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Have you ever met an 81-year old competitive tennis player? Here's one for the books. Within the past eight months she has won gold medals in three senior tournaments: Washington State Senior Games, Nevada Senior Games and Utah's Huntsman's World Senior Games. These wins bring her medal count to well over 100. In addition to tournaments she has played on three spring and fall USTA league teams in the Las Vegas area for the past 20 years. Who is she? From where does she arrive at this point in her life? Let's go back a bit.

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USTA Nevada would like to thank all of our Committee Members, Pros, Interns, Volunteers, Ball Persons, and the Las Vegas tennis community for coming out to support the 2012 PowerShares Series Event held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center on Saturday, November 17, 2012. This year's event was a huge success!

It was a day filled with exciting experiences beginning with two Play with the Pros sessions, where local players got to hit and get some pointers from John McEnroe, Michael Chang, Andre Agassi, and Jim Courier. The VIP Player Party kicked off the evening's festivities and gave guests an opportunity to mingle with these legendary tennis stars. Then the crowd was treated to three incredible matches where these former champions battled for the coveted title...which was won in a close final set by our local hero, Andre Agassi.




   
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Southern Nevada Youth Tennis Foundation
Article: NCLR National Convention
Written by Wendy Harrison, President SNYTF

Southern Nevada Youth Tennis Foundation (SNYTF) wrapped up an incredible 3 day tennis event for the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) National Convention at Mandalay Bay Event Center July 7th thru 9th. The Family Expo was free and open to the public. SNYTF Academy kids, board members, and staff provided hundreds of youth daily bi-lingual introduction classes by our pro’s George Cantu, Rich Luong, Scott Schneider, Academy graduate Elvia and SNYTF’s founder, Sandra Rose.








   
Kimberly Yee has been the nation’s #1 ranked player in the girls 12's, 14's and 16's age divisions.



Kimberly started playing tennis at the ripe age of 3 years old with her father Adam Yee who went into an early retirement to coach both Kimberly and her brother Kristofer.





   
CHLOE HENDERSON OF LAS VEGAS SELECTED TO ATTEND
USTA NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS & LEARNING LEADERSHIP CAMP

Camp Teaches Life Skills, Leadership and Sportsmanship




   
No Quit Academy Tennis Coach and World Ranked Player Brian Battistone qualifies for Main Draw of the Mixed Doubles
15 year old Rising Tennis Star Kimberly Yee plays in the Junior US Open


Las Vegas, August 28, 2012; This weekend local Las Vegan player and No Quit Tennis Academy coach Brian Battistone and doubles partner Nicole Melichar won the mixed doubles qualifier and will be playing in the main draw of the US Open. Trained in both Palm Springs and at the world-renowned Bollettieri Academy, Battistone is best known for his spectacular jump serve and patented two handed racket. In his career he has won 4 titles on the Challenger Tour and has played in the 2010 US Open and 2011 Wimbledon Grand slam Championships. Brian is currently a coach at the No Quit Tennis Academy at Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas. This is his fourth tournament with mixed doubles partner Nicole Melichar and the pair has remained undefeated since they began playing together at the beginning of the year. Melichar, 19 born and raised in the Czech Republic currently trains at Club Med in Port St. Lucie, Florida. This is Melichar’s US Open debut; ?We are thrilled to be here, this is our 4th tournament together and it’s the US Open! This is by far the highlight of our careers,? said Melichar late last night after stepping off the practice courts. The pair will play later this week, highlights of which will be broadcast on The Tennis Channel and ESPN.



   
Saturday, August 11, 2012 - San Diego - Las Vegas junior tennis player Kimberly Yee won the United States Tennis Association's National Championships today in the girls 16's singles. Yesterday Yee won the National Championships in the girls 16's doubles with partner Marianna Gould.

Kimberly's Yee's victory is the second time in her career that she has won both the singles and doubles at the national championship. To win the singles final Yee beat Katerina Stewart 6-2, 6-2. Her victory secured her a wild card into this years US OPEN Junior main draw.

Kimberly Yee is part of the USTA's National Junior Tennis and Learning chapter in Las Vegas, the Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation, which strives to inspire youth through mentoring, tennis and education. Within the foundation she is part of the elite "Team Bryan" travel team, sponsored and supported by the world's best doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan.







 
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