Player of the Week: Frances Kimball

Frances Kimball

Frances Kimball

Frances Kimball is tenacious on the tennis court.

A third-year member of the Lake Region varsity girls’ tennis team, Frances moved from doubles action this season to the team’s Number 3 singles player.

“What has impressed me most about Frances is her tenacity.  She plays each point as if it were for the championship. Balls that I don’t think possible to get to, Frances is able to make the play with her hustle and willingness to give it her all,” Lake Region Coach Kim Peterson said.  “Frances has taken the time to take lessons in the off-season that has helped her stroke and confidence.”

Frances is a quiet leader, willing to take on any role asked.

“This year, I have many players in practice that could win on any given day. When I saw Frances in her first singles match this year, I knew she was in the right spot,” Coach Peterson said. “Her determination to always give her all and persevere when times are tough are why I chose Frances to be our Player of the Week.”

In recognition of her strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Frances is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Kimball File

Name: Frances Kimball

Year in School: Junior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Frank and Annette Kimball

School Activities/Sports: Tennis, cheerleading, lacrosse.

Q. Why did you choose tennis? FK. I chose this sport coming into high school because I wanted to try something new. I fell in love with it since Day 1.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish this season? FK. I want to be confident every time I go to play a match.

Q. What do you enjoy the most? FK. Playing friendly matches with my teammates.

Q. What do you like the least? FK. The thing I like the least is getting frustrated. 

Q. What makes you successful? FK. Dedication. I spend extra time outside of school practices taking lessons and trying to perfect my skills.

Q. What would your dream moment be? FK. Making it to the conference finals.

Q. What has tennis taught you? FK. To never give up. Even when you’re down by a lot of points, you can still win.

Q. Who has inspired you? FK. I love watching my teammates accomplish a new skill and get better. That’s why they inspire me. It makes me feel like I too can accomplish new things.


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