holmescallas 3 / 12 Oct 31, 2010 #1prompt : In the space provided below, elaborate on one of your activities (extracurricular, personal activities, or work experience) MAX 150 words. (Needs reduction!)I first started playing tennis in the New York Junior Tennis League when I was in 8th grade. I was an ESL student - an immigrant. No one wanted to talk with me, I had no friends. However, ass my tennis skills improved, I gradually made more friends and gained more respects.I felt I was gradually blending itnto the American melting pot.As a freshmen in high school, although I had good grades, again, I had no friends. Again, it was tennis that led me to meet my first friend after a conversation about the shool tennis team. In that year, I made to the school team and played as the 3rd singles, but my nerves often led me to lose most of my games. After intense mental struggle, by my sophmore year, I was able to overcome this nerve and fear. My phisolopy about tennis and life changed. Tennis was no longer a physical game, but more - a mental game. Your mental state of well-being is what ultimately will make a difference. Tennis led me to socially blend into the society and mentally being ready for my life.189 words....NEED REDUCTION...PLEASE HELP!!!