It’s Not How You Start!


Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on the courts with just a ball and a racquet and a hope. –Serena Williams after winning her 19th Grand Slam title


I never imagined leading my junior high and high school teams in scoring. I never imagined being named MVP of those teams. I never even imagined being a member of the University of Memphis Lady Tigers basketball team.

All I wanted to do was simply play basketball. At first, I only played at PE in elementary school. My first personal goal was made out of a milk crate. As an 8th grader, I saved my allowance and purchased my first real basketball goal.

When I became an adult, my desires moved to wanting to stay involved in basketball. I only had 5 participants at my first camp. Two of the participants were my sister and her best friend. I lost $1,000 putting on my first exposure event.

It’s not how you start…..It’s how you finish..

And even a slow start, is a start!!!

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