Personal Life:


 I began serious sports in volleyball from my teenage years and through my college days in Iran. Later on, I continued some recreational activities in the US. After the volleyball era, I began tennis and ballroom dancing.


I began playing volleyball in middle school and in my first competition my team at Takhteh Jamshid high school won the second place in all Teheran middle schools when I was an eight grader.  During my college time I played for the University of  Tehran to win two college championships (1972&1973) and one second place (1974).   During this time I was also playing first division (to eight) volleyball club championships for Peykan (later Shahbaz) that placed third, fourth, and fifth places (1971, 1972, and 1973).  In the US I played in a recreational volleyball team and Bay State games in Boston area before I begin tennis followed by ball room dancing.

A group picture of Persepolis Volleyball Team, Boston, MA, 1979-1987.
Iranian Division I (top eight) Volleyball Club Championship, Farah Stadium, 1971, Tehran. This picture was the headline picture for a back page status report of the games in daily Ettelaat newspaper. Ettelaat was one of the top two daily news papers of Tehran at that time.
Receiving the first Gold medal in the Iranian National College Volleyball Championship from Governor of East Azerbaygan, Rezaeih, Iran, April 1971.      University of Tehran  repeated this championship in Babolsar, 1972 and finished in second place in Tehran, 1973.

Argentine Tango:  

My wife and I began began taking dance lessons since 1990 and began competing in Argentine Tango events since 2011.  We won several armature and senior  level competition and we still represent Boston in these divisions in many events.

A dance performance at Tango Society of Boston event in honor of winning senior title in LA.
Southern California Tango Championship Finals,  Feb. 25, 2018.
Farzaneh and I in a picture posted in the Boston Sunday Globe in 2011 on “Dancing in the Golden Age”.
Award ceremonies of 2019 Southern California Tango Championship, LA.
A dancing shot at 2019 Argentine Tango US Championship, San Francisco.