Jr Winners!

Tennis Club Juniors Make a Statement in Las Vegas!

Junior Tennis Coaches and Students

Georgy Batrakov (High-Performance Director) and Dantley Young (Academy Director) accompanied 42 players to the annual Intermountain Junior Championships in Las Vegas–a Level III!  All of these young tennis players have worked hard with all our tennis professionals to improve their tennis skills, fitness, and mental toughness.  We are very proud and appreciative of the monumental success that our juniors demonstrated in terms of results and personal progress.  Interestingly enough our club owner Laury Hammel first participated in this annual junior tennis ritual as a 12-year-old 60 years ago.

Our young players produced some extraordinary results in Las Vegas and even more importantly every participating junior learned valuable lessons from their matches (in nearly every case our young players exhibited superior sportsmanship).  At the Tennis Club, we know that the most important part of being a competitive tennis player is character development and personal growth.

We’d like to take this opportunity to compliment and congratulate Georgy for his extreme passion and drive to build these players over the years.  He has been with SLTHC for 5 years now and the high-performance program is thriving under his leadership and superior instruction.  Georgy’s focus, dedication and hard work to improve everyone’s game are evident and the results are evident (see below some highlights).

Dantley Young has also made an incredible impact on the programs and we’d like to extend the club’s appreciation.  Proud to have you part of the team!

Congratulations to Our Champions!

Hardy Owen

1st Place, Boys 18 Singles and Doubles

Hardy Owen

Emmie Moore

1st Place, Girls 18 Singles

Emmie Moore

Avery Olsen

2nd Place, Girls 14s Singles and Doubles

Avery Olsen

Savannah Rosenhan

1st Place – back draw, Girls 14s Singles

Savannah Rosenhan

Ethan Green

5th Place, Boys 18s Singles

Ethan Green

Here are some more highlights from the Level III Intermountain Junior Tennis Championships.

  • Forty-two Tennis Club juniors participated in this tournament–more than any other club in the Intermountain section.
  • All of our players earned praise and congratulations for suiting up, putting out 100%, and exhibiting excellent sportsmanship.
  • Three players brought home the gold:
    • Emmy Moore won the Girl’s 18’s Singles
    • Hardy Owen won the Boy’s 18’s Singles
    • Hardy Owen and Caden Hassler won the Boy’s 18’s Doubles
  • Avery Olsen place 2nd in both singles and doubles in Girl’s 12’s
  • Caden Hassler won the back draw Boy’s 18’s
  • Savannah Rosenhan won the back draw in Girl’s 14’s
  • Ethan Green placed 5th in Boy’s 16’s
  • Lalith Suresh won the back draw Boy’s 16’s

A huge thank you to all of our Tennis Club professionals who dedicate their time and skills every day to support our juniors in achieving excellence and reaching their full potential as tennis players.  You all play such pivotal roles in shaping the lives of these juniors!