It’s not the will to win that matters…everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.
Nic & Tristan Puehse are fraternal twins born in December 8, 1997. The boys began their sports careers at 6 years old and quickly developed their skills into big-time skateboarders well on their way to the X Games. Their videos on YouTube have been watched more than 14M times. At the age of 7, they signed a 4-year contract with Nike. They have also been featured in many publications, including the New York Times and have appeared on shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ABC Nightline, World Evening News with Katie Couric, CNN, and many others. They even starred in their own family-friendly feature film, Nic & Tristan & Go Mega Dega, which is available to stream on Amazon Prime. At 13, they shocked their sponsors and fans when they decided to give up their boards for tennis racquets to try and make it as a doubles team on the ATP Tour. Since then, they have been training hard 6 days a week, 3-6 hours a day. In January, they will be playing ITFs around the world in hopes of reaching their goal of playing on the tour. For more information on their story, visit their website, www.officialtennistwins.com.
Q&A with The Tennis Twins
What’s the one thing on your bucket list?
Nic: To win a doubles grand slam with Tristan. Tristan: To win multiple grand slams, especially Wimbledon.
If you have one superpower, what would it be?
Nic: To hit tennis balls perfectly every single time. Tristan: I think flying would be awesome. See this earth from a totally different point of view.
What’s your favorite workout song?
Nic: “Someone Who Needs Me” by Bob Sinclair Tristan: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Who’s your biggest supporter?
Nic & Tristan: For sure our parents. They have always supported us 100% even when we made the decision to quit skateboarding. A lot of parents would have been extremely upset, but they supported it and continue to do so to this very day.
What’s your go-to PowerBar product?
Nic: PowerBar Vanilla Protein Shake. It’s a great post-workout drink! Tristan: PowerBar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Clean Whey Protein Bar. Tastes great period!