June 16th, 2018 USTA Florida Section hosted a developmental camp for diverse backgrounds.
Williams is the director for three USTA Florida Diversity Camps throughout the state in 2018, the long-running camps that list players such as Sloane Stephens and Sachia Vicery, currently on the WTA tour, as alumni.
“In June we kicked off with one of our best diversity camps to date in Boca Raton,” he says. “The thing that I most enjoy about the USTA Florida Diversity Camps is having students from sometimes a four-hour [geographic] radius attending the camps to learn, compete, and have fun with one another throughout the day. The smiles on their faces say it all.”
Students are ages 12-18 years old with Universal Tennis Ratings of 5-13. Players were treated to working on their S.M.A.R.T.S. skills of Seeing, Moving, Adjusting, Rotation, Transfer, and Swing while competing against each other. Our next camp will be September 29th at the National Training Center from 9:30-5:30.
Please click on the link for more information.http:/www.ustaflorida.com/events/category/youthevents/tenniscamps/diversitycamps/list/
Coaches left to right: Robert Gomez tennis director of the Biltmore Hotel and Salvadore Park in Miami, Jose Rincon Port St. Lucie (helped Mary Pierce to win the 95 Australian Open), Brent Wellman (Junior Director of Delray Beach), Brian Schleifer (18 X High School Championship Coach 1A and 2A) Scott Williams (Camp Director) David Sal (Tennis Director of the 4 Seasons), Felipe Frias (Former #1 player in Brazil and hitting partner for Serena Williams), Jordan Johnson (American Heritage Summer Camp Coach), and Guil Frias (Former top 10 player in Brazil and Director of Level 7).
USTA Florida’s Director of Competitive Development Andy Gladstone gave an outstanding talk with his daughter Mira Gladstone about how best to prepare for College Tennis.