USTA Honors Junior Tennis's Seena Hamilton
The USTA honored the Easter Bowl and its founder and tournament director, Seena Hamilton, for the tournament’s longevity and success at the opening reception for the 2007 event on April 15. Hamilton has been the tournament director since 1968.
The 40th Annual Easter Bowl, a USTA National Spring Championship, was held for the first time at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in mid-April. The Easter Bowl showcases the best of American juniors, both boys and girls, in 14s, 16s, and 18s. It is the only national championship featuring three age divisions at one time.
Nearly every top U.S. tennis player has played at the Easter Bowl, including Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati and most recently, Andy Roddick and James Blake.
The Easter Bowl has prided itself on being about more than just tennis. Hamilton created the Easter Bowl in part to encourage players and their families to mingle and socialize with each other. She bases all her planning around the idea that a junior tennis tournament should be a learning experience for both the players and their parents.