Emma Hamm attended Julian Krinsky School of Tennis around the age of eight years old. At that time, she began working with Tennis Director, Arvind Aravindhan. By the age of eleven, she was good enough to compete in local USTA (United States Tennis Associations) tournaments. Arvind says that Emma followed her mother, Norma, and older brother, Drew, by playing tennis early on. Her mother is still an avid tennis player who participates in the DelTri women's league.
However, tennis wasn't the only sport Emma excelled in! Emma became interested in basketball, soccer and golf. She was keeping active all year by playing these sports. In high school she was a standout high school athlete in tennis, basketball and lacrosse.
In the latest issue of U.S. Lacrosse Magazine, Emma was featured on the cover. The article states that when "Emma's middle school softball teammates found out she was quitting, they were desperate to convince her otherwise. So they found her new lacrosse stick and they tried to break it." Emma recalls when she fell in love with lacrosse and made it known there would be no more softball.
Emma is a Redshirt Senior playing Lacrosse at Duke University. Prior to playing Lacrosse at Duke, she was a member of the Under-19 National Team that won the World Championship. She heads into the 2012 season after her best year where she recorded career highs in goals, assists, and shots. Emma led the Duke Blue Devils with 51 goals and 70 draw controls in 2011.
Arvind notes that Emma was always a gifted athlete and her focus helped get her to the successful lacrosse player she is today. Arvind also adds that tennis served as a good background for her hand, eye coordination and excellent footwork.