Wednesday, November 15, 2006

SMASH Column: Mostly Aces Edition; Bey's Junior Tennis Conference Headliners Announced

My SMASH online column is up, and there were some impressive performances by teenagers in pro events. My apologies to Stacey Tan for not having a photograph of her to display here. Her win in a Manila $10K Women's event caught me by surprise.

I've just spoken to Mark Bey, and he has finalized the lineup for his 10th annual National Junior Tennis Conference and Training Camp this weekend in suburban Chicago. Here are the speakers expected:

  • Dick Gould Former Stanford University Men’s Head Coach
  • Luke Jensen ESPN Analyst and Syracuse Women’s Head Coach
  • Craig O’Shannessy Junior developer and National clinician
  • Jorge Capestany Master professional and Junior developer
  • Bill Clark Bill Clark Tennis Academy - Junior developer
  • Bobby Bayliss/Ryan Sachire Notre Dame Men’s Tennis
  • Clare Pollard/David Mullins Northwestern Women’s Tennis
  • Brad Dancer/Kent Kinnear Illinois Men’s Tennis
  • Peter Burling Dennison University
  • Mark Campanile USRSA Certified Stringer
  • Bob Pass Four STAR Academy
  • Jon Vegosen Chairman of USTA Collegiate Committee
  • Charles Granville Certified Referee & Father of WTA professional Laura Granville

    I'll be in Libertyville again this year, so look for a post about the day's activities on Saturday evening. If you'd like more information about the schedule, please contact Mark Bey at the Libertyville Tennis & Fitness Club (847) 362-5553.