By Kim Mazenauer, Switzerland
My name is Kim and I live in Switzerland, near Lucerne. I’m 18 years old and this is the first time I’m in the United States. I arrived on September 16th and will stay for four months.
In this article I want to write about my biggest hobby, sports. In my free time I do a lot of sports. I like to go running, go to the gym and play tennis. My favorite sport is playing tennis, because you can play it in a team and you can play it outside in summer such as inside in the winter. I started playing tennis when I was 8 years old.
When I was little, I tried lots of sports. I tried athletics, gymnastics and volleyball, but tennis was the only thing I really wanted learn because it was fun.
Sport is my hobby. I really like it, because I love to spend time in the nature and you can do a lot of sports outside. I also do sports to lower stress or just to calm down after a long day in school or at work.
My favorite sportler is Roger Federer because he plays tennis too and he lives in Switzerland too. Although he isn’t the number one in the ranking anymore I think he is the best player of all time. Remember, he won 19 Grand Slams, 33 ATP World Tour Awards and lots of other titles. I also think that Roger Federer is really down-to-earth and people in Switzerland adore him. Well, I don’t think only swiss people adore him. I would say that almost everyone loves him. I really appreciate the RF Foundation where Roger Federer helps children in the poorest regions in our world. I mean, he’s a guy with a big heart.
As I said, sport is a hobby for me but it could also be a profession. Like Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) or Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), which are professional football players, or as introduced above, Roger Federer, which is a professional tennis player.
Well, sport do also have an important part all around the world. On social media you can follow numberless food or fitness bloggers who wants to encourage you doing sport and staying healthy. On the other hand you can turn on your TV and will see that there are a number of TV sports shows you can watch e.g. the Olympics, soccer games or tennis tournaments.
So as you can see, sport isn’t only important in my life. Sport is present all around the world and people have fun doing it.