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Quinn Snyder

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Tennis has been a journey for Quinn Snyder.

It has taken him around the country into cities he’d never normally visit. It’s kept him motivated and excited to improve every day. And when he and his family moved from Colorado to New Jersey six years ago, it gave him a way to meet new friends and build new relationships.

“Almost all of my friends play tennis,” he said. “Tennis is what we do.”

Snyder does it quite well.

Now in his 10th year playing tennis and his sixth year playing competitively, Snyder finished 2018 as the No. 1-ranked junior in the Middle States Boys’ 16s category. His game has improved dramatically the last few years — something he credits to hard work and good coaching. He has also grown a lot, currently standing at 6-foot-4. That has led to a powerful serve and an impressive game at the net.

Seth Walrath, the Middle States Junior Development Program Coordinator, said he’s seen Snyder’s game evolve through training efforts. ADVERTISEMENT In addition to competing in local and national USTA Tournaments, Snyder participated in a number of the USTA Middle States Junior Development programs over the years, including Sectional Training Centers and Team USA Camps.

“I remember seeing Quinn at our camps when he was a bit younger,” Walrath said. “He has progressed really well and built a very strong game. It’s easy to see that his hard work has paid off.”

Snyder, who currently lives in New Jersey, spent time training last winter in Orlando, Fla. Much of that time came at the USTA National Campus, which features 100 tennis courts and some of the top training amenities in the game. His training paid off, as he made an appearance in a Boys’ 16s National Final, earning a silver ball.

“I’ve been working on every aspect of my game,” he said. “I think what’s taken me to the next level is mental strength. I’ve had some really good results lately after falling behind in matches and battling back. That’s helped my confidence a lot.”

“Playing the local tournament in Middle States was a big part of my improvement over the years,” he added. “It taught me how to compete and showed me what I needed to improve on. I’m excited about where my game is going.”

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