INTERVIEW WITH PHILIP GATTUSO
Billy: When did you join the City Park Tennis club?
Philip: Approximately 8 or 9 months ago
Q: When you joined the club, how did you get the membership information?
A: A friend, Bob Besse, called and asked if I wanted to play with him and some friends.
Q: What is your impression of the new City Park Tennis Center?
Q: Do you have a regular group of guys you play matches with? If so, what are their names and when do you play?
A: Yes, Ed Richeson, Bob Besse, Billy Crawford every Friday morning. I still work and therefore play on other days on the west-bank where I live . When I retire, or maybe before if time permits, I plan on playing more at the new tennis center on rubico courts.
Q: How old were you when you started playing tennis? Who got you started?
A: I was around 40 years old. A cousin of mine who played tennis took a year out of his time to teach me once a week, and I began to play with others at a recreation center on my own at other times.
Q: What is your educational background?
A Graduated from Loyola Law School
Q: What is your profession?
Q: Where do you reside?
A: Gretna, LA
Q: What is your favorite singer/musical group?
A: I have many: Frank Sinatra, Jerry Vale, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Pavarotti, Bocellic, and many, many others.
Q: What other hobbies/interests do you have other than tennis?
A: Basketball, football, baseball, reading, traveling in the USA, attending plays , listening to music
Q: When family/guests are in town, which restaurants do you take them out to eat?
A: Galatoires, Vince’s , Impastato’s, Magazine restaurants, Gattuso’s Deli and restaurant and many more
Q. What are your favorite books?
A; The Bible. I also enjoy self-help and inspirational books such as those by Wayne Dyer, OG Mandino, Leo Buscaglia; recordings by people such as Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale and good books about various topics , especially historical events and incidents, such as Kennedy assassination and World War II, etc.