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Wilson Featured Player - Emil Reinberg PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Pamela DeLoatch   

mtnemilreinbergThe Comeback Kid



mil Reinberg knows a thing or two about resilience. Emil, who is currently ranked #2 in the Southern Section Boys 14, has had to recover from a broken foot, a sore ankle and a sore knee. Resting, rehabbing and still trying to improve your game could be discouraging. Especially when, like Emil, you want to become a professional tennis player one day. But an inner fire keeps Emil going.

"Tennis is my passion," he says. "It's the only thing I want to do. I come to practice and even if it was a bad day, I still get something out of it," Emil adds.


Emil is used to working hard for a win. Once a competitive swimmer, Emil fell in love with tennis when he joined some friends to play at the tennis court.

Age : (Rank B14s)
State : GA
Dist. Rank: 2
Sectl Rank :2
Natl Rank : 48

"I liked tennis a lot more than swimming," Emil says, adding that the on court battles of tennis fit his personality. "I admit that I do not like losing, but just having a good match and competing is the best thing for me."

Under the guidance of his coach, Grant Stafford, director of Racquet Club of the South in Norcross, Georgia, Emil practices every day. After tournaments, he may get back on the practice court if he needs to work on a stroke or strategy.

Emil says
'the on court battles of tennis fit his personality'

But Emil doesn't seem to mind the hard work. He knows that is the only way to get to his goal.

"I work hard. I like to compete. Even if I'm losing, I want to stay out there as long as possible, to grind," Emil says. "I work hard in practice and I do what I can do."


Reinberg's FavoritesFavorite food: Sushi and Italian
Favorite player:
Novak Djokovic
Favorite pre-match meal: Orange juice, yogurt, waffle and protein bar
Favorite post match snack: Protein Bar
Last Updated on Monday, 08 August 2011 16:12
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