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Ringer Leads Desert Team To BNP Paribas Senior Cup Title

Senior/Adult Spotlight: Donna Ringer Donna Ringer has played the BNP Paribas Senior Cup the last five years, but it wasn’t until this year when she captained her team “Calendar Girls”… Read more »

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So-Cal-based SOLINCO Sports Signs Deal With Bryan Brothers

Southern California-based SOLINCO Sports has announced that it has entered into an endorsement deal for tennis strings with 16-time Grand Slam champions and Olympic gold medalists, Bob and Mike Bryan…. Read more »

Tracy Austin To Help Honor Rod Laver At The Ojai

Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin has been added to a special evening at this year’s Ojai Tennis Tournament as she will help in honoring all-time great Rod Laver during… Read more »

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Devon Jack Making An Impact On, Off Court at Brown

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT: Devon Jack Brown University women’s tennis freshman Devon Jack has already made her impact felt on her team, not only with her play but also her sportsmanship. In a… Read more »

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San Diego’s Nakashima Wins 16s At 50th Annual Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., – Brandon Nakashima picked a pretty good time to play some of the best tennis he’s ever played. The top-seed in the Boys’ 16s division at the… Read more »

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Southern Californian’s Ayeni, Liu Capture Adidas Easter Bowl Titles

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The No.-8 seeded Alafia Ayeni from San Diego and top-seeded Claire Liu from Thousand Oaks, Calif., captured ITF 18s boys’ and girls’ singles titles on the… Read more »

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Owensby Overcomes Seven Match Points To Win Girls’ 14s Title At Adidas Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Storyline after storyline. There was no shortage of them at the 50th Annual Adidas Easter Bowl USTA Junior National Spring Championships on Thursday at the Indian… Read more »

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Alexandre Rotsaert Looking To Repeat Winning Carson Success at Adidas Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Alexandre Rotsaert isn’t the most well-known American junior tennis player, but knows a few more wins at the 50th Annual Adidas Easter Bowl USTA Junior National… Read more »

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Defending Champ Gianni Ross Opens With Win In Defense of 2016 Adidas Easter Bowl Title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – It’s been 45 years since there’s been a repeat winner in the Boys’ 18s division at the premier junior tennis tournament in the nation. At this… Read more »

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Claire Liu Reliving Old Glory at Adidas Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The 2015 Easter Bowl was great for both Girls’ ITF singles winner Claire Liu and Boys’ ITF singles finalist Sam Riffice. Both made victorious returns to… Read more »

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Adidas Easter Bowl To Celebrate 50th Tournament At Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Since 1968, Annual Junior Tennis Tournament Has Featured The Nation’s Top Boys and Girls 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s Players INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The Adidas Easter Bowl USTA Junior Spring… Read more »

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Fanselow Defeats Klahn To Capture USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas Title

CALABASAS, Calif., — Whether it was his serving, baseline attack or return game, Sebastian Fanselow of Germany could do little wrong during Sunday’s championship match of the USTA Men’s Pro… Read more »

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Qualifier Sell upsets No. 2 seed Hemery at USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas

CALABASAS, Calif., — Karue Sell registered the first big upset at the USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas when the former UCLA standout upset No. 2 seed Calvin Hemery… Read more »

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McDonald Lands Top Seeding At USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas

CALABASAS, Calif., — Former UCLA standout Mackenzie McDonald cruised past fellow American Henry Craig 6-4, 6-2 on Monday to earn one of the eight qualifying openings for the 2017 USTA… Read more »

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Periera To Lend Quick Hand At UCLA

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bryce Periera A champion at major junior events like the Easter Bowl, The Ojai Tournament and the Kalamazoo Boys’ National Hardcourts, Bryce Pereira started off his year by… Read more »

Giron Returns To Play USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas

Click here for the qualifying singles draw. CALABASAS, Calif., — Former NCAA singles champion Marcos Giron of nearby Thousand Oaks, Calif., along with two former Pepperdine standouts, will be part… Read more »

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Bob Seymour Recalls Life of Tennis Memories

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bob Seymour Life-long tennis player Bob Seymour has a noteworthy streak that involves a sport other than tennis. The 93-year-old Laguna Woods resident and former collegiate player at… Read more »

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Rod Laver Named 2017 Ojai Tournament Honoree

OJAI, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Considered tennis royalty and one of the greatest to ever play the game, tennis great Rod Laver has been named the 2017 Ojai Tennis… Read more »

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128th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championships Advance

Several Southern California teams will contest one of the country’s oldest and long-standing events starting Thursday with the playing of the 128th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship at La… Read more »

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First Break Academy To Take Part In Read Across America Day at StubHub

The LA Galaxy will join forces with the LA Chargers, StubHub Center and First Break Academy to host Read Across America Day at StubHub Center this Thursday, March 2 from… Read more »

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BEYOND THE SCORE: Take Time To Say Thank You

BEYOND THE SCORE by Lisa Thomas This week I was lucky enough to be invited to a very nice event that honored the efforts of some extraordinary people in our… Read more »

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Omni La Costa Resort and Spa Offers A Special Valentine’s Getaway

Looking to get away for a little tennis retreat with that special someone at this most romantic time of the year, then look no further than the Omni La Costa… Read more »