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Thomas Keiffer
Thomas Keiffer
Height: 6'0
Weight: 160
Year: JR
Hometown: La Jolla, CA
High School: La Jolla HS
College: Claremont McKenna
Major: Economics

On Court: All-court player with great power and range...played #1 singles for La Jolla HS CIF Division Championship team...successful junior tennis career in SoCal with several tournament titles in San Diego area...as a freshman went 6-2 in singles playing at every position except #5, and partnered Spencer MacColl to earn a 5-1 record in doubles...as a sophomore played in the ITA West Regionals in singles and doubles...was 4-1 in singles dual matches in the spring at positions 3, 5, and 6...overall singles record of 5-3 on the season...was 2-2 in doubles play with partners Berber and S. MacColl...this season part of an experienced group of juniors and seniors leading Stags Tennis. 

Tools: Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.0 strung with Solinco Outlast 16 gauge at 54 pounds

Personal: Favorite players are Federer and Sampras for their style of play and on court temperment...enjoys skateboarding, surfing, and body surfing...nickname is "TK"

 

City you like to visit:  Prague

Country you would like to explore: Italy

Film you could watch over and over: Blood Diamond

Artist whose work you respect: Monet

The book that has affected you the most: The Kite Runner
 
A book you read recently that you liked, and why: The Last Lecture...inspiring
 
Where you'd want to live some day and why: Florence...great city
 
Three people you consider to be geniuses: Einstein, Hawking, DaVinci

Three things for which you are thankful: family, health, opportunities given to me

Something you wish you could learn at the snap of your fingers: languages
 
Hero(es): Pete Sampras, Kelly Slater, Roger Federer
 
Your tennis fantasy: winning wimbledon
 
Something you like to do which is totally different from tennis: surfing
 
One thing you cook pretty well: dank egg and ham sandwich
 
Two interesting things you did last summer: traveled to Germany and Vancouver
 
Person who introduced you to tennis: father
 
Three jobs you'd do if you don't turn pro: hedge fund, stock broker, investment
 
Favorite Breakfast Item: scrambled eggs

Motto: "to give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"

Ideal Sunday activity: surf, lift, run, beach

Something hidden under your bed or in your closet: cytogainer protein powder

Three things you admire about your parents: modesty, humbleness, loving

Three favorite childhood toys: skateboard, Legos, batman

One piece of wisdom you would pass on to a child: "Do everything that you can, otherwise you'll look back and regret it."