Athlete Profile: Tiffany Huynh (10)

  1. If you have any, what are some of your pre-game routine? Pre-game meal?
  2. How long have you been playing this sport and what got you into it?
  3. What was something you got out of this sport?
  4. How has being part of the team change you?
  5. Role model/inspiration
  6. Biggest challenge?
  7. What pushed you past your limit?
  8. Memorable game?
  9. If this sport was gone, what other sport would you choose to play?
  10. Did you ever hit a breaking point during training or game? If so, how did you get out of it?
  11. How do you mentally prepare before the game?
  1. My pre-game routines are only on away games, I try to listen to as much music as possible on the bus because it gets me to not think about anything else; it preps me to get “in the zone” to play my best tennis.
  2. I’ve been playing tennis ever since 6th grade, and I was always interested in sports, but my mom decided to sign me up for tennis lessons.
  3. I’ve got to learn a lot about myself out of playing tennis.Mentally and physically, I’d like to say I got to know myself a lot better.
  4. Being a part of such an amazing team has shaped me into who I am today. The team players themselves are such great people off and on the courts. I always thought tennis was very individualized, but playing for a team changed everything.
  5. My biggest role model has to be Tammy Van from BGHS; I remember playing her in League Finals my Freshman Year, and she was amazing in every way. She was a fantastic athlete and scholar as well, I aspire to be like her.
  6. I would say my biggest challenge is my mentality because that is no doubt the weakest part of my game.
  7. Lots of factor allow me to push myself past my limit such as: my coach, my teammates, and even myself, who are constantly encouraging me in every way possible.
  8. The most memorable game this year would have to be at the Wilson Tournament, where the team just bonded as a whole and we were able to cheer each other on the entire 7 hours we were there.
  9. If this sport was gone, I’d have plenty of other options because I love every sport. But I would never feel the same way about any other sport than I do with tennis.
  10. I used to hit breaking points a lot in the past years, but I’ve learned to control it a lot better. The way that I get out of it is to remind myself to breathe, think positively, and trust myself.
  11. I mentally prepare before a game by just clearing anything out of my mind because when I’m on the courts, I try to not think of anything else, but tennis.