Road to Rafa Tournament Series

 

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Centercourt Tennis is excited to introduce the Road to Rafa UTR Tournament Series!

Road to Rafa is a monthly UTR tournament. The tournament takes place on weekends. Matches will take place in our Morristown and Florham Park locations. The 2 players accumulating the most points at the end of the series will win. Winners will spend the week of June 16-23, 2019 at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain.

We’re two weeks into the Road to Rafa Tournament Series, and really excited by the response. Congratulations to our Week 1 and Week 2 winners:

Week 1

WINNER: Drew Oppermann | RUNNER UP: Aayush Vartak

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Week 2

WINNER: Andrew Zielinski | RUNNER UP: Ansh Vats

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To register and for more information please click on the link below:

REGISTER HERE

ROAD TO RAFA RANKINGS

Centercourt Ninja News….Here’s whats happening at Centercourt Chatham

Fresh off the Press!!!

Chatham Director of Ninja, Brayden Provan gives you the lowdown on upcoming events.

NEW OBSTACLES

“As some of you know, we have a whole new lane added to our course! With the circuit board and revamped versions of the devil steps and cliff hanger, our course can be used by Ninjas of all levels! There are even more new obstacles to come in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!”

NINJA BIRTHDAY PARTIES

We love Ninja here at Centercourt, and nothing would be more fun than coming out and celebrating your Ninjas special day on our Ninja course! With games and competitions, party favors, and pizza, we will make sure your Ninjas birthday is one they will remember!

For more information, please contact Ari Zuckerman at  ari@centercourtclub.com

OPEN GYM

Ninja every night! Open gym is every weeknight 7-8pm. With a coach always in the gym to help out, Open Gym is a great way for your Ninja to practice any skills they need to work on. For those who have never tried Ninja, it’s a great way to test out the course and learn what Ninja is all about!

REGISTER HERE

NINJA TESTING!

This week we will be starting our testing! All our Ninjas will be given a report card to take through different stations. Their coaches will sign the cards and indicate the level that the Ninja has reached. They will then be able to bring the card home to share their progress with their parents!

NINJA FALL PROGRAMS

Now in session. Still time to register!!

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Centercourt Ninja News! Here’s whats happening at Centercourt Club+Sports, Lawrence

FALL NINJA CLASSES

Ninja is one of the best ways for kids and adults of all ages to get stronger and more agile and have fun doing it! We have an open enrollment that is now membership based. If you’re not signed up and want more information you can contact me at greg@centercourtclub.com

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REGISTER HERE

This week is our first week of Ninja classes for the Fall. During this week we have been assessing the skills of all of our Ninjas. We like to take this first week to gain a baseline on all of our new and veteran Ninjas here at Centercourt. After this week we will be able to create a training program for what our Ninjas need to take them to the next level.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK……

This upcoming week we are going to be working on grip strength! Grip strength is one of the major key elements a ninja needs to progress their skills. We will be teaching the Ninjas correct methods on how to hang and how to conserve as much energy as possible on obstacles so that they can complete more obstacles during their training.

NINJA COURSE REMODEL

Exciting news here at the Ninja Course!  Our new and improved kids section is complete! When you walk in the gym you will see that we have expanded the kids section to be almost 3X what it was before.  We have added many new challenges for kids of all ages.  These challenges will help all of our past and future Ninjas really step up their training.

NEW OBSTACLES TO LOOK OUT FOR

On our new section we have added some of the more challenging adult obstacles in a smaller version so the kids can conquer them just like their idols on TV!  These obstacles consist of a kids Salmon Ladder, kids Devil Steps, Kids Circuit Board, Tire Swing Alley, Wind Chimes, Peg Board, kids Ring Hopper, Battering Ram, Twist and Fly, Rope Jungle, Spider Flip, and more to come. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for one of our classes!

