Seriously ??? I have not written about our ACADEMY in quite a while !!!
I do apologize !
Well, AMPTENNIS has grown in many ways since the last journal entry. I have been blessed to have the ability to reach my community,
here in Concord, Albemarle & Locust. We have 6 USTA tournaments planned ! Arguebly, the hottest player is Madison Hill in the G10s. Recently, she has won two 10 & under Level 4 events. Our Middle School Tennis League started back this past Saturday, 11th with over 15 participants ! Field Days are in full swing now, so I am going out each week to share tennis with our K - 5th graders !
Lastly, I am coaching CFA's mens tennis team.
We are finally able to stop a second and breathe after the fury of 3 weeks of weekend events. USTA PLAYDAY (Bring A Friend Day), AMP Spring Futures Junior Tournament, Concord TEAM NC 10U Jamboree. These events brought together families from around the state to Concord, NC. Spring Session is underway, seeing a ton of new faces on the courts. Thank God for Carolina Courts allowing us to go inside and rock when we have not so nice weather.
We have had a mild winter at this point in 2012. Our boys are in high school spring season and will begin their regular season matches in less than 2 weeks. We have added an additional site location at Dorton Park. Coach Laura oversees this program on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The AMP Doubles Challenge was our first ever Level 3 event held in this community.
We have started our FALL Session of the Junior Academy. We have a ton of new faces that are finding the courts and faithful AMPTENNIS members that continue to grow their tennis abilities !!! Our Adult Clinics are rocking each evening from 730-830pm with a few parents of the kiddoes begining to pick up this game versus sweat it out on the treadmill !!! Coach Laura is taking tennis to the streets of Kannapolis and Harrisburg on Mondays and Wednesdays !!! Coach Bob Allensworth is out at Dorton Park growing tennis on the NW part of town !!! Ladies' High School tennis is packing up the courts at Les Myers on Mondays & Wednesday, so we are down to 2 courts and the backboard !!! I call these days MARKETING 101 days because of the FREE advertising we get from simply doing what we do !!! Tuesdays & Thursdays we spread the kiddoes out and rock !!! We just had 30 kids and parents head up to Winston-Salem for the Professional Mens Tennis Tournament. We have an upcoming USTA Jr Tournament on Sept 16-18. More to come as the year progresses !!!
Praise God for a triumphant and victorious 10'. Yes, these are similar words to the statement below because as the Word of God says, "In all things give him praise...:" and I will choose to do that this day. Our Christmas Party rocked with more players and parents in attendance than ever before in AMP TENNIS history. Tennis 4 Tots is back under way during the day. Jr ACADEMY rolls into the new year preparing players for competition. Adult (Lovers Of This Sport) Clinics are continue to brave the tundra evenings to train from night to night. I will committ to keeping more notes coming about our program in this year of NEW BEGINNINGS !!!
We catch our breath after rockin another great tournament year, with our final tournament AMP QUEST FOR THE BEST. Recently, two great articles have been written concerning Laura Oxendine. One is on the QUICKSTART Program . Second is on the marriage of Chad and Laura . Laura has a new program underway entitled TENNIS 4 TOTS. We are now buckling down for our Winter Training inside and out. Our Christmas party will be held Tuesday, 21st. Pictures to come from this great time !!! Merry Christmas and we will see what the Lord has for our business in the new year !!!
Praise God for a triumphant and overcoming 09'. We are truly destined to WIN n 2010. Winter freezes are upon us, but we still train and forge forward through the TUNDRA Tennis. Our Quickstart kiddoes are growing daily on the courts. We had four 8&unders compete in their first tournament in November. Male high schoolers are working hard in preperation for their upcoming Spring High School Season. All ACADEMY members were given a special gift for Christmas from Coach Chad. Tournament Stars continue to train and grow their games on the courts, loving the journey of SUCCESS.
Current USTA Standing of Tournament Stars
Kaley Williford NC G10s 12 Southern G10s 69 Kate Earnhardt G 10s 14 Southern 66
NC G12s 106 Southern G12s 569 G 12s 71 Southern 268
Noah Taylor NC B10s 111 Micah Halter NC B12 190 Mason Goolsby NC B12s 214
Wrapping up our Summer 09', we have many triumphs with our young people. While young peoples games and love for the game have grown, many have grown to become greater CHAMPIONS off the courts. We have seen so many young people 10&under come into the game this summer. This has been such a joy to me as a coach; seeing new faces fall in love with the game !
