Junior player and coach Chloe attends York College of Pennsylvania studying Environmental Science and French. She plays on York College’s women’s tennis team. “GPTL has really made me passionate about tennis. The coaches always encourage and push me to do my best. I have learned so much about leadership and responsibility as a junior tennis coach. GPTL has truly impacted my life on and off the tennis courts.”
Junior player and coach Erica attends James Madison University and was “inspired” to major in Sport and Recreation Management after learning valuable leadership skills playing and working for GPTL. She will have a minor in business and Spanish and plans on playing for the club tennis team. “I have created bonds with my coaches and peers that I will never forget. Besides learning how to be a better tennis player, GPTL has also taught me how to be a better person. Playing for GPTL has taught me discipline and the value of teamwork in a mostly individual game”.
Junior player Lauren attends York College of Pennsylvania majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She plays on the York College’s tennis team. Lauren has been playing with GPTL for seven years. “The coaches and other players at GPTL always push us to do our best while having fun. GPTL has made me the tennis player I am today and for that I will always be grateful!”
Junior player and coach Kishan earned a full-ride to Duke University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He was #1 in his class at Pottstown High School. “Tennis taught me that having the right mindset is not only helpful in tennis, but in life. The mental game of tennis is just as challenging as the physical aspects. It is how we respond to challenges that dictate the results.”
Junior player and coach Cara attends Penn State University at University Park majoring in Immunology and Infectious Disease. She has played with GPTL since she was 6 years old. “Playing tennis provided me with the foundation that my character and values were built upon. GPTL has given me a personalized education of tennis. On the other side of the net, as a coach, I’ve been honored to return my knowledge and give back to the Pottstown community and new generations of GPTL tennis players. It’s been empowering to witness the true impact of tennis on others’ lives beyond my own”.