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USTA Southwest Regional Training Center Camp

May 21, 2010 07:35 PM

USTA Southwest Regional Training Center Camp
14-16, 2010
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex

Training camp

Twenty four of USTA Southwest's most promising junior players, as well as top coaches from the Section were a part of a Section Regional Training Center Camp designed to test, assess and identify talented juniors as well as to promote the USTA coaching philosophy and progressive teaching model.

The juniors in attendance at this three-day camp, which took place at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex ran through various fitness tests, on-court skills and drills, matchplay, video analysis, and assessments from Section and national coaches, including USTA National Coach (and former world Top 10 in singles) Lori McNeil and Geoff Russell.

Russell was the former Executive Director of USTA Central Arizona, and was recently promoted to USTA Manager, Talent ID & Development.

Section coaches at the three-day camp included:
* Andrei Pavel (former Top 15 player in the world) and Nick Blackwood of the Pavel-Blackwood Tennis Academy
* Joey Blake (former US Open Jr. Doubles champion and head coach at Topnotch Tennis Academy)
* Dave Critchley (head coach, The Players Academy)
* Warren Fulgenzi, Sr. (coach at Santa Fe Shellaberger Tennis Center)
* Larry Lineberry (former member, USTA Southwest Junior High Performance Committee)
* James Jack and Carlos Hassey, Sr. (longtime Phoenix-area coaches)

Campers included:
Yash Parikh (Tucson, Ariz.)
Harsh Parikh ( Tucson, Ariz.)
Warren Fulgenzi, Jr. ( Las Vegas, N.M.)
Luke Bridges ( Mesa, Ariz.)
Max Lawlor ( Goodyear, Ariz.)
Cameron Krimbill ( Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Nathan Ponwith ( Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Carlos Hassey, Jr. (Surprise, Ariz.)
Andrew Fucci ( Gilbert, Ariz.)
Sebastian Herrera (El Paso, Texas)
Brandon Stringfellow ( Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Roman Shenkiryk ( Phoenix, Ariz.)

Kylie McKenzie (Anthem, Ariz.)
Delaney Nothaft ( Tempe, Ariz.)
Shaila Alda ( Phoenix, Ariz.)
Josie Frazier ( Phoenix, Ariz.)
Reagan Posorske ( Cave Creek, Ariz.)
Brandelyn Fulgenzi ( Las Vegas, N.M.)
Taylor Johnson ( Prescott, Ariz.)
Taylor Bridges ( Mesa, Ariz.)
Sarianna Kuuttila ( Albuquerque, N.M.)
Lauren Fulgenzi ( Las Vegas, N.M.)
Emily Akin (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Carmen Corley ( Sandia Park, N.M.)

There are currently 12 Regional Training Center programs across the country. The next Regional Training Center held in the Southwest will take place in Sedona, July 9-11.