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Wilson Featured Player - Jacqueline Carr PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Pamela DeLoatch   

 

Poised to Attack

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acqueline Carr loves to play sports. As a youngster, she played soccer, basketball and cross-country, but after taking her first recreational tennis class, as she says, the rest is history!

 

 


 

 

 

Now, the 14-year-old from Rogers, Arkansas has made tennis her main focus.

"I love meeting new people every tournament," Jackie explains. "I also love the competitiveness that goes along with it."

In addition to enhancing her skills, tennis has helped the eighth grader in other ways as well. "It makes me so disciplined," Jackie says. In fact, it is that discipline that helps her practice six days a week for three to five hours a day. Jackie trains at the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in preparation for her long-term goal: to be a professional player.

Right now, she's working on increasing the variety of her game by adding more offense to her natural counter punching ability. Her efforts are paying off. She was recently named #17 on The Prince Hot 100 List of players who are excelling in their sport and are quickly moving up the rankings list.

Age : (Rank G14s)
State : AR
District Rank : 6
Sect'l Rank : 6
Nat'l Rank : 95

"I would love to play a year or two of college, then try and go the professional route" says Jackie.

For Jackie, the mindset is clear: "During practice, give 100%, and during the match, implement what I learned during the practice."

With her training, discipline and fierce mentality, Jackie is ready to meet her competition head on.

 


Carr's FavoritesFavorite movie: The Proposal
Favorite player: Rafael Nadal
Favorite pre-game meal: Spaghetti
Favorite post-game meal: Steak or Chicken
Favorite vacation: Disneyland
Favorite book: The Silent Order
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 22:23
 
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