I started tennis when I was five years old.
My parents decided to introduce me to the game because they knew it was something I could play for the rest of my life.
Tennis, however, was just another sport at the time. Like many children at that age, I became involved in a variety of athletics and other activities, trying to figure out what really kept my interest.
As time passed, I became passionate about the sport and realized that it was something I wanted to keep in my life because it was an enjoyable challenge.
I continued to take private lessons and when I was ten years old, I decided to join a club team that I stayed with for the following eight years.
It is so rewarding to be able to continue playing tennis in college because it has given me so much throughout the years, such as lasting friends, jobs, and a way I can just escape from the busyness of everyday life and unwind- something I will always appreciate.
Tennis has shaped my character and strengthened my personality.
The sport has tested me; it has taught me defeat but also allowed me to experience victory. I owe a lot to the game.