Library to host talk about tennis and the King of Jordan

Photo courtesy of Maureen O'Keefe
Photo courtesy of Maureen O'Keefe
Posted Jan. 04, 2013, at 8:51 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 07, 2013, at 10:32 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Rockland Public Library, Rockland, Maine

ROCKLAND, Maine — Maureen O’Keefe will give a talk, “The King and I: I Taught Him How to Serve,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Community Room at the Rockland Public Library.
When her husband started his first USAID posting in Jordan in 1980, Maureen O’Keefe had no idea that within weeks she would be whisked off  to the palace in a royal Mercedes for an astonishing experience as King Hussein’s personal tennis coach.  She taught him at his Amman palace as well as his weekend palace at Aqaba.  She organized doubles games with his friends — other Heads of State.  She also became the first national tennis coach for the Jordanian Tennis Federation, and developed a team which traveled to several Arab countries for competitions.
The event is co-sponsored by the Camden Conference Community Events Series. Admission is free. For information, call the Library at 207-594-0310.