We have had a couple of very good weeks on the court, I am proud to say. One of the biggest things we try to do is find the right combination of work ethic and competitiveness in the person, and then build discipline, inner strength and skill around these two anchoring characteristics.
Next we try to build an atmosphere where it is standard fare to work hard- and standard fare to try and imagine not just working harder than the 12 people with you in the group that day, but harder than your international competition who are busy going through their training session somewhere in the world at the same time.
At the top of the pyramid, Spencer Furman won a rock solid performance down in California, winning the
Next we had another tournament win from Yolanda Lin, who has been training at a very high level, really showing up with great intensity and work ethic consistently, and demonstrating real composure under pressure, getting through a couple of unusually tough situations over the last weekend.
From our Development High performance squad: All hand selected for their early displays of creativity, work ethic and maturity, we are also starting to see some superb results. Justin Lin is starting to get a few wins playing in the u/12 division at age 7, clearly trying to follow in Sister Yolanda’s footsteps.
His teammate and training partner Manu Shrivastava is showing off a little hardware after a final just about a week ago.
We are very proud of our High performance program, and the superb young people we attract into it. They have proven to be champions both on and off the court, and we look forward to helping them achieve their goals and push themselves to stretch even a little bit further into places they maybe haven’t dreamed of being.
We also enjoy the community support around this group, it certainly makes a difference to know that the Club and all of its members are supporting them and behind their success.
We are gearing up for our summer program, with a whole host of our Division one players coming back to train with us, s well as some players from out of state who make our junior program their home during Summer break.
Last word: We have 2 of the biggest junior tournaments in the country coming up for four of our players; US Clay courts followed by the big dog- Kalamazoo.
We want to get Spencer Furman, Connor Garnett, Hunter Egger and Zach Fleischman to have career best results at these events, and push them further up the ladder in the quest to join the elite Top 10 in the country. Spencer is sitting at number 8 in the country right now- with two great results this summer we could see him move up inside the top 5.
Lets keep being behind this group, and lets send them off extremely well prepared for the summer