Adults Seniors – Southern California Tennis News http://southerncaliforniatennis.org Tennis News, Events, Community Activities, Tournaments Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:39:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 SCTA Announces 2018 NTRP FAST4 Section Championship http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/scta-announces-2018-ntrp-fast4-section-championship/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/scta-announces-2018-ntrp-fast4-section-championship/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:51:14 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=21687 Read more »]]> Southern California Section Announces 2018 NTRP FAST4 Section Championship

A new Section Championship using the FAST4 format will be held on January 20-21, 2018 at Braemar Country Club in the San Fernando Valley.

The event will be for Men/Women Singles and Doubles at the 3.5/4.0/4.5 NTRP levels only. Players must have a valid computer rating. Matches will be 2 out of 3 Tiebreak Sets in a round robin format.

Under FAST4, all Sets will be No-Ad scoring and each set will be to 4 Games with a Tie Break at 3 All. The Tie Break will be to 5 points, with sudden death at 4 all.

The tournament ID is 650015518. Entries will be open on November 30. Further details are available on the website: www.socaladulttennis.com.

Southern California Section criteria to qualify for entry into the 2018 NTRP National Championship.

The section is allotted 3 slots in the each of the Men and Women’s 3.5/4.0/4.5 Singles and Doubles events.

The first slot will be offered to the highest ranking player in the 2017 Year End NTRP Rankings.
The second slot will be offered to the person with the most points in the 2017 Year End Grand Prix Point Rankings.

The third slot will be offered to the winner of the 2018 Fast4 NTRP Championship.
Should the number 1 player on a Ranking list choose not to participate in the 2018 National Championships, the spot will be offered to the next player in line. Should the same person qualify in more than 1 list, the NTRP Ranking list results will take precedent over the other two.
Details are available on the website: www.socaladulttennis.com

Questions should be referred to Linda Milan at lmilan@scta.usta.com. Rules are under the direction of the Adult Competition Tournament Committee. The Tournament Committee may adjust the rules to meet the USTA Guidelines as necessary. Their decision is final.

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$10,000 Equal Pay Open Tournament In Riverside http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/10000-equal-pay-open-tournament-in-riverside/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/10000-equal-pay-open-tournament-in-riverside/#respond Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:46:40 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=21153 Read more »]]> Equal pay . . . is the iTennis way! The 7th Annual iTennis Andulka Park Open Championship in Riverside Nov. 3-5 features equal pay for both men and women regardless of draw size.

Adult Open tournaments typically do not offer equal pay for both genders, since prize money tournaments historically attract more male entrants than female.

“Why should women pay the same entry fee for a smaller reward?” asked iTennis Andulka Open tournament director Evan Parry. “Last year we significantly increased prize money for women, and this year they’ll be rewarded on an equal playing field.” Total prize money has been increased to $10,000, enabling Parry to pay all men and women players down to quarterfinals in singles and semifinals in doubles.

Equally as important, proceeds from the tournament will support the efforts of Let’s Teach, a non-profit founded by Stanford All-American John Letts and Australian Open Champion Brian Teacher which brings community tennis programming to all kids regardless of economic or social status.

Tournament dates for the iTennis Andulka Park Open are November 3-5, entries close October 30th, and draw size will be determined by the number of entries.

Register online at www.tennislink.usta.com (tournament I.D. is 650008117). For tournament information, contact: itennisandulka@gmail.com or Evan Parry at 951-683-0667. For Let’s Teach information, contact: www.lets-teach.org.

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SoCal Seniors Excel at ITF Worlds http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/socal-seniors-excel-at-itf-worlds/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/socal-seniors-excel-at-itf-worlds/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:48:18 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=21147 Read more »]]> ORLANDO, Fla., October 16, 2017 – American teams including six Southern Californians had a historic week at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. as teams won seven of the nine titles at the 37th International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team Championships.  The women’s team swept the four women’s divisions and the men won three of five divisions, including the inaugural men’s 85-and-over division. 

