Spotlight on Dahminik Deutsch

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Meet Dahminick Deutsch, a camper that comes all the way from Minnesota.  This is Dahminick’s second summer at Future Stars Camps.  Welcome Dahminick!

How old were you when you started at Future Stars Camps?

Dahminik:  I am from Minnesota and my first year of camp was last summer when my cousin, Kirsten Shaughnessy, Office Manager, SUNY Purchase invited me to live with her for the summer. I was 14 years old and it was my first time in New York and being away from home for so long.


What are your hobbies?

Dahminik:  My hobbies are Tennis, Hockey, and playing PlayStation with friends.

What are your favorite television shows?  Favorite singer, sports player, etc.

Dahminik:   My favorite TV Channel is ESPN, I can watch tennis all day. Favorite band is Florida Georgia Lin and my favorite sports player is Roger Federer.

Do you have an idea of what you want to do or be when you grow up?

Dahminik:    I want to be a business owner, involved with technology based businesses, or a job that I really enjoy, and teach tennis on the side.

What’s your favorite food?

Dahminik:    My favorite food is chicken caesar salad and pizza. I also love candy, when we flew out to NY last summer, I had so much candy in my backpack that we got stopped by TSA and they had to inspect it, good thing we didn’t miss our flight!

Do you have a pet?  Tell us a little about your pet?

Dahminik:   I have two dogs, one is a white lab and one is a shitzu. When I stay with my cousin she has a dog and a cat. Last summer, I talked her into adopting the cat, Ginny (I am her favorite).

What grade are you in?  What do you most enjoy about school?

Dahminik:   I just finished 9th grade, school in MN gets out a lot sooner than NY! 

What are you most looking forward to this summer at camp?

Dahminik:   I am looking forward to improving my tennis game and meeting some more friends, as well as, spending another summer in New York doing things I wouldn’t have the chance to do in Minnesota.

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When you have some quiet time, what do you choose to do?

Dahminik:  I enjoy watching tennis on my phone any chance I get.

Which program at FS camps do you attend?

Dahminik:   I attend the Tennis program, I am relatively new to tennis, just started the past couple of years.  I was given the opportunity to come out for all 10 weeks last summer to improve my play. Last school year, I tried out for the Varsity team at my high school as a Freshman, it was difficult but with all my hard work and everything I learned at Future Stars I earned a Varsity spot.

What is the best part of being a kid?

Dahminik:   Being a part of sports teams in High School, getting good grades, having fun in sports, and being a varsity athlete.

Share some things that are important to you?

Dahminik:  I really like tennis, I’m from Minnesota and love to break out in random dance moves. I enjoy computers and technical work, and my next venture is building my own computer from scratch.


What do you want people to know about you?

Dahminik:   I enjoy playing tennis, I like watching it, as well as, helping my friends out.

What is your favorite memory from camp?

Dahminik:   My favorite memory is the week Kirsten dyed my hair like the American flag for crazy hair day and when she surprised me with a brand new stars and stripes Babolat tennis racket. Also, when I hit my first tweener in practice.

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