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Featured Player : Rebecca Bailey PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Rebecca BaileyRebecca Bailey is a senior at Mt. St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is currently ranked 2th in the state of Arkansas and 31st in the South* in the Girls 18 division. She trains at Pleasant Valley Country Club and The Little Rock Racquet Club, with her two coaches Thomas Anderson and Oskar Johanssen.

"Rebecca earned the American Red Cross Hero Award for saving a man’s life by rescuing him from a rip tide off the South Carolina coast in 2007."

Rebecca’s family has a long history of playing and being involved in tennis and this is what led her to start playing tennis. Age : 17  (Rank G18s)
State : AR
State Rank : 2
Sect'l Rank : 31
Nat'l Rank: 297
Her family’s involvement in tennis was recognized in 2006 by being awarded the Tennis Family of the Year by the USTA Arkansas Section.

Rebecca believes to keep her game in top form you must push yourself hard on and off the court. Rebecca’s desire to improve is always present. Currently Rebecca practices more than twenty hours a week, focusing on all aspects of her game. Even with her busy tennis schedule she still finds time to have fun off the court. She enjoys a wide variety of activities such as, playing guitar, intramural basketball, and golfing. Rebecca was a member of the United States Team and travelled throughout Europe participating in tennis tournaments

Rebecca has received many honors and awards on and off the tennis court. In the summer of 2007 she was a member of the United States Team and travelled throughout Europe participating in tennis tournaments in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and France. One of her greatest moments came off the court when she earned the American Red Cross Hero Award for saving a man’s life by rescuing him from a rip tide off the South Carolina coast in 2007. Rebecca also plays on her high school tennis team, in 2008 her team won the State Championship and she was also the singles champion for high school in 2008 as well.

Rebecca is hoping to play Division 1 College Tennis this time next year. Currently she is working hard both on and off the court to make this a reality. We hope she continues to enjoy great success.

* Ranking as of September 27th 2009


Rebecca's Favorites
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Vacation: Crested Butte, CO
Favorite Color: Red, blue
Favorite Male Singer: Brad Paisley
Favorite Book: My Sisters Keeper
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite Tennis Player: Tommy Haas
Favorite Actor: Matt Damon
Last Updated on Sunday, 27 September 2009 12:06
 
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