Charlotte Catholic High School senior tennis player JackPSaylor
Deering has been named the P. Saylor Fence / Mecklenburg
Area Catholic Schools Good Sport of the Week. The 18
year old son of John and Mary Kay Deering earned All-
Regional Honors in 2014 and 2015 and also qualified for
the state championship in those years. He hopes to repeat
those honors this spring for the Cougars.

Jack talks about what tennis has taught him in his young
life. “Tennis has taught me the importance of sportsmanship
in sports and life. I try my best to have good sportsmanship
on and off the court. Tennis has also taught me
the importance of being even-keeled and seeing things in the perspective of the
bigger picture.”

Inside the classroom, Jack is a straight A student and he will graduate with nineissue246Deering
AP classes. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish
National Honor Society. Jack has served as a volunteer tutor at the Morrison
Library for the past four years. “I really enjoy making an impact by tutoring elementary
school children in math and reading. I also coach wheelchair tennis players in
the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program. I enjoy helping at practices over the
summer and raising money every year at their annual fundraiser. Helping these athletes
improve week after week has been a tremendously rewarding experience for
me, and I am honored to have them as friends. These wheelchair athletes inspire
me with their strong work ethic and remind me to view challenges as opportunities
for growth.”

Congratulations to Jack Deering for being named the P. Saylor Fence /
Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools Good Sport of the Week.
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