Welcome to the 'Roundnet Players Around the World'! Where we feature players, conduct a brief interview, and build the #roundnetcommunity. This feature is a little bit different because we are featuring a member of the community and not necessarily a player... without further ado, the man whose YouTube channel many of us binge watch.
1) Tell us about yourself/yourselves, where are you from?
I'm 54 years old and I'm from Long Island NY. I'm married and I have two sons, Cameron and Tyler Cisek, who both play roundnet. I'm a kindergarten teacher during the week, but on the weekends I travel to Spikeball Roundnet tournaments to watch my sons play, and to record the games.
2) How did you first learn about Roundnet?
My son Tyler first introduced me to Spikeball back in 2013, and the first tournament I attended, as a spectator, was Summer Spike 2013.
3) How long have you been playing?
My wife and I played in Summer Spike 2017, in the intermediate division, but we didn't do very well. I've only played in one other tournament, with Ryan Fitzgerald's father, but we didn't do well in that tournament either.
4) What's your favorite thing about the sport?
What I like most about the sport of roundnet, is the camaraderie among the players at Spikeball tournaments. I've been to over 50 tournaments, and I'm always in awe at how the players can be fighting for the win, but at the same time, congratulate each other after every good play, and are still good friends when the game is over.
5) Anything else you'd like to share with your fellow Roundnet players?
I want to thank the players who have accepted me as part of the Spikeball community, even though I'm not really a player. I really feel like one of the guys, and I always look forward to seeing my Spikeball family.
If you’ve been living under a rock and aren’t aware of Drew’s Youtube Channel it’s called ‘Drew Cisek’ he currently has uploaded over 1,000 videos- most of which are footage from tournaments! So check it out!
I think I’m speaking for more than myself when I say thank you Drew. Thank you for all the time and effort you've spent getting footage of this glorious sport and uploading it on Youtube! Full disclosure, I’ve spent countless hours over the last two years watching your YouTube videos... and it’s still my go-to lunch activity. I really appreciate what you do to promote this sport, and honestly I think you’ve done more for this sport than many of us... so with that said, keep uploading those videos!