The tournament is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their country in the 65-, 70-, 75-, 80- and 85- and-over age groups. This is the first time that the event will feature the men’s 85-and-over division.  The ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most prestigious team event on the ITF Seniors circuit.

 The U.S. brought home the titles in the Kitty Godfree Cup (Women’s 65 & over), Althea Gibson Cup (Women’s 70 & over), Queens’ Cup (Women’s 75 & over) and Doris Hart Cup (Women’s 80 & over), Britannia Cup (Men’s 65 & over), Gardnar Mulloy Cup (Men’s 80 & over) and Men’s 85 Cup. This was the eighth consecutive year that the U.S. team triumphed in the Queens’ Cup, the third consecutive year for the Doris Hart Cup and marked the sixth Gardnar Mulloy Cup victory in the last seven years.

Following the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held Oct. 14-21, also at the USTA National Campus.

 

 

Jack Crawford Cup – Men’s 70 & over – Result: Fifth place (draw with Canada)

1. Michael Beautyman, Flourtown, Pa.

2. Leslie Buck, Asheville, N.C.
3. Jimmy Parker, Santa Fe, N.M., Captain
4. Dean Corley, Aliso Viejo, Calif.

 

 

Kitty Godfree Cup – Women’s 65 & over – Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Austria 2-1)

1. Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif. 

2.  Wendy McClosky, Durham, N.C.

3.  Molly Hahn, Belmont, Mass., Captain

4.  Victoria McEvoy, Cambridge, Mass.

 

 

Queens’ Cup – Women’s 75 & over – Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Great Britain 2-1)

1. Charleen Hillebrand, Harbor City, Calif.
2. Cathie Anderson, Del Mar, Calif.
3. Suella Steel, La Jolla, Calif., Captain
4. Susanne Clark, New City, N.Y.

 

Doris Hart Cup – Women’s 80 & over – Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Canada 2-1)

1. Roz King, San Diego, Calif.
2. Doris DeVries, Reno, Nev.
3. Carol Wood, Rockville, Md., Captain
4. Burnette Herrick, Tarboro, N.C.

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Don’t Miss The Wilson Fast4 1-Day Tournaments http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/dont-miss-the-wilson-fast4-1-day-tournaments/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/dont-miss-the-wilson-fast4-1-day-tournaments/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:03:51 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=21118

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Wilson Fast4 1-Day Tournaments Come To Beach Cities http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/wilson-fast4-1-day-tournaments-come-to-beach-cities/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/wilson-fast4-1-day-tournaments-come-to-beach-cities/#respond Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:28:42 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=21097 Read more »]]> Fast4 is an exciting new ONE DAY Round Robin format vs. the traditional Single Elimination format.

All Matches in the Fast4 format will count toward SCTA Ranking and Grand Prix Points. SINGLES/DOUBLES Mens/Women/Mixed Divisions.

The shortened format offers a “fast” alternative to traditional tennis. Matches consist of  four point games, four game sets.  Games use no advantage scoring, tie-breaker at 3- all. The first to four games wins the set. Receiver picks side at 3-all.

Download Wilson Fast4 1-Day Tournaments Flyer

All matches will count towards Rankings and receive Grand Prix points. (Click to  access info:http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/scta-adjusts-grand-prix-points-for-new-format-tournaments/ for further details on GP points.)

There are 5 tournaments in the Wilson Fast4 Beach Cities Grand Prix Series. All participants will receive a free gift from Wilson. Play all or as many as you can!

The players with the most points in the first four tournaments and division winners qualify for the Gran Prix finale.

Wilson FAST4 – Beach Cities Grand Prix Series

Here are the dates/locations

  • Oct 21st at the Seal Beach Tennis Center.  Tournament ID: 650053517
  • November 4th at El Dorado Park Tennis Center. Tournament ID: 650053317
  • November 18th at Billie Jean King Tennis Center: Tournament ID: 650052417
  • December 3rd at Lakewood Tennis Center. Tournament ID: 650052917

Players with the most Grand Prix points and division winners  will be invited to the December 16th Finale at Seal Beach Tennis Center.
Player party and awards will be presented at the finale.

