Boys Varsity Tennis · Player Interview: Dylan Nguyen

What is your name, age, and grade?

My name is Dylan Nguyen. I’m 17 years old and a senior.

Do you play doubles or singles?

I play singles.

How old were you when you started playing tennis?

I started when I was sophomore at 15 years old.

Where do you want to go to college? 

My goal is either go to Cal Poly Pomona or UCLA.

How has your family supported you throughout tennis?

My parents both played a great role in supporting me in tennis through driving me to several tennis tournaments and my dad hitting with me on the weekends.

How is your relationship with the coaches? 

I’d say our relationship is pretty positive since both coaches are supportive of all our members and want the best for the team.

How is your relationship with your teammates? 

Really great this year especially. We’re all supportive of each other especially when we have tough matches.

What has been the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome? 

My toughest challenge was coming back in a tennis match from 1-5 ,15-40 down to ultimately winning the set.

Where do you see yourself going with tennis? 

I’d probably play club tennis in college or hit with some friends on the side in the future.

What is the most challenging thing about tennis?

Especially the mental aspect of tennis as sometimes you can be too hard on yourself and it doesn’t help when you have an off day.

What do you love about tennis? 

I love the friends I make while playing tennis while also having the feel of hitting great shots. Hearing the sounds of hitting nicely hit shots as well also brings me joy.

Why did you start playing tennis?

Playing paddle tennis in PE and having lots of fun there motivated me to want to play the real deal.

Which match are you looking forward to the most?

I’m looking forward to playing either Santa Fe or El Rancho. They both have pretty fierce competitors.

If you could play any other sport, what would it be? 

Maybe Basketball. I really enjoy watching it although I can’t make a layup to save my life.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a Software Engineer in the future.