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Tracy Austin Named Ojai Tournament Honoree

International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin has been named the Tournament Honoree for the 118th Ojai Tennis Tournament and will be celebrated at a special fundraiser during the event,… Read more »

Teri Cohn Stays Busy Calling Lines For Top Events

Community Spotlight: Teri Cohn Tennis fans in Southern California who attend local college and USTA Pro Circuit matches would most undoubtedly recognize Teri Cohn by sight as she has been… Read more »

Former USC Assistant Women’s Coach Rolling Out West Coast Tennis Tours

Former USC women’s assistant coach West Nott is rolling out West Coast Tennis Tours this summer for high performance juniors and college players looking to take their game to the… Read more »

New Division III Women’s Invitational To Debut At The Ojai

The Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament – Ventura County’s spring tradition unlike any other – comes with a new wrinkle for the 118th edition of the tournament April 25-29. The Ojai… Read more »

Klahn Meets Fritz In Oracle Challenger Final

Two Southern California pros originally from San Diego but currently residing in Los Angeles County, will take center stage in Sunday’s men’s singles final of the Oracle Challenger Series as… Read more »

Exciting Finals Weekend Ahead In Newport Beach

Content provided by tournament press aide Fred Sidhu: American men continued their strong showing at the Oracle Challenger Series as Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka and Bradley Klahn won quarterfinal matches… Read more »

Three-Time NCAA Champ Altamirano Into Semis at Long Beach

Not even the chance to become one of a select few college players to win four straight NCAA team titles was enough to keep Colin Altamirano in school for one… Read more »

USC Freshman Qualifier Upsets Sell at Long Beach Pro Futures

USC freshman Daniel Cukierman ended Karue Sell’s winning streak as the qualifier advanced to the quarterfinals at the Long Beach Pro Futures Tournament Presented by the Southern California Tennis Association… Read more »

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Qualifier Karue Sell Wins USC Pro Futures

Southern California Pro Futures tournament host and USC men’s tennis coach Peter Smith couldn’t help but get in a little dig on former UCLA player Karue Sell while presenting the… Read more »

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Scott To Play Les Petit As In Paris, France

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT: Katrina Scott There was a familiar Southern California junior player missing from the top finishers at the recently concluded USTA Winternationals Championships. But Katrina Scott had a perfectly… Read more »

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Newport Beach Tennis Club to Host $150,000 ATP Challenger Jan. 20-28

The inaugural event of the Oracle Challenger Series, to be held January 20-28, 2018, at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, has released its entry lists, which are highlighted by the… Read more »

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Wild Card Rybakov, Top-Seeded Sarkissian Move On

Texas Christian University junior Alex Rybakov was one spot out from main-draw entry last week and fully prepared to play qualifying when he learned he was granted a USTA wild… Read more »

Lucky Loser Ross Wins First-Round Match at SoCal Futures

By winning the prestigious USTA Junior Spring National Easter Bowl in Indian Wells a year and a half ago, Gianni Ross quickly became known as one of the top junior… Read more »

Southern California Pro Futures Begins Saturday

Former UCLA All-American Karue Sell is the top-seeded player in the qualifying singles draw for the fourth annual Southern California Pro Futures Tournament, a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event that… Read more »

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Long Beach Mayor Garcia To Present Awards at Upcoming Long Beach Pro Futures Tournament

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Long Beach Councilwoman for the Fifth District Stacy Mungo will take part in a trophy ceremony following the final match at the fourth annual… Read more »

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USTA Pro Futures Begin January 1 at USC, Long Beach

Full coverage at www.socalprocircuit.com. For the fourth consecutive year, USC and El Dorado Park Tennis Center in Long Beach will host $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit Futures events to kick off… Read more »

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Anne White Named Director At Beverly Hills TC

Former WTA Top-20 player Anne White recently made her long-awaited return to tennis official when she was named the new Director of Tennis at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club. The… Read more »

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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 »