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For the third time in the last 8 years, Mario has been selected USPTA (which is the coaching division for USTA) Coach of The Year for 2011/2012 in the New England region. This is an honor given to an individual for performing outstanding work with juniors. Jared Donaldson of course is the last junior to come out of Rhode Island Tennis academy, before him it was Lazo Kukhalshvilli (#1 in the world under 12, Orange Bowl Champion), Amanda Avedissian (Top 50 in the world ITF under 18), Whitney Laiho (#1 in the country USTA under 18), Nicole Frenkel (#1 in the world under 12, Orange Bowl Champion, and many state champions and New england champions.

USPTA is a great organization, and it is a privilege to be recognized by them as the best coach in New England.

MARIO LLANO - 2014/2015 NEW ENGLAND COACH  OF THE YEAR

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We have a plan for every single kid, everyone has a goal to reach, they understand they can become great in the next 3 years ..... I would be smiling too ....

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Project Change is a 501c3 not for profit organization,based in Middletown. Under the direction of Mario’s School of Tennis, Project Change has been established to provide tennis instruction to multicultural and underprivileged youth in Rhode Island. For the past 2 years, we have dedicated ourselves to building confidence and self esteem in the youth of Rhode Island through the power of the game of Tennis. We offer USTA and privately grant funded Tennis lessons to community centers throughout the state.
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MARIO LLANO - Mario’s coaching accomplishments include Orange Bowl Champion, several National Championships, several New England Championships, and..... FOR MORE CLICK HERE

JEFF COTE - A Division 1 player (URI and Western Illinois), and very talented coach, that has been instrumental in the making of our latest success stories at the national level (Jared Donaldson - #1 in the US U12) .... FOR MORE CLICK HERE

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Sometimes things are not what they seem ....

If you read the last article I wrote here, you would understand a little better what I mean with this title, (click here to read last article, don’t worry it is short ...), it all started at the end of the spring 2010, Jared had 2 super nationals coming, and we were preparing aggressively as he was getting to the end of his first year in the 14’s, and with a top 10 ranking already, we knew he could be in the top 3, if he played his game, so we were very hopeful and excited with possibility that by august Jared could end the first year of the 14’s in the top 3, and even #1 if he played very well. We left no stone unturned, by we I am talking Jared, his Dad and I, we took every part of his game that needed work and got it working, and kept his strengths even stronger, at times we worked so hard he would feel he had to seat down as he was exhausted, and then as he has grown 6 inches in the last 8 months his joints were hurting him from time to time. He would tell us sometimes he had pain in his stomach, or in his knees, shoulders, but we mainly attributed this  pain to  growing so fast and moved on. Finally the day had come, we got to Ft. Lauderdale 3 days early to adapt to the temperature, courts, etc., and practice 3 to 4 hrs a day making sure  he kept the level of play and concentration “up there” so he could perform as expected and either make it to the final 4, or compete ...... (continue)

A little Advice

  It is better to get a little of a good thing, than a lot of a bad one.

    Until I had my first and only child, I didn’t realize how important it was to have the proper foundation on whatever they were learning. This is why I feel bad for the parent that puts the kid in a program where the instructors are not qualified, and 3 years later they come to me and say “I think she/he is now ready for you”.

Ready for what ???? It will take me 3 years to undo the damage done in the other side, and at that point is to late to put something worthwhile together. The only solution at that point is to work with what they have, and somehow ease the pain. The Pain they will have, as they understand that they will never have the necessary tools to achieve their dreams of a division 1 scholarship, or a top 20 or better ranking in the country. As a parent do yourself a favor, compare what your children are learning with the technique of a pro player, although of course it’s not going to be exactly the same, technique and footwork should be very similar, with the same reference points. There is a better chance to play like Federer if you look like Federer. Just a little advice ....

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U12

#31 - Jenna Lisi
#134 - Sarah Curran

U14

#14 - Peri Shinin
#15 - Hannah Sweeney
#50 - Lauren Bertsch
#134 - Anessa Petteruti

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#56 - Hannah Sweeney
#61 - Peri Shinin
#97 - Angela Gema
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#35 - Jack Casey

U12 Boys

#58 - Jack Casey
#74 - AJ Coia
#82 - Khailaz Kahler
#87 - Mike Stabile
#92 - Seppi Raissi


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#6 - Nikhil Das
#134 - Chad Doorley
#259 - Nick Fontecha

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#70 - Adam Courtemanche
#75 - Ethan Binder
#80 - Jason Scanlon
#92 - Sam Miller

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Donaldson Jared  (Pro)
#81 - Shiv Patel
#106 - Jason Scanlon
#159 - Zach Johnson

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Nick Fontecha

After 3 Years Nick is given his first opportunity to play in the Interscholastic Rhode Island League, and he makes the best of his opportunity by winning the state championship. As part of the RI Tennis Academy non for profit “Project Change”, Nick is the first recipient to win the state championship. Many more to come!

Is Jared The Next American Star?
Currently ranked 73 in the world, Jared has been taking a methodic and well planned approach to improve his tennis, not based solely in winning matches but on improving the parts of his game that will make him a top player.
He understands this is not a 2 year plan, but a 5 year plan. With a great team and a good head on his shoulders, we have no doubt he will reach great heights!
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2017 STATE CHAMPION  NICK FONTECHA!!!

Brown University Here I Come
Finishing her high career with 1 loss, 3 state championships and one year as a runner up, Peri Sheinin will continue he amazing tennis career bringing her great tennis game to help the “Brown University Bears”. Best of luck to Peri! We are sure she will make us all proud!