Congratulation to the Champions, Finalists and participants
NTC Showdowns on 11/17/2018
B18s Level 5, Ammar Wazir (champion), Jonah Ayzenberg (finalist)
B16s Level 5, Vincent Yin (champion), Satyadev Damaraju (finalist)
G12s Level 5, Ami Patel (champion), Meredith Cann (finalist)
B12s Level 5, Colin Hurwith (champion), Umar Bajwa (finalist)
This last weekend Podwika/Laurx 8.0 40+ Mixed Doubles Team made it to sectionals (Midwest Mixed 40 and over 8.0) at Ft Wayne Indiana. They were scheduled to play 4 matches and ended up tying for first place after 4 matches but lost due to the head to head match up against Ohio. Great fun and great tennis.
They all got Sportsmanship awards (they can be given by any player to another player). The captains are Kevin Podwika and John Laurx.
USTA Naperville Last Fling Open
Congratulations to the Champions, Finalist and participants in NTC's USTA Last Fling Open!
G12s, Katelyn Wu (champion), Shane Delaney (finalist)
B12s, Hayden Kress (champion), Tejas Sridhar (finalist)
B14s, Tej Shah (champion), Mitchell Sheldon (finalist)
B16s, Daanyal Saeed (champion), Andrew Chen (finalist)
B18s, Ryusuke Raj (champion), Andy Dong (finalist)
Sat 6/16 - Sun 6/17 NTC hosted the USTA June Classic One Day Plus and a Green Ball and Orange Ball Tournament. Congrats to all of our participants, Finalists and Champions!
Congrats to Caroline Dolehide on making it to
round 64 in the 2018 French Open!
She defeated Viktorija Golubic in straight sets, 6-4 6-4.The announcers commented that she has the best kick serve (as did Navratilova previously).
Her next match is May 30th 4am against Madison Keys who is currenlty ranked 13th.
Good luck Caroline!
Read about Caoline in the Chicago Tribune HERE.
Thank you to all of our staff, members and their guests for making our Ladies' Day Event on Friday, May 18th such a great success!! Your attendance will serve to aid those stricken by ALS through the ALS Worldwide Organization.
Congrats to the Finalists and Champions from the
May Classic One Day Plus held on 5/18-5/19/2018. Great job everyone!!
NTC's USTA 4.5 Team clinched the Northern Illinois Tennis Association 4.5 Winter Season
Congrats on this accomplishment and good luck advancing!
Spring Break 2018 USTA Tournaments
During spring break week on March 26th and 27th, NTC hosted a tennis tournament for orange ball (10 & under), green ball (10 & under), and yellow ball (11+) kids. 46 players participated in this fun tournament!
2017 Holiday Season NTC USTA Tournaments
We saw some great competition!
Please see some of the the pictures from our events below.
Thanksgiving Weekend USTA Junior Tournaments
NTC was proud to host over 130 players for various USTA Junior Tournaments. This was an amazing turn out and we saw some great matches!
Results are below:
Boys and Girls 10 Orange
Luka Opacic - Champion
David Morowitz - Finalist
Advita Deepak - Champion
Peyton Blew - Finalist
Boys and Girls 10 Green
Owen Kuehnle - Champion
Lucas Qi - Finalist
Meghan Southworth - Champion
Mia Soso - Finalist
Daniel Ravinovich - Champion
David Kaminski - Finalist
Vaurn Ramprakash - Champion
Andrew Chen - Finalist
Boys and Girls 16's
Kendall Schrader - Champion
Cassandra Lee - Finalist
Pranav Gadiraju - Champion
Daanyal Saeed - Finalist
Joris Bizys - Champion
Joe Cunningham - Finalist
Congrats to NTC's Maria Goheen and her doubles partner Liz Stefancic for making it to State this past weekend!
From the Naperville Sun
"Stefancic and Goheen have made a strong case for a top-four seed at state. In 44 sets, they have lost a total of 10 games and never more than two games in any one match."
You can read the entire article about their acheivements HERE.
NTC Players in National Competition
NTC is proud of our Junior Excellence World Class players who competed in the USTA National Level 3 held at the Gainey Tennis Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Four players from our Junior Excellence Program qualified for this tournament.
G16s: Jacquelyn Qi (picitured left) and Jacqueline Stasny, both of whom competed in the Girls’ 16 singles and doubles draws.
