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Americans WILLIAM BLUMBERG and KATERINA STEWART are Singles Champions of the 2012 Atlanta ITF

The 2012 Atlanta ITF presented by Life Time Athletic & Tennis Played Host to the Best Junior Tennis Players in the World.

 
PRLog - Nov. 5, 2012 - ATLANTA -- (Atlanta, GA)— Life Time Athletic and Tennis presented the 2012 Atlanta International Federation of Tennis (ITF) Tournament held this past weekend.  The 2012 Atlanta ITF brought the best junior players in the world to Georgia and these players did not disappoint their fans.   William Blumberg is the 2012 Atlanta ITF Boys Champion and Katerina Stewart is the 2012 Atlanta ITF Girls Champion.  Lamar Remy & Alejandro Tabilo (CAN) and Cassie Mercer & Rebecca Weissman are the Boys and Girls 2012 Doubles Champions, respectively.  The US boys and girls dominated the event by producing an All-American quarter final on both sides.  Sanjay Jayarman, Tournament Director and Director of Junior Tennis with Life Time Athletic & Tennis stated, “Overall, this year’s ITF marked the beginning of an incredible partnership between Life Time and the ITF.   Our tournament demonstrates the growth and appeal of tennis around the world.  The juniors at this years’ Atlanta ITF played with passion and determination.  We are very pleased with their performances and these great players made this event a great success.”  Layne Mc Cleary, General Manager of Life Time Athletic & Tennis at Peachtree Corners and Senior Manager of National Tennis Operations at Life Time, expressed, “We’re incredibly excited to be involved.   Life Time Fitness has been a tennis provider for years.  We have 16 facilities across the country right now and this is our first ITF Event.  We have lots of USTA Sanctioned Tournaments but we’re really excited to be involved with the best junior tennis in the world.”

Life Time Fitness, Inc., has two USTA Training centers:  Life Time Athletic & Tennis at Peachtree Corners (Norcross, GA) and Life Time Fitness in Lakeville, MN.  Impressively, Life Time is the only company that has two USTA Training Centers.  McCleary, says,
“There are roughly 25 USTA Training Centers across the country and the USTA recognizes them as the premiere developers of junior tennis players in the nation.  The USTA realized that families shouldn’t have to move to get great tennis, so the USTA has partnered with some select facilities across the country to really work together in developing the next round of US champions.  We are proud to be an integral part of these goals.”

Across Life Time’s 16 tennis facilities, programs include players from ages four to 94.  “We have programs for all ages and skill levels,” says McCleary.  “We bring a lot of new players into the game and that’s something we’ve done very well over the last few years.  Many new kids and lots of new adults:  Now with the addition of Life Time Athletic & Tennis, formerly Racquet Club of the South, we’re really trying to focus on creating a lot of high-end junior players.  Hopefully, these are the next juniors we’ll see on Grand Slam Center courts.”

The newly renovated Life Time Athletic & Tennis is being described as a four star tennis destination for junior and professional tennis events. The first professional event is the Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs featuring an exhibition match with the Bryan Brothers.  McCleary announces, “We’ve got the Bryan Brothers, the best doubles team in the history of world playing an exhibition match called The Battle of Georgia.”  Life Time Tennis & Fitness plans to complete renovations in late spring or early summer of 2013.  McCleary commented that one phase of the renovations will be complete prior to the event giving spectators a preview the highly anticipated Life Time Athletic & Tennis at Peachtree Corners.

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About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest – or discovering new passions – both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of November 1, 2012, the Company operated 105 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC(SM) brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.

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