Monday, August 29, 2011

Tennis Mental Edge Blog

The Tennis Mental Edge covers professional, college, and junior tennis and specifically how the mental game can be mastered to gain a competitive edge.
It provides an interesting look at the attitudes of Nadal and Djokovic.

Effective Practice

Check out this great blog from author of The Talent Code Daniel Coyle.
"Forget everything else about your genes, your potential — it’s all just noise. The most basic truth is that if you practice better, you’ll develop your talent — and you won’t develop your talent unless you practice better. Period."

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Midwest Championships Jr. Team Tennis

Congratulations to the 6 teams who competed in Indianapolis at the Midwest Championships. The 18s Advanced Team won the Midwest and qualified for Nationals for the 2nd straight year.
Congratulations to Angela Li, 10s Adv Sportsmanship Winner.

18s Adv - 1st Place
Casey Cempre, Eric Vannatta, Jeffery Melvin, Ashley Thai, Elaine Cloern, Olivia Ott, Rachel Morales.

18s Int - 3rd Place
Bryan Wang, Jared Judson, Ryan Bibo, Adrien Leatherwood, Annie Lavin, Corey Naim, Deepa Manda, Kelley Jiang

14s Adv - 3rd Place
C.J. Cash, Patrick Liu, Robert Cash, Rohith Koneru, Alex Cash, Ashley Tan, Beniva Ganther, Olivia Kompa

14s Int
Chris Zhu, Eric Dong, Eric Wang, Jason Liu, Michael Lin, Anna Grumman, Katherine Guan, Nicole Holman

12s Adv - 2nd Place
Alex Dabek, Jack Dabek, Robert Dong, Claire Dean, Christina Yang, Melinda Wang, Paige Kompa, Sarina Xie

10s Adv - 2nd Place
Gordan Liu, Griffin Biernat, Jacob Patterson, Julian Patterson, Angela Li, Evelyn Holman, Neha Dudipala

Photos and results can be found at the USTA Midwest Site

Midwest Sportsmanship Winner Casey Cempre

Congratulations to Casey Cempre who won the Sportsmanship Award at the Boys 18s Midwest Open in Okemos, Michigan. He reached the semis of the backdraw (unplayed), defeating #2 seed Evan Becthel 6-3 6-2.