I picked up a tennis racket for the first time when I was six years old. I knew I had a passion for the game, but not yet how much it would come to mean to me. It was in middle school that I realized I aspired to play tennis at the collegiate level. Since then, I have worked to become a better athlete and student. I aim to refine my skills and further develop my ambition, graciousness, and resourcefulness as a college competitor.
I have skillful footwork and varied serving techniques. I utilize three different types of serves (fast and flat, kick, and slice) to give myself an advantage over my opponent. I have adept form and in-depth prowess of the game, as I have competed in over fifty USTA and UTR events. My dedication earned me the “first singles” position on my school’s Varsity tennis team. I motivate myself to become a better leader by striving to set examples for the team and by assisting the coach and other players during tournaments; I have found that encouragement and positive motivation greatly promote the team’s moral. My idealistic personality allows me to set high standards, formulate meticulous plans, and realize significant goals that make a lasting impact.
While I take athletics very seriously, academics are still my number-one priority. I work hard in challenging classes to maintain my 4.0 GPA. I am actively involved with multiple extracurricular and community service events in addition to working hard in class. I hope to attend a college with an environment that encourages critical thinking/analytical problem solving. Principally, I am optimistic that I will find an institution that supports my athletic and academic passions, so I can become a supportive and educated member of the community.