I am a Queer Girl in Sports. My Coach is One of my Biggest Supporters.
Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Breathe. Racket up. Extend through the serve. Follow through. I repeat those words in my head like a mantra as sweat rolls down my forehead. It’s a hot summer morning in 2017, the type of day where the sun beats down incessantly on the green and blue court. Days like this always make me jokingly reconsider why I’m out on the court, why I’m running after a small green ball with a netted circle on a stick. My coach snaps me out of my inner monologue, ask