Club News

Avanti Sports @ Amy Yee Legacy Clinic

Avanti Sports was proud to be one of the sponsors of the Amy Yee Legacy Clinic! The clinic was held on four Saturdays in June-which was free for all the community kids. Overall, the clinic had a turnout of over 120 kids! The clinic was organized by Wil Look and Carl Berquist to honor tennis legend Amy Yee who, for years, conducted free tennis clinics for community kids in the 60s, 70s, and the 80s.
Special thanks to Rose Jones of Babolat, Phil Mintz of Dunlop, and Chris Brant of Head for the gifts distributed to the kids.

We’ll see you all next year!

New Arrivals – July 3rd, 2018


Wilson RF 97 White Autograph

Roger Federer’s new racquet – the RF 97 Autograph 2018. Co-designed by Roger himself, classic fans will love the new tuxedo-look of this classic racquet.
Like its predecessors, this racquet is also offered in the Pro Staf 97 CV for $239.95 and in the Pro Staf 97L for $219.95.



Wilson Blade Team 99

A blend of control, power, and maneuverability, the Blade Team 99 with its Amplifeel 360 handle that reduces vibrations and amplifies power is a great fit for players aspiring to play an aggressive game on the court.

$99.95 Strung w/ PPS 16/17
Was: $139.95

Babolat Boost Strike

The Boost Strike is a great deal for all-around players. At 10.4 oz and a head size of 102 sq. in. this racquet is provides power and maneuverability without hurting the arm.

$99.95 Strung w/ PPS 16/17 and provided cover

Babolat Boost Aero

The Boost Aero is a great racquet for beginners or recreational players looking for an affordable entry level racquet. At 9.8 oz and 102 sq. in. head the Boost Aero provides a precise and reliable response on the court.

$109.95 Strung PPS 16/17 and provided cover


Men’s Adidas Barricade Boost 2018

Barricade has set the standard for stability, comfort and durability. Now add Boost capsules in the heel for a shoe that returns energy on each step and comfort on the hard court. This shoe has a 6-month wear guarantee.

$109.95 (Top)
$119.95 (Bottom)
Reg: $160

Men’s Adidas Adizero Ubersonic 2.0’s

A lightweight mesh shoe that is designed for stability without sacrificing agility, the Adizero Ubersonic 2.0 features a sprintframe which offers players maximum stability as well as mesh-reinforced outsole that reduce the overall weight of the shoe without sacrificing any durability.

$99.95 (Top)
$109.95 (Bottom)
Reg: $130

Women’s Adidas Adizero Ubersonic 3 with Clay

A well-ventilated shoe, the Adizero Ubersonic 3.0 Clay is a shoe made for mastering the clay courts. These shoes feature a lightweight sprintframe chasis and are reinforced with Adituff for resisting abrasion for movement across loose surfaces. A perfect shoe for consistency and control on loose surfaces – including clay.


Men’s Nike Cage 3

The shoe of choice for Rafael Nadal. The Cage 3 is designed for players looking for stability and speed on hard courts. The Cage 3’s unique cage design – hence its name – provides the player with maximum durability and cusioning without being anymore heavier than its counterparts.


Men’s and Women’s Nike Vapor X

New colors for Roger Federer’s shoe of choice are here! Nike’s Dynamic Fit system offers a sock-like fit and the updated outsole supports the most aggresive players for their sharp movements. While keeping the lightweight responsiveness, the new Vapor X is more durable and stable than ever! (Pictured on top: Men’s Vapor X. Pictured on bottom: Women’s Vapor X)


MCTC 2018 USTA TEAMS @ Playoffs

Congratulations to the our Men’s 3.5 Fight Club Team for qualifying for PNW Sectionals! The Fight Club beat Settle Tennis Club 4-1
Club members on the Fight Club Team: Coach Roger Mark, Cap. Munish Vashist, Cap. Noel Balantac, Cuong Ngo, Eisuke Nishi, Ioan Tulai, Eric Morrell, Sid Sanyal, Shun Endo, Darren Liu, Irvin McQuarrie, Dai Ichikawa, and Mark Villott.
Props – these teams made the playoffs and just missed the sectionals:
– Men’s 4.0 Team, the Mindless Blasters:
Cap. Frank Hammer, Cap. Brian Johnson, Mike Wilson, Jordan Hill, Terry Ward, Nguyen Tong, and Prashant Sharma, Nikolay Tchevenski, Will Millar, Parker Sjolander, Donnie Allen, and Jagbir Singh.
– Men’s 3.0 Team, the Tigers:
Cap. Carl Youngblut, Zack Wilhelm, Matt Rust, Venkat Nemana, Craig McKernan, and Hazara Panesar, Huy Ngo, Ashok Pitchpati, Sath Sathamori, and Daniel Lee.
– Women’s 3.0 Team:
Coach Kim Sommerville, Cap. Debbie Schrock, Cap. Debbie Jay, Ashley Jay, Mara White, Angela Ratcliff, Pam Schormann, Timea Zilcsak, Jan Day, Elaine Hoy, Lara Diaconu, Genevieve Lim, Sarah Karmali, and Abby Raghothaman.

Junior Intermediate Tournament – June 12, 2018

Congratulations to the champions and finalists! We managed to complete all the matches during the rainy weekend! Thanks to Avanti Sports for the player’s gifts and to the hardworking MCTC staff for keeping the courts dry and making the tournament run smooth. I hope to see everyone next year at the 4th Annual MCTC Junior Intermediate Tournament.

Coach Roger Mark


In the Boys’ 12 Singles, Steven Anderson (left) won the final against Hansley Wang (right) in a tight set 8-7.

In the Boys’ 12 Singles Consolation, Parker Hulse (right) won the final against Arman Mkrtychev (left) 8-5.

In Girls’ 12 Singles, Mia Askovich (left) won the final against Sophia Manole (right) 8-3.

In Girls’ 12 Singles Consolation, Venya Pillai (left) won the final against Valarie Wang (right) 8-3.

In Boys’ 14 Singles, Eric Li (right) won the final against Russel Anderson (left) 8-2.

In Girls’ 14 Singles, Norah Hamley finished first and Anuujin Chadraa finished second.

In Boys’ 16 Singles, Raymond Kao (right) won the final against Benjamin Fahey (left) 8-6.

In Boys’ 16 Singles Consolation, Daniel Tameishi (right) won the final against Barnaby French (left) 8-7.

In Girls’ 16 Singles, Sarah Hamley (left) won the final against Leah Robison (right) 8-1.

In Girls’ 16 Singles Consolation, Zofia Kierner won the final against Audrey Kidd 8-0.

In Girls’ 12 Doubles, Mia Yoon and Valarie Wang (left) took first, Lillian Stukovsky and Mia Askovich (right) took second.

In Boys’ 16 Doubles, Daniel Tameishi and Benjamin Fahey (left) won the final against Daniel and Paul Yevtushenko (right) 8-5.

Memorial Weekend Update – May 26 – 28, 2018


Avanti Sports

Come join us this Memorial Weekend at the annual French Open Avanti Sports Tent Sale at the Laurelhurst location!
The sale begins Saturday, May 26th and lasts until Memorial Monday, May 28th.
Hours of the event are:
Saturday (11AM-6PM), Sunday (11AM-5PM), and Monday (11AM-7PM)
Great deals for selected shoes, apparel, bags, and featured items on the Avanti Sports May newsletter.

Seattle Avanti Sports
3503 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105


Mill Creek Tennis Club will be operating on Memorial Day on regular hours (7:30am-10:30pm)!