Author Archives: Darryl Nash


2017 League Captain of the Year Program

The USTA Southern California has announced a Section-wide Captain Appreciation and Recognition program. For each league division (Adult 18 & Over, Mixed 40 & Over, etc.) a captain will be… Read more »


Tay/Kay headline SoCal’s US Open Qualifiers

At this year’s BNP Paribas Masters at Indian Wells, American hopefuls Kayla Day and Taylor Fritz energized the crowd with spirited play and dreams of a forthcoming renaissance for Team… Read more »

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Girls Nationals: SoCal dominates Sunday finals; Kratzer, Johnson/Liu win big

Coming into this week’s USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships, 18-year-old Ashley Kratzer of Newport Beach, Calif., did not envision winning the hard court title at the Barnes Tennis Center. But… Read more »


USTA Girls 18s Underway – Liu opens play on Monday

After receiving first-round byes, top-seeded Usue Arconada of Rio Piedras, P.R., and second-seeded Claire Liu of Thousand Oaks, Calif., will play their opening matches at the USTA Girls’ 18s National… Read more »

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West Coast Showdown: Breakers, Aviators meet in WTT Final

The Orange County Breakers and San Diego Aviators will face off in a rematch of last year’s Mylan WTT Finals on Saturday, August 5 at 8:00pm PT at the Omni… Read more »

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Twice as Nice! SoCal Boys/Girls 18s Sweep National Team Championships

USTA SoCal sent some of our best and brightest Boys & Girls 18s representatives to the National Team Championships, and our teams did not disappoint. Both squads came home with… Read more »

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“Break”ing News! OC headed to Mylan WTT Finals

With a spot in the Mylan WTT Finals hanging in the balance, the Orange County Breakers got a much needed win over the Washington Kastles on Tuesday night. Despite a… Read more »


USTA Girls 16s/18s National Wild Cards Announced; King to be Honorary Chair of Event

The United States Tennis Association Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships has awarded a total of ten wild card entries into the tournament,  which is scheduled for August 5-13 at… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


LGBT Pride Month: On Court with L.A. Tennis Association

In 1978, a group of tennis players in West Hollywood convened to organize tennis matches among friends. More than a decade later, that group had long since launched the idea… Read more »

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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 »