Current USTA Standings of Tournament Stars
Sarah Jiang G10s 9 G12s 40 Kate Earnhardt G10s 21 Kaley Willilford G10s 33
December starts off with a cold Monday afternoon. Just finishing up AMP QUEST FOR THE BEST. Praise God we even had the event. Players went to battle Friday and Saturday, while Sunday play was cancelled due to weather. Many of the kids are beginning to play in new age groups, while others continue climb the charts in their present age category. Boys are gearing up for their spring season, coming out and building their games up to challenge for top spots on their high school teams !! Annual Christmas Party is scheduled Sunday, December 14th.
Current USTA Standings Of Tournament Stars
Sarah Jiang G10s 11 G12s 75 Kate Earnhardt G10s 29 Kaley Williford G10s 37 Joy Loeblein G16 134
Brent Perkins B18s 81 Kevin Baker B14s 110 Brendan Deal B14s 143 Brandon Hien B14s 212
Travis Deal B6s 226 Gabby Beaudry G12s 173 Grayson Huffman B16s 351 Brock Overcash B14s 281
Samuel Xin B14s 294
May was a great month for the ACADEMY, seeing Sarah Jiang taking top honors with a DOUBLE CROWN in Stateville. She won the G10s Singles/Doubles(Current State Ranking G10s 22). Joy Loeblein reached the finals of Gastonina just this weekend (Current State Ranking G14s 92). We had two kids play in the Tarheel Qualifier. Brent Perkins & Kaley Williford went up and had a great experience, taking in the sites and preparing for the FUTURE of their games.
AMP went 3-1 this past weekend with Joy Loeblein reaching the finals in the CCC Shelby Open. She fell short in her third match of the day of short-set scoring. Super proud of her for her agressive play and focus through the weekend !!
Current Tournament Star Rankings 03/18/2008
Brendan Deal B14s 320 Kevin Baker B14s 92 Grayson Huffman B16s 322 Brent Perkins B18s 82
Gabby Beaudry G12s 149 Kaley Williford G10s 92 Sarah Jiang G10s 30 Joy Lloeblin G14s107
Samuel Xin B14s 266 Charlotte Mills G14s 221
New fall rankings are out and here the break down for kids in our Tournament Stars.
Brendan Deal B12s 222 Kevin Baker B14s 122 Grayson Huffman B16s 364 Brent Perkins B18s 91
Gabby Beaudry G12s 149 Allen Lebowitz B14s 184 Taylor Huneycutt B16s 398
Caroline Blackman G12s 135 Samuel Xin B14s 308 Kyle Baker B16s 252
Sarah Jiang G10s 35 Lewis Young B14s 260 Ben Grasberg B16s 441
Joy Lloeblin G14s135 Sarah Shirley G16s 306
As you can see we will have to continue to train hard and go to battle out on the courts.
We began our Fall with a renewed vigor for tennis with our continued weekly group training. Cole Beane has come back on staff
with us. Oct 18th will see Yoga being introduced with a brand new instructor from the area.
Our Superstars class has taken itself to new hights reaching our recreational middle & high school kiddoes.
QuickStart Tennis is being taught in our Twinkle, Tiny, and Future Stars classes. Thank you parents for getting your kids
introducing your kids to this LIFETIME sport.
Top Junior Standout include:
ACADEMY continues to grow in the little ones section and recently two new players have been moved up to Tournament Stars.
Becoming the most dominant female tennis in the NTRP is not easy, but this young lady Tracy Conneen is well on her way in achieving just that. Take a look at this first major tournament result from the Greensboro February Indoord NTRP Championships.
Many changes are happening at the ACADEMY daily. The new saying is "COMPETE ON THE CRTS, COMPETE FOR LIFE". Future champions are being made daily through hardwork put in with fitness training, on courts drilling & matchplay, and dedication to excellence.
