March 20th, 2015

4 Florida Girls Among 12 at March USTA Tennis Development Camp

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Featured_Player Development 2-24-15Four junior girls from Florida have been chosen among 12 young tennis talents who will participate in the USTA Girls Player Development Camp, to be held in Boca Raton, Fla., on March 19-22, 2015.

The Florida players are Cori Gauff (Delray Beach; personal coach: Sly Black), Nina Gulbransen (Boca Raton; personal coach: David Parkin), Whitney Osuigwe (Bradenton; personal coach: Desmond Osuigwe), and Charlotte Owensby (Boca Raton; personal coach: Sly Black).

The USTA will work with both players and their personal coaches to train the participants who were born in the years 2002-04.

“We believe this camp will provide an excellent developmental experience for both players and coaches,” said Natalie Mesler of USTA Player Services. “Lead USTA National Coach Richard Ashby along with National Coaches Anibal Aranda and Maureen Diaz will help conduct the camp at the USTA Player Development National Training Center.”

Other players participating will be Jaedan Brown (Granger, Ind.), Ava Hrastar (Duluth, Ga.), Alexa Noel (Summit, N.J.), Gianna Pielet (El Paso, Texas), Elizabeth Verizova (Suwanee, Ga.), Sasha Wood (Topsfield, Mass.), Fiona Crawley (San Antonio, Texas), and Savannah Broadus (Carrollton, Texas).

Also involved during the four days will be USTA Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Jean Desdunes.


USTA Player Development creates a team of coaches who provide American players and their personal coaches with the necessary training, assistance, and the latest in sport science to allow them to maximize their development as tennis players. The USTA’s Coaching Education Department is committed to offering coaches one of the highest-quality coaching education experiences in the world through participation in the USTA High Performance Coaching Program. The USTA Player Identification and Development Department works at the base of the Player Development Pathway structure to ensure the identification and development of the best young players in the U.S.

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