it wasn't for my mom I would not be the person or tennis player
I am today"
When she was 16 her parents bought
a 60 ft. sailboat and set out circumnavigating the Pacific Ocean,
ending up in the Marshall Islands in 1972.
The Marshall Islands is a sprawling
chain of volcanic islands near the Equator in the Pacific Ocean
between Hawaii and the Philippines. It is a sovereign state in
free association with the United States, meaning
the United States provides defense, funding grants, and access
to U.S. social services for citizens of these areas.
Pamela and her mom started a
tennis shop and called it Seven Degrees North. The
7th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 7 degrees
north of the Earth's equatorial plane and passes through just
south of the Marshall Islands.