Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition 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 August 2nd is 12-year-old Andres Parez from Mexico.
How long have you been playing tennis for?
Since I was eight years old, this is my fourth week.
Who are your coaches?
Coach Julio Zavala.
What are your favorite things about IMG Academy and why?
So many things. I make friends from all over the world.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I warm up.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
I shake the hand of my opponent.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
I think, “I am going to win”.