Meet 16-year-old Camila Ordonez, a player for more than 10 years with goals to improve her game and open doors for her future through tennis.
Question: Where are you from?
Answer: I was born in Florida but, my family is from Colombia.
Question: How long have you been playing tennis and how did you get started?
Answer: I started at the age of 5 when my dad starting putting me in tennis lessons.
Question: Where do you play?
Answer: I train in Extreme Tennis Academy, located in Aventura, Florida.
Question: Why did you choose tennis and what do you like the most about this sport?
Answer: I chose tennis because it was the thing I most enjoyed doing and i had a strong passion towards it. What I like most about this sport is definitely the competition of the game.
Question: What has been your best accomplishment as a tennis player?
Answer: My best accomplishment as a tennis player would probably be getting to the semifinals of an ITF in both singles and doubles. I have also won state championships and i have placed very well in national tournaments as well.
Question: What are your main goals in tennis?.
Answer: What I would like to accomplish is a tennis scholarship to a good college unless, I get to be professional.
Question: Why do you think is good for children and their families to play tennis?
Answer: I think it is overall a very fun and competitive sport that everyone should try out.
Question: What message do you have for other Hispanic families who are looking for a sport for their kids?
Answer: I think that it is a great sport to have their kids play. I think that they should go for it and if their kids want to play tennis then their families should support them.
Question: Who is your favorite pro player and why?
Answer: My favorite pro tennis player is Jelena Ostapenko. I love the way she plays. She plays very aggressive, moves great on the court, and her strive and motivation is very impressive. I look up to her a lot and all of those great qualities that she has are things i would like to improve in my game.