Junior tennis players from Los Angeles Tennis Club teams battled it out earlier this month. The two teams found themselves playing each other for the Westside Junior Championships winter title. Not surprisingly, the older, more seasoned, LATC Open 2 Team, coached by Godwin Omuta prevailed but it was a great day for junior tennis. Open 2 Team members include: Charlie Carrington, Kyle Bracco, Sydney Brown, Michael James, Dillon and Colin Kneafsey, Chris Tanquary, Henry Slan, Max Kim, Diego Marin and Tommy Hays.
Congratulations to Coach Omuta, a former touring professional and member of the Davis Cup Team representing Nigeria, who has been a teaching pro at LATC for over 13 years and has lead the team to dozens of victories.
Up and comers, LATC Open 1 Team, is coached by Melissa Nguyen, who grew up playing at LATC under the tutelage of LATC’s Bruce Foxworth. Keep an eye on these junior players, you just might hear about one of these young players on the professional tour on of these days. If you’ve got a budding young tennis player who is home on spring break this week, they can sign up for the LATC’s Spring Break Camp for Juniors which started today and runs through the end of the week. Non-members are welcome to sign up. Contact [email protected] or 323-464-3195 x0 for more information.
LATC is nearing it’s 100th anniversary as a tennis institution in the City. The LATC program is open to the non-members. Junior players are introduced to the teams over three seasons, Fall, Winter and Spring, as well as weekly clinics and lessons.