July 29th, 2015

Tennis Briefs(3): 14-U World Junior Team; Pensacola Community Workshop

General News Junior Tournaments

Pensacola to Host Community Tennis Workshop, Mixer, BBQ

Pensacola comm workshopTennis enthusiasts across Florida looking to make a difference in their community, grow tennis business, strengthen school partnerships, or receive USPTA and PTR education credits can attend the Pensacola Community Tennis Workshop, Tennis Mixer and BBQ on Sept. 26, 2015.

The Hyatt Airport Hotel will host the workshop portion from 12:45-5 p.m., while the Roger Scott Tennis Center will be the location for the following Tennis Mixer and BBQ from 5:30-8 p.m.

“This workshop is ideal for community organizations and schools, parks and recreation staff, and individuals throughout Florida who want to create a more sustainable community through tennis,” says USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator Janet Sprague. “There will be information on obtaining funding for programs, partnering with other providers, and growing participation and tennis business.”

The fee for the entire day is $10 for USTA members and $20 for non-members by Aug. 21, after which fees increase $10. Registration is limited, so don’t wait. For questions contact Janet Sprague at (561) 385-7399 or Sprague@florida.usta.com.

“Learn from our experts how you can use USTA programs and resources in every facet of your community to make it healthy and strong,” Sprague says.

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Florida’s Anisimova, Black, Neff, on USTA 14-U World Junior Tennis Team

Adam Neff

Adam Neff

Top young prospect Adam Neff and reigning USTA national champion Caty McNally will look to lead the U.S. in the World Junior Tennis Finals, the world’s premier 14-and-under team competition, on Aug. 3-8, 2015 in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

Each three-player team will compete with 15 other nations from around the world, first in round-robin matches, then in a knockout bracket. The full list of teams competing can be found on the International Tennis Federation’s website.

The U.S. boys’ team is comprised of Brandon Nakashima (13, San Diego; Coach: Angel Lopez), Govind Nanda (14, Redlands, Calif.; Coach: Vahe Assadourian), and Adam Neff (14, Bradenton, Fla.; Coach: Lance Luciani), with the team coached by USTA National Coach Eric Nunez.

The U.S. girls’ team is comprised of Amanda Anisimova (13, Hallandale Beach, Fla.; Coaches: Konstantin Anisimov, Richard Ashby), Hurricane Tyra Black (14, Boca Raton, Fla.; Coach: Gayal and Sly Black), and Caty McNally (13, Cincinnati, Ohio; Coach: Lynn Nabors-McNally), with the team coached by USTA National Coach Kathy Rinaldi.

Black is the younger sister of former US Open girls’ finalist Tornado Alicia Black and won the USTA Girls’ 12s national title in 2013. Anisimova is No. 3-rated freshman prospect in the country on TennisRecruiting.net.

Neff won the Boys’ 14s singles title at the prestigious Easter Bowl in April and advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA Boys’ 16s National Clay Court Championships in July.

Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport, and Sloane Stephens. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic also have represented their respective countries in junior international team competition. The U.S. has won six World Junior Tennis girls’ titles (1992, 2007-10, 2013) and four World Junior Tennis boys’ titles (2002-03, 2008, 2012).

For more info go to www.usta.com.

2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference During Miami Open

TOMThe 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference will be held on March 23-25, 2016 in Miami, Fla., during the Miami Open on Key Biscayne.

This 3rd annual T.O.M. Conference builds on the event held this past spring in Indian Wells, Calif. Plans for the T.O.M. Conference include focusing on how to reach today’s new consumers and the need to offer a “tennis+” experience to families and Millennials, and also how to make over or transform tennis facilities for the future with simple, cost-effective measures that provide an instant ROI.

The T.O.M. Conference will also feature a Tech Fair and Resource Center, to provide knowledge on the latest smart technology tools for tennis clubs and facilities as well as their members and players.

“We want to help make facility owners and managers aware of the many new tools and resources their staffs can utilize to help engage more players and consumers and bring in the biggest return on investment,” says TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer.

The T.O.M. Conference is expected to start in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 23. Attendees also will have a chance to attend the Miami Open.

More details will be posted soon at www.TheTomConference.com.