Sofia is a spectacular tennis player, and a rising Junior at Division I Florida Gulf Coast University. She began playing tennis at the age of 10 with her father, who became her full-time coach the following year. Ten years later, Kathy and Sofia discuss the value and importance of her parents as role models, how communication between parents and young athletes is a key factor, and all the lessons she’s learned both on and off the court in the last decade of play. Parents! This episode is one the team at Parenting Peak Performers would highly recommend listening to as a family - Sofia highlights ideas she wish she’d heard competing as a youth athlete, especially her parents’ belief in her as an athlete, their support in building her confidence through rigorous challenges, and how they made decisions as a United front that helped her consider and succeed in her goals. Sofia is looking forward to the upcoming FGCU season, and we look forward to watching her future in tennis!