2016-12-08 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Tim Sutherland


LEELANAU TENNIS coach Tim Sutherland says “there’s no better place on earth” than Leelanau County. LEELANAU TENNIS coach Tim Sutherland says “there’s no better place on earth” than Leelanau County. Name: Tim Sutherland

Town or township of residence: Glen Arbor.

Resident of county since: 1970.

Age and birthplace: 62; Lansing, Michigan.

Occupation: Tennis pro, tennis coach.

Marital status: Single.

You live in Leelanau County because: There’s no better place on earth.

Last good movie you saw: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Last good book you read: “Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Elusive Fish” by Chris Dombrowski.

If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would that be: Donald Trump so I could save the world.

Things important to you that you have accomplished so far: Making a difference in a lot of kids’ lives.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: Teaching, coaching and spending more time in Florida.

Things you lose sleep over: Everything and nothing.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County, it would be: More affordable housing. That’s a standard answer but it’s so true.

Favorite dessert: Key lime pie from the Cheesecake Factory.

Are you a coffee drinker: No. Mountain Dew. It’s my one vice.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: Center court at The Homestead.

If you had more time you would: Volunteer more.

The words that best describe you are: Energetic, enthusiastic and a kid at heart.

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