Updated: Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012, 6:35 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012, 4:24 PM EDT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Bloomington South tennis star Ronnie Schneider is the definition of dominance. In four years of high school tennis, he’s racked up 83 straight wins and three state titles.
“I love the mental aspect of it, thinking things through,” said Schneider. “It’s an individual sport where you can try and break the other person down both physically and mentally. I really can see all my hard work pay off, and I really enjoy that.”
“Mentally, he knows how to compete in big moments, which in a game like tennis is a great thing because there’s no place to hide if you’re having a bad day,” added Bloomington South head tennis coach Joe Doyle.
Doyle also commended Schneider’s work ethic.
“He puts in as much time as anyone. He puts in not only a high quantity of time, but a high quality of time. He’s very focused. He’s very driven. He’s the real deal.”
Many have called Schneider the best tennis player in the country. Indiana, Duke, Ohio State and North Carolina have all heavily recruited him with the Tar Heels winning out.
He also puts in just as much time and effort into organizing Bloomington South’s Dance Marathon, which raises money for Riley hospital.
“I didn’t know much about it until I got into high school, and we did a field trip to Riley,” said Schneider. “I just fell in love with what they did up there and what they stood for and what they do for children that are in need and need help and it’s just an awesome cause.”