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Final Thoughts On Girls’ National Championships

Some final thoughts and observations from this past weekend’s USTA 16s and 18s National Championships, which took place at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego… Kudos to USTA National… Read more »

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Junior Spotlight: Jacob Bullard

Jacob Bullard was likely just too tired to muster up any negative displays of emotion or loud outbursts during last month’s USTA Clay Court Nationals. The 16-year-old Calabasas High junior… Read more »

Chen, Kratzer to Meet In All-SoCal Nationals Final Sunday

Duke University-bound Kelly Chen of Cerritos continued her amazing run at the USTA Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships taking place at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego on… Read more »

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Cerritos’ Chen, Newport Beach’s Kratzer Make Final Four at Nationals

A rematch of this year’s French Open Girls’ singles final highlighted quarterfinal play at the USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships on Friday at the Barnes Tennis Center. Playing… Read more »

SoCal Girls Keep On Winning At USTA Nationals

Four of the eight girls playing in the quarterfinals of today’s USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships being played at the Barnes Tennis Center are from Southern California. Pepperdine… Read more »

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Liu, Ewing Post Big Wins At Girls’ Hardcourt Nationals

It was a big day for Southern California players in an action-packed day at the Barnes Tennis Center as play continued at the prestigious USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National… Read more »

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USTA Girls’ Junior Nationals To Air This Weekend On Tennis Channel

The USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships, which are being played this week at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, will offers fans the opportunity to watch the… Read more »

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Adult Spotlight: Three Young Players Finding Success on the Courts After TOC

If it wasn’t for the popular USTA Tennis On Campus program, it’s safe to say that three young Southern California tennis players would not still be involved in the game… Read more »

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TeamSoCal Spotlight: NJTL’s John Thomas

Talk about humble beginnings learning the game of tennis, John Thomas has us all beat. The 46-year-old PTR certified tennis instructor from Koreatown first checked out the courts in his… Read more »

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Chase Return the Serve Event is Friday at StubHub

The Chase Return the Serve Fun Day event returns to Los Angeles for the fourth straight year on Friday, July 14, at StubHub Center in Carson. First Break Academy, in… Read more »

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Warren Wood Wins SoCal Open Sectionals Singles Title

The finals of the 131st Annual Southern California Open Sectionals were completed last weekend at the Lakewood Tennis Center in Lakewood. The final results were: Men’s Singles: Warren Wood (Del… Read more »

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Friday’s SCTA Open Sectional Results

Daniel Kosakowski, Billy Rowe, Joshua Ortlip and Warren Wood all won quarterfinal matches in the Men’s Open Singles division on Friday at the 131st Annual Southern California Open Sectionals taking… Read more »

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SCTA Open Sectionals Daily Recap and Results

Some of Southern California’s top men’s and women’s Open players took to the courts on Thursday in the 131st Annual Southern California Open Sectionals. Divisions in singles, doubles, mixed, and… Read more »

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Teaching Pro Spotlight: Chris Lewis

Back in 2005 when former Wimbledon singles finalist Chris Lewis made the decision to leave the comforts of his native land of Auckland, New Zealand, and move to the hustle… Read more »

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New Balance High School Championships Moving To Weil Academy

There are still a few more days to register for a prestigious event moving from the East Coast to Southern California at the end of July. The New Balance High… Read more »

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Nakashima Takes 18s Title; Final Sectional Results

Now Brandon Nakashima knows what true revenge feels like. The 15-year-old from San Diego lived up to his top seeding to capture his third SCTA Junior Sectional Singles title with… Read more »

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Kuhle Named Girls’ Nationals Tournament Director

A familiar face in Southern California tennis circles has been named the new tournament director of the USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships. The USTA has named San Diego… Read more »

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Semifinals Set At SCTA Junior Sectionals

Top-seeded Brandon Nakashima came up big Saturday to advance to the Boys’ 18s semifinals with a solid straight-set win over No. 5-8 seeded UCLA-bound Connor Hance during the 115th Annual… Read more »

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Saturday’s Sectionals Schedule

The 115th Annual SCTA Junior Sectionals continue on Saturday with the top matchup coming in the Boys’ 18s singles as top-seeded Brandon Nakashima from San Diego takes on Torrance’s Connor… Read more »

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Friday’s Sectional Schedule

The 115th Annual SCTA Junior Sectional continued on Thursday at the host site Los Caballeros Racquet Club in Fountain Valley and other nearby venues. Click on the following for Friday’s… Read more »

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Thursday’s Sectionals Schedule of Play

Here is Thursday’s Schedule for the 115th Annual SCTA Junior Sectionals. Click Thursday Sectionals Schedule. Boys’ 18s action kicked off Wednesday with main-draw play in singles. No. 2 seeded Timothy… Read more »

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Wootton Named To Women’s Coaching Staff at USC

New USC Women’s Head Tennis Coach Alison Swain wasted little time hiring a new assistant coach as she recently tabbed Chris Wootton to help her in leading the Trojans. Wootton… Read more »