|High School||Kyle Crawfordemail@example.com|
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Midway Open- Singles Champion(2012)
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2nd place-Regional Qualifier - District 29-2A(Freshman)(2011)
I give everything I got on and off the court and always try to rise above adversity. The best part of my game is my mental ability and my serve. My weakness is lack of experience because I have only been playing for about four years, which is usually less than most of my opponents. I have been trained to be able to make a shot at any point on the court, which usually helps with my lack of experience. My serve is a solid mixture of power and kick, which helps me control the point at the baseline or at the net. My return game is usually consistent and deep. I am successful in a match when I find a way to get to the net and remain consistent on my serve. My defensive game is a weapon when I need it in which I use speed and topspin to stay in points when all seems lost. What distinguishes me from most players is the ability to turn another players offense into my offense using a counter-offensive attack that catches my opponents by surprise. I work a lot on athleticism to help me with agility, speed, and acceleration to give me an advantage over most of my opponents. Athleticism is something I take seriously and it has given me the ability to beat many opponents that I couldn't beat with "pure skill".
I am a healthy competitor, and I always leave it all on the court. I have always had a mentality that it doesn't matter how good you say you are or what other people think it only matters how you perform on the court. In a tournament I usually won't look at the bracket much, I just see my next opponent and think about what I have to do to get past him. I have held a leadership position on the tennis team since sophomore year, and that is role I take seriously because I want others to be their best. Tennis is a passion of mine and I plan on playing for a long time competitively or recreationally. The reason I like tennis is because it combines so many different skills and it involves a lot of mental toughness, which is one of my strengths and is a reason for many of my big late comebacks in matches. My goal as a player is to be a "tough" opponent meaning that it will take a lot of effort to beat me even if you are better than me. I am an emotional player, but I don't let it get to me in matches. I do whatever it takes to win simply because I don't like losing, but if I do lose I do it with class and hit the courts to improve my weaknesses in previous matches.
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