10 questions with…
October 27, 2016
As the tennis season draws to a close, junior Arman Dave sat down to give an inside look into being a state-winning Dragon tennis player.
Q: Why did you start playing tennis and how long have you played?
A: I started playing tennis when I was about three or four years old because my brother was playing tennis at the time so I was basically following in his footsteps.
Q: How many hours do you practice every week?
A: I practice about 20 hours per week.
Q: Have you committed to a college? Or what colleges are you looking at?
A: I am in contact with a couple of Ivy schools and MIT as well.
Q: What do you plan to do in college?
A: I was planning on doing something with computer science but I definitely want to play tennis there too.
Q: How did it feel to win the state championship last year?
A: It felt really amazing. There were a bunch of teammates that came and all of that combined energy really made it fun.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome as a player?
A: I’ve had to deal with a lot of injuries over the years. Last year, during the fall, I tore the tendon ligament in my wrist so I had to take off about four to five months but I came back from that to win state
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do outside of tennis?
A: I am part of a club that does coding for apps.
Q: Have you traveled anywhere interesting for tennis?
A: I’ve traveled all around the United States. I went to Boston around the time when Pokémon Go was big and I caught a bunch of stuff.
Q: What song or type of music do you listen to to get ready for a game?
A: I listen to classic rock.
Q: What’s the best thing about playing tennis?
A: I think that tennis is a very intellectual game. It’s like a chess game using physicality. You use your brain to analyze yourself and your opponent.