ENTER AT: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments

For more information contact the Tournament Director or Linda Milan at the USTA Southern California office: 310-824-5139 or lmilan@scta.usta.com

Download Wilson Fast4 1-Day Tournaments Flyer

 

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San Diego Collegiate Coaches Make History in the District Championships http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/san-diego-collegiate-coaches-make-history-in-the-district-championships/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/san-diego-collegiate-coaches-make-history-in-the-district-championships/#respond Fri, 06 Oct 2017 01:43:35 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=21069 Read more »]]> It was history in the making as age and experience reigned at the 89th Annual San Diego District Championships at Balboa Tennis Club.

Veteran players and coaches Ryan Keckley and Curt Wheeler were crowned the Men’s Open Doubles Champions in a tough 32-team draw.

Keckly and Wheeler are the head men’s tennis coaches respectively at the University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University. Keckly, 33, has been at USD since 2015 in the head position. He had a successful undergraduate career at Notre Dame University and earned three All-Big East Tournament Team Doubles honors. Wheeler, 29, is an alumni of Point Loma Nazarene and earned NAIA All-American honors in 2009. He then served as an assistant at the school, and was later named head coach in 2014.

The stage was set for a showdown of age vs. youth. The “old” veterans defeated top NCAA recruits and recent high school graduates Ivan Thamma and David Goulak, who will both play for UC Davis this year. It was an epic battle and in the final, and it appeared youth had the edge. After splitting sets, the veteran coaches were down 1-4 in the third. They staged a surprising comeback to win the set, 6-4, match and tournament.

“This was a high quality match and they (Thamma and Goulak) were as good as it gets in doubles,” said Wheeler. “I just kept my head down and kept running. I figure that I gotta do this while I still can.”

Keckly added it was a true test to follow his own coaching advice, as he has led the USD Toreros to win the West Coast Conference Championship in his second season at the helm.
“I always tell my players that there is never a good time to panic especially when you’re down,” Keckley said. “Just get back to executing your shots and stay mentally tough. You never know what can happen and this match was living proof. This was my opportunity to walk-the-walk as well as talk-the-talk. It was a great match and I don’t think we’ll be as lucky if we face (Thamma and Goulak) again. These two are already great players and they’ll only get better.”

An additional component that contributed to the coaches’ success was the ability to communicate. This was the first time the wily veterans teamed up but they knew how to work together. “It’s all about really good and clear communication,” Keckley said. “We’re coaches and that’s what we try to teach our players.”
Support from the sidelines for Thamma and Goulak came from friend and Men’s Open Singles Champion Keegan Smith, who received a NCAA scholarship to play for UCLA this fall. “I have to cheer for the young guys,” he said with a smile. “They’re my posse.”

The San Diego District tournament had a total of 570 players compete in the event, which is an all-time high. There were 36 divisions and the event took almost 6 days to finish. The increase in participation is due to the presence of college players from USD, UC San Diego, UC Davis and San Diego State University.
“This is the first time two head coaches played together in this tournament,” said director Tony Perez. “It’s also the first time collegiate players viewed it as a pre-season warm up. There was some great tennis played here.”

Said Thamma: “I entered this because I wanted to get in some good matches before I leave for college. It definitely worked. It was also fun to see some of my friends before I go.”
The Women’s Open Singles Championship was won by No. 3 seed Kristina Breisacher, who plays for UC Davis. She defeated San Diego’s Hiromi Sasano, a USPTA Teaching Pro at Balboa Tennis Club. Sasano held a former WTA ranking of 771. The Women’s Open Doubles title was won by No 1 seeds Sasano and Sabastiani Leon. Other collegiate players and coaches in the draw were Kelly Shaffer (UCLA), Gillian Parker (UC Irvine), Ashley Chao (UCSD), Women’s Coach Jami Jones of San Diego City College. The Open Mixed Doubles was won by Wheeler and Maika Adair.

