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Author Archives: Karen Ronney

Fun and Fierce Competition at the TOC 2018 Sectionals

Fun and Fierce Competition at the Tennis on Campus So Cal Sectionals in San Diego After a successful junior tennis career, Carissa Bernhardt of San Diego decided to focus on… Read more »

PTR/WTCA Coaches Summit Comes to Indian Wells on March 5 to 8

Registration is open for the PTR/WTCA Coaches Summit on March 5-8 at Indian Wells at the Lakes Country Club. Speakers include Craig O’Shannessy, Dr. Rich Lehman, Michael Joyce, Melanie Oudin,… Read more »

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Cardio Tennis Comes to Carson on January 27

Registration is now open for a Cardio Tennis Training Course (Level 1) in Southern California from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, January 27 at  StubHub Center in Carson. The many… 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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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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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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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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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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USTA’s College Knowledge Inspires Players and Parents

What does it take to get a college tennis scholarship? Outstanding answers came from tennis professionals at the recent College Knowledge Workshop held at Cathedral Catholic High School in San… Read more »

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Valley Center Celebrates with Court Resurfacing and Family Tennis Day

The combined efforts of an enthusiastic tennis community and key support groups rallied to renovate the Valley Center Tennis Club, where a play day and ribbon-cutting ceremony were recently held… Read more »

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CIF SD Championships Wrap Up an Outstanding Tennis Season

Congratulations to Elizabeth Goldsmith of Olympian High School for winning the CIF San Diego Individual Singles  Championship and becoming the 2017 CIFSDS Girls’ Tennis Player of the Year! Also congratulations to… Read more »

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Two Southern California Student-Athletes Receive USTA Foundation Scholarships

Two Southern California high school students were honored recently by the USTA Foundation for outstanding achievement in community service and junior tennis. The USTA Foundation, which is the national charitable… Read more »

San Diego Junior Team Tennis Kicks Off Its Season with Local Coaches Meeting

The San Diego Junior Team Tennis Season began with a blast of great information and support in the coaches meeting at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Conan Lorenzo, the… Read more »

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Local Ballkids Support USTA Girls’ 16s and 18s Nationals in San Diego

Each August, the top junior players from across the country gather to compete in the USTA Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships in San Diego.  For some local residents, however,… Read more »

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San Diego Teen Makes National Debut in USA Junior Tennis

Siem “Sam” Woldeab picked up a tennis racket at age 7 as a fun summer activity. His family lived across the street from the Helix Charter High School tennis courts,… Read more »

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The School Bell Rings for San Diego Educators in Summer

School might be out for the summer for most, but not for 15 dedicated and ambitious teachers.  Educator Cheri Borger from Grapevine Elementary School in Vista recently gathered some of… Read more »