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  1. It sounds like a fun tournament. I think many Mid Atlantic kids would like to sign up, but it is at the same time as qualies for Prince George's Country ITF that has many kid from the section sign up, just to get the chance to play against some good opponents. Too bad.

    • Em, as you know, the junior tennis calendar is pretty full, so we were bound to come up against other events. Hopefully, there will be enough players who are enticed by the chance to play a minimum of 4 matches with a one-year equipment sponsorship going to the overall winner AND honoring the memory of a great supporter of our sport.

  2. Aloha! Just wondering if you have any advice on getting juniors from Hawaii to some of these tournaments. While Hawaii may seem like the perfect Tennis spot, it's not very inclusive or even remotely up to par in Junior Tournaments. A lot of kids that are from the outer islands (and Oahu) are really talented, but the costs are astronomical to travel to these important events. Our local USTA pretty much invests zero dollars into our junior development and only give a couple hundred bucks a few times a year to go to USTA only events. It's really frustrating, especially as a tennis parent. Mahalo!

    • Bailey, that must be incredibly frustrating! I am going to share your concerns with Bill Mountford at USTA as well as with the folks creating tournaments at TRN and UTR in hopes that they can do something to increase the competitive opportunities for junior players in your beautiful islands. Thank you for your comment.

    • Bailey -- TRN has a schedule of "national showcases" each year that are "open tournaments" where players from any USTA section can enter. We would love to have a tournament in Hawaii, but we do not know who the really good tournament directors are. Here is a link to our National Showcase series for the rest of 2016 -- http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=1585 If you have any ideas for 2017 to pass along to me at julie@tennisrecruiting.net, please let me know.

  3. Hi Lisa, I know this tournament is this weekend. I wanted to check in and see if you needed any help with anything during the two days of the tournament. I knew Sol when I was a teenager and really hadn't seen him over the years. It would be an honor to lend a hand. Thx, Melissa

    • I'm not turning down any offers of help, lol! Would love to see you at the Suburban Club this weekend!

      • Sounds great! I can come on Sunday. Just let me know what time you want me to come by to help!

        • Matches start at 9am each day so any time!

          • Will do! I will ask for you when I get there. And, if my schedule changes for tomorrow and time allows, I'll try and swing by tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting you!

  4. Good morning Lisa, My name is Elaine Rodriguez, Sol was a Tennis friend of mine also. As a matter of fact I met him through his first promotion of this tournament. If I can make it, I would like to come up as an observer to support the tournament. What time does the day start and end? Elaine

    • Matches will start at 9am both days. I'm looking forward to meeting you, Elaine!

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