My name is Brittany and I am the newest addition to the Tennis Warehouse team. I graduated from college this past June and was fortunate enough to travel for five weeks in Europe this summer before starting work. I explored four different countries, including Denmark, Spain, Belgium, and France. While traveling, I played three Women’s ITF tournaments and even picked up two wins. I had the time of my life in Europe playing competitive tennis.
Tennis has been in my blood my whole life. I have grown up around it and my entire family plays. My mother and aunt both played college tennis and my dad is a successful high school tennis coach. I started playing tennis when I was five years old but started competing in USTA tournaments at age ten. From there, I continued to play in the juniors, on my high school team, and for the last four years, played on a Division I College team. One of my favorite tennis memories was receiving two wildcards into the BNP Paribas Open (formally the Pacific Life Open when I played) in Indian Wells, California when I was in high school. Even though I lost (I won four games total in the two matches), it was still an amazing experience and I can say I started my professional career at age 15 (which Kana likes to point out).
Since I am now officially out of college and in the real world, I was looking for a job that would incorporate both my college degree in Business Marketing with my background in tennis. Tennis Warehouse was the perfect fit of the two. I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous about starting an office job, but after working for five days I feel like I am getting into the swing of things. I think I will be called “The Newbie” for a while but I can handle that.
And now just for fun, here are some random facts about myself. My first tennis coach told my parents that I should probably try a different sport other than tennis; I disagreed and stuck with it. In middle school, I made it to the State Championships in track for the mile and for the Science Fair with my project “Not Just Another Dumb Jock.” I am an extremely competitive person and am not afraid of a challenge. I am slightly superstitious so I always wear two different color socks every day. Recently, I joined a co-ed softball team and play 1st base.
I have had an awesome first week at Tennis Warehouse and I look forward to writing many more blogs.