|South Jersey Tennis:
The Brianna Brown Story
Monday, March 18, 2002
By Sanipa Koetsawasdi
Eleven year old Brianna Brown is well on her way to proving that she is made of the same kind of grit and determination as the likes of Michael Jordan or John Daly. Her game is tennis. She's proof that anyone can accomplish anything with hard work and doing what you love. She exhibits the work ethics of a true professional.
From that moment when she started to play tennis, she was a natural. Brown routinely practices playing tennis with her mom, dad, and strength and conditioning coach Graig White. To help her with her game strategy, Mike Perrone and Rick Hoffman of the Cherry Hill Racquet Club have also been by her side to coach her. Brown also enjoys running track to keep fit. She runs everyday in school during gym class. Last year, Brown was able to win 2 out of 5 tournaments. Her upcoming tournaments for 2002 include:
Her inspiration and role model is Serena Williams. "I like her attitude on the court", said Brown. Brianna sees herself playing on the tennis team at Bishop Eustace in her near future. She also wants to attend college and perhaps play tennis professionally. Her parents have supported her all the way, providing the necessary equipment, transportation and most important, as Brown states, "They encourage me to have fun and be the best I can be".
Photos by Art Redd
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