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Tereza Simonova is a 17 year old Sylvan Lake resident and a member of the Red Deer Tennis Club.  Tereza has distinguished herself as a diligent, committed and talented athlete.  Her work ethic at Ignite Fitness has pushed her to great performances this season, with 2nd place finishes in both U16 and U18 age groups at the 2015 Alberta Provincial Tennis Championships.  Tereza recently won the 2015 Red Deer Play Tennis Provincials in the Women’s Single Open division.  Most recently (Monday, August 11), Tereza, captured the Silver medal for Alberta at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB.  Tereza won a tough match (2 – 1; 6-3, 5-7, 10-8) vs. BC the morning draw and a few short hours later was back on court versus her Alberta teammate (Ashleigh Jacobs) in the Gold Medal match but ended up on the wrong end of a 2 – 0 match score.  Congratulations on a great season Tereza!

Tereza was born on September 20th 1999 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe.
She moved to Canada with her family in July 2001,when she was 2 years old.
Tereza started playing tennis at the age of 3 thanks to her Dad who is her coach up to this date.
Tereza is 16 and tennis has been her passion all of her life. She has participated in numerous
tennis tournaments on provincial and national level. In 2015 she qualified and  attended both U16 and U18 indoor and outdoor Rogers Nationals in Ontario and Quebec .
Despite being injured in fall 2015  Tereza ended silver in U 18 Champs in Tennis Academy in Calgary. Tereza is currently recovering from back injury and slowly getting back to her tennis routine.
In December 2015 Tereza will be traveling to Casely's Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida to train and attend Casely's international tennis championship; as well,she hopes to get qualified to play in  U 16 category of 2015 Metropolia  Orange Bowl Tournament, which is one of the most prestigious junior circuit tournaments.
Next year she hopes to succeed on provincial ,national and international level. She also hopes to secure a tennis scholarship for her postgraduate education .
Tereza attends Grade 12 at Notre Dame High School in Red Deer.

Tereza was selected as "Athlete of the Month" for the Month of November 2015.

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