July 25, 2008
Head Coach Jennifer Hyde will take a break from leading the Seminoles and travel to coach the USTA Florida 18s Team Championships. Hyde will be leading the girl’s team at the Mission Hills Racket Club in Navato, Calif..
“It’s an honor to coach the Florida section team in the championships this year.” Hyde said. “I’ve wanted to get involved in Florida Junior tennis for quite some time now and this a perfect opportunity to jump start that involvement.”
The championships will begin July 29 and last until August 1st. The layout for the tournament is similar to that of a college tournament. There will be a dual match every day with different line-ups as well.
“This is the closest experience to college tennis that these young ladies will have before actually making the jump to college in the next few years.” Hyde said. “Anything I can do to help make this environment as team-oriented as possible can help make this experience even more memorable for these great young players. I’m excited to see if we can bring the Championship back to Florida.”
Not a stranger to success, Hyde led the Seminoles to an exceptional season this year with the highest ranking in program history, No.12. Not only has Coach Hyde led the women’s tennis program to higher levels, she is now reaching out to future collegiate tennis athletes and shaping their lives as well.
“The Florida tennis section has historically been one of the stronger sections in the nation and this year is no exception.” Coach Hyde said. “I’m really looking forward to working with the eight young ladies on this year’s team and I hope that we can come out of the event as the Champs for 2008.”