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Foundation Children with Ryan Wolfington, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
By Hilliary Heard

A seven year tradition continues for VegasTennis.com's Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation as the children get up close and personal with their favorite players at the BNP Paribas open. The tournament held in Indian Wells at the beautiful tennis garden offers a perfect playground for youth to learn life lessons from their tennis idols. Everyday is packed with loads of tennis, beautiful sunshine and courts that are easily assessable for viewing the top men and women players on tour.

"Nothing is better then professional tennis to motivate a player," said legendary coach and tennis dad Wayne Bryan. "I took Bob and Mike to Indian Wells more times than I can count."



   
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV women's tennis head coach Kevin Cory has been named the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Intermountain College Coach of the Year.

"It is always a great honor to be recognized by your peers and the USPTA is the premier teaching organization in the United States," Cory said. "To me, individual awards are a representation of your team and the success of the student-athletes you coach, so this reflects well on the Rebels."





   
*** With 68 Titles on the ATP Tour, they hold the record for most doubles wins by a team.

*** They have been the #1 Team in the World a record setting six times: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. And they were the #2 team in 2004 and 2008, and they are currently the #1 Team.

*** Having won the 2003 French Open, the 2005, 2008 & 2010 US Open, the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, & 2011 Australian Open, and the 2006 Wimbledon Doubles Championships, they have a Career Grand Slam and they are only the third team in the Open Era to achieve that feat.



   
Presents:

Looking for some family fun? Want an activity that the whole family can enjoy? Come join Chris Ojakian and the ITC staff for Cardio, Quickstart, and Junior Tennis. All ages and abilities are welcome!






   
To apply or to get more information, contact Ryan Wolfington at director@ustanevada.com by January 30, 2011


   
On December 15, 2010, Asia Muhammad attended the TPC Summerlin 3.0 final clinic of the fall season. Teresa Bolen, Cheryl Vaughn, Raime Cendoma, Liz Abatangelo, Heidi Holley and Katharine Rawling participated in drills and games with the Las Vegas rising tennis star. Team coach, Ken Shioi, photographed the event. One of the highlights of the get-together was the opportunity Asia gave each TPC player to try to return three of her hard hit serves. Asia now has six new fans who will follow her career with special interest.


   
This October, breast Cancer awareness month, Las Vegas ladies decked from head to toe in all pink and armed with their tennis rackets joined the fight against cancer. It was the 3rd annual American Cancer Society Ladies Tennis Event at Darling Tennis Center.
Three years ago Stevie Tegano, the event creator, began driving for the 'Road to Recovery" program which provides rides for patients to and from their chemo or radiation appointments. While driving these patients she began to think of ways she too could help. Being a part of a strong community tennis group, Stevie reached out to her tennis friends for support.





   
The Story of Dillon Berkabile

The "RUDY" Foundation has announced Dillon Berkabile as the recipient of this year's "RUDY" Award. Dillon Berkabile was nominated and selected as the only American tennis player to receive the "RUDY" Award in 2010. This Award is given to the rare child who has defeated all the odds to make amazing things happen for their own life, much like the real "RUDY" in the blockbuster movie. Berkabile has excelled as a student, athlete and leader through hard work, persistence and character.



   
In the organizations history this is one of the largest college placements years ever. 9 children that played tennis locally have been given scholarships for athletics and or academics for their 2010 freshman year. 7 of the 9 will play division 1 college tennis, with the others receiving scholarships for their academics. All of these students had a high grade point average and many of them were among the most sought after student athletes in the country.

Patrick Kawka from Henderson is now ranked #19 in the United States and could have picked among many opportunities.







 
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