Congratulations to Chase Johnson on being named the Might Silver & Royal Blue athlete of the week! Chase has been on the varsity boys tennis team since 9th grade, where he played 3rd/4th singles. He jumped into the #1 singles spot this year, his senior season, which he has played all season. He has had many impressive wins at #1, including the top 10 ranked player from Maple Grove. He has also had close matches with top players from St. Louis Park, and Minnetonka. Chase is going into section play as the #4 seed in the singles draw and has a very good shot at making it out of our section and going to the state tournament. The Royals are in team action today vs. Southwest, with the winner moving on to play Wayzata on Monday May 18th. Good luck to Chase and the Royals!
What is on your playlist on match day to get you pumped up?
It would mostly be rap. I would say Kanye West.
Do you have any superstitions?
Whenever I play, I need to hold my racquet the same way every time. I never let it turn 180 degrees.
Which athlete do you admire the most?
Rafael Nadal. He fights so hard and never gives up. He is so good at what he does, which makes him fun to watch.
Is there a certain meal or snack that you eat on match day?
I usually bring a granola bar from home, and have a bag of chips from the snack bar at school. I try to also have a lot of water to stay hydrated.
What is your favorite class that you have taken at HHS?
Sports Entertainment marketing for sure. Mr. Theirl was the teacher, and I really liked learning how the two connect from a marketing standpoint.
Where do you hope to be 4 years from now?
Hopefully graduating from Gustavus Adolphus and looking for a job or internship.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Invisibility. It would sure help my tennis game. I think it would be cool to go wherever you want, whenever you want without anyone knowing.
Where is the coolest place you have ever played tennis?
I would say St. John’s College. There is just 1 court and it’s in really nice condition. It’s fun that you only focus on 1 match.