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July 15, 2009 > Bill Mancebo's player spotlight: Rick Sundin

Bill Mancebo's player spotlight: Rick Sundin

This week the player spotlight takes us to Fremont where we find 62-year-old Rick Sundin. Rick's activity is tennis and lots of it; he plays regularly, three times a week.

When Sundin is not practicing his forehand volleys, you can find him on the lanes of a bowling alley, at a billiards table, winning a game of Eight Ball, or whacking a ping pong around with his mastery of the paddle in table tennis.

Rick is a retired general contractor who's lived all over the Bay Area his entire life. He's also well traveled and has been all around the world a few times, seen many things (too many to mention). Sundin is most proud of his family and they have spanned the globe also. (He has two children - a son that just returned from a full tour in the U.S. Navy, and a daughter who is currently enrolled at USC and off for a short while teaching English in Korea.

As active as he is, Sundin still finds time for relaxation. He's a religious man, a devotee who follows the teachings of the Baha'i Faith, loves music (mainly 60's and 70's rock), especially John Mayall and the Grateful Dead. Rick snacks on natural foods and lamb is always a favorite. He swears by raw milk to stay strong and healthy and says it's his key to a long, fruitful life.

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