B16s: Eli Gordon and Joseph Daw, who were in action for the Boys’ 16 singles and doubles draws.
Joseph Daw competed hard and eventually lost to Shawn Berdia from Virginia who was a finalist in the backdraw. Eli Gordon won two rounds in the main, then won
the Gold draw, consisting of the four quarter finalist losers doing a separate playoff. Jacqueline Stasny fought hard in her main draw match, losing 3-6, 4-6 to a tough player from Ohio.
Jacquelyne Qi won a round in the main, and then partnered with Jacqueline Stasny for doubles, where they won a round in the doubles consolation.
Not only do these players represent how their hard work is paying off, but they also spark the hopes and dreams of the club’s newer players who look up to their example of healthy and competitive determination. We applaud the efforts of these juniors, their coaches, and their supportive families, who together continue to produce impressive results!
We look forward to the continued success of these players and their talented Junior Excellence program participants! Way to go!
September Junior USTA
Thank you to all of the participants and spectators in our recent September events. We enjoyed some great tennis and witnessed many example of good sportsmanship.
The winners of our Last Fling Open were:
G12s: Mia Bianco (Champion), Kate Trifilio (Finalist)
G14s: Bidget Novatney (Champion), Nayana Ramesh (Finalist)
B12s: Mitchell Sheldon (Champion), Dovydas Jasinaukas (Finalist)
B14s: Blake Roegner (Champion), Sullivan Monteith (Finalist)
B16s: David Batka (Champion), Mitchell Stermer (Finalist)
The winners of our Orange Youth Progression Level Tournament were:
Boys: Matei Calin (Champion), Peter Charuh (Finalist)
Girls: Pallavi Tallamraju (Champion), Vesta Samuolis (Finalist)
Sportsmanship Awards: Vesta Samuolis
Our next event is October 20th, when we will host G14s and 10U Orange Ball. Register online via TennisLink using tourney ID# 850049017.
Thank you again and good luck in your future competition.
Great Start to the Indoor Travel Team Season!
The indoor travel team league seasons have started!
The NITTL League kicked off with 12 of our 13 teams having matches on the first week! The NITTL league offers women’s doubles competition in one of 13, yes Naperville has 13 teams, that span from level 2.5 to 4.9!
The Jack Barry Season was kicked off with several welcome to Barry events which consisted of an hour drill with pros, an hour on court with team mates followed by food and festivities in the lounge. It was a great way to meet team mates and get ready for the new season whose matches start September 23rd. Cheers to great team camaraderie!
What does this mean to our other members? You may be missing out on some great competition!
We offer levels 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 to both men and women in the Jack Barry weekend league which has singles and doubles competition.
There are different levels of commitment available to you. Come join in on the fun!
Court and Kitchen Challenge
On Sunday August 27th NTC hosted our first Court & Kitchen Challenge, with the key ingredient of the Kitchen Challenge being Watermelon! The Four Tennis Teams who participated had 2 ways to win.
The first challenge took place on the court with a fixed partner doubles competition. Each team’s match wins for each of the three rounds counted towards the teams’ point accrual. Even though everyone thought it couldn't happen and wouldn't happen, the teams managed to tie with 6 points per team! That’s a great competition!
Next was the kitchen challenge. Each team brought a dish to be judged and shared, with the key ingredient being watermelon. There were 3 blind judges to pick the best recipe. The competition was tough here as well with entrants from categories of: appetizers, salads, desserts and drinks.
The winning dish was presented by the team of Lani Lyons, Lisa McAlpine, Christy McGovern, and Jen Nagle. Each team member received a $25 gift card to Angeli's.
Winning Watermelon Caprese Salad Recipe Ingredients: Watermelon cut into circles, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, walnuts and a strawberry balsamic vinegar. It was fantastic!
Everyone stayed to celebrate with their teams and fellow competitors and enjoyed samples of the watermelon dishes and a great buffet (thanks to Angeli's for catering)!
It was great competition, company and a fun time was had by all!
Athletes Against ALS Support Elsie Johnson
in her courageous fight!
Weekend Featuring Tennis Great Norman McCarthy
On July 14th and 15th NTC hosted a fundraiser to benefit the ALS Association in honor of Elsie Johnson. Thank you to our generous partners and donors:
Guest Tennis Pro Norman McCarthy, Wilson Sports, Dunlop, Head, Kswiss, NTC employees for donating their time and several auction items, all of our anonymous donors, Pepe's Mexican Restaurant for donating the dinner buffet and the members and guests who participated in this event!
