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Author Archives: Darryl Nash

BNP awards scholarships to Coachella Valley teens

BNP Paribas, a global leader in supporting both amateur and professional tennis, has awarded the third annual BNP Paribas Open scholarships to Jade Rios and Jennifer Gomez, both students at… Read more »

INDIAN WELLS: Who’s that American in the Quarterfinals?

For the better part of two weeks, Sam Querrey has flown well under the radar. On an outer practice court, he attracts a smattering of fans to watch a mundane… Read more »

Bryan Bros Doubles Race celebrated at BNP Masters event

Last year, the most successful doubles team of all time joined with USTA Southern California to promote the very game that made them a tennis-household name. Bob and Mike Bryan… Read more »

INDIAN WELLS: Fritz struggles with wind, falls in Round of 16

Borna Coric brought his rally machine to Indian Wells on Wednesday, much to the chagrin of a pro-USA crowd eager to see homegrown Taylor Fritz take yet another step in… Read more »

World Team Tennis drafts 2018 Rosters

When World Team Tennis returns to Southern California this summer, the rosters will look somewhat different than in 2017, when both SoCal squads reached the championship final. At the team… Read more »

INDIAN WELLS: Fritz Emerges, Moves On in Men’s Draw

For most of the day on Monday, the buzz around Indian Wells Tennis Garden was focused primarily on the pending showdown between #8 seed Venus Williams and perennial Grand Slam… Read more »

WEEKEND WRAP: While BNP steals spotlight, SoCal wins abroad

All eyes may be fixated on the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells this week, but that doesn’t mean some of the brightest young SoCal stars are taking a break… Read more »

INDIAN WELLS: Querrey, Fritz keep SoCal hopes alive

As week two of the BNP Paribas Open kicks off today, a much anticipated third round match is looming while select SoCal players remain in the hunt at Indian Wells…. Read more »

INDIAN WELLS: “Neto” nets a big win; Coco Advances to Round Two

  As things heat up in the desert, Southern Californians are taking center stage, including an impressive upset on the men’s side and a strong performance in the women’s draw…. Read more »

INDIAN WELLS: In defeat, Nakashima wins Indian Wells fans

Near the end, someone at courtside said rather apologetically, “He’s young.” But this was not simply a flippant observation of 16-year old Brandon Nakashima, the San Diegan and top rated… Read more »

INDIAN WELLS: Escobedo continues a dream journey

Last winter, Ernesto Escobedo began a promising upward trend. At the 2017 Australian Open, the West Covina native made a rather improbable run on the Grand Slam stage after emerging… Read more »

INDIAN WELLS: Kratzer Kicks Into High Gear

As a wild card entry into the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells this week, Ashley Kratzer had the misfortune of drawing the #1 seed in the women’s qualifying event… Read more »

Still Going Strong: Coachella’s 70s League

If you think that all seniors retire to the desert for rest and relaxation, playing Gin rummy or lounging at poolside, there are plenty of racquet-wielding tennis enthusiasts who beg… Read more »

WEEKEND WRAP: SoCal Triumphs on Home Turf

A great weekend for #SoCalTennis saw local women sweep the finals at Morgan Run and ATP pros performing deep into main draws in Florida and Mexico. Here’s our #WeekendWrap for… Read more »

Pro Circuit: Muhammad into quarters at Morgan Run

Like the celebrated American Fed Cup champion CoCo Vandeweghe, Long Beach native Asia Muhammad comes from a sporting family. Her brother Shabazz is a first round NBA draft pick who… Read more »

TEAM SOCAL: Coco and Team USA Prevail in Fed Cup; NY Open Kicks Off

Coco Vandeweghe resumed her streak of #FedCup wins this weekend as #TeamUSA defeated Netherlands, 3-1, in North Carolina. Vandeweghe (Rancho Santa Fe) followed Venus Williams’ opening match victory with a… Read more »

Service Awards Honor Providers, Examples of Sportsmanship at Banquet

The SCTA Annual Service Awards Banquet recently honored some of Southern California’s most accomplished and dedicated providers, athletes, and individuals who continue to go above and beyond in spreading the… Read more »

PTR Names Marty Woods CA Member of the Year

Marty Woods, of Reseda, California, has been named PTR Member of the Year for the State. This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence… Read more »

“For more, let’s go to Will Weinbach at courtside…”

The Southern California tennis calendar is picking up steam, from early Pro Circuit events to The Challenger Series, leading to the BNP Paribas Masters and a new season of World… Read more »

TEAM SOCAL: Locals in the Hunt at Oracle Newport Beach Challenger

Southern California not only hosts the ATP Oracle Challenger Series this week, but also welcomes home some of SoCal’s most promising athletes who take the court today in the first… Read more »

JTT Championships Bring 700 Young Players to the Desert

The Junior Team Tennis Sectional Championships were held January 6-7 in Palm Desert, featuring 92 teams comprised of 700 players between the ages of 8 and 18. The competition culminated… Read more »

Pro Circuit: Altamirano is Legends Long Beach Champion

At the end of a weeklong tournament that saw pouring rain, blazing heat, juggled schedules, unexpected wild cards, and the fall of nearly every seeded player heading into the semifinals,… Read more »