Federal Way Mirror Athlete of the Week: Thoma Holden

Holden won 20 matches during the fall season and had 10 no-touch aces this season.

The Mirror’s male athlete of the week for Nov. 17 is junior Thoma Holden of Federal Way High School, tennis.

What is your favorite subject/class in school?


What additional activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

Baseball, Tennis, Skiing, Kayaking

Name your Mount Rushmore (Top 4) of Movies?

Mean Girls, Hot Chick, Get Hard, The Art of Racing in the Rain

You’re on a long road trip, you stop at a gas station. You get one drink and one snack. What are you choosing?

BBQ Corn Nuts, and Pure Leaf Sweet Tea

Describe your pre-game ritual and your favorite post-game meal.

Pre- Listens to music, clear head; Post- Taco Bell

Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

“Ivy” By Frank Ocean

From the sidelines: Thoma Holden is a fierce competitor and a leader for the FWHS Eagles on the tennis court. Thoma notched up 20 match wins during competition this fall, but was never content to rest on his laurels. He trained diligently, especially to develop his service game, earning him 10 no touch aces during the highest level of competition in the post-season. Coaches, parents and other athletes often notice Thoma, although it is not only his ability and impressive serves: they just as frequently comment what a joy it is to play with a polite and well-mannered opponent. Thoma’s demeanor on and off the court played no small part in earning the team their award for Best Sportsmanship and helped him and his partner secure the NPSL 4A Doubles Team of the Year