Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Practice Sets

There is a great post on CAtennis about called 500 Sets a Year.  This is a great piece explaining that you can't replicate the practice that comes from playing matches.
Clinic and private lessons are huge parts of training.  However, if you don't go apply the training in playing sets, then you are missing a giant piece of the picture.

Here is an excerpt from the article

The reason people hate to compete is because people hate dealing with uncertainty, the small chance that they put their pride on the line and lose.  Yes!  You need to be able to handle that kind of pressure consistently, never let your guard down.  Its an absolutely necessary skill.  
For the parents who protect their kids from playing people below them, your child will never reach its full potential. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Boys 10s Districts

Congratulations to Griffin Biernat for reaching the Consolation Finals at the OVTA District Championships.

Girls 10s Districts

Congratulations to Arya Dudipala for reaching the Doubles Final, and reaching the Singles Semifinals last weekend at the OVTA District Championships.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Girls 14s Midwest Closed Qualifiers

Congratulations to Olivia Kompa and Alex Cash.  Olivia finished 5th at the District Championships.
Alex Cash was unseeded and qualified for the Midwest Closed, reaching the Consolation Semifinals.

Boys 14s Districts

Congratulations to Rohan Gupta, who reached the Consolation Finals at Districts in Singles and reached the semifinals in Doubles with Jacob Wareti.

Ohio Valley Sportsmanship Winner

Congratulations to Jeffrey Melvin for winning the Sportsmanship Award at the Boys 16s OVTA Championships.

Girls 12s Midwest Closed Qualifiers

Both Sarina Xie and Paige Kompa qualified for the Girls 12s Midwest Closed Championships and both were unseeded at Districts.

Boys 12s Midwest Closed Qualifiers

Congratulations to all who competed in the 12s District Championships.
In the Boys 12s, Connor Biernat and Robert Cash reached the Consolation Finals.  Connor beat the 6 seed in singles, also reached the semifinals of the doubles with Kevin Yu.

Colten Clark and Robert Dong both qualified for the Midwest Closed unseeded.  Colten beat the 5 seed in the Front Draw.  Robert won his qualifying match 13 - 11 in a Match Tiebreaker.

District Semifinalists

Congratulations to Ashley Tan and Jack Dabek for reaching the semifinals of the District Championships.  Ashley Tan finished 3rd, and Jack 4th.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

OVTA District Champions

Congratulations to the OVTA District Doubles Champions:
Boys 12s - Robert Cash / Jack Dabek
Girls 14s - Alex Cash / Allie Sanford
Both teams defeated the 1 seeds in the Finals.

Tournament Deadlines This Week

The USTA July Regional Tournament Deadline is Thursday at Noon.
This is a National Level 3 64 draw tournament.  Most draws aren't Full.
National Tournament Schedule

Zonals Deadline is Friday June 15th.
12s - West Chester, PA
14s - Kalamazoo, MI
16s - St. Louis, MO

The Midwest Closed is June 23 - 28.
Players who didn't qualify should consider going to the Level 5 in Detroit
Deadline Wednesday June 13th