| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
NTRP 3.0 Winner Arjun Reddy with runner-up Bill Kim.
Photo Credit: Sports Made Easy

 

Spread over three locations, Sports Made Easy ran a NTRP USTA tournament this past weekend, using a unique format to run its first flexible tournament for 3.0-4.0 NTRP divisions.

“Unlike other NTRP tournaments, players had the option of choosing their locations and timings for their match,” said Neil Parthasarathy, President & CEO of Sports Made Easy.

In all, 21 players participated and chose between playing in Murray Hill, N.J., Queens or Long Island. The initial rounds were played in round-robin format, with players advancing from there into the knockout rounds.

The winners:

NTRP 3.0 – Arjun Reddy

NTRP 3.5 – James Avallone

NTRP 3.5 – Laura Cassella

NTRP 4.0 – Harold Kaufman

 

In addition to the tournament, Sports Made Easy hosted a two-hour non-stop clinic with kids ages seven through 12. The clinic introduced the sport of tennis to them in a casual setting where they learned basic techniques and point play. Exposing kids to tennis in this sort of environment can go a long way to helping them want to move to the next level on their tennis journey.

 

NTRP 3.0 Winner Arjun Reddy

NTRP 3.5 Winner James Avallone

 

NTRP 4.0 Winner Harold Kauffman

 

NTRP 3.5 Winner Laura Cassella