Tennis has always been my favorite sport ever since I was a child, and it continues to hold a special place in my heart today for all the positive attributes it has brought to my life. I associate the sport with many great memories, such as the first time I took lessons at the age of seven and when I played competitively every spring for my high school team. Not only did I love to play the game by myself and with my friends, but I also enjoyed watching tennis on TV so I could see my favorite players perform at Grand Slam tournaments. Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were my top role models growing up because they displayed a significant amount of dedication and perseverance on the court. I used to dream that I could one day be like them, but of course, I never trained as hard as them or took the sport as seriously as they did. Over the years I began to play tennis less competitively because I wasn’t forced to play against other teams, but I found it to be a more healthy activity to enjoy with friends. Regardless of how I choose to play, I still very much adore and respect the sport for its beauty and tradition.
Tennis will always have a huge influence on my life because of the unforgettable memories I have created around it and because of my deep passion and devotion to the sport. Are there any sports or activities that you have a special connection to? Let our Her Campus team know over our social! As always, HC XOXO