Arnold Pompan’s four children each played tennis growing up, each of them played tennis in college, and each of them became All-American tennis players. But none of them learned the game from their father.
“I was only their chauffeur,” Pompan said about his early involvement in the game, or lack thereof.
“When any of them would hit with me, they would have some humor at my expense because I poked the ball. I didn’t even hit the ball, just pushed it around.”
A former vice president of sales, the Encino, CA, resident didn’t pick up tennis until he was 60. 
Now, three decades later, he’s the No. 1-ranked 90-year-old in the country. 
“When I retired, I said, ‘Do I want to become a vegetable?’ No,” says Pompan, who has jumped head first into the sport his children excelled at. 
“Tennis has become my passion.”
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