Chloe Henderson Thank you Letter

Dear Ryan, 

Well, where do I start? Firstly, thank you so much for inviting me on the trip to Palm Springs. This trip was something that I will never forget. It is because of the following reasons. 

Well, not only have I learned what to do, tennis-wise, when it rains (run, exercise, stretch, etc:) I have also become more fit, got to know people that I didn't even know existed, I learned better leadership and responsibility skills, I now have better mind-calming and psychological skills (To my surprise, I have actually tried to calm my mind recently. For example, when it was Christmas Eve, my mom had to go get stitches at around 12 o'clock because she fell on her chin while dancing. I was very worried about her and started crying in my bathroom. It was in there that I closed my eyes and tried to do what we did at the small waterfalls in Palm Springs. Although I didn't completely stop worrying, I stopped crying and went downstairs and stopped sulking. This made that night less stressful and helped me stop being a negative Nelly.) And finally, the most important thing that I have got out of the Palm Springs trip is the experience. This was the first time that I have been away from home alone so I was scared and nervous. But now I'm not as scared if I were to leave home again. And just being in a 5 star hotel is an amazing experience alone, but in addition to that I was on a tennis trip with many new people. 

I really enjoyed the Palm Springs trip and hope that in the future I will have an opportunity like it. I deeply appreciate everything that you and Hilary have done for us on this trip and for making my winter break A LOT more fun! Well I just want you to know how much I appreciate your efforts and compassion toward this trip and tennis overall. Well, thank you!

Chloe Henderson