Archive for August, 2015

Sydney Hua takes the Level 6 14′s Title!

August 24th, 2015

12 year old Sydney Hua “The Tiger” is an offensive dynamo. She is not very tall, but is known to regularly smack winners past older and bigger girls. For the past few months, she has been working on her defensive skills. Throughout the tournament Sydney used excellent footwork and defensive skills to neutralize points. Of course, Sydney was able to use her awesome offense to finish several points quickly.  Sydney “The Tiger” took the title at the level 6 Boca Raton TLC Showdown!  Several players from the Sly Black Tennis Academy came out to support her during her matches. Everyone is very proud of how Sydney is developing as a player. Great win Sydney!!!

Shown Below: Sly Black (Coach), Sydney Hua, and Jeff Drock (physical trainer)

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13 year old Ronan at ITF Trinidad

August 24th, 2015

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13 year old Ronan Jachuck had an awesome 14′s supernational showing (won a gold and a silver ball). Then he took a week to train with us prior to participating in the Trinidad ITF World Event. All of the coaches felt that Ronan was in good form prior to leaving for the event and was certainly capable of winning a couple of matches, but we were a bit surprised when Roshan (Ronan’s father) contacted us every single day with news of another win. This is an 18 and under ITF/ world event with several world ranked players participating. We knew that Ronan could play some seriously good tennis, but when we learned that he took the title it was a really good feeling. It is quite rare for a 13 year old boy to win an ITF event. Amazing job Ronan!

http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/tournaments/tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100034720

As an aside: Roshan Jachunk (Ronan’s father) has been an incredible travelling coach for Ronan. Initially we considered having a travelling coach for him. Now, we may just have to send other players with Roshan!  He has done an incredible job with Ronan’s preperation and management during the tournaments.

 


Ronan Jachuck honored by Athletic DNA

August 24th, 2015

 

(The following excerpt taken courtesy of Athletic DNA website) 8/20/2015

Congrats to @ronan_jachuck, the first winner of our new #WornByTheFuture contest!!! He was a singles finalist AND doubles champion at the USTA National Championships last week.  

http://websta.me/p/1056117516669005949_287667027

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USA Girls 12′s World Team Champs With Happy Coaches

August 24th, 2015

Charlotte Owensby (12) and Cori Gauff (11) represented their country and won the wold 12 and under team championship held in Quebec, Canada. It is highly unusual for both team members to train at the same academy and/or train with the same coaches.  Sly Black and all the coaches, parents, and players from Sly Black tennis were extremely excited  and proud of the girls when they clinched the title.   Both of the girls have been part of Sly Black High Performance tennis for approximately (4) years.

Pictured Below from Left to Right:

Jeff Drock (physical trainer), Otis Johnson (coach), Charlotte Owensby, Sly Black (coach), Cori Gauff, Gerard Loglo (coach)

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USA Wins 12 and Under World Team Championship!

August 18th, 2015

A big congradulations to the United States for winning both the Girls and the Boys World team Titles at Coupe Leblanc in Quebec, Canada. The best teams from around the world compete in a girls division and a boys division. It is amazing that the United States won both titles and showcases the current level of tennis junior tennis in the 12′s division.  Two players from each country were chosen to play singles and then doubles in a team format.

We are so proud that the two players chosen to represent the United States train at Sly Black High Performance Tennis in Boca Raton, Florida. Charlotte Owensby and Cori Gauff  (pictured from left to right) achieved victory and the United States Girls team is etched in history as being the 2015 world champion team. Awesome Job Cori and Charlotte!!!

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Ronan takes the Gold and Silver at Supernational 14′s!

August 11th, 2015

At the rate Ronan Jachuck has been going, his parents are going to certainly need a separate trophy room. Ronan has been on fire all year and moved into the top 10 of the national rankings prior to his participation in the USTA Supernational Hardcourt Championships.  Ronan won the doubles title with partner (Nicholas Garcia) and was the singles finalist.  His awesome performances have now placed him into the top 5 of the national rankings!  Ronan an awesome player but perhaps more importantly…….Every coach, parent, and player absolutely loves Ronan.   If we had a nickel for every time a parent told us how much they like Ronan’s personality and attitude, we would be retired and on some island in Tahiti.  Great Job and very well deserved….Ronan!!!!

 

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Sly and the USA 12′s World Team

August 11th, 2015

Sly has been working with Charlotte Owensby and Cori Gauff for approximately (5) years. They are two girls who have been chosen to represent the United States in the world 12 and under team championships which is being played in Canada right now!  This is very exciting. What an honor for them to represent the United States and Sly Black Tennis.

Sly Black Charlotte Cori (shown below)

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