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The Las Vegas City Council awarded a contract to CJMS Tennis Management Company to operate the Amanda and Stacy Darling Tennis Center. The Darling Tennis Center is one of the finest public tennis venues in the country, but due to the economy, the city was considering closing it to save money. This agreement allows the center to stay open.

"We are extremely pleased with the efforts of Mayor Goodman, Councilman Stavros Anthony and the city council for doing everything possible to keep the Darling Center a world class facility," said USTA-Nevada Executive Director Ryan Wolfington.




   
By Maggie Yahner

For tennis aficionados and enthusiasts alike the acclaimed International Tennis Hall of Fame, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is a place that should be visited at least once. Home of this summer's Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the International Tennis Hall of Fame holds its own special grandeur. The setting of beautiful coastal Newport is the perfect backdrop to house the mementos and memories of tennis' greatest legends and moments. Equally as fitting that the tournament be hosted on tennis' most elegant surface, grass. As you walk the grounds, you feel the echoes of the sports' past and the presence of the greats who have been there before. It reminds you that tennis truly is a game to love, teach, compete in, and be celebrated.







   
By Ryan Wolfington

I still remember the image of a young 10 year old girl just getting started in tennis under the guidance of a 70 plus year old man pacing behind her as she hit hundreds of balls on the Tennis Tutor ball machine. Allen played as a top junior at USC and went on to teach some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He then spent years in Corporate America but after he retired returned to tennis, his passion.

He was a big fan of Mike Agassi and his ball machine drills, ideas and strategies. Any child that needed help, Allen would help, no charge. This was what led to a 70 plus Allen Tong to train McKay Novak, who had started weeks before, for hours on end. Soon after, McKay went on to be one of the best players in town and still is. In six months Allen's kind heart and ball machine drills took McKay into the #1 spot in the 10's which she eventually duplicated in the 12's. McKay is now a top athlete in the country, a straight A student at Meadows and has had her life altered dramatically by Allen's willingness.





   

#1 Players in Southern Nevada: As of 8/6/2010

 

Junior Singles

Boys 10s:                     Michael Safbom

Girls 10s:                      Sedona Gallagher

 

Boys 12s:                     Alexander Reyna

Girls 12s:                      Lilit Vardanyan

 

Boys 14s:                     Trevor Johnson

Girls 14s:                      Brooke Swallow

 

Boys 16s:                    Travis Beck

Girls 16s:                      Katya Kulikova

 

Boys 18s:                     Fernando Sunago

Girls 18s:                      Sarah Lucas



   
Former Las Vegas Junior Sheryl Bon (Bakalov) was one of only ten players in the country to be awarded the 2010 Arthur Ashe Junior Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. Award winners will be treated to a weekend in New York during the US Open and will be honored at a luncheon. Bon, who is entering her senior year at Azusa Pacific University, is a member of APU's varsity tennis team and an NAIA All-American. For further information about this prestigious award, please click on the following link: article link




   
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