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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Weekend Wrap: Team USA Doubles Down

Southern California was represented last weekend at many levels, particularly on the doubles circuit. From a pair of resurgent brothers to talented pro futures, there was plenty to celebrate across… Read more »

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SoCal Officials Selected To The 2017 U.S. Open

USTA National Officiating Department has published the list of Southern California officials selected for the 2017 U.S. Open. This is the singular highest honor for an American tennis official in… Read more »

Champions of SoCal Tennis: Dancing with a Racquet

Each week we visit our Champions of Southern California Tennis – those who go above and beyond to promote and grow the game throughout SoCal and beyond. These individuals and organizations deliver… Read more »

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Grand Slam Junior Champions Highlight Entries At National Championships

Grand Slam Junior Champions Highlight Entries At USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships, August 5-13, 2017 In San Diego San Diego County to be Well-Represented With Strong Contingent of… Read more »

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Harrison Leads Aviators To 18-17 Victory Over Springfield

Rogers and Jurak Score 5-4 Victory in Women’s Doubles Ryan Harrison continued to play clutch tennis this season as he led the defending Mylan World TeamTennis champion San Diego Aviators… Read more »

Champions of SoCal Tennis: Sand Between Your Toes

Each week we visit our Champions of Southern California Tennis – those who go above and beyond to promote and grow the game throughout SoCal and beyond. These individuals and organizations deliver… Read more »

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SCTA Hall of Fame Tickets on Sale Soon

Tickets for the 2017 SCTA Hall of Fame Induction Gala go on sale later this month via direct mail, phone, and online sales. This event, which celebrates the accomplishments of twelve… Read more »

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What Adult Players Can Learn From Juniors – and Visa Versa!

At the recent Junior Sectionals tournaments, many of Southern California’s finest young talents were front and center, competing among their peers for 2017 bragging rights. These junior players exemplify some… Read more »

Jul 27, 2015; San Diego, CA:

Aviators Win Comeback Thriller Over Breakers In Home Opener

Ryan Harrison Wins Singles and Doubles to Lead Aviators to 17-14 Victory The defending Mylan World TeamTennis champion San Diego Aviators staged an incredible comeback on Sunday night to win… Read more »

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San Diego Teen Makes National Debut in USA Junior Tennis

Siem “Sam” Woldeab picked up a tennis racket at age 7 as a fun summer activity. His family lived across the street from the Helix Charter High School tennis courts,… Read more »

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TeamSoCal Spotlight: NJTL’s John Thomas

Talk about humble beginnings learning the game of tennis, John Thomas has us all beat. The 46-year-old PTR certified tennis instructor from Koreatown first checked out the courts in his… Read more »

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Chase Return the Serve Event is Friday at StubHub

The Chase Return the Serve Fun Day event returns to Los Angeles for the fourth straight year on Friday, July 14, at StubHub Center in Carson. First Break Academy, in… Read more »

San Diego Aviators Announce Theme Nights And Promotions For Home Matches

Mylan WTT Champion San Diego Aviators Announce Theme Nights And Promotions For All Seven Home Matches At Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Fans Encouraged to Arrive Early to Receive… Read more »

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Nguyen ready to ‘grind’ on Challenger circuit

He had just come from a disappointing clay tournament in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, dropping his second match of qualifying rounds by posting a bagel at the back end of a straight… Read more »

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Adult June 2017 Tournament Wrap-up

21st Annual Southern California Wheelchair Sectional Players from Arizona, Northern California, San Diego and the greater LA area competed in Open, A, B and C divisions at the Lakewood Tennis… Read more »

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Warren Wood Wins SoCal Open Sectionals Singles Title

The finals of the 131st Annual Southern California Open Sectionals were completed last weekend at the Lakewood Tennis Center in Lakewood. The final results were: Men’s Singles: Warren Wood (Del… Read more »

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A Perspective on the Angel City Games

Before the Angel City Games, I thought I had seen it all. As a tennis coach for six years in Philadelphia – the City of Brotherly Love – I have… Read more »

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2017 NTRP Sectional Tournament In Pictures

Congratulations To The Winners And Finalist At The 2017 NTRP Sectional Tournament

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San Diego Aviators To Host Sharapova In 2017 Home Opener

Defending Mylan World Teamtennis Champion San Diego Aviators To Host Maria Sharapova And Orange County Breakers In 2017 Home Opener Match Scheduled for 6 p.m. (PT) Sunday, July 16 at… Read more »

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Friday’s SCTA Open Sectional Results

Daniel Kosakowski, Billy Rowe, Joshua Ortlip and Warren Wood all won quarterfinal matches in the Men’s Open Singles division on Friday at the 131st Annual Southern California Open Sectionals taking… Read more »

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The School Bell Rings for San Diego Educators in Summer

School might be out for the summer for most, but not for 15 dedicated and ambitious teachers.  Educator Cheri Borger from Grapevine Elementary School in Vista recently gathered some of… Read more »

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Coaching Corner: Being Perfect vs. Being Your Best

As an elite performance expert, Dr. Michelle Cleere helps top athletes, musicians, and executives in competitive fields unlock the power of the mind and create the mental toughness to be… Read more »