I love tennis. I want to be on court all the time. I want to win.
I began competing when I was ten years old, introduced to the sport by my grandpa, and haven’t wanted to stop. At that time, all other sports took a backseat, so I could train and become the best player I can possibly be. Playing tennis ten+ hours a week has taught me time management in my everyday life. I have also learned the importance of focus, stamina, self-control and perseverance.
Coaches have been very complimentary of my athleticism. However, I have grown 7 inches in the last year, so transitioning my game to play like a “tall” player has been very challenging and rewarding at the same time.
Looking to my future, I am considering an undergraduate degree in the sciences or business with continuing education to complete my MBA. Putting my desire to be on court ahead of other activities has been important. I train before school two days a week as well as after school daily for two hours while keeping a high grade point average. This commitment and focus I believe will serve me well as I continue to progress as a player and scholar.