I had started playing tennis later than most kid, and while I do not have a long list of trophies or accolades from USTA, I do have something significantly better- the grit and perseverance of the top players. In a few years, I have gone from casually playing to becoming first singles on my high school team, reaching districts my sophomore year playing against solely upper class-men, and defeating numerous ranked USTA and NTRP teenagers and adults.
Honestly, I could go to college based on my academics, but my tennis game continues to improve, I am pursuing all opportunities to further improve my game and chance to play professionally. I am driven to win, but more importantly I am willing to do the hard work to get there.
To you reading this, know that whatever position you put me in, whichever task you tell me to do, it is guaranteed that I will persevere through it in order to add to my tennis skill. I play four times a week (two matches and two lessons) and I run 6 times a week to improve my fitness on the court. I am the type of player to chase every ball and never give up on a point or opportunity- on and off the court.