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.
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.