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Eddie Herr 2023 Report

15 year old Wakana Sonobe, the lefthander from Japan, beat Teodora Kostovic 63 61 to win the Eddie Herr girls 18s. Both girls train at IMG Academy. The win earned Sonobe a qualifying wild card at the WTA 500 in Abu Dhabi in February. The match contested on Har-Tru green clay featured some drama as […] Continue to read full article...

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Inspiration Academy In Bradenton Is Special

By Scoop Malinowski To see a tennis academy in operation is in some ways more impressive than watching a match at an ATP or WTA tournament. I went to Inspiration Academy for a couple of days this month and the combination of talent, energy, hard work is an unforgettable experience to witness. I arrived in […] Continue to read full article...

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Hewitt Makes Winning Debut At Eddie Herr

Cruz Hewitt made his Eddie Herr debut a memorable one, scoring a thrilling marathon win vs Mauricio Schtulmann Gasca from Celaya, 64 36 64. The 13 year old Hewitt, who recently won an ITF Grade 5 tournament in Fiji, is playing in the 14s division where he is the 15th seed. The son of former […] Continue to read full article...

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Mike Tyson’s Daughter At Eddie Herr

Milan Tyson made her Eddie Herr debut in the 14s girls qualifying. Her first match was on Wednesday and she won 60 60 vs a girl named Safiya Zhelombayeva who is from Bradenton, the same town the Eddie Herr is contested. In round two, Tyson, from Henderson, NV, continued her winning form by beating another […] Continue to read full article...

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The Magic Of Eddie Herr

You never know what you may see at the Eddie Herr International junior tournament at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. You could walk right by hockey icon Wayne Gretzky and not even know it – he was here a few years ago with his daughter Emma who now plays for SMU. You could watch a […] Continue to read full article...

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A Day At Eddie Herr

Dominik Hrbaty, the former top 15 player, was on the grounds at Eddie Herr, as he is coaching the young Asian player Chun-Hsin Tseng, 18 years old and ranked 310 ATP. There was a question I wanted to ask Hrbaty for years that I kept forgetting to the rare occasions I see him about once […] Continue to read full article...




Eddie Herr 2018 Notes

By Scoop Malinowski Chip McCarthy, one of the original figures of the IMG and NBTA, shared some nice scoops. He said earlier this year Kei Nishikori was leaving the grounds by himself after a practice and saw a little girl sitting and crying. He approached her and asked what was wrong? She said she was playing poorly and didn't know if she wanted to continue to play tennis. Next thing, Kei took her to a court and started practicing and coaching her. True story. Continue to read full article...

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Emma Gretzky defeated at Eddie Herr

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 By Scoop Malinowski
The most famous name this week at the Eddie Herr International tournament is not Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Becker or Borg.
Nope, it's Gretzky. As in Wayne Gretzky's daughter.
Fourteen year old Emma Gretzky played in the main draw of the 14s event but was defeated by 9 seed Emily De Oliveira in straight sets.
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