Friday, January 24, 2014

Racquet Club Junior Open

The deadline to sign up for the Racquet Club Junior Open (Boys and Girls 16s - 18s) is Monday night.  The tournament is next weekend, January 31st - February 2nd.   Apply here.

The time for Boys to get tournaments in before season and qualifier is limited, and this is a great opportunity to pick up points and matches.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

ITA Kickoff Weekend

Ohio State hosts the ITA Kickoff Weekend this weekend to qualify for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.  Ohio State plays Denver this Saturday at 10:00 A.M.  Louisville plays Middle Tennessee at 1:00 P.M.
The consolation match is Sunday at 10:00 and the finals are at 1:00 P.M.
Ohio State also faces Toledo Sunday at 6:00 P.M.

Complete Schedule

Tournament Results

Last weekend, Olivia Kompa, Jonathan Zhuravel, Alex Cash, Ben Yan, and Sarina Xie all were tournament champions.
Elysium 16s Compass Draw
Boys 16s Champion:  Jonathan Zhuravel
Girls 16s Champion:  Alex Cash

Wickertree 14s
Boys 14s Champion:  Benjamin Yan
Girls 14s Champion:  Sarina Xie
Girls 14s Finalist:  Nari Johnson

SW Ohio Championships
Girls 18s Champion:  Olivia Kompa

Denison Jr. Showcase Tournament

Connor Biernat (Boys 16s) and Kai Britz (Boys 12s) were tournament champions at the Denison Jr. Showcase tournament Jan 10 - 12.
Congratulations also to:
Boys 16s Consolation Champ:  Austin Lawrence
Boys 14s Consolation Champ:  Kolapo Dairo

Monday, January 13, 2014

Proud but not satisfied

Check out this article by John Carlin on Rafa Nadal on him nurturing his doubt being such a big part of his success.  FT Magazine - Rafa Nadal

excerpt - But my way is this: when you believe that things are going to go your way just because you are who you are and because you are very good, that's when you start to get careless, when you stop working hard, when you stop fighting for every point.  You lose your intensity and while things may go well with you for a while, because you've built up a positive momentum, it won't last.  You drop your guard when you stop having doubts about yourself.  I've always had doubts.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Holiday Doubles Tournaments

Thanks to all juniors who participated in the Annual Racquet Club Holiday Doubles Tournament.
Winners from each group are: 

Superstars - Kai Britz / Erik Britz 

Team development - Kyle Huffman / Tommy Scherer

High performance- George Liu / C.J. Cash

High Performance Junior / High School Varsity - Victoria Fan / Nari Johnson

Stars - Nivaas Kalyanam / Dylan Messick

Shooting stars - Adam Sorrels / Max Willard 

Orange Ball Tournament

The Racquet Club hosted 2 Orange Ball Holiday Tournaments.  Congratulations to Emerson Katz for winning the Singles Tournament.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Midwest Indoor Holiday Championships

Congratulations to Elaine Cloern and Casey Cempre for winning the Midwest Indoor Mixed Open Doubles defeating Kirsten Flower and Jim Flower in the final.

Kevin Metka and Gabe Higgs won the Men's Open Doubles defeating Wyatt Lippert and Richard Canelas in the Finals.

Elaine Cloern and Ashley Thai finished 3rd in Women's Open Doubles.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Midwest Sportsmanship Award

Congratulations to Rohith Koneru for winning the Sportsmanship Award at the Boys 16s Midwest Level 3 Winter Championships in Cincinnati last weekend.

Midwest 10s Level 3

Congratulations to Maddie Atway, Arya Dudipala, Jackson Ware and Dean Atway who competed at the Midwest Level 3 East Championships in Maumee, OH last weekend.
Maddie was the 10s finalist.
Arya was the Consolation North Champion.
Jackson won 2 matches and won the Northwest Consolation draw.
Dean won 2 matches and won the South Consolation draw.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  The Racquet Club will be closed today for the Holiday.

Clinic will resume tomorrow (Thursday Jan 2nd) at normal scheduled time in the afternoon.
There are also a few openings for the Doubles Tournament for High Performance Junior and High School Varsity tomorrow 12:30 - 3:30.