New York - Winner of last year's Women's Open Nationals
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It's time! Tennis Sisters, HIT's women's and girls' match play and mentoring program is sending Hawaii's first team to the big show, Open Nationals. It all takes place at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, September 28-30. There's excitement in the air as the top post collegiate women across the US converge on Vegas for a winner take all tournament as well as an all out party. Here's the latest.
Hawaiian Isles Tennis' Tennis Sisters is honored and proud to announce the names of six women, ambassadors of the sport, Hawaii and our global community in a competitive arena. Each person represents the spirit of aloha, diversity, and excellence in sportswomanship. While not every player is from the Islands, all are stepping up to seize a grand experience and establish a path for girls and women from each of the Hawaiian isles and from each player's home town.
Leilani Magee, Captain
These players have expressed an interest in participating on one of one or two HI Open teams in 2013:
- Junko Kadomatsu, (5.0) Oahu, HI
- Jean Okada, (6.0) Maui
- Jen Oshita, Oahu
- Kimmie Ouchi, (4.5) Maui
- Aglaë Van den Bergh (5.5) Oahu
- Lynn Vosloo, Oahu
- Rie Yukihiro, (4.5) Oahu
4.5 women are encouraged to develop their games and aim for 5.0 and 5.5 to get in the mix.
Visit our team page to keep up with our progress.
The Hawaii Women's team's hotel accommodations are covered thanks to the generosity of international tennis organizing wizard, Rob Kinas.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE - SEPTEMBER
Tennis Sisters (Nai`a 35 y.o. +, compete in 4.5/A league), Na Kohola (career to collegiate/under 35 y.o. who have played or play college tennis) and Nu`au (juniors/state ranked top 10 and must play Women's Open tourneys) who would like to be a part of Women's Open Nationals Team practices on Oahu, you are welcome. Here is the schedule. These are 2 hour training sessions to include any or all of: drilling, match play and stretching. No charge. Led by Team Captain, Leilani Magee.
Practice dates are as follows. For planning purposes, rsvp to Leilani at email@example.com (email preferred) no later than 48 hrs. in advance of each practice.
5:30 PM Kilauea Tuesday nights (11, 18, 25)
7:00 PM Ala Moana Thursday nights (6, 13, 20)
5:30 PM TBA Friday nights (7, 14, 21)
7:00 AM Ala Puumalu (Moanalua) Sunday mornings (9, 16, 23)
Tennis Sisters Open Nationals team training to date was a nice concept but challenging with no two of us living on the same island. Thanks to Michelle Martinez who flew in to Oahu for Sectionals for practice last month. To each independent and resourceful HI Team member, good luck with practice match play and with your preparations to stay healthy, flexible, strong. As for the rest of the Tennis Sisters on Oahu, join me in September!
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Looking forward to a great experience created by the sum of us. Hope to hear from each of you soon.
Hawaii Team Captain