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Rachel HortonRachel Horton lives in Stamford, Connecticut and currently plays in the Girl’s 14’s and 16’s age divisions. She trains everyday with her coach, John Defilipo, at the Stamford Indoor Tennis Academy.

"Tennis is more than fun for me. It is what I was meant to do."

Tennis has been in a part of her life ever since she watched Jennifer Capriati at the young age of three. She practices everyday, by working on everything as much as possible as well as keeping her determination and focus.Age : 13 (Rank G14s)
Sect'l Rank : 9
Nat'l Rank: 109
She hasn’t changed anything too drastically when it comes to her game; although, she has been working on a couple of her strokes. Not only does she love the game of tennis, she says that, “Tennis is more than fun for me. It is what I was meant to do.” As far as her future goals, she wants to begin playing junior ITF’s and futures to get ranked in the top 20 nationally. In regards to the long term goal, she would like to play professionally.

She also continuously works on her conditioning and nutrition. “Before my matches I usually drink a lot of water and have a lot of chicken and protein. After my matches I usually eat the same things to refresh my body.” She  credits her family for supporting her throughout her life. “I would thank my parents for always supporting me and helping to progress and my coaches for teaching me new things and the right techniques and mental strategies to keep my game at its strongest.”

Rachel's FavoritesFavorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Vacation: Jamaica
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Book: The Contender
Favorite Movie: Rocky
Favorite Tennis Player: Jennifer Capriati
Favorite Male Singer: Ronnie Radke
Favorite Actor: Not sure, too many
Favorite Singer: Cassadee Pope or Alexia Rodriguez
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2009 02:01
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