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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Southern California Pro Futures Begins Saturday

Former UCLA All-American Karue Sell is the top-seeded player in the qualifying singles draw for the fourth annual Southern California Pro Futures Tournament, a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event that… Read more »

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FIRST SERVE: USC/Los Angeles Pro Circuit begins January 1

The first leg of the 2018 USTA Pro Circuit tour kicks off here in Southern California this week at the USC/Los Angeles $25,000 Men’s Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament, scheduled for… Read more »

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San Diego Junior Team Tennis Realizes Huge Growth and Participation in 2017  

  The fantastic growth of the USTA’s Junior Team Tennis (JTT) program is a source of pride for many in the San Diego area. Looking back in 2017, the numbers… Read more »

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Pete Brown First Serve Tournament a Success for San Diego High School Players and Coaches

Hundreds of high school players enjoyed the boys’ and girls’ Pete Brown First Serve Tournaments in San Diego. The two events were held in the spring and fall respectively, and… Read more »

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Long Beach Mayor Garcia To Present Awards at Upcoming Long Beach Pro Futures Tournament

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Long Beach Councilwoman for the Fifth District Stacy Mungo will take part in a trophy ceremony following the final match at the fourth annual… Read more »

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USTA Pro Futures Begin January 1 at USC, Long Beach

Full coverage at www.socalprocircuit.com. For the fourth consecutive year, USC and El Dorado Park Tennis Center in Long Beach will host $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit Futures events to kick off… Read more »

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CIF San Diego Section City Conference Fall Sports Wrap Up Brings Good News for High School Tennis

The California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Section fall wrap-up sports meeting offered updates and changes for next year. Over 100 coaches attended event recently held at Madison High School. It… Read more »

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Anne White Named Director At Beverly Hills TC

Former WTA Top-20 player Anne White recently made her long-awaited return to tennis official when she was named the new Director of Tennis at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club. The… Read more »

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SCTA’s Community Tennis Development Workshop Creates New Traditions in Orange County

The Community Tennis Development Workshop was a smashing success held recently at Bill Barber Community Park in Orange County. The one-day event was sponsored by the Southern California Tennis Association… Read more »

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Advocacy Support Determines the Fate of Pacific Beach Tennis Club in San Diego

The future of Pacific Beach Tennis Club and Mission Bay Park in San Diego is at stake and hundreds of concerned local citizens showed up recently at a city planning… Read more »

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Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club Wins USTA’s Outstanding Facility Award

Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club (RPTC) was one of twelve nationwide tennis facilities recently awarded USTA’s  Outstanding Facility Award. RPTC club members were present recently to accept the honor at the… Read more »

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USTA Adult Leagues Thrived in San Diego 2017

It was an incredible year for USTA Adult Leagues in San Diego. Top honors were earned by nine teams recently at the Southern California Sectionals, and they qualified to represent… Read more »

HS Athletes: Don’t Miss Collegiate Exposure Camp in January

The Collegiate Exposure Camp is open to high school players who hope to gain attention from college coaches. The camp will be held at Pomona Pitzer College in Claremont on… Read more »

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The History And Traditions Of Tennis

By Angelia Chirichigno As one of the oldest sports in the world, and certainly one of our favorite pastimes, it’s great to embrace not only innovation, but to also celebrate… Read more »

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So Many Owe Tennis To So Few

By Scott Cleere, Director of Tennis at Templeton Tennis Ranch “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Winston Churchill Drawing… Read more »

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USTA Offers Multicultural Grants and Financial Assistance for Juniors in 2018

The USTA is offering many financial assistance opportunities to assist players of minority and multicultural backgrounds next year. They will be in the form of Individual Player Grants, Excellence Player… Read more »

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SoCal Shines at USTA Nationals in La Jolla

The state of Southern California tennis was on display last month at the USTA National Men’s and Women’s 40s Hard Court Championships at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. With… Read more »

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SCTA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet – February 5, 2018

SCTA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet – February 5, 2018 The 131st Annual Meeting of the Southern California Tennis Association will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, in… Read more »

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San Diego Wounded Warrior Campaign Revving Up for its 2018 Program

Wounded Warrior Tennis is here to stay and working toward a successful 2018 campaign thanks to several San Diego Area clubs and organizations. The Wounded Warrior program, sponsored by the… Read more »

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The PTR Offers Coaching Education Opportunities in Southern California

Registration is open for Professional Tennis Registry workshops in Southern California for coaches who wish to progress in coaching education. On December 16 & 17, a 10 & Under Certification… Read more »

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First LA Tennis Bash Takes Place Saturday at Jack Kramer Club

Southern California-based First Break Academy will close out a successful 2017 by hosting a morning of tennis clinics and games for juniors and adults at the historic Jack Kramer Club… Read more »

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World’s Best Tennis Players Savor Traditional Foods

There is no time of year better than the present holiday season when traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas-time foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are… Read more »