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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Top Seeds Easily Advance At Tennis National Championships

Top Men’s And Women’s Seeds Easily Advance At USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships Wednesday’s Action to Begin at 8 a.m. (PST) at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Top-seeded… Read more »

A New Year’s Resolution

  RALLYING WITH THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR What’s a New Year’s Resolution that I wish all our USTA Southern California members would make and keep in 2017? I hope that all… Read more »

Williams’ Return To Compton – Dream Comes True

Venus and Serena began playing the game they have come to dominate at East Compton Park, which is now known as East Rancho Dominguez Park.  Both women are now tennis… Read more »

SCTA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet – February 6, 2017

The 130th Annual Meeting of the Southern California Tennis Association will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017, in the Press Room at the Morgan Center on the… Read more »

Women’s Intersectional Team Championships Recap

One of the largest tournaments on the annual USTA national schedule is the Women’s Intersectional Team Championships. Southern California has always been a trophy winning success at the event. Staged… Read more »

Adult Tennis Ratings, Leagues & Champs

Year End Ratings The 2016 Year End Ratings have been published and can be accessed at the Tennis Link website: www.tennislink.usta.com/leagues Leagues Starting In January (using these ratings): Mixed Doubles… Read more »

Junior Changes For 2017

It may be time to wonder, where did the last year go?  It seems that it was filled with listening, learning and the gathering of information as the Southern California… Read more »

Random Bytes November 2016

Kling’s Team Sets Record In early November, the Palisades Charter High School girls’ team set a record. For Bud Kling, the storied long-time tennis coach at the school this was… Read more »

Bujan Begins Title Defense At National Championships

Three-Time Defending Champion Tony Bujan Begins Title Defense At USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships On Successful Note Women’s Singles Top Seeds to Play Opening Round Matches on Tuesday After… Read more »

Young Rising Professional Tennis Stars

Who Are The Young American Rising Professional Tennis Stars? The USTA Player Development pipeline is full of young Americans hopeful of breaking in to the top 10 in the WTA… Read more »

Teaching Pro Spotlight: Elson De Cantuaria

Elson De Cantuaria gives credit to the USTA and its Professional Tennis Management college program for the success he’s had founding and operating the Match Point Tennis Academy out of… Read more »

Pete Brown Junior Tennis Presents 6th Annual LaRhonda Amos Holiday Tennis Celebration

The following information was provided by Marty Woods of the Pete Brown Scholarship Fund. For more information, go to: www.pbsf2009.com. WHAT:  Pete Brown Junior Tennis Presents 6th Annual LaRhonda Amos Holiday… Read more »

Kayla Day Headed To Main Draw At Australian Open

At this time of year it would be appropriate to say that Kayla Day is thankful for the USTA Pro Circuit after winning the organization’s Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. But… Read more »

Beyond The Score: SoCal Tennis Players Have Much To Be Thankful For

By Lisa Thomas As one of my friends comes out of surgery on her elbow, another spends the next few days recovering from knee surgery. Especially at this time of… Read more »

Adult 55 & Over Team Wins Nationals

Men’s 9.0 Adult 55 & Over Team Wins National Title In Surprise, Arizona The team is captained by Doug Mathews (Coto de Caza) and Scott Nichols (Ladera Ranch), and features… Read more »

Beyond The Score: Concussions a Serious Issue Even In Tennis

By Lisa Thomas A couple of weeks ago I managed to give myself a concussion playing tennis.  Chasing down a well-placed lob into the back corner of the court I… Read more »

Adams Elected For Second Term At USTA

USTA Elects Katrina M. Adams For Second Term As Chairman Of The Board, CEO And President New Slate of Elected Members Announced for USTA Board of Directors The USTA today… Read more »

USTA/ITF International Junior Camp Americas And Dan James

Don James, National Manager of Wheelchair Tennis, USTA, talks about how he started with wheelchair tennis and his experiences since then.

Plan To Attend The SCTA 2017 Annual Meeting

Notice Of 130th Annual Meeting Of The Southern California Tennis Association The 130th Annual Meeting of the SCTA will be held at 4 PM on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 on… Read more »

Host Sip ‘N Serve in 2017

The SCTA is extending an invitation all Southern California’s enterprising teaching pros. We are making a big push to bulk up our young adult programming in 2017 and we want new coaches… Read more »

SCTA Teams Make The Finals At League Nationals

Congratulations To The Following Teams That Made It To The Finals Of Their League National Championship!  

Tennis League Local Growth Challenge 2016

The 2016 USTA League Local Growth Challenge has 2 months to go and will culminate with an LLC winning a trip for two to the 2017 US Open for the… Read more »