On Sunday, October 29th, My Game Solutions hosted a kickoff ceremony to celebrate our newly-sponsored athletes in Team MGS. The event took place at the Murray Hill Tennis & Fitness Center in New Providence, New Jersey. Despite some really nasty weather, all of the athletes and their families came out and participated in the event.
The event began with the sponsored athletes participating in some drills and icebreaker sessions on court. As they were enjoying the fun and cementing a bond with their fellow MGS team members, all athletes were pulled away individually for one-on-one interviews to discuss their tennis-playing career, and their excitement of being a sponsored athletes for My Game Solutions.
Meanwhile, parents listened to a presentation conducted my MGS staff discussing the company’s history, the MGS app (available now for download on App Store and Google Play), as well as the future direction of the company and the sponsorship program. As the presentation concluded, the kids rejoined the group and everyone took a break to enjoy pizza and other light refreshments.
Once everyone reconvened, Manuel Cavaco and Francisco Dias, leaders of the newly-minted MGS Tennis Academy, spoke more in-depth about the opportunities available for the athletes to become part of the academy to improve their game. We saved the best part for last. The final portion of the event saw each athlete come up one-by-one to receive all of their official Team MGS apparel and gear. Here are the new members of Team MGS:
Adam Bojkovic, Randolph, NJ
Adit Sinha, North Brunswick, NJ
Daniel Kong, Commack, NY
Dominick Mosejczuk, East Elmhurst, NY
Eric He, Martinsville, NJ
Giuseppe Cerasuolo, Bayside, NY
Jack Wong, East Brunswick, NY
Malik Trail, Mill Neck, NY
Naomi Karki, East Brunswick, NJ
Nibedita Ghosh, Kendall Park, NJ
Nikhil Kamdar, Branchburg, NJ
Patricia Grigoras, Middle Village, NY
Ronit Karki, East Brunswick, NJ
Safin Shaikh, Woodside, NY
Stephan Gershfeld, Hewlett, NY
Tauheed Browning, Philadelphia, PA
We are looking forward to expanding our sponsorship program to other regions of the country in the upcoming months. If you are a young, elite tennis player or you know of one looking to get sponsored, stay on the lookout for a Team MGS tryout near you!
My Game Solutions is proud to be an official sponsor for the Little Mo Internationals in Queens, NY on August 21-26! The week-long tournament brought together some of the most talented youth tennis players aged 8-13 from all over the world!
The event began on Monday with families coming in from all over the world to exchange gifts on the first day and participate in several clinics to get warmed up for the actual tournament. The day concluded with a parade through historic West Side Tennis Club and Forest Hills Stadium as the players waved flags from their respective countries.
The official matches began on Tuesday morning. Little Mo features several divisions of competition for singles players from age 8 to 13, as well as traditional doubles and mixed doubles in all age groups. In addition to the awards for the individual age group championships, two of the young athletes are competing for the legendary “Little Mo Slam”, a six-foot trophy awarded to any of the athletes that manage to win all three of the Little Mo International tournaments in one year (California, New York, Florida, respectively). Finally, aside from trophies, players could be awarded with “Little Mo Coins” which were awarded to them for demonstrating good character and sportsmanship on the court. These coins could later be redeemed for awesome prizes!
As an official sponsor, My Game Solutions had a table prominently displayed at the event. We had a smorgasbord of giveaways including towels, sunglasses, water bottles, clear drawstring bags, hand fans, and the most popular item by far — caps that gave participants some relief from the heat. People at the tournament had to spin a wheel located at our table to win prizes, and many of the kids wanted to keep spinning even after they already won!
Overall, the tournament was amazing and everybody in attendance had a great time. Thanks to the team from Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation– from the board members, event staff, and the referees and line judges for hosting a great event!
Catch the My Game Solutions team at the Little Mo Nationals in Austin, Texas on September 29- October 2!
On Thursday, August 17th the My Game Solutions team traveled to the Hopewell Valley Tennis & Swim Center in Pennington, NJ to host our second sponsorship tryout for young tennis players aged 10-18. There was a slew of great young talent that participated, many of them ranked in the top-20 of their respective USTA divisions.
The young athletes were evaluated on their play in a series of games against multiple similar opponents, as well as an interview where they got the opportunity to really let their personality shine through. Look out for the My Game Solutions team at the next sponsorship tryout, which will take place on Tuesday, August 29th at Alley Pond Tennis Center in Queens, NY.
The Women’s Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA) was formed in 2015 and is the only professional global organization formed solely in support of coaches working with female tennis players. The WTCA supports the mission of increasing the number of female tennis coaches by providing certifications, classes, and special events to their membership.
On August 26-27, WTCA will be hosting its first conference in partnership with the Professional Tennis Registry. The conference, “The Art and Science of Coaching Female Players” will be held at the Marriott East Side in Manhattan, NY. My Game Solutions is very excited and looking forward to participating in this event!
My Game Solutions is proud to announce that we will be launching a sponsorship program for youth tennis players aged 10 -18 in New York and New Jersey. Tennis is an expensive sport, and we want to encourage more youth to continue playing by eliminating some of the financial burden associated with the game by providing them with apparel, equipment, and roundtrip airfare to a national tournament of their choice within the United States.
In order to select our sponsored athletes, we will be hosting a series of tryouts throughout August and September. The schedule for upcoming tryout sessions is as follows:
August 10th- Murray Hill Tennis & Fitness (New Providence, NJ)
August 17th- Hopewell Tennis& Swim (Pennington, NJ)
August 29th- Alley Pond Tennis Center (Queens, NY)
August 30th- Yonkers Tennis Center (Yonkers, NY)
Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Charisma and Personality
Performance at the Tryout
Knowledge and Passion for the My Game Solutions brand
We are excited to partner with Head as the co-sponsor for the apparel and equipment we will be providing for the young athletes. Head is one of the most well-respected brands in the tennis community and sponsors some of the top athletes in the world. To be associated with such a brand will provide great value to our company and our sponsored athletes.
My Game Solutions is proud to announce that we are partnering with the Maureen Connolly Brinker (MCB) Tennis Foundation as an Official Sponsor for the upcoming Little Mo Internationals and Road to Little Mo Nationals! Since 1968, the MCB Tennis Foundation has benefitted youth tennis players aged 8-14 from around the world by providing them with the financial assistance needed to take their game to the next level.
Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly Brinker was the first woman to complete the Grand Slam in tennis in 1953 at just 18 years old and is the youngest player ever to accomplish this feat. Her illustrious career was aided by benefactors that supported her and she started the foundation as a way to give back to other young tennis athletes.
My Game Solutions’ first event as an Official Sponsor will be the 6th annual Little Mo Internationals in New York City on August 21-26. The tournament will take place at the West Side Tennis Club, former home of the U.S. Open and will feature singles, doubles, and mixed doubles for over 400 youth players aged 8-12 years old. In addition to the actual tennis, the event will begin with a Player Parade to showcase the cultures of all the different countries represented by players in the tournament.
For more information about the MCB Tennis Foundation and the Little Mo tournaments, please visit their website at www.mcbtennis.org We hope to see you at the event!