Monthly Archives: May 2016

Gerry Marzorati

A Sport for Life, Learned Late

It took the guy long enough, but Gerry Marzorati finally figured out that nothing beats this: hitting a tennis ball when the rest of the city is marooned at work,… Read more »

Wayne Bryan with the finalist in the team championships, Team Bob. From left is Noah Laber, Timmy Quest, Samantha Condevillamar, Jaden Moriarty, Ty Cohen and Zak Logie

Exciting Finish to All Star Tennis League Spring Season

Final Match Comes Down To Girls Doubles Match The finals of the 2016 Spring Season came down to the final match of the entire season to determine the winning team…. Read more »

G18 Kayla Day and Ena Shibahara Final

Entries Still Being Accepted For 114th SCTA Jr. Sectionals

Entries are still being accepted for one of the oldest and largest junior tennis tournaments in nation: the upcoming 114th Annual SCTA Junior Sectionals to be played at eight Orange… Read more »

Matt Prevedi

Beyond The Score: Getting Into Doubles … Where to Start

By Matt Previdi A question I get asked a lot is: “I have never really played much tennis (or I used to play a long time ago). How do I… Read more »


2016 National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp Recap

5th Annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp Provides Pathway to Better Fitness and Mental Health The San Diego District Tennis Association (SDDTA) and Balboa Tennis Club hosted the 5th Annual… Read more »

John Letts

What Is A “Forward Stance” Forehand?

Everyone has heard about the closed stance, open-stance, and semi-open stances for hitting forehands . . . so why is no one talking about the “forward stance” forehand. With the… Read more »


Roland Garros – Rain Is The Name Of This Game

Each of the majors – Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open – has to contend with weather extremes. Heat and rain are among the foremost elements that disrupt… Read more »

Claire Liu Photo

Roland Garros – Day, Holt & Liu’s Inaugural Appearance

United States’ juniors have been making a statement on the terre battue at Roland Garros of late. In an historic 2015 Simple Garçons final, momentous because two Americans were competing,… Read more »

Arlene Barco and with former LA84 Foundation_NJTL Program participant, Danny Castro

Barco Left Quite An Impression

Arlene Barco, who was funny, occasionally brash, but forever a caring individual, passed away on Monday morning May 23rd.  Rightfully referred to as the  “godmother” of LA84 Foundation/NJTL, she was… Read more »

Taylor Fritz

Roland Garros – It Wasn’t Fritz’s Day

This was Taylor Fritz’s third appearance at Roland Garros. In his Paris terre battue baptism of fire in 2014, Orlando Luz of Brazil was 6-4, 6-0 better in the second… Read more »


Beyond the Score: Staying Focused Under Pressure

By Kamala Nellen We are heading into the 2016 Southern California Junior Sectional Tennis Championships in June. Perhaps you want to garner a scholarship for college or you aspire to… Read more »

Willis Anderson Photo Southern California Tennis Champions Centennial

National Public Parks – Southern California’s Stage

Broadway is renowned for lavish shows of all description. On the tennis courts, the National Public Parks Championships has been a stage worthy of neon lights for a premier group… Read more »

6.0 Champs - IE The Claremont Club-Capt Mark Yarter

MxD 18 And Over Sectional 2016 Results

Congratulations to all the teams that competed in the Finals of the MxD 18 & Over Sectional Championship and to the winners that will be advancing to Nationals in November… Read more »


Come Join the Fun! Free Fun Tennis. Play Day for Families.

Rally The Family Tennis Play Day at Queen Anne Rec. Center June 5th!

Rally The Family Tennis Play Day at Queen Anne Rec. Center June 5th!


Former Touring Pro Ros Nideffer Wins 50s National Hardcourts in La Jolla

Former touring professional Ros Nideffer of San Diego continued her dominating play in the 50s singles division of the USTA National Women’s 50-90 Hard Court Championships as she won her… Read more »

Southern California Tennis Association SCTA

Tennis In Bullrings And On Ice: Rod Laver On The Pro Circuit’s Early Days

“We played in the old Madison Square Garden,” recalls tennis Hall of Famer Rod Laver, “and ice was down because I guess the Rangers were in town. They stretched out… Read more »


Facility Spotlight: iTennis Performance Center at Whittier Narrows

John Letts sat back from afar and watched a once booming tennis center see a drop off in play, and decided it was time to make a change. Stanford-educated and… Read more »

Seniors Playing Tennis With Style

Seniors Playing Tennis With Style

This week, some of the fiercest, most competitive, national championship tennis players come to San Diego for a highly anticipated tournament at La Jolla Beach Tennis Club. Some of them… Read more »


Save the Date: US Open Ticket Presale

US Open Ticket Presale USTA Members, this is your exclusive opportunity to buy US Open tickets in advance. The presale is May 24-28.

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

Nideffer To Play First Match At National Women’s Hard Court

Defending 50s Champion Ros Nideffer To Play First Match At USTA National Women’s 50-90 Hard Court Championships On Tuesday Top-Seed Brenda Carter Advances to 2nd Round in 70s Singles Division… Read more »


Beyond The Score: Jim Murray Quotables

By Steve Pratt Jim Murray was one of the all-time greatest sports columnists who ever lived, and graced the Sports pages of the Los Angeles Times from 1961 to 1998…. Read more »