For the full tournament results, go to http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=190364#&&s=7Draws38.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Family Tennis Festival http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/hispanic-heritage-month-family-tennis-festival/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/hispanic-heritage-month-family-tennis-festival/#respond Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:08:45 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=20762

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Inaugural Lightning Mixed Doubles Tournament At Sage Hill http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/inaugural-lightning-mixed-doubles-tournament-at-sage-hill/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/inaugural-lightning-mixed-doubles-tournament-at-sage-hill/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:49:52 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=20725

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NTRP National Tournament 2018 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/ntrp-national-championships-2018/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/ntrp-national-championships-2018/#comments Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:51:03 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=20689 Read more »]]> For 2018, the USTA is launching a new national adult tournament that leverages the NTRP rating system as a way to create level-based competition at the 18 & over and 50 & over age groups.

NTRP national champions will be crowned in men’s and women’s singles and doubles at the 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels in both 18 & over and 50 & over age groups.

The NTRP National Championships will be held in the spring of 2018. Dates and Locations:

  • 18 & Over: Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, Surprise, AZ | April 6-8, 2018
  • 50 & Over: Academia Sanchez-Casall Florida, Naples, FL | April 20-22, 2018

About the NTRP National Championships:

  • Men’s and women’s 18 & over and 50 & over
  • 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 divisions
  • Singles and doubles
  • Non-elimination draws with two matches per day Friday through Sunday
  • Fast Four: Best-of-three sets to four games, no-ad scoring, tiebreak at 3-3 all
  • Tiebreak is first to 5 points, win by one
  • Eight four-player round robins and that play into four eight-player compass draws

NTRP Rating Validation:

If the section is not hosting a section championship, player will use his/her year-end rating the year prior to the national championship.

  • Self-rates are not eligible to participate.

Road to the NTRP National Championships:

Qualification into the NTRP National Championships will be handled by the sections. Please reach out to your section to find out how to qualify!

Details regarding the Southern California selection process will be posted shortly.
Contacts:

  • Linda Milan, lmilan@scta.usta.com
  • Maria Goldberg, Goldberg@scta.usta.com
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Wilson Fast 4 Concludes http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/wilson-fast-4-concludes/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/wilson-fast-4-concludes/#comments Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:12:36 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=20626 Read more »]]> The Wilson Inland Empire Fast4 Grand Prix concluded last week with the top performers in the series facing off in the grand finale.

It was a great success and the innovative Fast4 format – one day round robin, four point games, four game sets, four rules – was well received by all the players.

The four simple rules:

  • No-Ad scoring
  • Tiebreak at 3-all
  • First to 4 games wins the set
  • Receiver picks side at 3-all

The entire series ran smoothly, with players showing great sportsmanship on court and really enjoying the whole event. Kelly Bollman, Women’s 3.5 Champion, commented “I had a great time, made some new friends and I can’t wait for the next Fast4 event.”

Competitor Lawrence Davis commented, “The shorter sets and one-day format were great, a full day of tennis against multiple opponents was really fun and much more social.”

Men’s 3.0 Champion Phil Horn also liked the format, “Loved the multiple matches, and every one of them was super competitive.”

for more Wilson Fast4 Grand Prix events to come. Thanks to all the tournament directors, and to Canyon Crest Country Club for hosting the finale. Thank you to all the players and congratulations to all our Grand Prix winners:

  • Mens 3.0 Singles – Phil Horn
  • Men’s 3.5 Singles -Mike Tapley
  • Men’s 4.0 Singles – Fabian Balcaza
  • Mens 4.5 Singles – Jonathan Robinson
  • Woman’s 3.5 Singles – Kelly Bollman
  • Woman’s 4.0 Singles – Rebecca O’Neil
  • Mixed 8.0 -Kevin Kries – Jennifer Kries
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2017 Adult 40 & Over Sectionals Update http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-adult-40-over-sectionals-update/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-adult-40-over-sectionals-update/#comments Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:26:53 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=20020 Read more »]]> Congratulations To All The Teams That Competed In The Adult 40 & Over Sectionals.

