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First LA Tennis Bash Takes Place Saturday at Jack Kramer Club

Southern California-based First Break Academy will close out a successful 2017 by hosting a morning of tennis clinics and games for juniors and adults at the historic Jack Kramer Club… Read more »

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World’s Best Tennis Players Savor Traditional Foods

There is no time of year better than the present holiday season when traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas-time foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are… Read more »

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Tarango Named New Director Of Tennis At Kramer Club

Facility Spotlight: Jack Kramer Club The passing of the baton is now complete at the venerable Jack Kramer Club, but that doesn’t mean you won’t still see the baton passer… Read more »

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Greg Holmes Happy To Be Back In Southern California

Teaching Pro Spotlight: Greg Holmes The new Racquet Club of Irvine head teaching pro Greg Holmes doesn’t have to go far if he’s looking to swap old stories with former… Read more »

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Tennis Represented at Long Beach VA Welcome Home Celebration

Long Beach resident Steve Weaver rolled out a portable court on Saturday and played tennis games with able-body and wheelchair tennis players at the VA Welcome Home Celebration that took… Read more »

Weaver Hosts Tennis Booth at VA Welcome Home Celebration

Steve Weaver has always had a soft spot in his heart for the nation’s Wounded Warriors, those who have been injured while dutifully serving our country. As the nation pauses… Read more »

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Jackson-Bridge Tennis Academy Debuts at Los Cab

Teaching Pro Spotlight – Kevin Jackson and Mitch Bridge Longtime friends Kevin Jackson and Mitch Bridge recently had the opportunity to become business partners and both realizing their dream of… Read more »

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Bakersfield’s Beth Kuney Gives Back to the Game She Loves

Community Spotlight: Beth Kuney After a 17-year hiatus from the game of tennis, Beth Kuney didn’t waste any time getting back into the game she loved so much as a… Read more »

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Spencer Winding Down Successful Junior Career

Junior Spotlight: Gavin Spencer San Juan Capistrano junior tennis player Gavin Spencer learned a valuable lesson the hard way recently. A tourist location of a recent USTA Level 2 National… Read more »

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Vickery Wins Central Coast Pro Open

Sachia Vickery needed just over one hour to beat fellow 22-year-old Jamie Loeb, 6-1, 6-2, and become the first-ever singles champion as the inaugural Central Coast Pro Tennis Open came… Read more »

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Top-Seeded Golubic Posts Two Wins at Central Coast Pro Open

Top-seeded in both singles and doubles, Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic continued her dominance in Templeton on Thursday as she was the only player in both events to advance on with two… Read more »

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Two Central Coast Girls Debut At Templeton Pro Circuit Event

Playing in their first USTA Pro Circuit tournament was an exhilarating experience for two local residents on Tuesday, the first day of main-draw action at the first annual Central Coast… Read more »

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World University Games a Special Trip For Coach Chen

Community Spotlight: Grant Chen Being a part of Team USA this summer and coaching at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan, had extra special meaning for current UCLA associate… Read more »

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Junior Program In Good Hands at La Habra Tennis Center

Facility Spotlight: La Habra Tennis Center Just when it needed a real shot in the arm, Simon Paek and iTennis came to the rescue and since June 1 has been… Read more »

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Staying In Top Shape Important For Junior Gupta’s Game

When 15-year-old Aditya Gupta struck the final ball and the 115th Southern California Junior Sectionals Boys’ 16s title was his back in June, he knew it was because of the… Read more »

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iTennis Andulka Park Open Championships To Offer Equal Prize Money

PR rep Marcus Tennis reports  that the annual iTennis Andulka Park Open Championships this year will offer equal prize on both the men’s and women’s side. See below for more information… Read more »

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Kenin, Chirico Headline Field at First Central Coast Pro Open

Young Americans Sonya Kenin and Louisa Chirico will headline a strong field of up-and-coming professional women’s tennis players when the first annual Central Coast Pro Tennis Open takes place at… Read more »

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Sell Beats Redlicki To Win Claremont Club Pro Classic

Former UCLA star Karue Sell won his 13th consecutive match over 10 days in the city of Claremont on Sunday, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-3, beating his one-time Bruin teammate Martin… Read more »

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Doubles Winners Baughman, Sell To Meet In Claremont Semifinals

First-time partners – and newly crowned Claremont Club Pro Classic doubles champions – Deiton Baughman and Karue Sell will meet in a singles semifinal at the $15,000 USTA Men’s Pro… Read more »

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Love For the Game Returns For Baughman

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 14, 2017) – Feeling “motivated” and “rejuventated” after stepping away from life on the pro tennis circuit, 2015 Claremont Club Pro Classic champion Deiton Baughman posted two… Read more »

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Qualifier Sell Upsets Top-Seeded Player at Claremont

CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 13, 2017) – Karue Sell kept us his winning ways during the first round of action at the Claremont Club Pro Classic as the former UCLA player… Read more »

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UCLA’s Redlicki Opens With Win at Claremont

UCLA senior Martin Redlicki opened up play at the Claremont Club Pro Classic with a three-set win over wild card Alberto Lim of the Philippines, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-3, on… Read more »