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Author Archives: Karen Ronney

Family Spotlight: The Svajda Clan From San Diego

It’s a fun family affair when USPTA Pro Tom Svajda heads to the courts at Pacific Beach Tennis Club in San Diego. For years, he has trained adults and juniors… Read more »

San Diego Celebrates Tennis Night at Petco Park on June 30

Tennis and baseball are a perfect pair! All are welcome to join the San Diego Tennis Community for Tennis Night to see the Padres play at Petco Park in San… Read more »

San Diego Christian College Men’s and Women’s Teams in the Hunt for Conference Championships

The San Diego Christian College women’s team recently defeated Arizona Christian College, 6-3, thanks to “Team Sarah.” The freshmen duo of No. 1 Sarah Schaerer from Switzerland and No. 2… Read more »

Community Tennis Advocates Strive to Assist Community Tennis Associations in So Cal

The Community Tennis Advocacy Task Force met recently in at The Great Park in Irvine to discuss ways to empower communities to develop more tennis activities, programs, tournaments and events…. Read more »

PTR Offers Variety of Coaching Education Courses This Spring

The Professional Tennis Registry is offering many specialized workshops to fit the needs of teaching professionals this spring in Southern California. Registration is now open for the following courses certifications…. Read more »

San Diego JTT Spring Season Kicks Off with Coaches Meeting at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

The Spring Junior Team Tennis season started with a gathering of about two dozen coaches who share a meal, learned new rules and offered feedback to JTT San Diego Area… Read more »

San Diego Coach Receives the Eugene Jung Multicultural Award

Coach Stan Jefferson knows what it takes to reach high levels of athletic success and he has helped many players achieve the same. He has been coaching for over 30… Read more »

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 »

Sophia Bott Named HEAD-Penn Western Region Tech Rep

Sophia Bott was named the new HEAD-Penn Western Region Tech Rep and she will service the Southern California tennis community. Bott, based in Santa Monica, played high-level Division 1 tennis… Read more »

USPTA San Diego Convention Offers Stellar Line Up for March 4

Registration is open for the USPTA San Diego Division Convention on March 4 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Coach Wayne Bryan headlines the program with a presentation and… 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 »