It was very competitive with many match tiebreaks played. Everyone exhibited great sportsmanship through out the event.

The winners will move on to Nationals in October, held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL and Mobile, AL.

  • 3.0M Champ:  SGV ATC Dare Doubles – Shirley Flores
  • 3.0M Finalist:   SGV Spin Doctors – Sean Hanish
  • 3.5M Champ:  OC All in Elite Cerritos – John Tuppal
  • 3.5M Finalist:   SGV Racketeers – Juan Ramirez
  • 4.0M Champ:   SD Coronado – Dan Vargas
  • 4.0M Finalist:   LA Westwood – Dwight Liu
  • 4.5M+ Champ: OC Nellie Gail Coolers – Cory Fiene
  • 4.5M+ Finalist: SFV Team Gorman – Jason Gorman
  • 3.0F Champ:   SDNC Stoneridge CC – Jamie Crivello
  • 3.0F Finalist:    VENT Kiss My Ace – Keressa Garland
  • 3.5F Champ:   VENT Sunset Nightmares – Kim Johnson
  • 3.5F Finalist:    SD Coronado – Samantha Nelson
  • 4.0F Champ:   SD Coronado – Vivian McAnally
  • 4.0F Finalist:    SFV For the Love of Tennis – Jamie King
  • 4.5F+ Champ:  SDNC Del Rayo Down – Robin Hubbard
  • 4.5F+ Finalist:  OC Los Cab – Tracy Harris
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89th Annual San Diego District Championship http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/89th-annual-san-diego-district-championship/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/89th-annual-san-diego-district-championship/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:36:31 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=19529 Read more »]]> Registration for the 89th Annual San Diego District Championships is still open but the deadline us coming up fast!

Prize money and trophies will be awarded to finalists and winners.

Tournament is played at the Balboa Tennis Club in Morley Field starting Friday thru Sunday, Aug. 25-27 and Labor Day weekend Saturday thru Monday, Sept. 2-4.

Click here for complete details and registration information.

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PAC Southwest Open Heads To Newport Beach http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/pac-southwest-open-heads-to-newport-beach/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/pac-southwest-open-heads-to-newport-beach/#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 02:18:47 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=18457 Read more »]]> The Palisades Tennis Club will host the 91st Pacific Southwest Open Championships, September 10-17 in Newport Beach.

Men’s Singles and Doubles highlight the annual event which dates back to 1927 – one of the oldest and longest running tournaments in Southern California.

This is the 22nd year the tournament has been held at Palisades.

From Pancho Gonzales to Jimmy Connors, some of the most recognizable players in tennis history have won the Pacific Southwest title. Rod Laver and Bobby Riggs, both inductees to the Southern California Tennis Hall of Fame this October, are also former champions. Ken Stuart, the club’s owner and Pacific Southwest Tournament Director, is also a 2017 inductee.

The tournament (ID# 651756717) features brackets from 30 to 90 years of age, in five-year increments. Entries are accepted until August 31 at 5pm via the USTA’s TennisLink.

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SoCal Officials Selected To The 2017 U.S. Open http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/socal-officials-selected-to-the-2017-u-s-open/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/socal-officials-selected-to-the-2017-u-s-open/#comments Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:40:12 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=17951 Read more »]]> USTA National Officiating Department has published the list of Southern California officials selected for the 2017 U.S. Open.

This is the singular highest honor for an American tennis official in the Professional Pathway. For many on this list, it is the result of years of hard work and dedication.

