SC Junior Players Receive High Performance Training

February 10, 2012

CAYCE, SC – February 10, 2012 – Top Junior players from aroundSouth Carolina gathered at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness CenterFebruary 4-5 to celebrate the accomplishment of top year-end rankingsand kick off 2012 with a weekend of high performance training during the27th USTA South Carolina Van der Meer All-Star Camp. 

Player Development Committee Chair and Camp Coordinator BrianParkkonen assembled a curriculum based on USTA National PlayerDevelopment High Performance program, which consisted of hand-feedingdrills, match play, and team-format games. 

Players and parents were treated to an informative presentation byFurman University’s Men’s’ Tennis Coach Kelly Jones on Saturdayafternoon during lunch, which focused on player expectations and theimportance of the player taking control of setting goals for his/hergame.

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Above photos: Nicholas Bybel (Hilton Head), Sean Nguyen (Columbia) and Brian Parkkonen (Pro)

Elite coaches from around the state were invited to conduct theon-court drills and provide coaching for match play.  The coaches wereBrian Parkkonen from Florence, Carlos Lozano from Lexington, BryanMinton from Charleston, Carlos Cobos from Murrells Inlet, Vince Bilottafrom Hilton Head, Tom Ruth from Sumter, and Nicola Slater from Florence.

All Star Camp Attendees-  See all the pictures on our Facebook page.
B12    Sean    Nguyen    Columbia
B12    Omar    Williams    Spartanburg
B12    Simon    Wilson    Anderson
B14    Thomas    Bryan    Lexington
B14    Paul    Hendrix    Murrells Inlet
B14    Jerry    Price    West Columbia
B16    Liam    Wiggins    North Augusta
B18    Nicholas    Bybel    Hilton Head
B18    Ben    Horst    Columbia
B18    Joel    Roberts    Summerville
G12    Samantha    Calais    Prosperity
G12    Ali     DeSpain    Murrells Inlet
G12    Corbin    Dorsey    Anderson
G12    Lauren    Joch    Irmo
G12    Elise    Mills    Prosperity
G14    Ellie    Czura    Bluffton
G16    Isabelle    Cooper    Columbia
G16    Courtney    Geiss    Charleston
G16    Christina    Merchant    Greenville
G18    Morgan    Patterson    Lexington
G18    Mareli    Sanchez-Julia    Irmo