Mehdi Belhassan was a standout tennis player from Morocco who arrived in the United States in 1987. In addition to competing, he worked to receive an education and play tennis at Franklin Pierce University. As a member of the Ravens, he received three consecutive individual invitations to the NCAA tournament from 1992 through 1994, the first in program history to do so.
While he did compete in professional tournaments, Belhassan — who also suffered a knee injury — made camps his number one job. He worked at a tennis camp hosted at Curry College in Milton, Mass., that was run by the Meshken family for 26 years. That is, until Belhassan bought the camp.