Liv Hovde of Mckinney “A Champion”

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Liv Hovde of Mckinney “A Champion”

Last month Liv Hovde, of Mckinney, Texas won the USTA Gold Ball. Her accomplishments in August included the USTA Girls 14′ National Championship and the USTA National Doubles Championship. She is originally from Minnesota and has resided here in Mckinney for approximately 18 months.

Liv trains at the Courts of Mckinney with her coach Matt Hanlin, who is also the director at the courts. Hanlin coaches Liv three times a week.

Tennis Coach and director, Matt Hanlin of the Courts of Mckinney with Liv Hovde after her victory. Photo courtesy of Matt Hanlin.

The Courts of McKinney is a premier public tennis facility. They were named the 2012 USTA Facility of the Year. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, the Courts of Mckinney can accommodate your every need from lessons and racquet repair to tournaments. For more information about this great local tennis facility CLICK HERE!

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“One of the most difficult problems I had as a kid athlete was focusing between sports and my other obligations in school. It is so refreshing to run across individuals like Liv, who have found that balance”, Rick Duncan of said.” “We look forward to following her progress at”

In the Girls 14 Tier Level for 2017, Liv has 16 wins out of 21 matches with 1 title and in the 2016 Girls 12 Tier level Hovde has 19 wins out of 26 matches.

We all know the road to a championship is not easy. It takes discipline, commitment and respect for the game and your coaches. One of the most important attributes in obtaining this level is remaining humble at a young age. congratulates Liv for maintaining the above attributes and her parents for balancing her sports life with her school and home life. They truly are what calls “the essence of sports”.

Below are the milestones from August 5 to August 12, 2017 and from August 24 to August 26, 2017 that Liv had to achieve in order to become a national champion.

Belen Nevenhoven d. Liv Hovde 6-1; 6-4 in a consolation. Then in a round of 128 Liv Hovde d. Elizabeth Novak 6-1; 6-1. Thereafter in a round of 64 Liv Hovde d. McKenna Schaefbauer 6-2; 6-4 and subsequently Liv Hovde d. Vivian Ovrootsky in a round of 32 6-4; 6-4. All the above was accomplished to be victorious in the USTA Girls’ National Championships.

Krug holding Hovde after their win. Thanks to the USTA for photo.

In the USTA Doubles Championships Hovde/Krug defeated Geib/Geib in a round of 32 6-1; 6-0. Then progressing to the round of 16 Hovde/Krug defeated Hammond/Thompson 6-4; 6-3 progressing to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals Hovde/Krug defeated Herremans/Porges 6-4; 6-4. Progressing to the semifinals Hovde/Krug defeated Charney/Pate 7-5; 4-6; 6-3. When the finals were in the books Hovde/Krug had defeated Babayan/Siegel 4-6; 6-2; 6-4.

Hovde has maintained this stature for month after month during 2016 and 2017. is very proud to have a champion here in Mckinney and the north Dallas area at the Courts of Mckinney. Congratulations to Liv, her family and her coach, Matt Hanlin.

This Saturday, September 23, 2017 the Courts of Mckinney will be holding a “Rally for Houston” to help out the storm victims. The event is from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Go to for more information.

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