11/15/06 Updated Rankings See Junior NC Rankings For More Information
Casey Aldrige Present Ranking #72 B12s Caroline Blackman Present Ranking #221 G12s
Grayson Huffman Present Ranking #186 B14s Sara Grace Holbrooks Present NC, Ranking #41 G14s, South #257
Neil Lester Present Ranking #115 B16s Corrine Gach Present Ranking #345 G14s
Brent Perkins Present Ranking #138 B16s Jenna McGary Present Ranking #22 G18s, South #177
Ben Holbrooks Present Ranking #120 B10s
A great event occured this past week with Jenna McGary signing her letter of intent to attend the University of North Carolina at Pembroke under a substantial athletic scholarship. Visit www.uncpbraves.com to see the full story.
Saturday, Oct 14th the ACADEMY travelled to Catawba College to watch Coach Witt and his boys battle Carson-Newman
Awesome tailgating with over 20 folk, kids & parents, hanging out eating, laughing and simply enjoying good times.
Coach Witt was hurt so he joined us and then stood on the sidelines supporting his team to victory. We cheered on in the bitter cold proud to say we were there when ...
This is the type of family atmosphere I am wanting to create between the parent, kids, & coaches. This thing is not about tennis lessons, if so you are in the wrong place !! I seriously mean this, others have fallen by the wayside that feel this way !!
Big thanks to Shalah & Sandy and other awesome parents whom rocked to make this happen !!
The Tarheel Qualifier BG12-18s was held 1st weekend in June up in Winston-Salem, while the 10s was held the 2nd weekend in Burlington.
Competitors included Jennings Burchfield, Casey Aldridge, Sara Holbrooks, Brent Perkins, Neil Lester, & Jenna McGary.
Casey battled through sickness & illness to compete with all heart falling short in 1st match and almost making to his 2nd !
Present Ranking #165 B12s
Brent over a tough loss 1st Rnd to pick up an appearance win then falling short against a fellow ACADEMY member.
Present Ranking $136 B16s
Neil won his 1st rnd match then took a lesson in the next round while picking up another win against a fellow ACADEMY member round out his Qualifier experience with a 2nd lesson in the backdraw ! Congrats on 2 tournament Ws in his 1st Level 1 event.
Present Ranking #166 B16s
Sara Grace kicked butt in her 1st round and then displayed a gutsie performance in her 2nd round falling in the 3rd round to the #1 player in the G14s; She fell short in her consolation match rounding out her 2nd Qualifier appearance.
Present Ranking #61 G14s
Jenna McGary won a brutal match 1st rnd and fell in the 2nd rnd to tough competitor; Went back the following weekend and picked up a consolation win and fell short in her 2nd consolation match.
Present Ranking #29 G18s
G reached the quarterfinals in his first appearance at the Qualifier taking out the #4 seed and picking up 350 points. Losing to a fellow competitor in the main draw and falling a bit short in the consolation, he now is #14 in the B10s.
Well, big Ws were abundant this weekend for players !!!
Praise God for results coming in of success on the courts !
Hardwork paying off and new goals being set reaching for higher heights !!
Here is the wrap up !!!
G won the Boys 10s in Stateville going 3-0 kicking butt and taking names dropping only 7 games the entire tournament !
Brandon reached the consolation finals in his first tournament in well lets not say when going 2-2 for the weekend !
Jenna McGary won the G18s going 2-0 dropping only 6 games !
Back in the W column, believe and stay steadfast and you shall recieve !!
Miki finished 3rd in the G12s taking a 2 1/2hr mtch and falling a bit short in the final !! A needed W for the young one !!
Sara Holbrooks won a personal mtch first round in G14s up in Asheville falling to the eventual winner of the tournament in the 2nd round !!! Ws in the maindraw are always more awesome !!!!
Little Hayen won consolation finals in the B10s dropping only 4 games in the back draw !! Well worth the travel to get some Ws !
Congrats to these young folk for their work and a great leading into Qualifier coming up !! Go to our website and see the tournament in June under NC tournaments
If you are not signed up BEG the tournament director to get you in so we are can go up and battle other great players across NC !!! I will take off that weekend to be with our players to warm up and support each other !!!
Any other results please send a response so that i may forward to others in our group !!
Lastly, put your SUMMER house in order meaning parents, please look at your calendar in make sure your kids are signed up based on major scheduling issues !!
We have alot of kids playing so it is difficult for me to mention the tournaments to every parent !!! Please ask and I can answer !!!