Living Their Dream: Kim & Dave Welch

By Leslie Moore

Living Their Dream: Kim & Dave Welch

Kim & Dave Welch, Osprey Tennis

Our friends are really “Kindred Spirits.” What do you and your BFFs do together that you really look forward to?  How often do you get together?

Kim: Before moving here from Charleston, we got together weekly for happy hour. Now that I am here, I venture back at least once a month for a sleepover! We either go out for a long dinner or cook dinner (and enjoy wine) at home. This is something I cherish and will always make time for no matter how busy my schedule is.

Dave: My circle of friends are scattered across the United States, and with one living in the Cayman Islands we don’t have the chance to all get together as a group too often. When any of us are together, we enjoy talking and catching up on family, work, and life in general. Any time we can mix in a round of golf that is an added bonus.

Who is your oldest friend?  How long have you been friends? Why is this friendship so important?

Kim: I have only known my nearest and dearest friend, Harper, for seven years. We have been inseparable since the moment we met. She embodies one of my favorite quotes, “The best kinds of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world.”

Dave: I have known my oldest friend, Lee, for approximately 20 years. We have watched each other grow up, go to college, get married, and then have a family. It is nice to have someone that has watched you evolve into the person you are today and who knows where you came from.

How about four legged friends?  Tell me about yours.

Kim and Dave: We are the proud parents of three rescue fur kids- Molly (Golden Retriever), Walker (Carolina Dog), and Cricket (Tuxedo Cat). They truly do complete our family and make it whole. You can never have a bad day when you get to come home to three of the sweetest, most loving fur kids imaginable!

What inspired you to open Osprey Tennis?How has your love of tennis changed your life?

Kim and Dave: We left our corporate jobs to fulfill our dream of opening a business together. We both love tennis and grew up playing, but it was really our passion of living a healthy, active lifestyle that lead us to leave our “day jobs.” We wanted to inspire others and help grow the game of tennis in our community. With Dave being from the area and the need for a tennis shop to service the local community, it was a perfect fit. So we packed our bags and headed back to Pawleys Island!

Visit Kim and Dave at Osprey Tennis, located at 115 Willbrook Boulevard in Pawleys Island, call 843-235-6663 or find them on Facebook.Osprey Tennis is open Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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