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2020 Australian Tennis Recruit – James Hartson

The Person

About Me:

  • Committed, resilient and focused individual
  • I possess a level of maturity beyond age
  • Responsive and adaptive to feedback
  • Extremely motivated by individual and team success
  • Compassionate and empathetic to others

Leadership & Community:

  • 2018 & 2019 – Caulfield Grammar Firsts Tennis Captain
  • East Malvern Tennis Club – Running Sunday morning juniors’ competition for 12 weeks
  • East Malvern Tennis Club – Tournament Director for annual junior club championships
  • Anzac Hostel Aged Care Facility – Serving meals

Personal Quote:

"Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you."


The Athlete

Height:

6’1”

Right-handed

Strengths:

  • Heavy, powerful and penetrating forehand
  • 2019 Australian Open Hitting Partner (Hit with Gael Monfils. Nikoloz Basilashvili, Carla Suarez Navarro)
  • Aggressive baseliner
  • Very athletic, explosive around the court
  • Ability to vary game plan and ball type
  • Fight for every point regardless of match score
  • Displays tenacious and positive attitude and emotion
  • Rapid improvement rate – as a late starter to tennis (aged 11) ability and ranking has improved significantly every month. This can be seen through a ranking increase over an 18-month period from 1100 to 277.
  • Considerable doubles success reaching finals and semis

Teams Represented:

  • 2016 – 2019 – Caulfield Grammar School Firsts Tennis Team since joining school in Year 9 (Player number 1 & Captain)
  • Tennis Victoria State Pennant Grade 2 (undefeated in singles)

Athletic Highlights

Awards Received:

  • 2019 – East Brighton T.C. Men’s Open Champion
  • East Malvern TC Men’s Open Champion, Youngest in history (aged 16)
  • 2017 & 2018 – Caulfield Grammar Tennis Award

Best Wins:

  • Thomas Pavlekovich Smith (UTR 12, AR 133) 6-4/6-3
  • Jaiden Watts (UTR 12, AR 211) 6-1/6-3
  • Michael Wassef (UTR 11, AR 217) 6-2/6-0
  • Qian Sun (UTR 13) Practice match 7-5/7-5

Close loss:

  • Stefan Vujic (UTR 13, ATP 1638, AR 79) 3-6/6-3/4-6
  • Rhan Burton (College of Georgia 11-2 record, AR 192) 6-4/1-6/4-6
  • Long Nyguen (UTR 12, AR 70) 7-5/0-6/2-6
  • Junyi Tang (UTR 12, AR 177) 5-7/ 6-7
  • Enzo Aguiard (UTR 12, 16’s Australian Champion) 7-6/ 3-6/ 3-10

The Student

Attends:

Caulfield Grammar School, VIC Australia

SAT Result:

  • Reading and Writing: 570
  • Maths: 540
  • Total Score: 1110

Preferred Course of Study:

Undecided

Academic Awards/Achievements:

  • 2017 – Outstanding Academic Award – Health and Physical Education
  • Above average grades
  • Strong academic student

References, Resume & High School Transcript

Coach Reference: Click to View

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School Reference: Click to View

Student Athlete Resume: Click to View


If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

Chris Bates
Phone: +61 407 639 551 | Email: chris@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: chris.bates4