Q-and-A with Kyle Scheffers, Marian Catholic tennis
April 21, 2013 5:22PM
Kyle Scheffers, of Marian Catholic. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun-Times Media
Updated: May 23, 2013 6:10AM
After a couple of trips to state as a doubles player, Kyle Scheffers, of Marian Catholic tennis, is making his mark in 2013 as the team’s No. 1 singles player.
How did you get into tennis?
I started playing tennis when I was 4 years old at a local club.
What is your proudest tennis moment?
Taking fourth place at the 18 and under Midwest Open last summer as a 16-year-old.
What is your most embarrassing tennis moment?
It was when I showed up late for a match last summer.
If you could pick any pro player in the world to be your doubles partner, who would it be and why?
I would pick Roger Federer as my doubles partner, because he is the greatest tennis player of all time and also is a class act and seems easy to get along with.
Have your serves ever been clocked? If so, what’s the highest mph of one of your serves?
I’ve never been clocked, but my fastest serves are probably between 100 and 110 mph.
What’s the funniest comment you heard at a match?
My coach, Mr. (Scott) Bodnar always provides humorous comments at changeovers during my high school matches.
If you could have lunch with any three people (living or dead), who would it be and why?
Ronald Reagan, because is my favorite president. Jay Gatsby, because if Gatsby’s lunches are anything like his parties, I’m sure it would be a good time. I would also like to have lunch with Steve Jobs in hopes that some of his creativity would rub off on me.
What movie could you watch 100 times and not get sick of it?
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.
If they made a movie of your life story, what should the title be?
I’m not sure what the title would be, but I don’t think it would be a very popular movie.
Who should play you?
I’d have to play myself because it would be too weird to watch someone else play me.
As told to Jeff Vorva