Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in rcognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.
The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of July 29 is 15-year-old Brittany Newton from Dallas.
How long have you been playing tennis for?
I've been playing soccer for five years.
Who is your coach?
Coach Jakub Grzeslo.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
I think the coaches here are great and everyone's just so nice. There are really no put-downs and everyone helps build you up. It's easier to work hard when you have others around you with the same intentions.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I have a special warm-up.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
The professional athlete that inspires me the most is Roger Federer because he carries himself well on the court and it's inspiring that he can have a good attitude and be successful.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
When I win, I just have to go onto the next match because you don't really have time to dwell over your victory.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
A hard day's work motivates me in itself and actually helps me keep going.