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No Quit Academy Tennis Coach and World Ranked Player Brian Battistone qualifies for Main Draw of the Mixed Doubles
15 year old Rising Tennis Star Kimberly Yee plays in the Junior US Open

Las Vegas, August 28, 2012; This weekend local Las Vegan player and No Quit Tennis Academy coach Brian Battistone and doubles partner Nicole Melichar won the mixed doubles qualifier and will be playing in the main draw of the US Open. Trained in both Palm Springs and at the world-renowned Bollettieri Academy, Battistone is best known for his spectacular jump serve and patented two handed racket. In his career he has won 4 titles on the Challenger Tour and has played in the 2010 US Open and 2011 Wimbledon Grand slam Championships. Brian is currently a coach at the No Quit Tennis Academy at Lorenzi Park in Las Vegas. This is his fourth tournament with mixed doubles partner Nicole Melichar and the pair has remained undefeated since they began playing together at the beginning of the year. Melichar, 19 born and raised in the Czech Republic currently trains at Club Med in Port St. Lucie, Florida. This is Melichar’s US Open debut; ?We are thrilled to be here, this is our 4th tournament together and it’s the US Open! This is by far the highlight of our careers,? said Melichar late last night after stepping off the practice courts. The pair will play later this week, highlights of which will be broadcast on The Tennis Channel and ESPN.

Rising tennis star and USTA Juniors Singles and Doubles Champion, Kimberly Yee, 15 who is trained at the No Quit Home School Academy by her Father Adam Yee and Academy Director Tim Blenkiron, is not new to the Flushing Meadow scene, this is Yee’s second Junior US Open Championships and she hopes to soon be following in the footsteps of her coach Tim, who played in the US Open himself and won NCAA Fours Championship in 1997.

The No Quit Tennis Academy

Founded in 2005 The No Quit Tennis Academy began on the courts of the Las Vegas Hilton and included just two players and a coach. Directed by Tim Blenkiron, the academy has grown organically now to over 22 full time students at the home-school morning program and over 60 children at the after school program. The loyalty of the program and quality of the athlete and person the academy produces is prevalent with the return of the original two players to the No Quit Academy as full time staff. In just 7 years the Academy has produced 7 top 10 rankings, 50 scholarships and 50 sectional champions. The No Quit Academy is not just a place to train but a place to improve as a person and to join a community of excellence.

For more information, contact:
Trent Alenik

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