Tuesday, June 19, 2012


He did it!

First place champion in the boys 12's at the Hempfield Kick off Summer Tournament.

There were only 4 boys that entered the tournament (Brady being the youngest by 2 years), and Brady was seeded #1.  When we told Brady he was picked to win the tournament he said, "well I guess I'll be the winner then!" Oh to be so young and confident!

Brady won his first match 6-0, 6-1. He felt a little bad because he beat one of the boys on his team tennis team in my previous post.
His second match was much closer.  The first set went to a tie break at 6-6.  Brady won the tie 7-0.  He ended up winning 7-6, 6-1.

I went back and read my post on Sept. 18, 2010 when Brady played in his very first USTA tournament.  Since then, he has played in eleven tournaments total.  The tournament before this one he came in 3rd (out of 8) and the tournament before that he came in 2nd.  He has improved so much since that first tournament.

Yesterday was pretty special.  We were so excited for him.  As usual, he handled it with such maturity and never once celebrated his win until we were on our way home. 
People notice Brady all the time and want to know where he learned to play?  I feel most of the credit goes to Brady himself.  Sure, he's had good coaching...but that alone does not make a good player.  A good player is made up of someone who works hard and loves the game.  I'm sure Brady won yesterday because he puts in more time on the court than the next guy.   

I didn't expect him to win any tournaments for another year or so...and who knows maybe it will be that long before he wins another one.  But, his hard work is paying off...and nothing feels better than knowing if you work hard for someting, anything is possible.

Congratulations Brady!


Kris said...

Way to go Brady. I think I will be watching him play Wimbledon one day!!

Stacy Crawford said...

Nice work Brady! You earned it!

Cindy said...

Congrats!! He's cute and talented!!!

Nicolle said...

Brady is not only an amazing tennis player with his skill, but what makes him so great is his sportsmanship. You have an extraordinary child who is going to go far in life, no matter what he does. Way to go Brady! :)

Susan R said...

Bet that smile lasts a lng time. Way to go Brady Man!

Heather said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaay BRADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

So awesome! Such a great sportsman!

Jenny said...

Yay! I am so excited for you Brady. Way to go!!!

Jill said...

Congratulations Brady!!! So exciting!!

Have a great week Kerri!


jen said...

Love this post. Love his gracious winning. Impressive.

We're leaving on our big trip this Sunday. How close are you to Spring Hill, PA? It's tiny, tiny--kinda by Johnstown, if I read the map right.

Kerri @OhMann! said...

Way to go Brady!!!

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sloan said...

loved seeing the instagram pics of this - amazing job, brady!! congratulations :)

yaya said...

I'm sure this is just the beginning of many wins for Brady. Congrats to him! It will be fun to watch him grow and develop as a player in future posts.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

So exciting. Wonderful to hear he is a gracious winner. There is nothing better than that.

Holly said...

He is an incredible child! So mature to already put so much dedication, love and time into something like a sport!
He deserves to win!

Way to go Brady!!!

Barb said...

Way to go, Brady!! He is gonna be a pro someday!

Have a great weekend, Kerri.

Kelli said...

How exciting! Love the smile

Megan said...

Yay - Congrats Brady! Love that picture!

Cindy said...

Hi there Kerri!!!:)
way to go brady!
i love his heart and his love for the game!
that is inspiring:)
have a happy day

Kim said...

of course he did! That boy is going to make millions some day. way to go, Brady!!!

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