World Gym Setauket in New York to Host Inaugural May, July Events
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) - Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy (Ivan Lendl IJTA) – led by the former No.1 player in the world and coach to U.S. Open Champion Andy Murray – launches a tournament series at World Gym Setauket (New York), featuring 11 outdoor and five indoor clay courts.
Located on Long Island, the first event of the “Ivan Lendl IJTA Junior Tour Championships” takes place May 3-5. It is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) - Eastern Long Island region. Open divisions include Boys 18’s and Girls 16-18’s.
The second USTA tournament is scheduled for July 12-14. An expanded field includes Boys and Girls 12-18’s. Ivan Lendl IJTA is joined by Game Set Match Academy as hosts of both events.
“Ivan Lendl IJTA opened in August 2011 and strives to provide the finest in tennis training and academics for juniors of all abilities,” says Peter Orrell, President and CEO of Junior Sports Corporation, owner/operator of Ivan Lendl IJTA. “Our tournament series, the Ivan Lendl Championships, is a great opportunity to identify talented players while providing a competitive atmosphere for passionate players in the Northeast.”
The full-time program (grades 5-12) at Ivan Lendl IJTA is based on philosophies Lendl followed to become one of the greatest players in tennis history, highlighted by eight Grand Slams. The Academy focuses daily instruction on classic fundamentals, leading-edge biomechanics, strength training / fitness and mental preparation.
Lendl and his staff subscribe to a hands-on approach with juniors, instilling dedication, focus, hard work, motivation and overall preparation.
To register for the Ivan Lendl IJTA Junior Tour Championships: http://bit.ly/ZMGymL
For more information on Ivan Lendl IJTA: www.LendlTennis.com/info, 888.936.5327.
About Junior Sports Corporation
Located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, JSC owns and operates:
Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy is the world’s only academy to combine training, competition and academics for serious junior golfers. Director of Instruction Hank Haney – coach to winners of every major championship on the PGA TOUR – and his elite staff train junior golfers from more than 25 countries across six continents.
The International Junior Golf Tour hosts 60 tournaments annually and is the only junior golf tour with events every weekend during the September-to-May school year.
Established in May 2011, the Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy produces the finest tennis training and competition for junior students to ultimately reach the college or professional ranks. Ivan Lendl, former World No. 1 player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, serves as Director of Instruction and is dedicated to the development of each junior tennis player.
Heritage Academy provides progressive, diverse academic instruction for students from grades five to 12 who pursue extra-curricular passions, such as golf at Hank Haney IJGA and tennis at Ivan Lendl IJTA.
Hilton Head Island is easily accessible by most major airlines through Hilton Head Island (HHI), Savannah (SAV), Charleston (CHS) and Columbia (CAE) airports.