By John Bernhardt
To Fleischmanns resident Mark Birman, tennis is more than a sport. For Mark tennis is part of his family heritage, a social network that brings together people from all walks of life, and a perfect teaching tool encouraging fitness, strategic thinking, poise under pressure and sports etiquette.
This weekend’s Catskill Cup in Fleischmanns brings Mark full circle, back to his tennis roots. Birman started playing tennis on the public courts in Fleischmanns as a child with his dad, Henry, and some of Henry’s closest friends.