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Emir Hamzic

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Emir Hamzic
Emir Hamzic becomes an All American National Champion in Dallas, Texas 2017.jpg
Emir Hamzic becomes an All American National Champion in Dallas, Texas 2017
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
Born (1997-01-17) January 17, 1997 (age 24)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2014
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CollegeKean University (Bachelor of Exercise Science, 2020)
Official websitehttps://www.hamzic-allamericantraining.com/

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Emir Hamzic (Serbian: Емир Хамзић, romanized Emir Hamzić; born January 17, 1997) is a Serbian-American former professional tennis player. He is most known for being crowned an All American and winning a National Championship. Hamzic is now a nationally renowned tennis coach, serial entrepreneur, and the founder of HAMZIC All American Training.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Emir Hamzic was born on January 17, 1997, at Saint Peters Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey to parents Hidajet Hamzic and Sabaheta Hamzic. Hamzic has three siblings, he is a quadrupled. Hamzic grew up in Long Branch, New Jersey but spent his summers in Novi Pazar, Serbia where he would later spend his time training. Hamzic started playing tennis at 8 years old. Hamzic funded his professional tennis career by working for Abercrombie/Hollister later modeling professionally before deciding to coach to take care of his expenses. Hamzic Graduated from Kean University with honors in Elizabeth, New Jersey where he majored in exercise science ending his last semester with a 4.0 GPA.[3][4][5]

Tennis career[edit]

Hamzic playing home high school tennis match in Long Branch, New Jersey 2014.

Juniors[edit]

Hamzic attended Long Branch High School representing the Green Wave. He immediately began breaking records as well as setting his own. He debuted his freshman year making varsity, playing as first singles. Hamzic alone had the highest winning percentage among all individual athletes and team sports played at his high school. Hamzic quickly became the most accomplished tennis player from Long Branch High School as well as one of the most elite athletes to come out of the state of New Jersey and the nation.[6][7] Hamzic at 16 years old was training with nationally ranked juniors, college tennis teams, and ATP tennis players. Most notable was Alex Bogomolov Jr. who was ranked as high as #33 in the world. Hamzic managed to finish high school in the top 15 of his graduating class and a member of the national honor society. Hamzic Stopped playing high school tennis after his junior year of high school to start competing internationally pursuing his career professionally.[8][9][10]


Hamzic wins Division 1 tournament in Harford, Maryland 2017.

College[edit]

Hamzic played between the numbers 1,2 & 3 singles for Brookdale a junior college in 2015-17. He was named 2017 NJCAA Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and won the Harford Invitational a Division 1 tournament. Earlier that year Hamzic became a 2x All Regional XIX Singles & Doubles Champion, 2x Garden State Athletic Conference Singles & Doubles Champion, NJCAA All-Academic Team Honors Scholar-Athlete.[11][12] On top of that Hamzic went undefeated in the conference leading up to becoming an All-American National Champion. Hamzic was the Brookdale men’s tennis captain. There is no question his record breaking season will go down into the school’s hall of fame one day considering no player in the school's history has accomplished all this representing their respective sport.[13][14][15]

2017–present[edit]

After accomplishing his goal of winning a national championship at 20 years old, Hamzic received numerous offers to play for various Division 1 universities, as well as other opportunities to pursue his career playing professional tennis. Hamzic decided to dedicate all of his time and efforts to coaching full time. Hamzic now plays professionally as a fun hobby when he has time in his schedule.[16][17][18]

Hamzic working alongside Nick Bollettieri in Oakhurst, New Jersey 2019.

Coaching[edit]

Hamzic has worked alongside tennis royalty Nick Bollettieri. In 2019, Hamzic established HAMZIC All American Training a private tennis coaching business serving New Jersey & New York originally, but now runs in Chicago, Illinois. Hamzic is currently an academy & travel coach. He continues to train and help players reach (NCAA, and professional).[19][20][21][22]

References[edit]

  1. "2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Tennis All-America Teams". NJCAA. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  2. "Emir Hamzic - Pro Tennis - -". emirhamzic.usptapro.com. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  3. "NJCAA Region XIX - Mostafa Moamen, Safie Moamen, Emir Hamzic And Jacob Evans Win National Championships; Jersey Blues Place Second At NJCAA National Tennis Tournament". www.region19.org. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  4. "Mostafa Moamen, Safie Moamen, Emir Hamzic And Jacob Evans Win National Championships; Men's Tennis Places Second At NJCAA National Tennis Tournament". Brookdale Athletics. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  5. "NJCAA Region XIX - 18 Brookdale Student-Athletes Earn 2016-2017 NJCAA Academic Honors". www.njcaaregion19.com. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  6. "Emir Hamzic Long Branch Boys Tennis 2013-2014 - NJ.com". highschoolsports.nj.com. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  7. "Day Two At NJCAA Tennis Tournament Results". Brookdale Athletics. 2017-05-16. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  8. "NJCAA Region XIX - Men's Tennis Captures Region XIX Title". www.njcaaregion19.com. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  9. "Emir Hamzic". Welcome to Park Avenue Tennis Center. 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  10. "NJCAA Region XIX - Mostafa Moamen, Safie Moamen, Emir Hamzic And Jacob Evans Win National Championships; Jersey Blues Place Second At NJCAA National Tennis Tournament". www.region19.org. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  11. "Tennis: NJCAA National Tournament Updates". Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  12. "Men's Tennis: Rockland's Almonte Wins Flight Two Singles Crown". Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  13. "Emir Hamzic - Bachelor of Science". StageClip. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  14. "Player Overview - Emir Hamzic". www.tennisrecruiting.net. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  15. "Emir Hamzic". myutr.com. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  16. "Men's Tennis Captures GSAC Title With Win Over Rowan College At Gloucester County". Brookdale Athletics. 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  17. "Emir Hamzic Takes First Place At Third Singles; Men's Tennis Grabs Third Place At Harford Tournament". Brookdale Athletics. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  18. "Four Jersey Blues Win National Tennis Championships | Brookdale Community College Newsroom". news.brookdalecc.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  19. "Centercourt Instructors: Emir Hamzic". centercourtacademy.com. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  20. "Emir Hamzic – Tennis Coach". Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  21. "Emir Hamzic". Welcome to Park Avenue Tennis Center. 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  22. "Take professional lessons with Tennis Coach Emir H. in North Jersey Tennis Lessons". PlayYourCourt.com. Retrieved 2020-06-11.

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