| By Steven Kaplan

Hannah Camhi hasn't quit school to play tennis, instead, she stays after class as she has done since eighth grade to lead the team.

Hannah doesn't see education as an obstacle to her goal of being a top ranked player, instead, she recognizes her tennis as a way to further her education. It has helped her gain admission to Brown University where she will be a student-athlete next fall.

If you want something done, go ask a busy person. You could ask Hannah if you could find her with a moment to spare, but likely she's in class taking an AP course or at a Forensics invitational, at the trainer getting stronger, quicker and staying injury-free. This last weekend, she could be found doing homework and talking to her peers in between winning tennis matches in upstate New York.

As of this writing, she's busy giving interviews as the 2011 New York State Girls High School Singles Champion.

Steven Kaplan

Steve Kaplan is the owner and managing director of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as director emeritus of Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation, and executive director and founder of Serve &Return Inc. Steve has coached more than 1,100 nationally- ranked junior players, 16 New York State high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous highly-ranked touring professionals. Many of the students Steve has closely mentored have gone to achieve great success as prominent members of the New York financial community, and in other prestigious professions. In 2017, Steve was awarded the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA. He may be reached by e-mail at StevenJKaplan@aol.com.