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Third USTA High Performance Play-day

July 1, 2008 10:20 AM

The 3rd USTA High Performance Play-day offered a taste of clay court play at the Sheraton’s Vistana Resort in Orlando. Marcelo Gouts, President of MG Tennis, welcomed top junior players from Central Florida to the 9 clay-court facility for a day of fun, improvement and instruction by top teaching professionals.

Maxsy Jimenez, Director of the Program, chatted with players about clay court movement and performance.  Susie Rahimitabar, USTA Quickstart Regional Coordinator and Director of PR at MG Tennis, and Francisco “Junior” Gonzales, former Davis Cup Captain for Puerto Rico and current coach at Fort Gatlin Tennis Center, assisted Jimenez with the day's activities.  

“We’re hopeful this program will continue to be successful in the years to come by making our top players feel they are supported unconditionally. So far it is heading in the right direction,” Jimenez said. “We’ve seen already many skillful players in the program who we believe will reach top level of play in the future. Just from watching them play, it is clear to us these athletes carry high intrinsic motivation and look forward to performing in big situations.”

The next USTA High Performance Play Center will be July 26 at the Sheraton’s Vistana Resort from
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Qualified junior players (Florida ranking top 200 ages 12-18) can enter by registering with Director Maxsy Jimenez by July 21 at 407-860-2315. 


(l-r back row): President of MG Tennis Marcelo Gouts, Director of PR at MG Tennis Susie Rahimitabar, Miguel Carvajal, Fabrice Myrtil, Harry Thayer, Chevy Gockmann, Coach Francisco Gonzales, Kyle Berlinsky, Levan Clark, Mihir Tak, Director of Program Maxsy Jimenez, Amit Singh, Rebecca Kirven.  (l-r front row): Davey Roberts, Jesenia Bruno, Costanza Trimarchi, Emily Myers, Rebecca Costa, Akshay Singh, Coco Xu, Tara Merrigan, Amelia Moreno, Meghan Zimmer, Brittney and Emily Underhill. Not in the picture: Chandler and Forrest Saunders. 

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