NYJTL Tournament Team and Team Tennis.In 2007 I played 2nd Singles for my Sectional Tennis team, at the NYS Empire State Games.In 2008 I was Ranked #1 in boys 14 in NY ,Metropolitan Region and #32 in combined Easterns.I was ranked #1 Doubles in 14s Eastern in 2007.In 2008 ranked # 36,boys 16th. Attended zonals in Waco Texas in July 2008.Won team tennis sectional 18s and under,qualifying for National team tennis in Alabama in Fall. Finalist in boys 16s Mayor's Cup Doubles in NYC. Went to the 4th round in Burger King National Tournament in Georgia (July/2009) Boy's 16s. Was awarded Sportmanship award.Finalist for three consecutive years at the Mayor's Cup, for Doubles. I won the NYC Varsity Mayor's Cup Doubles, this year (2010), with my partner Kilby Featherston . We were finalists last year but took the Cup this year. We played a great final match!!! Choosen by NYC Post as part of the first team Best in the City, Varsity Athletes of the year (June 27, 2010).I have taken a short break from Tournaments to train as a Counselor at Gorden Kent's New England Tennis Camp, in Pawling, N. Y.
2008 (Freshman ) third singles for St. Francis Prep.Varsity Tennis team.Team won the Catholic Schools City Championship. Our team went Undefeated 12-0, for both Freshman and Sophmore years. In 2009 I played second singles on my High School Varsity team.Academically I have been on the Honor Roll for every quarter, since my Freshman year. I'm involved in Community outreach Christian Service and I'm a gym leader. Both of these activities exempt me from classroom time due to my achievement of having maintained an above 98% in both classes. I also volunteered for the U.S. Open Wheelchair games, as a ballboy and I am also a veteran U.S.Open ballboy starting my third year. I will be taking the SAT in May, as well as the ACT.Awarded Most Valuable Player in 2009. My school, St. Francis Prep won the NYC Catholic schools Championships (2010). I went undefeated as 2nd Singles this season. Awarded "Coaches Award" as player to become most valuable to College Coaches and their teams. Won second straight Mayor's Cup Doubles Championship 2011. Beat #1 Beacon's player Quinton Vega and we beat Cordoza High school for the first time in 20 years. Nice way to exit high school. I'm so looking forward to college!!!
NYJTL Bronx International Tennis Center and USTA (Flushing) Summer camp in 2006. In 2007 attended adidas Camp in Farmingdale, NY. In 2008 attended Gordon Kent's New England Tennis Camp. 2009 attending New England Tennis Academy (Gorden Kent) as a "Counselor in Training".The camp combines intensive tennis with fun social activities.It's a great camp, with real great coaches. I plan to continue my training at Go-Tennis with Coach, George Garland. This Academy encourages players, building up self-esteem and the "edge to Compete". They're the best!!!! My improved serve, has taken my game to a new level.I will post video, ASAP.I posted the Camp video demo, it doesn't show true tournament play, but plain basic drills. I hope to have a professionally taped tournament video, in the near future.
Northshore Tennis and NYJTL. Summer 2009, I will continue training at Go-Tennis, Northshore Academy in Bayside, Queens. I receive lessons from Coach George Garland, who has been a key factor in improving my game and my self confidence. He's a great teacher and self-esteem builder.I'm very thankful to him, for his help and belief in me.I also volunteer to partner with Senior Citizens every Tuesday for their Doubles Tournaments.