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Q&A with Carroll HS tennis player Andy Li
Courtesy: Andy Li

Q&A with Carroll HS tennis player Andy Li

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — As we learn more about Carroll HS sophomore tennis player Andy Li, it’s easy to see how his positivity shines through in all he does.

How did you get interested in your sport?

Andy Li: My parents chose to live in Timber Lake partly because of the tennis courts. My dad spent a lot of time on those neighborhood tennis courts teaching me the basics of tennis. When I started playing tournaments my passion and motivation grew. Tennis became my second life outside of school, and I am always working hard to improve.

Courtesy: Andy Li

Of what achievement are you most proud?

Li: I am most proud of successfully starting a chess club for high schoolers here at Carroll. I poked fun at the idea of starting a school chess club late in freshman year. After talking to my friends about it, they encouraged me to act. I’m fortunate that my debate coach, Coach Brown, was willing to sponsor and support the club. I’m thrilled at the fact that this club, now with regular members and biweekly meetings, has come to grow so much in such a short time.

What qualities do you value in your teammates?

Li: I value the friendliness and drive everyone has on the team. What’s special about being on the school team is that I’m surrounded by people who also have a passion for tennis. From the early morning practices to the late-night matches, we grow closer. It’s these connections and friendships that motivate me to keep on pushing forward in tennis. I can’t imagine where I would be if it weren’t for this team.

Who inspires you or who do you admire?

Li: Everyone I surround myself with inspires me. My tennis team inspires me the most. Coach Aldridge, Coach White, and my fellow teammates all inspire me to keep working to improve. Every day, I get to spend two hours on the courts practicing with my teammates. These days remind me that I’m not alone in pursuing my goals in tennis, I have teammates and coaches who share my passion.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Li: My favorite subject is debate. I love being able to combine my research skills with critical thinking. Arguing about real-world topics and assessing different viewpoints allows me to open up an analytical side of myself. Most importantly, it has built my confidence in speaking in public and expressing my ideas.

What qualities do you admire in your favorite teachers?

Li: I admire the positivity and support all my teachers and coaches give me. Both my tennis and debate coaches support me and push me to improve in everything I do. I value the faith they have in me. When I’m feeling low, their positivity encourages me to push through and work harder.

What role do your parents play?

Li: I’m grateful that my parents give me independence and trust me to maintain my grades. They support me through my endeavors in tennis and extracurriculars. They are the ones who raised me to where I am today. I will always be appreciative of them!

Do you have a special motto or saying?

Li: Coach Aldridge, my tennis coach, always says, “Remember who you are and whose you are!” His maxim reminds me to think twice before my actions and first consider my responsibilities and the relationships I have with others. This catchphrase of his reminds me to be grateful for my circumstances. I am thankful to be living in Southlake and for the support of my family, teachers, coaches, and friends. The saying reminds me to never forget how far I’ve come and to look forward to what the future has to offer!

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