When I was in middle school, my brothers and I joined the Club. I started working privately with Georgy, and I also began coming regularly to group workouts, where I benefited from the instruction of all of the other coaches. At that time, I was ranked around 130th in the country. The coaches inspired me to set higher goals for myself and they provided me with opportunities to work towards them every day. By the time I graduated, they helped me take my game to the next level and I was able to reach my goal of being ranked in the top 25 nationally. The environment here at the Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club pushed me to become all that I could be not just as a player, but as a person. I can’t give enough credit to all of the wonderful coaches here at the Club, whose belief in me inspired me to believe in myself.
A special thanks to Laury Hammel, who opened doors for my brothers and me in more ways than one, and to Georgy Batrakov, who truly is the Maestro of the Forehando!