Jr. Team Tennis Nationals

2012 USTA JTT 18U Team Spotlights: Part 3

October 28, 2012 09:08 AM
Southern - CCL ACE TENNIS, 18 and Under Intermediate
Eastern - JAMF Drop Shots, 18 and Under Intermediate
USTA.com caught up with some of the teams competing at the 2012 USTA JTT 18 and Under National Championships to see what brings them together as a team and who plans to dress up as old-school Nadal for Halloween.
 
TEAM PROFILE NO. 1:
Southern – CCL ACE TENNIS, 18 and Under Intermediate
 
What does it mean to you to be competing at the USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships?
Having a chance to represent our Country Club of Landfall, Wilmington, N.C., and the South.
 
How was your team formed?
We have been playing together since we were 7 years old and we are best friends
 
Do you have a team motto or team cheer?
DOLPHINS!!!
 
Choose a song that represents your team?
Gangnam Style by Psy
 
What gift did you bring for the gift exchange? Why did you choose it and how does it represent your Section?
We brought an ACE Tennis t-shirt, sunglasses and a dolphin key chain, because we are from the beach and we wanted to give our club shirt.
 
How does your team represent sportsmanship and camaraderie?
We are very friendly and nice on and off the court. [Coach says, “They are all good kids.”]
 
If you had dress as a tennis player for Halloween, who would you choose and why?
Peter Sampras or Andre Agassi
 
What memories will you take with from this experience?
We enjoyed the player party. We will remember playing with great friends and teammates. Also, leaving it all on the court.
 
Favorites:
Tennis player – Agassi/Sampras
Sports website – Nike.com
Sports team – Georgia Bulldogs
TV Show – Keeping Up with the Kardashians/Sports Center/Big Bang Theory
Movie – Good Will Hunting/The Hangover/Like as You Know It
 
TEAM PROFILE NO. 2:
Eastern – JAMF Drop Shots, 18 and Under Intermediate
 
What does it mean to you to be competing at the USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships?
It means a year of hard work and having fun playing with your friends.
 
How was your team formed?
We were formed through our organization, Jerry Alleyne Memorial Foundation (JAMF).
 
Do you have a team motto or team cheer?
“Carpe diem”
“Life lessons through tennis”
 
Choose a song that represents your team?
Levels by Avicii
 
What gift did you bring for the gift exchange? Why did you choose it and how does it represent your Section?
“I Love New York” trading cards
 
How does your team represent sportsmanship and camaraderie?
We are a family.
 
If you had dress as a tennis player for Halloween, who would you choose and why?
Old-school Nadal (when he was wearing capris), because he is a beast.
 
What memories will you take with from this experience?
The everlasting bonds and the intense moments when we have pulled through.
 
Favorites:
Tennis player – Nadal
Sports website – ESPN.com
Sports team – Yankees
TV Show – Sponge Bob
Movie – The Italian Job
 

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