Since she was once 18 months outdated, Jordyn McBride was once surrounded via tennis. With a mom and a father who’re each tennis coaches and an older brother who performs the game, it was once just about unavoidable.
“I don’t have any reminiscence now not enjoying tennis,” McBride stated.
Now a College of San Diego-bound senior at West Ranch Prime College, McBride has cemented her recognition as one of the most perfect prep tennis gamers within the Santa Clarita Valley.
She just lately received her 3rd consecutive Foothill League singles name, beating out teammate Annette Robertson within the procedure. Moreover, McBride by no means misplaced a suite in Foothill League common season play in her 4 years on varsity.
Even if she beat Robertson in two units— 6-0, 6-1— the fit was once nonetheless intense and aggressive.
“Her serve could be very arduous,” McBride stated of Robertson. “She positioned it really well … that was once arduous. And he or she additionally had excellent volleys. She would come to the online and she or he would hit a volley and I’d slightly hit it again and she or he would hit a volley to the opposite aspect.”
McBride, who’s the No. eight recruit in California, in step with the Tennis Recruiting Community, stated that a large number of her good fortune in tennis is a results of her upbringing. She began competing in tournaments when she was once Nine years outdated, in step with her mother, Dina, and started to take the game severely at 13.
She was once serious about more than a few different sports activities and actions rising up, which contributed to shaping her as a tennis participant.
“She performed football, she did basketball, she did softball,” Dina, who additionally coaches the West Ranch varsity squad, stated. “I believe doing more than one sports activities as a child is truly nice for being an excellent athlete throughout at the tennis courtroom and you’ll be able to see via the way in which she strikes and the way she anticipates, a large number of the sports activities have come into her tennis.”
McBride stated that if she wasn’t enjoying tennis, she would perhaps be serious about dance. At one level, when she was once balancing her complete agenda as a child, she took tennis courses on the Paseo Membership, then dance courses instantly after.
“One of the crucial footwork in tennis is more or less like step ball exchange in dance,” McBride stated. “When I used to be 9, I used to be doing each.”
The CIF-Southern Segment playoffs wait for McBride as she is going to compete along with her teammates within the group playoffs in addition to the person playoffs since she was once the singles champion of the Foothill League.
As she advances in the course of the postseason for the overall time in her highschool tennis profession, she’ll accomplish that along with her circle of relatives supporting her.
“Having folks which might be additionally coaches could also be a truly excellent factor, particularly if it’s the game you wish to have to get excellent at. They are able to at all times allow you to and it’s like your coaches are touring in every single place with you. They’re doing a double task, they take you on your tournaments however it’s like having your trainer at all times there. It’s so handy — now not everyone has that.”