Highland Park High (N.J.) tennis standout Maverick Lin said the game kept him entertained up to seven hours a day during summer. Not that he would Highland Park player to win a state singles title.have it any other way. He is, after all, working toward defending his victorous territory on the court. This past spring, Lin became the first
When we stole a few minutes from Lin before a morning training session to talk about life off the court, he shared his enthusiasm for these five noted below.
Lin: I saw the movie and really like it, so I wanted to read the book. I love how Billy (Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager) revolutionized the idea of baseball. No one else was willing to do it the way he did. I was surprised the Oakland A’s never won the championship. They were doing so well, but were unable to obtain that ultimate goal. The take away message was: don’t be afraid to do what others won’t.
Song:“Remember the Name” – Fort Minor
Lin: Before every match I have to listen to music. I was browsing through songs on Spotify when I found this song. The beat is kind of fast. It pumps me up. Like the lesson from “Moneyball”, the song is about doing what others don’t.
Lin: I like his strokes. He’s somewhat aggressive, but he has a really good line of defense and offense. I try to mimic some part of his game like his backhand.
Movie:The Shawshank Redemption
Lin: I’ve watched the movie a few times. I like it because it shows persistence. The message is when you’re determined, you can accomplish anything. I relate it tennis. In the state finals, I was really determined to win, and I was able to overcome all obstacles to do it.
Wild card:Coconut water
Lin: I always have coconut water with me. I drink it before every match and sometimes during training.