Halton's Everyball player Alex Clark won a scholarship to play College tennis in Missouri. She began late August and is settling in really well.
Here are a few excerpts from recent e-mail to me that with her permission I copy and paste!
tennis is going really well, although i have been cramping a little at then beginning trying to adjust to the climate! its so hot here.. im sweating buckets!
the first impression of the team was TERRIBLE! everyone was trying to impress the new coaches so were hitting big and missing so badly literally every shot! i got so scared on the first day that our team was going to be terrible.. but the 2nd day sasha made us only play directional tennis (only cross court natural body shape) so we didnt go too big and everyone has improved massively and got into a rhythm! our team is actually really good i think i fit right in the middle of the line up quite nicely! we are off to our first individual tournament in minnesota on thursday!
ive been striking the ball really well and the serve is improving, with regards to my terrible ball toss there is a psychologist here called rick mcguire.. he's AMAZING! he told me to think of where i want my take back to be to get into the pre throw position instead of the ball toss so your not thinking about it! it works!!
the fitness isnt too hard though.. either that or dom has done an amazing job of whipping me into shape (apart from the cramping which is technically my fault because im not drinking enough) its just running at 7am 3 times a week then a petty easy strength session tuesday and thursday evenings... like press ups.. squats etc. not too hard at all, i told the coach that i was doing harder stuff hopefully we will continue to progress!
my new doubles partner is called Rachel! shes my height! we are like twin towers on the court its going to be amazing! we are working on volleys and doubles plays a lot so we are going to be absolute machines by the time we are in season!!! :) im sooo pumped!
i went to my first football game last weekend it was sooo good! we had a recruit so we got to walk on the field before the game. i was great! i hope halton is great at home.. i feel like im still part of everything because im reading all the emails i get from you all about the club champs and the next social event! its amazing :) please dont cut me off the mailing list!
send my wishes to the team and the coaches! i miss you all! :) i am not tanning one bit........ stupid hurricane windy state..and no one here knows what banter is?!?! and they drive on the wrong side of the road and my 2 nicknames here are english muffin and hermione granger?!?
Keep up the great work Alex - glad to see you r in top form! Life is good here at the Academy although just a bit quieter with you!