MNTC MONTHLY RACQUET
Pro-Tip of the Month
"The gap between where you are now and where you want to be essentially comes down to these three things: 1) The amount of time and work you put in, 2) The level of belief you have in yourself, and 3) Your ability to overcome failure and learn from it."- Allistair McCaw
Member Highlight
We miss you all so much and wanted to capture a variety of players who we know miss playing tennis at MNTC as much as all of you do!

Emily and Ben are dedicated participants in our Junior Programs. Amanda is finishing her freshman year at William and Mary and is one of our awesome assistant coaches. Evan formerly played on the William and Mary club team and now plays singles and doubles in his free time. Rob can be seen playing doubles with his pals.
Emily
Emily Imperial
How long have you been playing tennis? Almost a year.

What three words best describe you? Kind, helpful, and creative.

What is your best shot? Serve.

What is favorite quarantine activity? Learning to play piano, bike riding, and creative drawing.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned during quarantine?
I have developed a better appreciation for family time and am even more helpful with her brother and household chores. 

What are you most looking forward to when MNTC reopens?
Seeing coaches and friends and improving forehand and backhand strokes.
Ben Gershowitz
How long have you been playing tennis? 2.5 years.

What three words best describe you? Kind, mischievous, and creative.

What is your best shot? Volley drop shot.

What is favorite quarantine activity? Online tennis (Tennis Clash- come find me, my user name is “Rafa”).

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned during quarantine? How much I miss playing tennis with real people instead of against the garage door.

What are you most looking forward to when MNTC reopens? Playing matches with my friends.
Amanda
Amanda Merkin
How long have you been playing tennis? 7 years.

What three words best describe you Thoughtful, hardworking, and dependable.

What is your best shot? Backhand ground stroke.

What is favorite quarantine activity? Doing puzzles with my family.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned during quarantine? I have learned to appreciate our every day activities that we are now missing. I also get more time to spend with my family which I am definitely taking advantage of!

What are you most looking forward to when MNTC reopens? I’m definitely looking forward to seeing everybody’s welcoming faces and to getting back to teach the young kids!
Evan Pffeifer
How long have you been playing tennis? 15 years.

What three words best describe you? Outgoing, enthusiastic, and competitive.

What is your best shot? Cross-court backhand.

What is favorite quarantine activity?
Cooking and playing with my new puppy.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned during quarantine? Exercise is important!

What are you most looking forward to when MNTC reopens? Playing with my buddies.
Evan
Rob
Rob Weinburg
How long have you been playing tennis? Around 40 years.

What three words best describe you? Persistent, consistent, and accurate.

What is your best shot? Cross-court forehand.

What is favorite quarantine activity? Playing my guitar as I play in a local musical group, Winsome.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned during quarantine? Always plan ahead.

What are you most looking forward to when MNTC reopens? I love to play tennis and look forward to sharing both the courts and some new stories with my tennis folks.
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