Alex Korch

Feb 19, 2009
Outside Magazine
David Hocher

Calling Vancouver native Korch ambitious is an understatement. At 18, he was the best junior tennis player in Canada and ranked 157th in the world. But after playing on the pro circuit for nearly four years—an incredible but not necessarily financially rewarding experience—he decided to call it quits and start teaching. Last year, he became the director of tennis at the Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay, which leaves plenty of free time for his other passion: kiteboarding. Now 26, he's seriously gunning to become the fastest Canadian kiteboarder in the world. "The guys doing freestyle moves—they're all under 20 years old," he says. "But there's a speed world tour, and that's what I'm interested in."

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