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Author Archives: Steve Pratt

Kang Enters SoCal Sectionals Among Nation’s Elite

Junior Spotlight: Kyle Kang Kyle Kang doesn’t have to go far when he needs a little bit of advice when navigating the often tough road of junior tennis. A 13-year-old… Read more »

Dawson Starting New Traditions At Bobby Riggs Club

Facility Spotlight: Bobby Riggs Racquet and Paddle Club Steve Dawson is a firm believer that the long established sport of tennis and newcomer pickleball can certainly co-exist at the same… Read more »

Craig, Johnson Win USTA National Open Hard Court Titles

A pair of talented Southern Californians finished the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships in winning form as top-seeded Henry Craig of San Diego and third-seeded Taylor Johnson captured singles… Read more »

Two SCTA Junior Boys Begin French Open Run

Southern California juniors Tristan Boyer and Brandon Nakishima will begin play at the French Open Junior event on Sunday. The pair, who played in the final of the USTA International… Read more »

UCLA’s Redlicki-Zhu Win National Doubles Title

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – For UCLA senior Martin Redlicki, it was so good to feel like a champion again and end his storied Bruin career on top. For sophomore Evan Zhu,… Read more »

USTA National Open Hard Court Championships Kick Off in San Diego

After receiving first-round byes, the top-seeds in the men’s singles draw will be in action on Tuesday at the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships. The national tournament at the… Read more »

Avila Bay Club Tournament To Host UTR Division

Avila Bay Athletic Club Tennis Director Michael Marquez has always been a big fan of the Universal Tennis Rating system, simply known in tennis circles as UTR. UTR is a… Read more »

Avila Bay Club To Host Vince Dente Memorial Tournament

Facility Spotlight: Avila Bay Athletic Club This holiday Memorial Weekend is easily the biggest weekend of the year for the Avila Bay Athletic Club with the playing of the Vince… Read more »

USTA National Open Hardcourt Championships Starts Monday

The USTA National Open Hard Court Championships, which feature some of the top Open Division players in the country, will get underway at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28 at… Read more »

UCLA’s Redlicki Named ITA Senior of the Year

His UCLA not yet complete, UCLA senior and No. 1 player Martin Redlicki has been named the ITA Senior Player of the Year. The award capped a three-day stretch that… Read more »

Top-Seeded Nifdeffer Continues Senior Tennis Dominance

Former WTA professional Ros Nideffer of San Diego (Rancho Bernardo) continued her dominance in the USTA National Women’s Senior 50-90 Hard Court Tennis Championships as she defeated second-seeded Andrea Rice… Read more »

Perry Couple Continues To Give Back To Tennis

Community Spotlight – The Perrys During the Friday semifinals of the Pac-12 Championships at The Ojai last month, both winning teams that day UCLA and USC had two special fans… Read more »

Griffin Club Remains Active Part of Westside Tennis Scene

Facility Spotlight – Griffin Club Westside tennis players who happened to have played ever played at the Beverly Hills Country Club would hardly recognize the place these days. Two years… Read more »

Final 118th Ojai Tennis Results

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH RESULTS FROM THE 118TH (2018) OJAI TENNIS TOURNAMENT Pac-12 Men’s Team Championship: No. 1 UCLA def. No. 3 USC, 4-1 Pac-12 Women’s Team Championship: No. 1 Stanford def. No…. Read more »

Stockdale CC’s Pfister Treats His Members Right

TEACHING PRO SPOTLIGHT: Hank Pfister Hank Pfister had an idea when he started out as the Stockdale Country Club Director of Tennis 26 years ago: to put on a tennis… Read more »

118th Ojai Tennis Tournament — Friday Update

Pac-12 Men’s Semifinals No. 1 UCLA 4, No. 4 Oregon 0 No. 3 USC 4, No. 2 Stanford 0 No. 3 USC 4, No. 2 Stanford 0 The Trojans will… Read more »

Friday Update from The Ojai

Pac-12 Men’s Quarterfinals Men’s Quarterfinal Scores No. 1 UCLA 4, No. 9 Arizona 0 No. 4 Oregon 4, No. 5 California 3 No. 2 Stanford 4, No. 7 Washington 2… Read more »

Cerritos College Wins Men and Women State Titles at Ojai

The 118th-annual Ojai Tennis Tournament began Wednesday with its hosting of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) men’s and women’s Dual Team State championship matches for the fifth consecutive… Read more »

Las Posas Country Club Celebrating 60 Years

Facility Spotlight – Las Posas Country Club For 60 years, the Las Posas Country Club (LPCC) in Camarillo has been a proud staple of the community of Camarillo in Ventura… Read more »

Wounded Warriors Tennis Camp Set For May 7-10

The seventh annual National Wounded Warriors Tennis Camp is scheduled to take place May 7-10, 2018 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA… Read more »

EASTER BOWL: Brooksby, Volynets Win Singles Titles

Losing the first set proved to be the proper formula for a pair of USTA Northern California players to upset top-seeded players and win coveted Adidas Easter Bowl titles. Jenson… Read more »

EASTER BOWL: San Marino’s Lee Wins 16s Girls’ Title

No stranger to being extended to three sets at the 51st Annual Adidas Easter Bowl this week, top-seeded Keshav Chopra did all he could to keep from going the distance… Read more »