Thank you so much for giving my sister and I the opportunity of going on the Lake Las Vegas trip. I appreciate it very much as well as all your other efforts put forth to tennis. This was one of the best experiences I have had and will never forget. Wednesday night when we went out on the strip, could have been one of the best nights of my life. I have learned so much from this trip, even more than I did at Palm Springs last year. I think looking back on the trip now, I can understand what you, our speakers, and alumni are trying to tell us.
I think that talking in the conference room about leadership and who we thought demonstrated being a leader has made the biggest impact on me. I noticed that many of the same people were being called and I decided that I wanted to be one of them when I get older. When Sophie said that she thought I was a leader, I didn't understand why other than the fact that she is my sister and I was being nice to her. I noticed that I wasn't being a good role model for Sophie and the younger kids at night academy: talking at practice, not taking practice and tournaments seriously, and never giving my 100%. I realized that I wanted to be that "John" and that "Will" not only to Sophie but other people at the academy.
Thank you so much for this memorable trip and experience for both my sister and I. Thank you for everything that you do for us, Lorenzi, and tennis. Every thing you do is deeply appreciated and useful for not only tennis but life itself. Thank you again.