Nikki, 11 years old and 3 months, has been playing Tennis for 2 years and has never attended an academy or had a lesson, just training with her 2 older brothers.
In August, she met Denys Maasdorp and Andrew Burrow at the Sarasota Racquet Club’s Elite Tennis Academy. They have taken on the role of guiding Nikki and her brother Vincent in their tennis development.
Since joining the Academy under the leadership of Denys and Andrew, Nikki has had success in the following events:
USTA Florida Level 4 Daytona Beach G14’s Playoff Winner – December
USTA Florida Level 5 Jaimes Tennis G12’s Champion – November
Buckhorn Springs Early Thanksgiving Classic Tournament Won First 18’s Match – November
USTA Florida Level 5 Seminole County G12’s Playoff Winner – October
Lake Cane Level 7 Tournament G16’s Champion – October
Buckhorn Springs Championship G16’s Champion – September
USTA Florida Level 5 North Florida G12’s Champion – July
“Little Mo” Florida Sectional Champion – July
Nikki says, “Training at the Sarasota Racquet Club is a great experience for me. My coaches Denys and Andrew understand what I need to do in order to play my best tennis. They say they are pleased that we are getting good results right now but they are working on giving me a full court game which will take many years to develop and that is their long term goal.”