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Centercourt Ninja News! Here’s whats happening at Centercourt Club+Sports, Mt. Olive

This week we will be focusing all all around aspects of ninja including balance, grip, upper body, and swinging. We want to ease the ninja’s into classes while still making the classes fun and exciting!

BUDDY WEEK

This week (9/17-9/23) is also buddy week! All Ninjas currently enrolled in classes can bring a friend for free to their regularly scheduled class. Please make sure buddies come in comfortable athletic clothing.

Click the link included to register: REGISTER HERE

OPEN GYM

If you are registered for the Silver Membership or better you qualify for unlimited open gym sessions every week!

Open gym is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7-9pm and Tuesday 7-8pm and Saturday 5-9pm.

If you are on the class membership and would like to upgrade to a membership that includes open gym please let us know and we can help you. Drop-ins for open gym are also welcome.

NINJA DAY CAMP: Wednesday September 19, 2018

9/19 Ninja Day Camp: This Wednesday we are hosting a ninja day camp!
Drop the kids off form 9am-Noon for 3 hours of fun! Ninjas should wear comfortable clothing/sneakers and bring water.
Click on the link to register : REGISTER HERE
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Professional Box Lacrosse Event at Centercourt Club+Sports Mt. Olive, Saturday September 8.

Adrian Sorichetti, professional lacrosse player for the San Diego Seals and Director of Centercourt Boys Lacrosse invites you to join him for the Lacrosse Event of the year!!

COME LEARN WHY TRUE BOX LACROSSE IS THE NEWEST CRAZE IN LACROSSE DEVELOPMENT FROM THE TOP PLAYERS IN THE WORLD!

SCHEDULE

9:15 – 10:00AM: Check In
10:00 – 10:30AM: Parent & Coach Chalk Talk Session
10:30 – 12:30PM: Tyke (7/8 y/o) & Novice (9/10 y/o) Clinic
12:30 – 1:30PM: Meet & Greet/Autograph Session & Lunch
1:30 – 3:00PM: Pro Live Demo (Starts at 2:00) 30 minutes for player warm-up
3:00 – 3:30PM: Parent & Coach Chalk Talk
3:30 – 5:30PM: Peewee (11/12 y/o), Bantam (13/14 y/o) & Midget (15/16 y/o) Clinic & Parent/Coach Seminar

REGSITER HERE

Happy to have Adrian on board, we hope you can join us for this exciting event!

– Clay Bibbee, CEO Centercourt Club+Sports

Professional Players Participating in the Event!

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Adrian Sorichetti
Crysti Foote
Ginny Capicchionni
Graeme Hossack
Curtis Knight
Austin Shanks
Mark Cockerton
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Josh Byrne

 

Centercourt Ninja News. Here’s whats happening at Centercourt Chatham….

Fresh off the press!!

Centercourt Chatham Director of Ninja, Brayden Provan gives you the lowdown on upcoming events.

We’ve had an awesome Summer 2018!! Thanks to our amazing campers who made it happen. We’d like to carry that positive energy right into Fall 2018. To make it even better we have exciting new additions to our course!

Going into our second Fall Season, we wanted to make it special for all Ninja’s old and new. We hope you’ll enjoy the new additions!

– Anthony Defranco, Regional Director Centercourt Ninja

We are adding a ton of new and exciting things to our course this session! In our new 15ft truss section, we will be adding obstacles like the fly wheels and circuit board! As well as new versions of old favorites like the salmon ladder and devil steps. We are also adding a 30ft lache section! So come on out and tryout the all new Ninja course!

The Fall Session starts September 10, 2018. Slots are filling up quickly. To secure your spot follow the link below to register:

REGISTER HERE

Our Centercourt Ninja Birthday Parties are a blast! For more information click on the link below:

NINJA BIRTHDAY PARTY BROCHURE

We also have a Holiday Camp for Rosh Hashanah. For more information and to register, click on the link below:

Rosh Hashanah HOLIDAY CAMP

Centercourt Tennis building international alliances through UTR matches

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UTR brought the tennis world a little closer yesterday at Centercourt Tennis Academy. Japan’s Masahiro Yoshida, who is visiting and training at the Centercourt Tennis Academy’s High Performance Program, played a match against Centercourt Athletic Club member Rahul Pawar. Pawar was playing in his first UTR match. The two 9.0-UTR players needed a third-set tiebreaker to decide the match. After the match the two took a photo for memory sake. Masahiro’s family runs a well-know tennis club in Chiba, Japan.

