John Baldwin, son of John and Kelly Baldwin, is this week’s Jet’s Pizza male Athlete of the Week.
He is a senior at Battle Ground Academy and a member of the tennis team.
Baldwin started playing tennis when he was a young child living in Sewanee, Ga. He said that by the age of six or seven, he knew that it was a sport that he wanted to seriously pursue, so he did.
He said that the sometimes relaxing nature of the game is his favorite part.
One of the biggest lessons he has learned is how one has to have mental toughness in order to play the game well.
One of his biggest role models and inspirations is his coach, Kevin Soto. He said he enjoys having him to look up to because he “likes to have a lot of fun while playing.” Baldwin also said that his teammates are some of his top inspirations that he thinks of while training and competing.
Outside of tennis, he enjoys playing basketball with his friends.
After graduating from BGA this year, he plans to attend Auburn University, where both of his parents attended. He would like to pursue a degree in engineering.