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Alex PhillipsAlex Phillips is eleven years old and will be in the 6th grade at Middle School in Fayetteville, Georgia this August. Alex lives in Peachtree City, Georgia and trains in a small tennis academy there. He has multiple coaches who he enjoys working with; however, one of them is moving to South Carolina soon and he is sad about that.

"Ever since Pee Wee Camp at the age of five he has been hooked on tennis."

Playing in the boy’s 12’s division, Alex is ranked #2 in Georgia as well as #12 in the Southern Section. Age : 11 (Rank B12s)
State : GA
State Rank : 2
Sect'l Rank : 12
Nat'l Rank: 61
Alex became interested in the game of tennis at the young age of five. He was enrolled in a Pee Wee Camp and ever since then he was hooked. He practices two to three times per week and is currently focusing on fitness training because, “When I play a hard-fought 3 set match, I don't have to be the one who gives up first.” He is currently working on hitting the ball with perfect timing and his footwork. He credits his success to his hard work and all of the coaches that have helped him through the years. He says, “My coaches help me play better by giving drills and lessons while my tennis friends make me better when they actually beat me in a match.”

According to Alex, tennis is fun because of the thrill of competition and his love for all of his tennis friends. By traveling to many different tournaments throughout the nation, he meets other players from different regions and bonds by talking about subjects ranging from tennis matches to parents. He also loves hotel life and the traveling that tennis allows. " If I can become like Roger Federer, that's great. If not, I just have to make lots of money doing something else."Alex says that he loves playing tag in the hotels with his friends, even though others might be annoyed. He just can’t resist.

Fortunately, Alex hasn’t had to deal with any type of injury that affects his game; however, he did remember an embarrassing time in which he drank too much slushy and kept throwing up on the court causing him to withdraw from his match. In regards to other sports, he has been practicing martial arts for over six years and received his first black belt last year. He also enjoys snowboarding and golf. When asked about his future plans, he hopes to one day play college tennis. “If I can become like Roger Federer, that's great. If not, I just have to make lots of money doing something else!”

Alex's Favorites
Favorite Food: Steak well-done
Favorite Vacation: Disney World
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Book: Mystery or Biography; currently reading Lance Armstrong
Favorite Movie: Ironman & Transformers; anything action
Favorite Tennis Player: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Alex's Video - HighTechTennis :: Alex Phillips Clay Courts 2009
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2009 14:46
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