The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center just hosted a National Indoor Open Tournament that attracts many top college players as well as top juniors and teaching pro’s. This is a gold ball event and it was fun seeing so many familiar names in the finals. Some of these players I know from tournaments, some from coaching them at zonals. It was fun to see that Cameron Silverman, who I had on my team for 14’s zonals, win the Men’s Open with 256 players entered. Cameron currently plays for Elon. Amada Muliawan, Women’s Open Finalist, has been up for many tournaments and I coached her brother James at 16 zonals in St. Louis. Amanda goes to Princeton. Julia Elbaba has also been up for many tournaments at our club and in our area. She teamed with Nicole Stracar to win the Women’s Doubles. Through the years I have visited Sportime on Long Island and Eastern Excel Tennis Camps. Nicole was often there since her dad Lawrence Kleger was co-owner of Eastern Excel and Executive Director of Tennis for the Sportime Clubs. Lawrence is also Noah Rubin’s personal coach. At 16 years old, Noah is currently the #6 Junior Player in the World (ITF). Read all about this great tournament at Zoo Tennis (CLICK HERE).
In the past few days we have been highlighting “The Changeover” tennis blogs year end article on the best written tennis stories of 2012 and 10 blogs the author always reads. Zoo Tennis was featured in the article, and rightly so. Zoo Tennis is the best source for information about the National Junior tennis tournament scene and about college tennis.
ZOO TENNIS – http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/