Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives

News & Features

Who's Hot
Hot 100 List - November '17

As the holidays draw closer and the weather begins to cool in many parts of the country, many players might be tempted to put down their rackets for the winter. The Hot 100 list, however, brings us 100 junior players that are still heating up the court.

We caught up with a few outstanding players in this month’s article:

Alyssa Zayat (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)

Three-star junior Alyssa Zayat made the change to home schooling at the beginning of 2017. She decided to attend the Tucker Tennis Academy and enroll in the “Philosophy Home School Program.”

Three-Star Junior Alyssa Zayat

The change to home schooling allows Zayat to dedicate more time to tennis. She spends three hours a day on the court training, with an additional two private lessons per week. She also does an hour and a half of fitness per day.

Zayat credits this change for her gradual improvements over the last year.

“Spending more time on the court has significantly improved my all-court game and my confidence,” she said. “Since I have been dedicating more time to tennis, my game has been improving, which has led to better results.”

Zayat works with coaches Jorgelina Cravero, Matias Marin and Trent Tucker at the Tucker Tennis Academy. Currently, they are working on Zayat’s forehand and serve.

“We are working on my forehand and using my legs more to drive the ball deeper into the court,” she said. “I have a powerful first serve, but we continue to work on my second serve to mix up kicking it in and slicing it with the same ball toss and motion.”

Zayat and Cravero are also working on her mental game.

“Another big learning tool is that you don’t always have to have your ‘A’ game, but you have to have confidence in your game that you can win not playing your best tennis,” Zayat said.

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!

Prince Tour Future Tennis 6 Pack Bag
To purchase this product or for a much more detailed written review, Click Here!
12/12 Justin Wain chooses TCNJ
12/12 Andrew Shand chooses Davis & Elkins
12/12 David Ammendola chooses Bryant
12/12 Sonia Varma chooses Swarthmore
12/12 Mathew Yee chooses Vassar
12/12 Nate Meadors chooses Ohio Northern
12/11 Grace Riermann chooses Bethel (MN)
12/11 William Turchetta chooses Amherst
12/11 Victoria Chang chooses Carnegie Mellon
12/11 Grace Dignazio chooses Swarthmore

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits


Page updated on Friday, December 08, 2017
Contact our web team with any corrections