Tennis taught me I started playing tennis when I was about 12, not knowing much about the sport or how it would affect me. However, Tennis taught me how to succeed in everything else. Tennis forces me to accept responsibility for my actions and manage my mistakes. Tennis forces me to
I began to play tennis roughly three years ago solely, because my dad thought I was not doing anything constructive during the summer. At that point I believed in the same single story most people today do, tennis players are not real athletes, their sport is very wimpy, and mostly
Transition: Now that you have some sort of an idea as to what tennis is and how it’s played, I’d like to share with you some history of the sport.
As a Professional Tennis Coach I want my students to be the best they can be in tennis, i use that mentality to try their hardest in everything they do. I also want to create future tennis pro’s, by training them everyday they can develop their game to get at least a college scholarship.
During the earlier years of my tennis career, about the age of seven, my parents had learned of a nearby organization at Watkins Park Maryland. The organization was known as the Prince George’s Tennis and Education Foundation. It was here where I began to make my largest strides in my life, both academically and athletically.
After winning junior tournaments I wanted more and therefore; I challenged myself to the next level. I remember having a chat with my dad, he was giving me a father to son chat about life and what is best to focus on whether academic studies or sport? As he was concerned because I was spending more time playing sports than doing school work. He said life of sport is hard but, I reassured him that everything will be fine. I knew I had a mind set and ability not to give up because my strength lies on mental toughness and my settling for second best wasn’t /is not satisfying outcome.
Over the last two years of my High School education, I found the extracurricular activities I fit in the most. I am part of Student Council, National Honor Society and a member of the tennis team. They all have molded me to be the best. However, I feel like tennis has impacted me the most. It’s a sport that has taught me so much, from being physically fit, to mentally prepared for any outcome. I learned that a game it’s not about winning or losing, but about how it’s played, and what it took to get there. Being in a team is about contributing others, and learning from them. It’s about accepting that we all make mistakes, and only practice can reduce the times we make them. So many loses and few victories, but I always preferred to sheer my
While my athleticism developed, I neglected honing my mental strength, leading me to not achieve my potential during matches. Allowing my mind to dictate my emotions rather than produce strategies led to frequent defeats. However, with motivational tales recounted by my coach and plenty of work on my part, I gained the ability to focus and rise up to become a nationally competitive tennis player.
Noreen was inspired to start playing herself, by watching her brother from the sidelines. Although she discovered tennis at a very young age, she did not start playing, until she was ten. Noreen was preoccupied with dance and other activities, and never got around to actually playing herself. Noreen began training recreationally but soon started playing at some academies. This year, she entered into high school and joined the Piedmont High varsity tennis team. From being a part of a supportive team, with amazing coaches, Noreen has learned a lot from her teammates along with exposure to many remarkable experiences. With an abundance of wonderful role models from her team surrounding her, she is inspired to constantly try her best and to appreciate tennis. She aspires to be more competitive when it comes to playing, and to progress in improving her playing overall. Her hope is to never lose her passion for the sport and to continue playing it throughout her
My ascent to the Baylor Men’s Tennis Team is a story of using relentless hard work to accomplish a goal that seemed like a long shot
Joining tennis was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I made new friendships that have latest throughout the years, I grew out of comfort zone, I learned how to play and how to manage my time wisely. My experience with tennis has been amazing along with some difficult obstacles along the way. But overall I have learned to become the best version of myself. Tennis is not an easy sport no matter what anyone says. You have to decide how to hit the ball, where to aim it to and also the amount of power you put into it. It also takes time getting used to holding a racket, especially for the back hand hit. I remember it being truly confusing to memorize.
For most of my life (about 14 years), I have been an avid tennis player. I have great admiration for the sport because it facilitates the development of leadership, self-discipline and problem-solving skills. When I am on the tennis court, it
Background Info: I was born on December 21st, 1954, in Florida. I had four siblings, three brothers and one sister. At age five, my father drilled me into practicing tennis day and night. In 1969, I became the world's number one under-14 girls tennis player. When I was 15, I defeated the reigning U.S. Open Champion, Margaret Court in North Carolina. I became a professional tennis player along with my sister, Jeanne Evert.
PERSONAL STATEMENT The sport of tennis has taught me several life lessons that have translated into other areas of my life. Through the discipline of tennis I felt what it was like to love, be passionate, and be determined for a specific interest. Tennis also opened my eyes to a world I had not seen as a player. That was the, so-to-speak, “behind the curtain” scene. All of my hard work developing as a player not only came from the will within, but also the aid of others such as tennis foundations, non-profit programs, and many tennis mentors who held deeper purpose/meaning in the knowledge that they fortunately shared with me. With the experiences (uphill and downhill) the sport has provided me, I am now able to provide mentorship to other children with economic, racial, or
I want to get better at tennis. I really want to get better because then I would be able to win more of my matches, if i win a lot of my matches and i get better then i might get moved to varsity. Also if i get better at tennis i would make my brother proud because he also played tennis and he was really good at it and he wants me to be as good as him or better, so i want to make him proud. The way I can get better is by putting a lot of effort during my matches. Also ask for help during practices. I can either ask one of my teammates that’s good at tennis or i can ask the coach. This upcoming season i’m going to put a lot of effort because last season i got kind of lazy and i wouldn’t try my best and i know i can do a lot better than last season.