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Monthly Archives: October 2016

iTennis Andulka Park Adult Open Tennis Championships Return Nov. 3-6

The sixth annual iTennis Andulka Park Adult Open Tennis Championships event returns Nov. 3-6 to Andulka Park Tennis Center, in Riverside, “The Crown Jewel of Tennis in the Inland Empire.”… Read more »


Beyond the Score: Crowding Out the Bad Stuff

By Hannah Holladay Living holistically means that all parts of the self are taken care of. A holistic approach is checking in with each area of your life and finding… Read more »


USTA Foundation Event Gives Players a Chance To Hit With the Stars

The USTA Foundation has announced it will be holding a unique West Coast Tennis Pro-Am where local Southern California players will have a chance to play with the stars. The… Read more »

North – South Wheelchair Challenge

Teams from the Northern California USTA Section (NORCAL) and the Southern California USTA Section (SOCAL) met in Fresno for the annual North/South Wheelchair Challenge. With NORCAL the defending champions gearing… Read more »


PowerShares Series Pays Visit to Sherwood Country Club

The SoCal Honda Dealers Helpful Cup presented by PowerShares QQQ, the new PowerShares Series tennis event featuring Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, James Blake and Mark Philippoussis, will take place on… Read more »


Beyond The Score: Tennis Equals Family Time

By Lisa Thomas As a mother of two active teenage daughters I know too well the demands of club and school sports.  When your kids are in their sports’ season… Read more »


Teaching Pro Spotlight: Steve Beckendorf

Minnesotan Steve Beckendorf spent nearly 20 years in Southern California in the insurance business before he realized it was time to get back to his “roots.” Beckendorf is currently the… Read more »


Physical Benefits Of Tennis


Senior Spotlight: Suella Steel

A late starter to the game of tennis, Suella Steel has been doing plenty to make up for lost time as a U.S. Super Senior Cup representative for more than… Read more »


All Star Tennis League Update From Spanish Hills Tennis

Hurricane Remains Undefeated, Logie and McKinney Lead Individual Standings Team Hurricane remained undefeated after week #3 by defeating Pure Aero 4-2. Joey Root led his team in both singles and… Read more »


Arcadia Sunshine Aces G6 Team Competes at USTA JTT 14U Nationals

The Sunshine Aces G6 team out of Arcadia recently finished 12th place overall at the 2016 USTA Junior Team Tennis 14U National Championships played in Cayce, S.C. The team fell… Read more »


Want Your Kid To Become A Tennis Player?

Want your kid to become a tennis player? Prepare to spend big. If it wasn’t for a Romanian shipping tycoon, Simona Halep may never have become one of the world’s… Read more »


SoCal Intercollegiate Tennis Championships 2016


Escobedo Keeps Up Winning Ways

The ATP website recently featured ATP #NextGen rising American Ernesto Escobedo from West Covina. You can view the article in its entirety by clicking on the below link. After hard-court… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Eastlake High School

Ribbon Cutting Celebration at Eastlake High School for Three Site Joint Venture Project The Greater San Diego City Tennis Council (GSDCTC) proudly announces the completion of a three high school… Read more »


Del Norte High School Team Community Project

Del Norte High School Girls Tennis Team Community Service Project A joint SSV – USTA tennis equipment donation program was promoted to the tennis community in San Diego this past… Read more »


2016 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships

The women’s singles final on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at the 2016 Riviera/ITA Women’s Tennis Championship, held at the Riviera Tennis Club, pitted two of the sport’s rising stars against… Read more »


River Ridge

If you’re looking for a quick tennis getaway and a break from your busy and hectic schedule, consider a short drive up the North US 101 and stop off in… Read more »


The Perfect Lob

There are a couple different types of lobs: offensive, defensive, underspin, topspin, good, bad, in & out.  You must first master the underspin lob that you can do at any… Read more »


Wheelchair Tennis Is On A Roll

Coming off the heels of the Paralympics in Rio, many people are looking at sports in a whole new way.  The television and web coverage of the Paralympics was fantastic,… Read more »


Beyond the Score: A Balanced and Healthy Approach to What We Eat

By Lisa Thomas The Williams sisters are now vegan.  Djokovic is gluten free.  Rafael Nadal does not eat chocolate or does he? Headlines abound around what the professional tennis players… Read more »


Beyond the Score: Tips to Staying Cool On Those Hot Days

By Lisa Thomas Last week Southern California felt more like summer than early fall thanks to Santa Ana winds and triple-digit temperatures. And for those of us on the tennis… Read more »