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Written by Pamela DeLoatch   

Jordan Pitts

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or Jordan Pitts, it's all about balance. Ranked number 2 for Boys 12 and under in Kentucky, Jordan has a love for tennis that fuels his desire to compete, but he also manages to enjoy just being a kid.

Coming from a family of tennis players-his parents and his older brothers all played, Jordan naturally gravitated toward the game. Or as he puts it, "I had no choice!"

He soon became addicted. "I love the feel of striking a tennis ball," the seventh grader says. "I love to compete and to hang out with my tennis friends."

But when it comes to playing tennis, Jordan is definitely serious. At the Blairwood Tennis Club in Louisville, Jordan works with his long-time coach, Joan Garcia, on different ways to improve his game, and practices at least three to four times a week.

"I have been working on hitting my serve with more power and placement," Jordan says.

Age : (Rank B12s)
State : KY
State Rank : 2
Sect'l Rank : 35
Nat'l Rank : 215

Although he is an accomplished singles player, Jordan also enjoys playing tennis in a team environment. "My favorite event in USTA is the team events, like the Zonals and Southern Junior Cup," he says.

“I love to compete and hang out with my tennis friends" says the seventh grader.He hopes his dedication and continually improving skills will help him continue to play tennis, perhaps in college, or if possible as a pro.

One thing that has helped him continue to improve is that he hasn't had any injuries so far. Maybe that credit is due to the fitness workouts he does with his brother.

Or, maybe it's the balance he achieves by spending time with his friends: playing table tennis, going to the movies or riding his bike.

In any case, at just 12-years-old, Jordan seems to have found a formula that can help him get the most of tennis and the rest of the world, for a long time.

Jordan's FavoritesFavorite Food: Steak
Favorite Actor: Russell Crowe
Favorite Singer: T.I.
Favorite Tennis Player: Rafael Nadal
Favorite Pregame Meal:Turkey Sandwich
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 21:33
 
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