Sunday, November 16, 2008

Djokvic wins Masters Cup

BIG win! Sunday, November 16, Novak Djokvic of Serbia creamed Russian Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-5 in the Masters Cup. Djokovic earned $1.24 million, moving to 10 ranking points of Roger Federer.

Jelena Jankovic

The documentary movie of "Jelena's World" was released on 11/12. The movie depicts the life of Jelena and professional tennis. It shows the fight and achievements of Jelena's world. Right now, only airing in Serbia...hopefully will be distributed world wide.

Future BTP Student

Welcome baby Cameron James Fagan! Son of students Ashe and Pete Fagen, as well as grandma Tobey Spitzer. Hmmm...perhaps this means baby Cameron will be third generation BTP student...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

2008 Davis Cup Teams

The teams have been decided! The 2008 Davis Cup final between Argentina and Spain is scheduled for November 21-23. The teams will play on an indoor court in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Playing for Argentina:
Juan Martin Del Potro
David Nalbandian
Jose Acasuso
Agustin Calleri
Captian - Alberto Mancini

Playing for Spain:
David Ferrer
Fernando Verdasco
Feliciano Lopez
Marcel Granollers
Captain - Emilio Sanchez

Men in....Gray

Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Novack Djovic at the Master Cup in Shanghai. Nov. 2008.

Friday, November 14, 2008

BTP Serve

Student Hoover, using his serve lessons in a match. 1, 2, 3 and 4!

7.0 USTA League Match

BTP students Jeff Ruby, Beth Kempton, Rochelle Hart and Conrad Eutis (not pictured) played in the 7.0 USTA league match on 11.9.08 at the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation Center.

Jeff and Beth lost 2-6, 3-6
Rochelle and Conrad won 6-3, 4-6, 1-0

Great play from both teams! Way to go!


Remember the four elements to stroking a ball

1: Body Position
2: Footwork
3: Mental Decisions
4: Stroke Technique

Monday, November 3, 2008

BTP Student...Sporting BTP

Student Irene Henderson was sporting her BTP t-shirt during her Wednesday evening lesson on the court. 

BTP Welcomes New Students

Anthony Blackburn would like to welcome and thank new clients:

Mariela Bastias: Mariela is and exchange student from Chile attending U.S Grant high school.

Tammy Bucy and Jodi Wilkins: Tammy and Jodi are adult beginners taking semi-private lessons and progressing quickly.

Natalie Norris and Molly Larid: Both high school freshman started with BTP at the Nike campus and are continuing at the Portland Athletic Club. Both girls are taking semi-private lessons and are playing really well.

Cassie Looker: Back in the saddle after taking a lengthy break from college tennis. She is an advanced player and is looking forward to tournaments and team tennis.

Dan Shull: Dan is an advanced beginner taking up the tennis game again. Dan is doing well and we would like to keep him in the game this time around. We expect Dan to play individual and team competition come summer 09'.

Chrissy Jeter: Chrissy is a Jr. beginner and loves the game of tennis. She is a joy to teach and has a lot of fun during her lessons. We hope to have her play on PAC's Jr USTA team tennis by this coming summer.