Congrats to all the participants and spectators for the last tourney of winter break: The NTC January Classic on January 3-4, 2017.
B12s = Jason Sze (champion) and Adrian Salgado (finalist)
B14s = Ryan Cahill (champion) and Andrew Spurck (finalist)
B16s = Casey Hishinuma (champion) and Andrew McMillin (finalist)
G14s = Jenna Stevens (champion) and Lauren Sobieski (finalist)
G16s = Abbey Woods (champion) and Eden Short (finalist)
B10U Green = Ben Graft (champion) and Jaden Woller-Li (finalist)
The 2016 NTC Snowflake Open held on 12/28-12/29 was a great event! Thank you to the players and spectators for helping us wrap up the year!
B18s: Christopher Maltby (Champion), William Isiminger (Finalist)
B16s: Graham Singer (Champion), Perry Hoag (Finalist)
B14s: Sujan Garapatia (Champion), Ethan Thieu (Finalist)
B12s: Jason Sze (Champion), Akshay Baid (Finalist)
G14s: Jenna Stevens (Champion), McKenzie Washington (Finalist)
G12s: Madeline Hills (Champion), Kaya Trumbo (Finalist)
Sportsmanship Award: Sullivan Monteith
Congrats to the NTC Christmas Classic participants and spectators for making the tourney a great success!
B16s: Hayden Friese (Champion), Sean Wangelin (Finalist);
B14s: Konrad Kwiatkowski (Champion), Edward Wang (Finalist);
G16s: Gerda Jucys (Champion), Kavya Rachapalli (Finalist).
Great job everyone! Thank you for playing at NTC!
On December 13th Naperville Tennis Club's annual Raise a Racquet for Hesed House event was a huge success with 40+ tennis and pickleball players coming out for some free play.
The donations brought to the event will be most appreciated and useful in aiding the Hesed House in their mission to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again.
Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 16th.
Thank you again to all who participated!
Naperville Tennis Club hosted our September USTA Green and Orange Ball Progression tournament this past weekend, Sept. 23-24, with over 20 kids participating!
Congrats to the USTA Last Fling Open Champs, Finalists, and all participants. We had a great weekend of tennis! B18s, Christopher Veltkamp (Champion), Bradley Yu (Finalist). B16s, Joris Bizys (Champion), Alexander Veltkamp (Finalist). B12s, Amaye Shyani (Champion), Adam Kane (Finalist). G12s, Alina Shyani (Champion), Michelle Kostadinova (Finalist).
Naperville Tennis Club hosted our last outdoor USTA Orange Ball Progression tournament this past weekend, August 20. The tourney was moved indoors to NTC due to rain.
NTC's next event is indoors on Sept 23-24 . Register online at www.usta.com.
Results from the weekend include:
Boys Orange Ball:
Winner: Winston Stangle
Finalist: Matthew Sikorski
Sportsmanship: Tomas Radzevicius
Gilrs Orange Ball:
Winner: Madison Williams
Finalist: Haley Martin
Sportsmanship: Leah Gaidos
The 2015-16 iCompete season-ending Championship results are in!!! These were some great matches!!
Mihir Arya 1st place in points
Rinush Thiagu 2nd place in points
Alon Sholtens Champion
Walter Szulczewski Finalist
Arian Hadzikademic Champion
Uju Kim Finalist
Caroline Austgen 1st place in points
Mathilda Smith 2nd place in points
Visagan Subramanian Champion
Danny Clepper Finalist
Cassie Weyker Champion
Ellen Hancock Finalist
Matt Gillman Champion
Danny Clepper Finalist
Congrats to all the Championship participants. The new season starts this weekend and everyone is at zero points, so start earning!! New dates being added online throughout the season!
Last week we were thrilled to host Benet Alumn, Leah Tzakis's "Senior Tennis Connect" program which provided an amazing tennis experience for a special group of players. For more information on her program check out the website. This is one amazing young lady and her vision, compassion, and impact are truly appreciated by all who were a part of the fun.
Congrats to NTC's 12U Team Lightning who took a 4th place finish at the USTA Midwest Sectional JTT Championships! Coach Mitchell and Coach Hugh, along with all of the NTC staff, are so very proud of your accomplishment! Way to go: Kate Trifilio, David Richardson, Avery Lazaro, Callie Genovese, Luke Fernandez, and Rohith Koneru! Your season was simple awesome and we look forward to your continued success!
