Tennis Tryouts Fear, anticipation, excitement: these words all describe how I was feeling the morning before my first high school tennis practice, which was also the tryouts for varsity. I knew that it would be hard, but I was confident that varsity was within my grasp. I was, however, trying not to get my hopes up in case I did not get on, and if I was on JV, then I would be my friend Molly’s doubles partner. This day would determine my whole freshman tennis season. The early morning of August eleventh was cool, with a slight breeze.
She dove at the last second to reach where the ball would land, sacrificing her body to get the point, the ball then hit her hand and went spinning, back up to the center of the court, leaving a stinging sensation on Haley’s hand. Dillon raced to the center of the court, determined to not let the ball Haley saved, to drop. Dillion sent the ball back over the net, ensuring that the Tiger’s had enough time to
For example Lupe was determined to win the marble tournament. So she started to squeeze an eraser for hours building her muscles up. So her shot and accuracy could help her win, which would help her think she is as good at sports as anyone else. In addition she did push ups on her fingers making her finger more powerful to help, which is a hard thing to do. Secondly, Lupe ran home threw her backpack down with her homework and dashed straight up to her room to practice setting aside school which she loves, to practice that's surprising.
We were on our way out of the locker room for the second half, and as the lights shined down on me, the crowd chanted my name. It was surreal! It felt so good to be known and loved by the fans. I did as I promised in the second half, and I passed the ball to my teammates. We won the game!
After losing an amazing teammate all of these friends I met playing tennis got together to be there for one another. Even now when we all get together we know that she’s there in spirit. Thanks to tennis I met amazing friends that left me with amazing memories that will remain with me
To my luck, my Mom agreed to find me a gym to join the sport when I was in second grade. Now, for many athletes, this story would continue on to tell about how the sport changed her life by teaching dedication, motivation, character building and leadership skills. Naturally, I would credit my involvement in competitive cheerleading with helping to build all those attributes in myself. However, it was one of my very lowest moments that led me to develop a passion for a professional nursing degree. Six years later
Softball has always been very important to me family. My mom played in college and both of my parents played when I was growing up. My sister and I both started around the age of twelve and played all throughout high school. I decided to go a step further like my mom and play in college. I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year.
The first example how Lupe is motivated is when she got motivation from her dad. Her dad motivated her because he had plans to go to a racquetball tournament but, he decided to skip it and cheer his daughter on. This shows how if Lupe’s dad wanted Lupe to be successful then he would need to motivate her to do good in marbles. The next example how Lupe was motivated is when she beat a competitor and right away say ‘good game’ and ask if she wanted to hang out with her for the day. “Lupe invited the girl, whose name was Rachel to stay with them”.
They helped get her off the floor and everything was ok, but not for Madison. She was seeing things, strange things. Everybody doesn 't know how Madison could advance the game after that. Madison was having a hard time concentrating, and she missed a lot of her shot, even the easy free throws. They still won by a score of 150- 149.
The opposing team could easily take the ball and crash it in the net. Lexi works furiously to steal the ball away. As she succeeds two defenders approach her. She realizes she can’t take both of them on so she passes it to me, but before the ball reaches my feet a defender comes charging in front of me and the ball and hurdles me to the ground. I fall to the ground in pain and agony.
I started going to Bettendorf Schools when I moved from Rock Island, Illinois in sixth grade. I enjoy playing softball and tennis, I also participate in speech and debate at Bettendorf High School. I’ve played softball since I was seven years old and I just started playing tennis for the high school last year and I was number one on the junior varsity squad. My sister proceeded to get me interested in speech and debate, I started with Lincoln-Douglas debate and placed semi-finalist at one of the tournaments last year and traveled to Dallas, Texas for Nationals because I qualified in Eastern Iowa districts. This year I will be starting a new event called Original Oratory and I will also be continuing in Lincoln-Douglas.