Author Archives: Darryl Nash

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SCTA Names Lance S. Lee as New Executive Director

  The Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) has announced the appointment of Lance S. Lee, of Lawnside, New Jersey, as its next Executive Director. Mr. Lee succeeds outgoing Executive Director Bruce A…. Read more »


WEEKEND WRAP: Nguyen Notches Third Straight as Trojans Prevail

A quiet week on the pro tours leaves the spotlight wide open for #SoCalTennis standouts who performed on the domestic and international circuits this weekend. Yet again, the story of… Read more »

Tennis Serves Others: On the Tennis Court and in the Community

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 »


WEEKEND WRAP: The Biggest Name in SoCal Tennis is… Nguyen!?

It may not have been under the prime time spotlight, but numerous American tennis players stole the stage at last week’s French Open. From dominance in Girls’ singles to impressive… Read more »

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LGBT Pride Month: Billie Jean King

When Elton John asked lyricist Bernie Taupin to pen a song called “Philadelphia Freedom” for his friend Billie Jean King and her tennis team, the Philadelphia Flyers, no one could… Read more »

WEEKEND WRAP: Few Still Standing at Roland Garros

Take your pick between one veteran superstar and two relative unknowns outside the doubles arena, and you’ve got the best chances for USA Tennis to make any kind of a… Read more »


Three Cheers for les États-Unis at the French!

Bonjour! The year’s second Grand Slam is underway as the French Open qualifiers continue into the second round. With more than thirty American athletes competing in France, the clay court… Read more »


“YO-SHI!” steals the show at ToC Finals

At last month’s Tennis on Campus National Championship in Orlando, Michigan found an unexpected opponent on the opposite side of the net, a surging University of California Irvine (UCI) squad… Read more »


‘Big Steve’ Remembered Across Tennis World

Steve Johnson, Sr. was the same amicable, familiar face we’d all come to recognize on courts across Southern California. On another picturesque weekend in Ojai at the Championships, Mr. Johnson… Read more »


WEEKEND WRAP: Liu, Tiafoe notch titles; UCLA & USC open strong in NCAAs

It was a busy weekend across the tennis world, from NCAA home court advantage to the outskirts of Marseilles. Let’s get caught up with our Weekend Wrap! Claire Liu (Thousand… Read more »

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Collegiate athletes train and compete for months leading up to the ultimate pinnacle – the NCAA Championships. On the tennis courts, those competitions begin this week and will feature many… Read more »

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USTA National Names Grant Recipients; Three SoCal Juniors Awarded

Three local athletes have been awarded USTA National Diversity & Inclusion Multicultural Grants based on essays submitted by junior players from around the country. The grants help to support the… Read more »

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The Ojai: 117 Years of SoCal’s Best & Brightest

  Nestled in a quaint valley town east of Ventura, Ojai is populated by less than 8000 residents year ‘round. But for one week in May, the town plays host… Read more »


WEEKEND WRAP: Johnson Raises Trophy in Houston; Tiafoe Excels in Tandem Play

What a weekend in Houston! The ATP Men’s Clay Court Championships brought out the best in SoCalTennis, with the trophy coming all the way back to the west coast! A… Read more »


RAFA NADAL ACADEMY coming to Los Angeles April 29-30!

Top level junior tennis players will have a unique opportunity this spring when Rafa Nadal Academy comes to Los Angeles for two clinics, April 29 and April 30. Under the… Read more »


WEEKEND WRAP: Boserup jumps further into Top 100, Mackie wins in tandems

From junior competition to pros in action around the world, SoCal athletes notched some impressive finishes this weekend. At the Maze Cup at Stockdale, Southern Cal’s finest juniors competed against… Read more »

CaliCAMPUS: Who Would You Play?

  In the final edition of CALICampus for this season, we asked all of our athletes, “In the fifth set, tied at 6-6, on center court at a jam-packed U.S…. Read more »

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WEEKEND WRAP: Sock still on fire, Davis Cup next; Champs crowned at Easter Bowl

  Here’s our Weekend Wrap to kick off the month of April!   It turned out last weekend that a Roger & Rafa sequel was in the works all along,… Read more »

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CaliCAMPUS: Meet LMU’s Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown was built for Loyola Marymount tennis. A third generation Lion, Brown has played since around the age of six, learning the guidance of Mark McGuire at Manhattan Country… Read more »

WEEKEND WRAP: Klahn is all Finals in Calabasas; Locals Alive in Miami

At the USTA Mens Pro Tennis Championships in Calabasas, top seed Mackenzie McDonald (Los Angeles) exited in the semi-finals due to illness, paving the road for Germany’s Sebastian Fanselow to… Read more »

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CaliCAMPUS: Meet UCLA’s Ena Shibahara & Jada Hart

At the 2016 US Open in Flushing Meadows, formidable USA Futures Kayla Day and Caroline Dolehide proved an impressive tandem in the Junior Girls Doubles competition. Looking nearly invincible as… Read more »

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Which player will emerge from the “Group of Death,” the daunting lower half of the Men’s Main Draw packed with names like Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer? Try Jack Sock. He’s… Read more »