Rubin Claims First Ever Saint Barnabas Medical Center UTR Men’s Singles Championship


In what turned out to be an extremely successful weekend, filled with high intensity tennis and fun-filled extracurriculars, Long Island’s own Noah Rubin claimed the first place prize with a 6-1, 6-3 victory in the final.

With some incredible point play back and forth between the two finalists, Rubin proved to be the more dominant of the two as he sealed his straight set win. In addition to the Men’s Open final, the Men’s 40s final featured some high quality of play of its own, with Martin Bengtsson claiming the title.

Sunday’s main event featured over 300 people in attendance at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham. As the morning rain and clouds sailed on, making way for afternoon sunshine, fans in attendance were treated to not only high quality tennis, along with some fabulous food by Mexican Spice food truck, cocktails from the 13thstreetcocktails’ retro camper and live music by Poet Section.

In addition to the conclusion of tournament play, those in attendance were able to participate in the New York Open Skills Challenge.  

From New York City, the New York Open Skills Challenge team ran 2 courts filled with junior and adult players alike where they competed against one another for the best forehand, backhand and volley!

A big thank you to our Premier Sponsor:  Saint Barnabas Medical Center and to our Official Event Sponsors: New York Open Skills Challenge, Dunlop, New Balance and UTR.

The Centercourt Team commends Noah Rubin on his stellar performance at the Atlanta Open!

Fierce Competition Highlights Day One Under The Sun At Saint Barnabas Medical UTR Men’s Professional Tournament

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Chatham, NJ, Fierce Competition Highlights Day One Under The Sun At Saint Barnabas Medical UTR Men’s Professional Tournament

As the Saint Barnabas Medical UTR Men’s Professional Tournament kicked off, there was plenty of competition to go around for all to see. Play kicked off and was highlighted by number one seed and Long Island native, Noah Rubin (15.11 UTR) who breezed through his opening round against Rodrigo Vallejo, a wild card entry from the Dominican Republic, with a 6-0, 6-4 victory. The match of the day though came from one court over, featuring a marathon battle between former Columbia University standout, Winston Lin (13.62 UTR) and current Tulane University Junior, Tyler Schick (13.62 UTR). After a long hard fought battle, Lin was able to edge out Schick in three sets, coming through with a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 victory.

Not to be forgotten during the latter half of play, was the Men’s 40s Singles play, which saw quite a few competitive matches of their own. Featured players included Centercourt’s own Clay Bibbee, CEO + Managing Partner, along with Sean Cahill, Centercourt’s Adult Tennis Director. As play continues, on what is expected to be a hot and sunny Saturday, featured matches can be seen beginning at 11am at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham. A full schedule of play can be found below:

Saturday, July 13th Schedule of Play

Men’s Open Singles – Quarterfinals (11am)

  • Noah Rubin (1) vs. Winston Lin – Court 12
  • Matija Pecotic (2) vs. Gary Kushnirovich – Court 11
  • Jose Olivares (3) vs. Karl Poling – Court 10
  • Sam Shropshire (4) vs. Shawn Hadavi – Court 9

 

Saturday, July 13th Schedule of Play

Men’s 40s Singles (2pm)

  • Raj Vaswani (1) vs. Steve Millerman (4) – Court 12
  • Martin Bengtsson vs. Clay Bibbee (3) – Court 11

 

A Full list of results from Day One can also be found below:

