Athlete Showcase: Brandywine’s Tyler Mott

Published 8:17 am Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tyler Mott is a senior on the Brandywine tennis team.


What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

TM: Winning regional at three doubles my junior year.

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

TM: Losing conference this year in a third set tiebreak.

What has been a hardship in your life?

TM: I sometimes procrastinate… a lot.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

TM: David Sidenbender because he is a great coach and father.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

TM: When the match is close with a lot on the line.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

TM: Missing an overhead slam in front of everyone.

How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

TM: Sometimes I like to go to the courts and just serve.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

TM: I wouldn’t compete in another sport. Tennis is life.

Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?

TM: My mother. She is at my matches whenever she can, even when I’m not the best of children.

How would you give away $50,000?

TM: I would donate the money to Niles-Buchanan Rotary for their Christmas drive for children.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

TM: I would coach the Cubbies. I want to fly the “W.”

If I did not play sports, I would…?

TM: Play 2K.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

TM: Remain calm in frustrating times.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

TM: Add line judges to big tournament play.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

TM: I look like Mr. Crocker.

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

TM: Taking college classes while still in high school.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

TM: David Sidenbender spread butter on Mark Conrad.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

TM: Playing tennis. I love it so much.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

TM: Squirrely.