Naperville Tennis Club hosted another USTA Junior Team Tennis fun-filled Saturday evening, March 5. We hosted over 50 players in many different divisions.
- 10 and Under Orange Ball: NTC vs. Courts Plus
- 14 and Under: NTC vs Wheaton
- 14 and Under Quad Match: NTC (Court Jesters), Midtown Chicago, Schaumburg, and South Barrington Club
Naperville Tennis Club another USTA Junior Team Tennis extravaganza on February 5-6.
Our 12 and Under Lightning Team visited Wheaton Sport Center for a February 5 match.
We hosted over 50 players in many different divisions.
- 10 and Under Green Ball: NTC vs. Schaumburg Tennis Plus
- 14 and Under: NTC vs Courts Plus
- 18 and Under Triangular Match: NTC and Courts Plus and Schaumburg
(this 18s Intermediate team went undefeated for the season....Congrats to all players.....good luck to boys in their high school season).
18 Int Team
Ava St. Clair
Friday 2/12 our 18 and Under Advanced Team visits South Barrington Tennis Club for our last match of the season. We play Chicago Midtwon, South Barrington and Wheaton Sport Center. Good luck to this team!
In the Championship Playoff Flight (vying for 1st/2nd place of the overall event), Alex Zhao beat Scott Carlson 6-0 in one semifinal and Will Johnson beat Marc Gozali
6-3 in the other semifinal. In the championship match, Alex Zhao beat Will Johnson 6-1 to win the event! In the consolation final, Scott Carlson beat Marc Gozali 7-6(7).
All of the boys played a lot of tennis, with each playing 18 total games and then each playing 2 sets in the Playoff Stage. Many parents were also there, watching their sons compete and having a fun night of tennis!
Congratulations to Alex Zhao for winning the event and Will Johnson for being the runner-up, and to all of the boys for coming out to play a full evening of tennis!
Naperville Tennis Club hosted their 1st USTA Green and Orange Ball Progression tournament of 2016 this past weekend, January 22-25. Nearly 50 children from the Midwest competed in the events.
NTC will be holding one Orange/Green Progression Tournament per month in 2016.
Our next event is February 19-21 Register online at www.usta.com
Tennis and Pool Party for the Benefit of the Wounded Warrior Project
On August 23rd we hosted a tennis and pool party to benefit the WWP. Thank you to our sponser for this event:
Angleis Itailian Restaurant and Catering
Ed Boman of Stewart Keator Kessberger & Lederer Inc.
The NTC Pro Staff
And thank you to our many participants for this great event!!
10U Advanced Team WINS Midwest Sectional Championship!
Naperville Tennis Club 10U Advanced Team WINS Midwest Sectional Championship!
The Naperville Tennis Club's 10 and Under Tennis Team captured the Midwest Sectional trophy in Indianaoplis, IN on August 1. The 10U Advanced tournament division consisted of 8 district team champions from throughout the Midwest. The NTC team, consisting of 3 girls and 4 boys, dominated 3 teams in their flight to advance to the championship round with wins over:
- 5Star Plainfield, IL
- North Shore Elite - Milwaukee, WI
- Chargrin Valley - Chagrin Fall, Ohio
In the finals, they defeated a team from West Bloomfield, Michigan.
We are very proud of our 10U Team:
The team is coached by NTC's 10U Specialist, Barb Rueth.
Naperville Tennis Pros at Scott Elementary
The Naperville Tennis Staff volunteered at the Scott Elementary Field Days to wrap up the 2014-15 school year. They ran stations of:
- Battle Cones
- Agility and footwork
- Fierce Wipe Out competition
The 225 3rd-5th graders had a great experience and fun exposure to tennis.....in addition to all the Scott Elemenatary fun-filled Field Days activities.
NTC hopes to further integrate tennis into other District 203 schools. In December, NTC also ran a tennis unit as part of Scott's PE curriculum.
Thanks for Mrs. Kayla Wagner, the awesome PE teacher at Scott, for inviting NTC!
