Tennis Ace of the Month – Granville Johnson
Where were you born and raised?
If you aren’t from Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas, what brought you to Pittsburgh, PA?
How long have you been associated with the Highland Park Tennis Club? In what capacities?
I have been a member since HPTC started
At what age, where and with whom did you first begin playing tennis?
I was living in Toronto Canada, when I bought my first tennis racket. I had no idea what I was doing at the time.
Did you play for any school teams? If so, what teams, when and at what schools?
What level tennis player are you now? What was your highest ranking? No sure,
I would guess 3.5 maybe.
Do you play in tournaments now? If so, why? If not, why not?
Do you prefer singles, doubles and or mixed play? Why?
I prefer singles, even though I play doubles and mixed doubles.
Name two of your favorite tennis players and tell why they are your favorites.
Roger Federer and Roger Federer.
If you could ask each of them a question, what would the questions be?
I’m not sure what I would ask them. What is it about the game that you like? Why?
Competing, exercise, you meet a lot of wonderful people who play tennis. Is there anything about the game that you don’t like and if so, what is it and why?
No. There isn’t anything I don’t like.
If you could change one thing about tennis, what would it be?
What do you consider the strongest aspect of your tennis game? Why?
My return of serve
What part of your tennis game would you most like to improve? Why?
My serve. I would like to be able to serve more winners
Do you have a personal tennis match that stands out in your mind? Please share the circumstances of that match with us.
No, not really
Aside from tennis, in what other athletic activities do you participate?
I go to the gym in the winter time
What is your favorite type of music?
Name your favorite musical artist/group?
What is your favorite food?
Salmon, veggies, Rice
What can always be found in your refrigerator?
Yogurt, bottles water, Lots of frozen vegetables
What is your favorite vacation spot?
If there is anything that you would change about the world in which we live today, what would it be?
Find a way to get rid the guns and racism.
What would most others be surprised to know about you?
I have lived in four countries and have been to seven eight total and counting.
Is there anything you would like to add?