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SoCal Seniors Excel at ITF Worlds

ORLANDO, Fla., October 16, 2017 – American teams including six Southern Californians had a historic week at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. as teams won… Read more »

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USTA Honors Hollis Smith with National Award

ORLANDO, FLA., Oct. 16, 2017 – The USTA has announced that Hollis Smith, of Indio, Calif., was selected as the recipient of the USTA Eve F. Kraft Community Service Award…. Read more »

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LA84 hosts Youth Sports Summit on October 27

The LA84 Foundation will host their Sixth Annual Summit, “The New Era of Youth Sports: Play For All“, on Friday, October 27th. Hosted at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE… Read more »

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SCTA Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2017

On a picturesque autumn evening overlooking the Pacific Ocean, twelve champions of Southern California tennis were inducted to the SCTA Hall of Fame, with hundreds of friends and colleagues in… Read more »

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San Diego Junior wins prestigious USTA sportsmanship award

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced Timothy Sah of San Diego as a recipient of this year’s Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award. The highly prestigious national honor was… Read more »

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Tenis para toda La familia! Hispanic Heritage Oct 7 in Pasadena

Southern California Tennis Association and Pasadena Tennis Association will present a Tennis Family Festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! The event takes place at Blair High School in Pasadena, Saturday… Read more »

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Oracle ITA Masters gathers best college players Sept 21-24

Get your tickets to watch the 2017 Oracle ITA Masters – Reserve Your Seat Now! This national tournament features the rising stars of tennis – 32 of the top men’s… Read more »

Pete Brown “First Serve” Girls Tourney begins Sept 16

The Pete Brown “First Serve” Girls High School Team Tennis Tournament features high school tennis teams from all around Southern California. Co-sponsored by the SCTA, CIF, and HEAD Penn, this… Read more »

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SCTA Hall of Fame: Special Room Rates Available

The SCTA Hall of Fame Induction Gala is approaching, scheduled for Sunday, October 1 at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. The hotel has opened a block of rooms… Read more »

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SoCal Girls Compete, Win at National Doubles Championships

At last week’s USTA National Doubles Championships at Lake Nona, Florida, two Southern California players were honored for their achievements both on and off the court. Amanda Chan of Pasadena… Read more »

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The US OPEN: Southern California Preview

As the tennis world descends en masse at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, the host country features more than 30 Americans in the main draw, led by John Isner… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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 »