From USTA.com News – Sep 27, 2010 Newsletter:
The 2010 USTA League National Championships kick off this week and will take place over the next five weekends, marking the culmination of a year-long series of competition at the local, state, district and section levels. The USTA League 2.5 Adult and 5.0 Adult National Championships will be taking place this weekend in Rancho Mirage, Calif. and Indian Wells, Calif., respectively. Be sure to check back to USTA.com for scores, news updates, photos and more.
 Kim Clijsters (BEL) defeated Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6-2, 6-1 to win the U.S. Open Woman’s Singles Title.
Commentary: And it wasn’t even that close. Kim dominated in every aspect of the game – serve, ground strokes, court coverage, consistency and especially mentally. There was no cracking this Belgium’s “Git-r-Done” attitude as she barely looked up to see if her unstable opponent was ready to be slapped down again. You’d think the $1.7M payday would shock Vera into action – at least there wasn’t another public breakdown. Sorry, Vera. It was just so anti-climactic especially after the Battle Royale that took place moments before as Djokovic fought so brilliantly to best Federer in a grueling 5-set match. Now that’s tennis!
So – Congratulations, Kim. Thank you for coming back. Thank you for adding so much excitement to the Woman’s game. Stay healthy & spend the $2.2M wisely.
For all the details, please check out the U.S. Open website
|Top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) defeated the “Indo-Pac” Team of Rohan Bopanna (INDO) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) to win the U.S. Open Men’s Doubles Title.
For all the details, please check out the U.S. Open website
|(3) Roger Federer (SUI) defeated (WC) Mardy Fish (USA) 6-7(5), 7-6(1), 6-4 to win the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters.||(4) Kim Clijsters (BEL) defeated (10) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 to win the Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open.|
For all the details, please check out the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open website
Scott & I are at the Western & Southern Financial Groups Cincy Masters & Womens Open manning a vendor booth for USANA Health Sciences. We are here to promote our relationship as the Official Supplier of Nutritional Supplements to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. As we do not pay the individual athletes to use our products, we are not allowed to use their names but it has been reported that 160 WTA members currently use the products including 7 of the top 10.
As you can imagine there’s a who’s who of the international tennis world here so we’re taking advantage to expand our relationships and contributors for MyTennisBlog.net. We’ve got a lot of great pictures that we’ll be posting – so stay tuned to MyTennisBlog.net.
For many years Scott has provided tennis tips and articles for countless magazines, CD’s, books and websites. Starting at the beginning of 2009 Scott began a relationship with Tennis View Magazine as an editorial contributor providing tennis tips and articles for this brand new and exciting tennis magazine. The magazine was awarded one the “hottest magazine launches of 2008″. In 2010 Scott began another great relationship with two other tennis magazines around the world, Centre Court and Tennis World to provide tennis tips and articles.
Scott’s coaching background is extensive as he has won a National Championship as an assistant coach at Georgia Perimeter College. He also coached the GPC #1 player to a win over then NCAA #1, has been a USTA National Zonal Coach working with many of the nations top boys and girls 15 and 16 year olds, he has coached over 30 league champions and continues to work with tennis players of all ages and levels. Most recently Scott has designed and implemented a new junior tennis format at his club that has increased participation for the 4-6 years old by 75% and the 7 and up age group by 57%.
Some interesting facts about Scott
One of the top junior players in the Western section
Indiana State High School Singles Finals
High School Athlete of the Week award a record 6 times.
Indiana University- Men’s Tennis
#1 Nationally ranked Husband/ Wife Open Mixed 2006
#2 Nationally ranked Husband/ Wife Open Mixed 2007
#1 Southern ranked Husband/ Wife Open Mixed 2006
#1 Southern ranked Husband/ Wife Open Mixed 2007
Selected to USTA High Performance Program
Head Tennis Professional- Charlotte Country Club
USTA National Zonal Coach
Head Coach/ Asst. Coach- Georgia Perimeter College
4 straight National Championships
Coached #1 at GPC to win over #1 in NCAA (Goffi)
Coached more than 30 USTA or ALTA league champions
Television, Newspaper, presentations and web:
Tennis View Magazine-Editorial Contributor
Centre Court Magazine- Editorial Contributor
Tennis World SA- Editorial Contributor
Tennis Magazine, Italy- Photo layout of forehand
Television- Kids in Sports, local cable show in Atlanta
Atlanta Journal Constitution- Weekly tennis tips
Netcord- Partner, provide tennis tips to Atlanta residents
PTR Symposium- 2009 on court doubles presenter
Head/ Penn Racquet Sports-Advisory Staff 1991-present
Tennis Affiliations and Certifications:
PTR 5A-National Tester and Clinician
USTA Level 1 Successful Coaching
USTA Official Umpire/ Referee
Kids Growing Kids-PTR
Evolve 9- Growing Kids Through Tennis
Awards and recognitions:
PTR Clinician of the Year 2009
Nominated USPTA Southern Pro of the Year 2010
Nominated USPTA North Carolina Pro of Year 2007
Nominated PTR Pro of Year 2007
Nominated USTA Georgia Pro of Year 2005
Charities and Special Events:
Cystic Fibrosis event committee-
Burnette Nobels Memorial- Police killed in the line of duty
Rally for the Cure
Brighter Future Foundation- Vahaly, Roddick and more
USTA Tennis in the Parks- Atlanta
USTA Southern Section Conference-Atlanta Pro Rep 2004
Tennis Month-Jamaica, certification testing for local pros
Workshops or presentations:
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
Charleston, South Carolina
many other locations in US
|Wild card David Nalbandian (ARG) defeated  Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 6-2, 7-6(4) to win the Legg Mason Tennis Classsic singles title and gain a 3-way tie with Mardy Fish (USA) & Sam Querrey (USA) for the US Open Series lead with 70 points.
For all the details, please check out the Legg Mason Tennis Classsic website
Unseeded Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) defeated  Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3 to win the singles title and gain a 3-way tie with Victoria Azarenka (BLR) & Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) in the US Open Series points with 70 points. Kuznetsova now meets Maria Sharapova in the 1st round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Cincinnati Women’s Open.
For all the details, please check out the Mercury Insurance Open website