Spotlight on Omar Lopez

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Meet Omar Lopez originally from Mexico City.  Omar is a full-time tennis pro at Future Stars in Southampton during the winter and in the summer serves as the Southampton Future Stars Camps, Assistant Director.

What was your most memorable 2017 winter moment?

Omar:  Getting engaged. I’ve been with my fiancé, Anya, since 2012 and I asked her to marry me on a beautiful beach in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We were also there for about a month and I went scuba diving for the first time! It might become my new hobby.

What are you most looking forward to at camp this summer?

Omar:  Seeing the camp running even more smoothly than last year! I also miss seeing the campers.  I’m looking forward to seeing their familiar faces and meeting new campers this summer at Southampton. I also look forward to growing the program and improving it.


What are your hobbies?

Omar:   Besides playing tennis, I like playing all sorts of sports like futbol (soccer) and basketball with co-workers.  I like to try new sports, so last summer, I tried surfing, and this winter I tried boxing, which I really enjoyed.

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Omar:  I love seeing my co-workers and I’m thankful for the relationships that have been formed over the past two years that I’ve been at Future Stars. I enjoy seeing the kids improve their tennis skills and grow throughout their experience at camp.


What song do you play most often?

Omar:  I don’t have a specific song that I play the most because I get tired of songs easily. But being from Mexico, I love reggaetón. But I like all sorts of music!

Which exercise do you enjoy the most?

Omar:  Like I said before, I like playing all sports. Although I have been getting into boxing lately. I also like going to the gym.

What’s your favorite comfort food?

Omar:   It has to be pasta. I could eat pasta with anything and it never fails me.

If you could be the better at something, what would you choose?

Omar:   Tennis! All I wanted since I was young was to be able to compete in the circuit, which I did for a short period of time but definitely not at the level I would have liked.

What do you miss most about being a kid?

Omar:  I would say it’s that excitement you get as a kid from the simplest things. As we grow older, we sometimes take things for granted and we forget to enjoy a nice sunset, a good ice-cream, or even the rain.


What is your favorite quote?

“Success does not require you to look out the window, it requires you to look at the mirror” — Eric Thomas

Image Credit:  Omar Lopez

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