Advantage Kids held its inaugural Match Play Championship at Prescott Park in Meredith August 21. Nineteen players from Jackson to Bedford competed in singles and doubles play. This USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) event was the first of its kind for Advantage Kids.
Happy 17th Birthday TODAY to our fabulous Excellence Player, Oziera Ahmad! Though she continues her training in North Carolina, Oziera has recently returned from Costa Rica where she won the qualification round and entered the main draw.
A repost of a video of the "world's oldest tennis player" is evidence that tennis is for life!
Oziera Ahmad has returned from our partner USTA Foundation Excellence Training facility at Greensboro Tennis Foundation to her roots in NH. We will have to say goodbye again mid-August as she heads back to train for some exciting upcoming tournaments, but we LOVE the time we have had with her.
Alek Karagozyan! Rally for Tennis organizer, local celebrity, generous partner - at just sixteen years old, Alek has already taken the lead on his own fundraising tournament to benefit Advantage Kids. He and his friends organized a committee and built Rally for Tennis from the ground up - without the help of any grownups!
The new Mindful Mentor program has begun at the Derryfield School in Manchester, and it's incredible. Nine Juniors & Seniors are volunteering 40 hours of their summer vacation to mentor pods of littles.
May 15-16, Oziera continued her run through the highly competitive New England circuit by racking up her second consecutive New England tournament victory at her home club at the Longfellow New Hampshire Tennis and Swim Club in Nashua, NH.
Brett Johnson - a 13 year old who has participated in Advantage Kids Free! Tennis the last couple of years was chosen to play on the Varsity Tennis team at Moultonborough Academy (MA). Brett was the only 7th grader chosen to play on the Varsity team.
The Advantage Kids Mt. Washington Region is ready to open the 2021 season. We have over 80 kids signed up with most days already filled to capacity. It's a great mix of new and returning players eager for Tennis + Yoga fun.
Players often prioritize the technical and tactical elements of their games, but don’t take as much time to improve the game between their ears.
On Monday, April 26, 2021 Oziera won the Chapel Hill National! She was ranked 78 for USTA National Juniors 16s BEFORE this most recent win. Coach Laury Hammel reports:
A better Founder we could not hope to have! In addition to hosting our end of year celebration at his gorgeous restaurant last fall, and sitting on the AK Board of Directors, Bob maintains an active role improving the lives of kids.
Ranked #2 in New England, Oziera Ahmad exudes excellence on and off the courts - and she is going places!
Coach Sue Connolly, the sure-footed one, is our Leader of the Month (because she's the best).
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The Dana Steele Memorial Mountain Tennis Tournament is a beautiful testament to a philanthropic youth tennis!
With Sullivan Mousseau, tennis is a family affair!
Lakes Region Head Coach Grant Workman, our Leader of the Month, is a rising star and a growing leader!
Nahsua Coach Scott McDougald, March Leader of the Month, is all abou the Love.
December's leader of the month, Terry Wilson, is a legend!
Huge shout out to Kent and Carolyn Hemingway - the dream team of Advantage Kids! They have been volunteering their time to teach tennis and enrichment to the Mount Washington Valley with heartfelt dedication.