With the heat of the summer fully upon us, the start of the summer junior tennis circuit has begun and the IMG Academy are set to host a USTA sanctioned event this weekend. The tournament, which will be hosting both Boys and Girls 10-18's divisions, will feature players from all over the country. The tournament field is up to 102 players with the draw already set. With the competition about to heat up, we caught up with one of IMG's summer students' to get his thoughts on the upcoming tournament.
Logan Hall, a native of Paradise Valley, AZ, feels ready to compete here in the Boys' 14 and under division. When asked about his competitive nerves, he said, "I'm excited!...I'm not nervous at all." Coming from Arizona, he does realize the competition in Florida is among the best in the nation and even the world. However, he is looking forward to get, "the Florida experience" because he has heard so much about the high level here.
Hall has spent two weeks here so far at the IMG Academy and he feels the program has prepared him for the upcoming event. When asked about his preparation for the event, he said, "the past two weeks at IMG have really helped me develop my game and my conditioning is now up to a level where I can compete and play hard." Hall's outlook is definitely a positive one and he is poised for a good result. Good luck Logan!
For more information about competitors, draws, schedule of play, and more, go to the USTA Tournament Website here.