Bixby’s Maxwell Remy: Tennis Spotlight Presented By RH91

By Derrick Smith

All athletes strive to be successful. They put in a lot of time and effort in order to become a better player. But some sports are more than just being physically strong and talented. While some do require physicality, others require more of a mental strength.

Bixby High School senior, Maxwell Remy, says that his sport requires as much effort mentally as it does physically.

“Repetition and perseverance are what has taken me to be successful in tennis,” he said. “In order to succeed in my sport, there has to be a lot of mental strength to get through the long matches. Also, to be able to improve my skill level, repetition of strokes and footwork have been necessary to get to that next level of competition.”

Along with playing tennis for the Spartans, Remy is also a member of the cross country team. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, and the Academic Bowl Team, which qualified for state this year.

Throughout his years of playing tennis, Maxwell has had different people that have played a role in helping him become the player he is today. But he says there is one person who has been the biggest influence on his life.

“My dad has made the biggest impact on my athletic, as well as personal, life,” he said. “He has taught me about having a drive to compete to the best of my abilities, whether it is sports or academics.”

Remy says that his United States History teacher has also been influential and has taught him more than just history.

“Mr. Briggs has taught me about having a good work ethic,” he said. “If you want to get better, you have to put in the work.”

There have been a lot of great moments during his years of playing tennis, but Maxwell says that he knows what his favorite has been.

“The highlight moments of my career were getting to compete for the last two years at the USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships.”