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John McDermott, IMG Academy Tennis Athlete of the Week: July 23 - 27

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade “G Standout Award”/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to become THE TOTAL ATHLETE.

Nick Bollettieri gives John McDermott the tennis Gatorade “G Standout Award”/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for July 23 - 27.

The tennis winner of the Gatorade “G” Standout Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is…

John McDermott

Age: 10

Hometown: Hong Kong, China (born in New York)

Favorite athlete: Roger Federer

Best advice received: “IMG coach Pat Dougherty taught me how to improve my serve with the fence drill.”

Favorite part of IMG Academy: “Meeting Nick Bollettieri”

Best athletic accomplishment: “Becoming a ranked tennis player.”

Favorite subject in school: Math/PE

Favorite musician: Usher

Biggest superstition/habit before competition: “I always wear a hat.”

This player has displayed Attitude, Concentration and Effort on a daily basis and has received recognition by our coaching staff. Our coaching staff strives daily to deliver Quality Instruction within a Competitive Environment and provide all of our summer camp athletes with the Opportunity to fulfill their individual athletic potential. Athleticism, Strict Discipline, High Work-Rate, and a Winning Mentality are the minimum expectations. Congratulations to John who has excelled!

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