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St. George Student Wins NJTL Essay Contest

Peter Smith III of St. George Youth Sports League is the South Carolina winner of the 2020 USTA Foundation NJTL Essay Contest, according to USTA Southern.

The Woodland High ninth-grader has got some big plans for the future. Get to know him.

How many years has youth been playing tennis?
About 5 years.

What’s your favorite thing about tennis?
Playing and learning with friends.

Favorite tennis shot/stroke?
Smash & Slice Shots.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?
My favorite school subject is Math because I like solving problems, and I like the competition of who can solve the problem the fastest.

What are your future career goals?
Become a Lawyer and work at a law firm. Then get promoted to Defense Attorney. Then after working there for a good amount of years, run for President of the United States.

Who is your favorite male & female professional tennis player and why?
Serena Williams because of her powerful playstyle and powerful serve. And Gael Monfils because of his flexibility and incredible trick shots.

What are your other hobbies, interests and talents?
Basketball, Football, Marching Band (Saxophone) & Student Council.