- Kristina Puthoff-King
Claudia Ng of Hong Kong wins the IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of July 8
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 Bollettieri Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Claudia Ng from Hong Kong.
How long have you been playing tennis for?
I have been playing tennis since I was nine years old.
Who is your coach?
My coach was Coach Mark Dalzell.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
I like that it is really big and very professional. I like the coaching system and how it is set up by your level of play and not based on age.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I listen to music and jog around for 10 min so that I make sure I have a good warm-up and am ready for my match.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
I like Novak Djokovic.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
I like to stretch and relax after a big win.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
I know that if I work really hard that I might get rewarded.
Photo by: Kristina Puthoff-King