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  At age seven, Donovan's parents brought him to the tennis courts to be their ball boy. He remained on court for 20 years. 

      After a year playing for the Texas A&M tennis team, several years playing professional circuits and teaching tennis, he returned to Sam Houston State University to conclude degrees in English Literature and Philosophy. Following school, he monitored book clubs and worked as an editor for a newsletter production company for several years before he founded the Texas Excellence Tennis Academy. 

       After a decade at the academy, producing several dozen collegiate and professional players. Donovan was nominated as a USPTR National coach, but instead left  his academy to coach Richard and William Barker on the ATP tour. After they retired, Donovan traded in his rackets for a keyboard to fulfill his life's quest. 

       

Below is a short visual slide of that which fulfilled his consciousness and inner-being.

  • Orthodox Hindu

  • Half French - Quarter Norwegian - Quarter Irish

  • INFT - A (The Mediator)

  • Devout meditator - loves to live with eyes closed.

  • Lizzy Bordon (innocent) and Betsy Ross are relatives

  • Autumn / Pumpkins

  • France

  • Dark European Chocolate

  • Montreal Canadiens - "Go Habs Go!"

  • Favorite Books - The Little Prince - Count of Monte Christo

  • Favorite Authors - Victor Hugo, Alexander Dumas

  • Favorite Movie - Akira Kurusawa's Dreams

  • Favorite French Saying- "La Joie de Vivre" -The Joy of Life

  • Favorite Place in America - New England

  • Favorite Spot in Paris - Montmartre & Palais Garnier

  • Favorite composer - Eric Satie (Gymnopedia #1)

  • Favorite Tennis Player - Ugo Humbert & Ben Shelton

  • Favorite Backhand - Richard Gasquet & J. Connors

  • Favorite Serve - Pierre-Hugues Hebert

Serious Obsessions

Favorites

Oddities

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