Archive for May, 2013

Kayleigh Wins First Title

At 9 years old Kayleigh has come light years with the development of her game in only 9 months of training. We accepted Kayleigh into the Strive environment at almost a complete beginner level based upon her exceptional effort, attitude, and passion for the game. She has now bloomed into one of the biggest games at Strive and certainly one of the fiercest for a 9 year old that you will see anywhere on this tennis planet we call earth.  We believe great things are in store for Kayleigh’s tennis future. Congratulations Kayleigh on winning your first 12’s tournament  title, of which we are sure many more are to come. Not bad for only being 9 years old and only training regularly for 9 months. Keep rockin!

Olivia, Anna Claire, and SevynKelsey and AC- 1st Place and 2nd Placeac_kelsey_heath_1st_2nd_may_2013_s3Girls 12's Southern L3 Champions. Congrats Girls!Girls 12’s Southern L3 Champions. Congrats Girls!

The answer to the math equation is two champions, a Finalist, and one 3rd place showing in the same weekend. The Strive Girls made their first collective impact on the southern circuit in Birmingham, Alabama May 11-12 2013 at the Southern Level 3 event held at Highland Park Racquet Club. The new Strive training environment which began 9 months ago in September with our girl power collective has been a hard working, up and down, but rather fast road to the top of the Southern ranks comparatively speaking from where we began. Our girls have gone from losing to non seeds, to defeating seeds, and now in 9 months time to earning multiple Southern titles in the same weekend whilst the other Strive girls were chomping at the title holders heels meeting  them in the finals and another achieving 3rd place in the girls 14’s division.

Congratulations to Anna Claire Mitchell for winning her 2nd Southern title of the year of which many more are to come. She is quickly becoming a force at the top of the Southern Girls 12’s. Congrats to Sevyn Waters for winning her first Southern Title only a few months after recovering from foot surgery. Kelsey Smith fought her way to the finals barely falling in a 3rd set tiebreak to fellow Strive player AC Mitchell in the final. Congrats also to Olivia Kapp as she knocked off the #1 seed en route to a 3rd place finish in the girls 14’s division.  It was an extra special tournament as Olivia celebrated her 13th birthday and the players had the honor of dedicating their titles and wins to their mothers on Mother’s Day weekend. We are excited to see what is in store for the Strive girls for the rest of 2013.