NTC Adult Team Tennis
NTC hosted the first Adult Team Tennis Mixer on Friday Feb 27th. Players were grouped into two levels of two opposing teams. For the A Level, Team "Bicek 3" competed against Team "L2". Players for "Bicek 3" were: John, Susie and Frank Bicek, Don, Joe, Wayne, Sue, and Jean. Players for "L2" were: Lani, Kris, Caroline, Carol, JC, Syl, Joe, and Bryan. The score was a very close, with 6 sets won by each team, the captain's counted games won at 42 to 39 in favor of team "Bicek 3". For the B Level, "The Pirates" beat "Team Alpha" by a score of 7-5. "The Pirates" were: Gordon, Ruth, Lianyan, Judy, Loren, Tim, Scott, and Donald. "Team Alpha" was: Diane, Debbie, Dee, Mike, Mark, Francis, Faben, and Tip. At the conclusion of the on court activities, all players gathered for snacks and drinks while NTC's Meredith Petri presented the fun awards in the following categories:
Brightest Shirt: Dee
Cool Patterns: Loren
Best Shot off the Lights: Judy
1st Arrival to the Event: The Colemans
Shirt Most Like the Caribbean Sea: Tip
Best Shoelaces: Joe Grabowski
Best Facial Expressions: Jean
Baton Twirler: JC
Tough Stuff: Sue D
Chilly Man: Bryan
The players agreed that the format was fun as they were able to sub in and out during the four rounds. The next team tennis event will be on March 20th. Please call or email the club to sign-up for these really fun events!
iCompete Tennis Event
2/13 and 2/15 iCompete Tennis League for Juniors hosted several events at NTC.
On the 13th the B15, Girl's Open and Boy's Open all had events at NTC. In the B15's Abinav G. was the finalist and Natahn P. was the Champion. In the Girl's Open Ana P. was a the finalist and Pooja A. was the Champion. In teh Boy's Open, Ryan H. was the finalist and Jonathan B. was the Champion.
Hesed House Fundraiser
USTA Green and Orange Earned Advanced
We held a Green Earned Advanced and Orange Earned Advanced Tournament December 12/13.
For the Green Ball event, we had a 4-girl round robin and 11 boys in a full draw with consolation. Our own NTC Mira Kernagis, won the girls competition. Kinari Hirano won the boys, with Jack Treiber taking the runner up spot.
For the Orange Earned Advancement tourney, we had 4 boys in a round robin and 12 girls. In the boys event, NTC's own Nathan Lee won the championship. NTC member Vincent Yin was a semifinalist. On the girls side, Shrada Grover was the winner and Crystina Lee the runner up. NTC player, Isha Elandassery was a semifinalist.
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND USTA TOURNAMENTS
, and , we held a 10 and Under Green Dot ball singles tournament. 24 girls and 24 boys participated.
Boys Winner: Devan Carse (you have photos from Ginger)
Runner Up: Ramen Marzban
Girls Winner: Gracie Ha
Runner Up: Stiya Gourammagari
evening, we held an Orange Ball Advancement tournament, We had 13 girls and 12 boys compete.
Boys Winner: Luke Fernandez (our very own NTC JE player)
Runner Up: David Richardson
Girls Winner: Carlyn Burdett
Runner Up: Mana Usui
On Thursday November 27, the Naperville Tennis Club held the annual Thanksgiving Classic USTA tournament. Over 45 kids entered the event in the 4 divisions of the tournament. There were many close matches, and lots of kids from around the Midwest who came to play. Every entrant received a T-shirt and a Goody bag for entering. Each match used the no-ad format with a best 2 out of 3 sets to take the match. With many hard fought matches, it was evident that the quality of play was high. Kids were hustling for shots and trying their best to win each point. NTC had a great showing at the event with many of the players playing at the club. Some of the players from the club in the tournament: Jonathan Monovich (Boys 16 Finalist), Bailey Chen (Boys 16 Semifinalist), Alexandra Dram, Peter Davis, Ryan Guan, James Erwin, and Katherine Ho. Congratulations to all and hope to see everyone next year!
Boys 16 singles
Champion: Anthony Nguyen
Finalst: Jonathan Monovich
Girls 16 singles
Champion: Christina Stankovic
Finalist: Elizabeth Stefancic
Wounded Warrior Fundraiser
Naperville Tennis hosted an evening of tennis to benefit The Wounded Warrior Project on November 15th. Over 50 players came out to drill, play and enjoy delicious appetizers and drinks. The silent auction was a huge success bring great prizes to our players and generous donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you to all who participated!!