Friday, July 13th Results

Men’s Open Round 16 Results

  • Noah Rubin (1) defeated Rodrigo Vallejo – 6-0, 6-4
  • Winston Lin defeated Tyler Schick – 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
  • Shawn Hadavi defeated Sam Turchetta – 6-4, 6-2
  • Sam Shropshire (4) defeated Christopher Racz – 6-2, 6-1
  • Jose Olivares (3) defeated Abhijeet Joshi – 6-1, 6-4
  • Karl Poling defeated Cameron Silverman – 6-3, 7-6
  • Gary Kushnirovich defeated Julian Zlobinsky – 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
  • Matija Pecotic (2) defeated Brett Winters – 6-0, 6-1

 

Men’s 40s Quarterfinal Results

 

  • Raj Vaswani (1) defeated Johnathan Klein – 6-0, 6-0
  • Martin Bengtsson (2) defeated Chris Soulios – 6-1, 6-1
  • Clay Bibbee (3) defeated Frances Verpoucke – 6-0, 6-1
  • Steve Millerman (4) defeated Sean Cahill – 6-2, 7-6

 

Matches are FREE to watch throughout the week (just mention “St. Barnabas Open)

MEDIA: If you’re wishing to cover the event you can contact Asma Haq at asma@centercourtclub.com

 

 

 

Saint Barnabas Medical Center takes major sponsorship role in the first Saint Barnabas Medical Center UTR 15K Men’s Singles Championships at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham

CENTERCOURT ATHLETIC CLUB CONTINUES TRADITION OF HOSTING ELITE TENNIS

Saint Barnabas Medical Center takes major sponsorship role in the first Saint Barnabas Medical Center UTR 15K Men’s Singles Championships at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham

Chatham, NJ, July 13, 2018 – This weekend kicks off 3 days of high level Men’s Tennis with sixteen players from all over North America arriving in Chatham to compete for over 15K in prize money.

 Friday’s Featured Matches – Round of 16

4pm – (1) Noah Rubin (15.11) vs Rodrigo Vallejo (wildcard):

Top seed Noah Rubin is from Long Island, NY, and is currently ranked #169 in the world.  In 2014 Noah was the #6 ranked junior in the world, #1 in the USA, and was the Wimbledon Junior Singles Champion.  He went on to an All-American college career at Wake Forest University where he was ranked as high as #5 nationally, made the finals of the NCAA Men’s Singles Championships, and was the ACC Player of the Year in 2015.

Rodrigo Vallejo is from the Dominican Republic and has a career high ranking of 1120 in the world. He played for the Dominican Republic Davis Cup team for 10 years, was a Davis Cup Captain, and has coached players such as Tommy Haas, Taylor Dent, Nicole Vaidisova, and Kei Nishikori.

 6pm – (3) Jose Olivares (14.12) vs Ajhibeet Joshi (12.54)

Third seed Jose Olivares comes to Centercourt from the Dominican Republic.  He was ranked as high as #159 in the world as a junior, is currently ranked #690 in the world and is a current member of the Dominican Republic Davis Cup Team.   

 AJ is from Long Hill, New Jersey, and is a graduate of the Full-Time program at Centercourt Tennis Academy.  Ranked #1 in the Eastern Section of the United States at the ages of 14, 16, and 18, AJ was a 5-star recruit coming out of high school in 2017 before taking his talents to Northwestern University, where he recently completed a successful freshman season.

Admission to this event is free and it is open to the public. First round matches begin at 4PM and 6PM

Friday’s Featured Matches – Quarter Finals | Men’s 40s

 4pm – (4) Steve Millerman vs. Sean Cahill

 Steve Millerman an active member of Centercourt Athletic Club from Short Hills New Jersey. Steve played at Columbia University, and continues to play and win Club Championships at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham.

Sean Cahill has been the Adult Tennis Director at the Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham since 2012. Prior to joining the team, he was the Adult Teams Director at Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago, Illinois. Sean was both a player and coach for the Chicago Indoor Tennis Association (CITA) Men’s Open League Champions from 2008-2011.