that he could play tennis professionally.  His record, 109-11.
After getting married & graduating from business school, Richardson travelled the world, playing tennis but also enjoying the cultures that he and his wife, Marilynn, discovered.
Show Highlights:

  • Tennis took him to Appalachian State where he met Marilynn, his wife of now, 49-years.
  • Why he favored the European tournaments & their similarity to his home courts in South Carolina
  • He became a Top 65 Singles player in the world
  • Favorite places that he’s travelled
  • Marilynn’s impact on Keith leaving the courts on trips to sightsee & participate
  • U.S. Open to Europe, Africa & Tehran
  • His favorite stop on the tour: Vienna
  • Biggest challenges when travelling off-the-court

Things You’ll Learn by Listening: Keith & Marilynn used the book Frommer’s Europe for $10 a Day (this link goes to the 2024 version, which is now $100/day).

Richardson is telling his story of life, sport, & love during Storyteller’s Night at Jesse Brown’s on Thursday, May 30th, 2024 at 6 p.m.  The Title:  Game. Set. Tehran

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