Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Regional Training Center

Last weekend, there was a USTA Midwest Regional Training Center Camp in Indianapolis for the top 8 and 9 year old boys and girls in the Section. Paige Kompa and Robert Cash both attended, and Bryan Nibert was one of the Midwest Coaches for the Camp.

Katie Carroll with Aiden

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Exciting Additions To Staff

Ken Berlin and Christina Keesey will be joining The Racquet Club Staff this Fall.
Ken attended and played 1st Singles at Hiram College, and taught at Western Reserve Racquet and Fitness Club. Ken is also coaching the Worthington Girls Middle School Club Team.
Christina graduated from Ohio State this year, where she was 2 time MVP, an ITA Scholar Athlete, and Big 10 Sportsmanship Award winner.

Christina Keesey -
Ken Berlin -

Fitness Training Additions

We have added 3 additional days of Fitness Training to provide players with training necessary to meet the major physiological requirements of competing at an elite level.

We will still offer the Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 Fitness Training Class, which will be designed at enhancing on court performance and preventing injuries, through developing speed, explosive power, core strength, balance and agility. Players will also be provided with an assessment of their current fitness level, as well as a knowledge base to assist them in their own training.

In addition, we will offer Quickness and Explosive Movement Training on Thursdays from 6:00 - 6:30, and Saturdays from 11:00 - 12:00. This group will be more specifically focused on developing 1st step speed, explosiveness and agility.

We are also excited to offer Yoga, beginning on October 13th on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:15. This is the most complete workout for tennis and the best injury prevention program available. A certified Bikram Yoga instructor will conduct the class. The cost is $15.

Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy- Treadmill Drills

Racquet Club Junior Classic

Boys 10s
Finalist - Jonathon Liu
Consolation Champion - Jason Buescher

Boys 12s
Champion - Evan Yakubov
Finalist - Connor Biernat
Consolation Champion - Zack Park

Boys 14s
Champion - Rohan Gupta
Consolation Champion - Connor Yakubov

Boys 16s
Consolation Champion - Alex Lee

Girls 12s
Finalist - Erica Chen
Consolation Champion - Ashley Weeks

Monday, September 6, 2010

Aiden Michael Carroll

Katie Carroll and Brian Carroll with newborn Aiden Michael Carroll.
Born today at 2:58 pm. 8 lbs 3 oz, 21 inches

Saturday, September 4, 2010

August Top 10 Highlights

1. Midwest Jr Team Tennis Championships

Congratulations to the 5 teams who competed at the Midwest Championships, and to the 18s Advanced team who won the tournament, and qualified for Nationals.

2. Zonals

Jeffery Melvin - Midwest Boys 14s Sportsmanship Award Winner - Kalamazoo, MI
Eric Hunter - Midwest 12s Team - State College, PA

3. Midwest Open 12s - Cincinnati

13 Players From the Racquet Club Competed in The Midwest Open 12s.
Notable Results included Rohan Gupta winning 5 rounds and reaching the Consolation Quarterfinal Qualifier Round and Ashley Tan winning 4 matches and reaching the Consolation 4th Round Qualifier Round.

4. Audrey Berger - Midwest Open G14s Doubles Finalist

Audrey Berger was a Finalist at the G14s Midwest Open with Mehvish Safdar.

5. Dayton Midwest Level 5

20 Players and 2 Coaches for the Racquet Club competed at the DCC Midwest Level Tournament.
B12 Champion - Robert Cash
G12 Finalist - Alex Cash
G10 3rd Place - Paige Kompa
G10 Consolation Champ - Sarina Xie

6. Alex Cash - Ann Arbor Junior Open G12s 3rd Place

7. Going to School

High School Graduates Going to Play College Tennis
Kevin Metka - Ohio State University
Ben McClarren - Case Western University
Robert Homan - Haverford University
Kara Richardson - Case Western University

8. Watterson Invitational

2nd Singles Flight Champion - Ashley Thai (Hilliard Bradley)
3rd Singles Flight Champion - Olivia Ott (Bishop Watterson)
1st Doubles Flight Champion - Amber Lee (Dublin Coffman)
3rd Singles Finalist - Kelley Jiang (Worthington Kilbourne)

9. Midwest Open Series
The Midwest Open Series Championships was held at the ATP Tournament in Cincinnati. Christina Keesey was a Finalist in Doubles with Kara Cecil, and also competed in Singles. Kevin Metka and Gabe Higgs competed in Men's Doubles.

10. Jason Liu (Iceman)

In his 2nd tournament, Jason Liu was the Elysium B12 Compass Tournament Finalist, defeating the #1 seed.