Sectional Champions: Junior U10 Tennis Team from Hardscrabble Club
Hardscrabble Club is proud to announce that it’s 10 & Under ‘Orange Ball’ Junior Tennis Team won 2017 Sectional Championships this past weekend, hosted at Schenectady, NY. The team won top spot over numerous other teams competing from all across the USTA Eastern Section (US Tennis Association) – Congratulations Team!
The USTA’s JTT (Junior Team Tennis) is a popular and fast growing format for this sport’s elite travel teams. Teams compete starting in the fall, playing other teams almost every weekend, and culminating with the Sectionals by the end of the school year. All ‘Regional’ winning teams make it to ‘Sectionals’ – and then it’s on to ‘Nationals.’
All Kudos goes to Coach Kevin for pulling it off year after year!
This year’s winning U10 team comprised of (left to right): Noah Cohen (Baldwin Place), Coach Kevin Kumerle, Victoria Ulatowski (Ossining), Sophie Ahlberg (Danbury), Athena Orzechowski (Katonah) and Evan Outwater (Katonah).
A big ‘Congratulations’ also to Hardscrabble Club’s
U14 Intermediate Team who qualified for their Sectionals as well, scheduled to be played on 6/17 & 6/18 – way to go team!
Happy parent Keila Ahlberg said, “We had a great time at the Sectionals. Coach Kevin did a great job! He kept us together and informed. Gave the children a pep talk where needed and did not let their hopes fade away in the face of losses. Yes, we will always remember the USTA Sectionals 2017. Thank you so much!”
Hardscrabble Club offers a robust tennis program for kids aged 10 years and under. Following USTA and ITF (International Tennis Federation) guidelines for the coaching of very young juniors, the club’s Quickstart Program institutes the prescribed progressions of court size, balls and teaching drills that are proven to foster great tennis development in very young children – and we think our results speak for themselves!
“It is encouraging to note that our juniors continue to work hard under the guidance of our Pros, and in doing so they bring home the results! This is the 4th year in a row that one of our teams has gone on to compete at the Sectionals or Nationals – great job kids!” says a well-pleased Director Randy Mani.
Located at: 22 Sutton Place, Brewster, NY 10509 - since 2001, Hardscrabble Club is one of Westchester/Putnam/Fairfield counties’ leading junior development tennis programs, with instruction geared for all levels and all ages, 5 through 18 years.
For more information, contact: Randy Mani / Dir. of Tennis at: 914.669.9500