Hi! My name is Alyssa DiMaio and I am currently a sophomore (¹20) at Staples High School in Westport. I have been playing tennis since I was 4 years old and I am still super devoted and passionate about it today. In addition to tennis, I started out playing travel soccer, basketball, softball, gymnastics and dance. After I started qualifying for USTA national tennis tournaments at age 11, it became difficult to balance everything and since tennis is such a technical sport that requires a lot of practice, I knew I needed to make a choice. Choosing tennis was easy for me because I love the mental and physical aspect of the game when playing singles, as well as the team work required when I play doubles.
As a freshman at Staples, I played #1 singles on the Varsity team and maintained a record of 19-2 throughout the season. I earned ALL-STATE and ALL-FCIAC first team singles. Also, I am a nationally ranked USTA player with a ranking of #1 in Connecticut and #6 in New England. I recently made it to the championship round of a USTA L3 National tournament in NC, beating seeded players along the way. This past summer I competed in California, Minnesota, Florida, and Virginia. I train 14 hours each week including on court and off court conditioning and strength training.
I have been so lucky over the years to have had such amazing coaches who have inspired me and challenged me to work hard to develop my game strategically, mentally, and physically. I love giving back and sharing my passion of tennis with young children. I am also a Fundraising volunteer for the Joseph Oyebog Tennis Academy. OTA provides children in Cameroon Africa a safe haven from the oppression of poverty to improve their lives through the sport of tennis. I sell bracelets and donate 100% of the proceeds to the Academy.
I look forward to using all that I have learned to help kids develop their skills in a fun one on one environment.