USTA Honors CityParks Tennis Player Isis Gill
05.01.14 | 10am | 1 Comment | Sports

Last Friday, April 25, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern Division held its 27th Annual Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame Celebration to benefit the Junior Tennis Foundation Grant and Scholarship Programs. Held at the Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, NY, the event presented scholarships to two junior players and honored four individuals, including CPF’s Director of Sports Mike Silverman, who have made exceptional contributions to the sport. CityParks Tennis player Isis Gill was one of the two junior players to receive the David N. Dinkins Scholarship Award!

Steve Kaplan, Lacoste Academy members Alexis Gill and Isis Gill

L-R: Steve Kaplan, Lacoste Academy members Alexis Gill and Isis Gill, Mike Silverman (CPF Director of Sports). Photo courtesy of Ed Goldman.

Scholarship Winners Gabriel Sifuentes (L) and Isis Gill (R) with USTA's First VP, Katrina Adams (center)

Scholarship Winners Gabriel Sifuentes (L) and Isis Gill (R) with USTA’s First VP, Katrina Adams (center). Photo courtesy of Ed Goldman

Isis Gill, 16, is a student at Beacon Hill High School in Manhattan, New York. She first started playing tennis at nine years old and grew up on the courts of Highland Park.

Isis first competed in a USTA tournament at 10 years old at the CityParks Tournament Series and has been a member of the City Parks Foundation’s Lacoste Junior Tennis Academy for the past three years.

Isis Gill with tennis legend Virginia Wade at a CityParks Tennis Clinic in 2012

Isis Gill with tennis legend Virginia Wade at a CityParks Tennis Clinic in 2012

Among her many tennis accomplishments, Isis was MVP of Beacon’s varsity team in 2012 and 2013, playing the first position from 2012 to 2014. She has captured titles at multiple New York City events, including the 2013 PSAL team championship with Beacon and the 2013 individual doubles championship. Isis also became the Mayor’s Cup doubles champion in 2010, 2011, and 2013. Additionally, she has been ranked inside the USTA Eastern top 50 in both the 16s and 18s divisions.

Outside of tennis, Isis enjoys dance and is a third-level brown belt in tae kwon do. She excels scholastically too, currently holding a 3.3 GPA.

A big congratulations to the well-deserving and very talented Isis Gill!

Isis Gill playing at the CityParks Tennis Lacoste Pro Clinic in 2013

Isis Gill playing against tennis pro Murphy Jensen at the CityParks Tennis Lacoste Pro Clinic in 2013

  1. Dionne said on 5.5.2014

    WEll deserved Isis! Congrats!

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