Monthly Archives: July 2016


2016 Junior Sectional Championships Review

The Southern California Tennis Association always sends a survey to tournament participants after an event is completed in order to gather necessary feedback. I would like to respond to some… Read more »

Christine Canete

Three Southern California Players Make Finals At Clay Court Nationals

The Canetes from Venice were big winners at the recent USTA Girls’ 14s National Clay Court Championships as Christine Canete captured a gold ball with her finals win in singles in… Read more »

Kramer court honor

Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Courts Dedicated in Honor of Kramer & Others

Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Courts Dedicated in Honor of Jack Kramer, Billie Jean King, Tony Trabert, Mark McCormack, ATP, WTA, and WCT The Jack Kramer Court honors a man… Read more »

Kramer Court

Tennis Hall of Fame Dedicates Court to Jack Kramer

The International Tennis Hall of Fame recently dedicated six new hard courts on the premises of where the Hall of Fame is located in Newport, R.I. Through the support of… Read more »

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Life at UCLA Billy Martin Tennis Camps is Filled with Fun

Each summer hundreds of kids gather at the UCLA Tennis Center for one very important purpose: to have a blast at the UCLA Billy Martin Tennis Camps. The participants range… Read more »


Whats New For Organization Members?

Rallying With The Executive Director How can the SCTA help the USTA clubs and facilities get and keep more Southern Californians engaged in tennis?  Thanks for all you are doing… Read more »

Steve Johnson of USA in action at the Australian Open, Melbourne, 2015

Bryan Bros. Tennis Fest Add U.S. Stars

Two of America’s top tennis stars will join Mike and Bob Bryan for the popular V-Grid Bryan Bros. Tennis Fest set for Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Spanish Hills Country… Read more »

New Doug

Beyond the Score: Fitzgerald Helps You Make the Right Call

By Lisa Thomas Few things can spoil a good tennis league match or even a social hit with friends more than a misunderstanding about the rules, or a perceived bad… Read more »

Wounded Warriors of Long Beach & First Serve at BJK Tennis Center

Wounded Warriors of Long Beach And First Serve

The Wounded Warriors of Long Beach at the VA Hospital have teamed up with First Serve to go the BJK Tennis Center the first Friday of every month to receive… Read more »


Tennis Phenom Who Chose to Be Terrible

Before he started winning with a one-handed backhand, Dominic Thiem had to lose—a lot Dominic Thiem is a 22-year-old Austrian tennis pro with No. 1 potential. But his rise to… Read more »


Fountain Valley Tennis Center Has A New Website

The Fountain Valley Tennis Center is a 12 court Public Tennis venue owned by the City of Fountain Valley and operated by Recreational Management Services, Inc. Under the management of… Read more »


Women’s Pro Circuit Update – Atlanta, GA 2016

Atlanta, GA will now host the $50,000 Women’s Pro Circuit event during the week of September 12, 2016. This week was originally scheduled to be held in Kirkland, WA. We… Read more »

Isaac Cortes

Wounded Warrior Tennis Player Isaac Cortes

Isaac Cortes: A Wounded Warrior’s Road to Recovery Isaac’s story is not unlike many veterans that have returned home after fighting and performing any duty that their nation has asked… Read more »


Tellez Plays El Cariso Summer Classic Tennis Tournament

Congratulations to the 2016 Kramer Future Champions Grant Winner Rodan Tellez winning at the El Cariso Summer Classic Tennis Tournament!

Claire Liu and Usue Maitane Arconada Photo Susan Mullane_ camerawork usa

Wimbledon – Liu Brings Trophy Home

At the beginning of The Championships, Southern California was well represented in all the tournament draws. Players who grew up and/or train in the section made, along with the wretched… Read more »

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Southern California Tennis Association Mid-Year Report Card

Rallying With The Executive Director With more than half of 2016 in the books, below are the grades I believe have been earned in the following tennis “Subjects.” Out of… Read more »


Beyond The Score: We Can Learn A Lot From Watching Big Wimbledon Matches

By Lisa Thomas As players we can learn a lot from the last few days of Wimbledon.  The men’s quarter and semifinals were in large part an exercise in perseverance… Read more »


Junior Spotlight: Jacob Brumm

The best player on the best high school tennis team in the nation wouldn’t miss his senior year for anything. SCTA top-ranked 17-year-old Jacob Brumm recently finished up his junior… Read more »


Facility Spotlight: The Alisal Ranch in Solvang

By Steve Pratt There is so much more to Alisal Ranch than the six lighted tennis courts that sit on the 10,000-acre ranch tucked into a secluded part of California’s… Read more »

Kayla Day Photo Susan Mullane_camerawork usa

Wimbledon – Day’s Semi Stop & Liu’s, Too

When the junior competition began at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, three players from the Southland were among the Girls’ Singles contestants. Kayla Day led the group. The 16-year-old… Read more »


SSV Tennis Program Updates July 2016

The SSV program consisting of the SSV Tennis Rating and the SSV Junior Tennis Grand Prix provides an important role in the development of juniors. The rating measures tennis ability… Read more »

Sam Querrey Photo Susan Mullane_camerawork usa

Wimbledon – Querrey’s Run Comes To An End

When Sam Querrey’s competitive tennis career comes to an end, he will have a special place in his heart for the 2016 version of The Championships. In the first round,… Read more »