KamKuchta, tennis director at the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club, recently returned from representing the United States at the 2015 ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships in Antalya, Turkey.
Kuchta won two matches but came up short with a loss when playing against top-seeded Great Britain. The Men’s 45’s Team USA had a great competition with an eighth-place finish out of the 18 teams competing. In this tournament, players like Kuchta had to perform on red clay, which can be much slower, but for Eastern Europeans and South American players, it can be an advantage. Wycliffe features green courts for quicker movement.
A majority of players had been on major tours around the world, but that didn’t deter pros like Kuchta from playing their best throughout each match.
“It was an incredible honor to be selected to represent my country and to be able to play against other top players from around the world,” Kuchta said. “Wearing a jacket with USA on the back really makes you want to play even harder and be more competitive than ever. This was a big step up in the level of play in competition and overall intensity, but I enjoyed every moment of it.”
The 2016 ITF Seniors tournament will be held in Umar, Croatia. If Kuchta is selected again to represent the United States, Wycliffe will support him the entire way.
Since being the director of tennis at Wycliffe for the past 10 years, Kuchta has won 12 national championships and has been an instrumental leader in developing various tennis programs.
The Wycliffe Golf & Country Club is a private golf community real estate property that offers luxury living for its club members. The gated community boasts lush landscapes that host impressive homes, two 18-hole golf courses, 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, numerous activities and clubs, an expansive clubhouse with two dining venues and more. For more information, visit www.wycliffecc.com.
ABOVE: Wycliffe’s KamKuchta representing Team USA in Turkey.