Cori Gauff 10 years old is the 2014 12′s Supernational Clay Court Champion

 
July 21st, 2014

A few weeks before the big win. Cori and Sly Black are Drilling.

 

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Cori Gauff and Hurricane Tyra Black doing warm up ladder drills

 
February 3rd, 2014

10 year old Supernational 12′s Champion Cori Gauff and the 2013 12′s Orange Bowl champion doing some warm up ladder drills at the Sly Black Tennis Academy

 


Sly Black Players are Proud of US Open Finalist Alicia “Tornado” Black

 
January 30th, 2014

Several of the Sly Black High Performance Players were eager to take a picture with fifteen year old Alicia “Tornado” Black and her US Open Junior Finalist Trophy. Alicia “Tornado” Black began training with her father Sly at the age of 2.  Now she is #4 in the Girls ITF rankings!

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Top Player From Mississippi!

 
January 30th, 2014

We are very glad to have the hard working Juliette Finch at the Sly Black High Performance Program. She was a highly ranked player in Mississippi and multiple tournament winner prior to joining us in Florida. Juliette is training hard and soon she will be making her way up the national 12′s rankings.

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Sylvester “Sly” Black and National Champions

 
January 30th, 2014

South County Regional Park in Boca Raton, Florida is where you will find junior tennis stars such as coach Sly Black, Steven Sun(12′s Supernational Champion), and Hurricane “Tyra” Black (2x 12′s Supernational champion and the Jr. Orange Bowl International Champion)

 

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Cori Gauff Wins the Southern Closed!

 
January 27th, 2014


9 year old Cori Gauff is the best 9 year old in the world, but she was not expected to win the 12 and under Southern Closed which consists of the best 12 and unders from the following states:  AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, KY, NC, SC, GA

What surprised Sly Black, Jeff Drock, and her father more? Cori winning every match at the event in straight sets or the 2 plates, 2 watches, and 3 trophies she earned from sweeping this event?  Note: Some of Cori’s opponents were twice her size!

 

 

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Sly Black With Daughters Hurricane and Tornado

 
January 27th, 2014

Tornado “Alicia” Black is proudly holding her U.S. Open Finalist trophy which helped propel her to #6 ITF. (world junior ranking)

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Hurricane Tyra Black and Jeff Drock

 
January 27th, 2014

Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Drock began training with Hurricane “Tyra” Black when she was 9 years old.

Drock  stated the following:

“I am extremely proud of how Tyra has developed as both a player and a person. She is respectful, intelligent, funny, works extremely hard, and everyone truly enjoys being around her.  Of course her technical and physical skills are at an extremely high level, but her tennis IQ (intelligence) is what really sets her apart.  Tyra truly deserves the title of world champion and she earned it.”

“In the the finals and throughout the tournament the balls that Tyra was able to retrieve amazed everyone watching the match. Many of her opponents shots would have been winners against every other 12 year old in the world but those shots were neutralized by Tyra. She fought like a champion and completely frustrated her opponent.  This o-6, 6-2, 6-4 finals match showed a lot of people what Hurricane “Tyra” Black is truly made of!”

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Hurricane And Tornado at the Junior Orange Bowl

 
January 27th, 2014

 

After winning the Junior Orange Bowl Final, Hurricane “Tyra” Black posed with her sister Alicia “Tornado” Black. Prior to the 3rd set, Alicia did a pretty darn good job of coaching and gave her little sister some added confidence.

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Hurricane “Tyra” Black Wins Orange Bowl!

 
January 27th, 2014

Sly Black is quite proud of all the hard work his daughter put into her tennis during 2013.  Hurricane “Tyra” Black did win a few 12′s supernational tournaments but winning the premier international tournament (Junior Orange Bowl) was another huge step.In the tournament, she beat several top girls in order to get to the finals. Somehow she found a way to beat the former #1 girl in the finals. 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

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