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Athlete Spotlight: Cameron Wilkes

Posted: April 2, 2013 - 2:12pm
Cameron Wilkes
Cameron Wilkes

SPORT: Tennis

AGE: 18

GRADE: 12th

SCHOOL: North Augusta High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TENNIS? I chose to play tennis because of my dad. ... My dad taught me how to play.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN TENNIS? Trying to figure out other people’s strengths and weaknesses so you can play accordingly

STANDOUT MOMENT: (Two weeks ago) my partner Blake Elam and I beat a team I never beat before.

STRENGTHS: My serve and playing at the baseline

IMPROVEMENT GOAL: Be more consistent and to improve the power and placement of my shots

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: Run a few laps for endurance and practice court-placement skills

OTHER SPORTS: Ultimate Frisbee and disc golf

SPORT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Cross country

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: (tennis player) Rafael Nadal

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It teaches you life lessons like working hard, managing your time and staying fit.

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