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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 »

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Coaching Corner: Being Perfect vs. Being Your Best

As an elite performance expert, Dr. Michelle Cleere helps top athletes, musicians, and executives in competitive fields unlock the power of the mind and create the mental toughness to be… Read more »

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USTA National School’s Train the Trainer Workshop is a Stellar Success

The theme of the day for the USTA National School’s Train the Trainer Workshop was inspired by the 1970’s iconic movie “Star Wars” joining enthusiastic tennis curriculum and an “intergalactic”… Read more »

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Save The Date: 7th Annual Tennis Seminar in Irvine – June 25

Flyer COI Tennis Education Conference Registration is now open for the  7th Annual Tennis Seminar, an educational event perfect for coaches, teaching professionals, tennis leaders, instructors, and parents at Bill… Read more »

Neil Johnson of Serve, Stroke and Volley (SSV) wins SCTA’s Curt Condon Spirit Award

The concept of Serve, Stroke and Volley (SSV) is a tennis rating program that has given the face of junior tennis a fresh look at level-based competition. For his dedication… Read more »

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San Diego Spring Break UTR Tournament April 15-16

Sign ups are still open for the Spring Break Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Tournament in San Diego on April 15-16 at Del Norte High School. This is an opportunity to play three… Read more »

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USPTA San Diego Convention Perfect Fit of Fun and Tennis Education at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

It was a great day of education, networking and friendly conversations at the USPTA San Diego Convention on March 5 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. The theme… Read more »

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Registration for Little Mo Southern California Sectionals Open Until May 13

Calling all parents and coaches of players ages 7-12:  It’s Little Mo time once again in San Diego.  The Little Mo Southern California Sectionals will be held on May 27-28… Read more »

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San Diego Tennis Fest Rescheduled for May 21

The annual Tennis Fest San Diego celebration will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 21, from Noon to 4pm at Balboa Tennis Club due to weather. Please mark your calendars for… Read more »

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Tennis and the Color Green Are a Great Fit for St. Patrick’s Day

What would St. Patrick’s Day be without wearing green, thinking about shamrocks, four leaf clovers and all that goes with the holiday? Better yet, how does playing sports such as… Read more »

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Top Seeds Kadhe And Gerch Capture 128th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship

  Photo and Story Contributed by J. Fred Sidhu La Jolla, Calif. – (March 5, 2017) – Competing in only their second tournament together, the top-seeded duo of Oklahoma State… Read more »

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SCTA Brings Interactive Tennis to Telemundo

The Southern California Tennis Association brought an exciting brand of tennis at the Telemundo celebration as part of the 13th Annual Health Fair recently at the Los Angeles Convention Center…. Read more »

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Conan Lorenzo: SD Junior Team Tennis Update

Greetings From the Court of Conan Lorenzo: As we prepare for the 2017 Spring Team Tennis Season with over 750 players we have much to look forward too!!! Please know… Read more »