Hunt Neely, son of David and Sara Neely, is this week’s Athlete of the Week. He is a junior at Brentwood Academy and a member of the Boys Tennis Team.
This season, he said his biggest highlights were placing 5th in doubles with his teammate David Cornelius in the Regionals tournament and defeating Lipscomb’s one and two doubles team.
Neely started playing in 7th grade. “I tried out for the middle school tennis team with Coach Al Herrera and really enjoyed this new sport,” he said. “Freshman year, Coach Sutton encouraged me to work towards becoming a more proficient tennis player.”
When asked what inspires him to continue training and competing he said, “My coaches inspire me to work hard and compete to the best of my ability. They devoted their time and expertise into making me the player I am today.”
One of his top role models in life is his father. He said he looks up to him for his work ethic and constant encouragement.
When he’s not competing on the tennis court, he enjoys skiing, fishing, hunting and traveling.
After graduating from BA, he plans to go to college to pursue a degree in architecture or business.