Jenks’ Brett Keeling -Tennis Spotlight Presented By Racquet & Health 91

Brett Keeling is a 15-year-old freshman who attends Jenks High School. Brett is a five-star recruit who began playing tennis at the young age of four. As a nine-year-old, Brett started training at Tucker Tennis Academy and began competing in USTA tournaments. Tucker Tennis Academy is known for making great tennis athletes who are trained by world-class coaches. In the six years Brett has been training at Tucker Tennis Academy, he has gained numerous titles in USTA. Brett is nationally ranked in the USTA and has also become a top 50 recruit for his age group.

Brett has not only succeeded in gaining many titles in the USTA world, but has also had great success for his school team by winning a handful of state titles as a middle schooler. Now, the freshman has set his goals high and hopes to achieve the highest national ranking possible before he graduates. He has also set the goal of taking his tennis career to the D1 level after graduation.

The young athlete not only has a love for tennis, but also for cooking. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and hopes to be a chef at his own restaurant someday. Brett also enjoys spending time with his friends at amusement parks and playing his dad in a game of ping-pong. He spends a lot of time attending Transformation Church where he serves on the leadership team at New Life Ranch in the summers. Brett plans to become more involved in school organizations as he progresses in high school.

Brett is very thankful for everything he has gained from tennis, such as great coaching, new friendships, and the lessons he has learned along the way that will stay with him forever. Brett added, “Tennis has taught me many different lessons. The most important thing I have learned is that when something is not going your way you need to stop, breathe, and strategize about how you can do better in the upcoming points. It teaches a lot about self-reliance since it is an individual sport. When you win, it’s all because of you, and when you lose, you have no one else to blame but yourself.”