Johnny recently started working at The Fort, but he has been working with youth and tennis programs throughout his career. He graduated from Bethel University and worked for Americorps Service and Public Allies Twin-Cities at Inner City Tennis. He also has tutored and mentored through Aces 4 Kids.
College experience: Sankofa/Civil Rights Tour, Community Liaison for Frogtown- Bethel University
Favorite tennis player on pro circuit: Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
In a couple words, what makes an exceptional tennis player: Heart + talent + effort = champion
When I’m losing a match, I focus on: Having fun, smiling more, laughing at myself and hustling more!
When I’m winning a match, I focus on: Still giving 110% + 2! Staying classy and having fun!
Favorite movie: PS I Love You, Remember the Titians, Space Jam, Don't Be a Menace to Society
People would be most surprised to learn I can... Dance #NaeNae #watchmewhip #Dougie
Three items on my “bucket list”: Vacation in Thailand; eat at all the restaurants on "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives", and publish a book
Best advice ever received: Make it a great day, or not. The choice is yours.
When I’m not at FWTEC, I enjoy: Eating, lifting weights, playing football, basketball, open-mic, Netflix, happy hour, beach and sight-seeing