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Georgia Deacon of Melborne, Australia wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of June 24

Zachary Dash
Georgia Deacon of Melborne, Australia wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of June 24

Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.

The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Georgia Deacon from Melbourne, Australia.

How long have you been playing tennis for? 

I am fourteen and began playing when I was four years old.

Who is your coach?

Coach Cougar Arande.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

I like how there is a lot of different people from around the world that I get to meet and become friends with.

Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

I stay calm and I listen to music, mainly ministry of sound type music. And then I just jump around.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

Novak Djokovic.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?

It depends on the night.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I just think that even if it’s hot, if I do my best, then I can do my best when I get back home.

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