Nicolas Lapentti makes a rare appearance in Miami Beach for a tennis clinic hosted by STA Continuum Tennis
On October 5th, residents of the Continuum were treated to a special guest appearance by former Ecuadorian Davis Cup player and ATP pro, Nicolas Lapentti, for an exclusive tennis clinic hosted by Continuum Tennis Director, Jimy Szymanski, of STA Continuum Tennis. Making a rare appearance and his first at any residential property, the former #6 ranked player in the world put residents through their paces with a series of drills and on-court challenges. Guests were invited for a special meet-and-greet with Nicolas prior to the clinic, after which Nicolas and Jimy provided some joint personal coaching tips and an exhibition game for an audience of residents and their families.
“We were very excited to be able to get the time and coaching prowess of Nicolas Laptentti to the Continuum for this very special clinic,” says Tennis Director, Jimy Szymanski of STA Continuum Tennis. “We hope this will be the first of many celebrity tennis talents invited to share their knowledge and skills with our residents. We have a large and very enthusiastic group of avid tennis players at the Continuum, who are always looking to raise the level of their game. Our exclusive clinics for residents are curated for every type of player, no matter the age or level of experience.”
Lapentti first came to the tennis world’s attention as an outstanding junior player who won the Orange Bowl in Florida in 1994, when he also captured the junior doubles titles at the French Open and the US Open. In 1999, Lapentti was a semi-finalist at the Australian Open, and also won two tour singles titles that year and reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 6 that November. His 29 career five-set wins is tied with Leyton Hewitt for most on the ATP World Tour among active players.
Nicolas has also been a member of the Ecuador Davis Cup team since 1993, representing his country in Davis Cup since he was 17, winning the deciding rubber against Great Britain (July 2000) to put Ecuador in the World Group. Moreover, he owns the Davis Cup record for most matches won in five sets, with a total of 13 victories. Nicolas set up the Nicolás Lapentti Foundation in late 2000 to help bring tennis to the underprivileged, and develop future champions.