Multiple Teams · North Dallas student profile: Tennis player Anna Nguyen

Anna Nguyen (middle) and her teammates enjoy a funny moment at a recent practice.
Anna Nguyen (middle) and her teammates enjoy a funny moment at a recent practice.


Junior Anna Nguyen is one of the outstanding student-athletes at North Dallas High School. She is one of the top players on the tennis team.

Anna and her tennis teammates will be playing against Woodrow Wilson at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Samuell-Grand Tennis Center.

Anna took a few minutes to answer some questions about herself:


Anna Nguyen

Age: 16 years old

Grade: Junior

Anna Nguyen
Anna Nguyen

College you plan to attend: University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University or Richland college.

Major you are considering in college: photography, filming, video making, or Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services.

Middle school attended: T.J. Rusk

School activities: Yearbook, flag corps and tennis.

My hobbies are: Taking pictures, listening to music and dancing.

I’m most proud of: my friends for sticking by my side at all time.

My favorite classes are: band, yearbook and physics.

The two people I’d most like to meet are: Blackbear (songwriter and rapper) and Ryan Higa (YouTuber and actor)

My favorite restaurant is: Japan House

My favorite movie is: “Big Hero 6”

My favorite musical artist is: Cute Is What We Aim For rock band

My favorite pro athletes are: Park Ji-sung (South Korean former footballer), Choo Sung-hoon (Japanese mixed martial artist) and Hyun-jin Ryu (South Korean pitcher for Los Angeles Dodgers)

The top 3 songs on my ipod are: “Sorry” by Body (feat. Jeremih), and “Weak When Ur Around” by  Blackbear

I wish I knew how to: speak in Korean and take awesome pictures

If I won the lottery, I would: save up and online shopping

If I could travel anywhere, I would go: Seoul, Korea

The best advice I ever received was: Fight for what I want

The person that inspires me is: my friend Erwyn Almanza

One thing people don’t know about me is: I love to dance

How long have you been playing tennis? Since last year

What is the hardest part of playing tennis? Keeping the ball in the court and hitting the ball back and forward.

How is your season going so far? It is going great, everyone improving and trying their best to win.

Which do you prefer — singles or doubles and why? Doubles because working with someone can help you play better, and also help us keep up the score.

You’re also in the band — what is your position with the band? I’m in flag corps.

How many hours do you practice with the band? Only in first period for about 40 minutes. I try my best to remember all my routines with the time I can practice.

Any final comments? I love doing all of these stuff when I have a friend to help me. It’s better to do something with your life than be home doing nothing.