We are all very proud of the significant accomplishment of the following officials Southern California Officials Selected to the 2017 U.S. Open:

John Bramlett
Selwyn Brereton
Bob Christianson
Teri Cohn
Marcos Cook
Sean Cook
James Flood
Holly Haggerty
Steven Hartshorn
Lei Ji
Steve Kasner
David Martinez
Laurel Smith
Jill Spencer
Wayne Spencer
John “Bob” Wiebe

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Adult June 2017 Tournament Wrap-up http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/adult-june-2017-tournament-wrap-up/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/adult-june-2017-tournament-wrap-up/#respond Tue, 11 Jul 2017 02:34:44 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=16179 Read more »]]> 21st Annual Southern California Wheelchair Sectional

Players from Arizona, Northern California, San Diego and the greater LA area competed in Open, A, B and C divisions at the Lakewood Tennis Center on June 3 & 4, 2017. The two day tournament welcomed new players as well as returning experienced players. There were no easy wins in any of the divisions as many matches went to the 3rd set Tiebreak to determine the winner.

One of the unique experiences in Wheelchair Tennis is the camaraderie of the players off the court. A special thanks goes to Jeffrey Lee and Andrew Lee who arrived early on Sunday and organized all of the sport wheelchairs for the competitors.

Thanks to Steve Weaver and Cari Buck for providing a free clinic on Sunday afternoon for new players.

Congratulations to the following champions and finalists:

SINGLES

  • Open – Marcus Causton d. Don Beardon
  • A – Jose Estrada d. Don Larson
  • B – Zachary West d. Tam Albertson
  • C – Henry Reyes d. Juan Solis

DOUBLES

  • Open – RR Champions-Don Beardon/Marcus Causton ; Finalists – A. Moon/M. Weise
  • A – Michael Garafola/Jose Estrada d. Devin Eshelman/Don Larson
  • B – Michael Smith/Jimmy Sutandar d. Jerry Russell/Tam Albertson
  • C – Henry Reyes/Paul Shin d. Matthew Anderson/Juan Solis

31st Annual Southern California NTRP Sectional

Men and women from across Southern California tested their skills against similarly rated players in this year’s championship. NTRP tournament players accumulate Grand Prix points during the year which may lead to an invitation to the NTRP Grand Prix Masters for the top eight players in each division.

Congratulations to Joanne Le for winning the TennisWarehouse Sportsmanship $25 Gift Card Award.

 Congratulations to the following champions and finalists:

SINGLES

  • Men 3.5 – Grady Shon d. Luiz Payne
  • Men 4.0 – Steven Lindenfelser d. Sammy Kawamura
  • Men 4.5 – Joel Diaz d. Richard Layon
  • Men 5.0 – Tony Hsu d. Peter Hariri
  • Men 5.5 – Quynh Tran d. Konstantin Lazarov
  • Women 3.5 – RR –Champion: Ester Fungladda; Finalist: Karen Bronson
  • Women 4.0 – Laura Zoelle d. Stephanie Newell

DOUBLES

  • MEN 4.5 – RR – Champions: U. Shahid/A. Chen; Finalists: J. Skibel/F. Zuliani
  • MIXED 4.5 – S. Cheah/U. Shahid d. A. Lean/B. Andriamahefa

Wilson Fast4 Inland Empire Grand Prix

A new format tournament series was introduced in June that provides fun and competition in a one-day round robin format. Fast 4 uses No-Ad scoring, 4 – point games, and 4-game sets. 2 out of 3 sets complete the match. The Round Robin format provides lots of tennis for everyone in this 1-day event..

The kickoff was held at Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside. Players competed at the 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 singles levels and combined ratings 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 in doubles.

The series continues on July 1 in Temecula, July 15th in San Bernardino, and July 29th in Victorville. Players accumulate Grand Prix points for their matches. The Grand Finale for tournament winners and the highest point getters is on August 19th at the Canyon Crest Country Club in Riverside. Awards and a BBQ will cap off the day.

For further information contact either Linda Milan at lmilan@scta.usta.com or Scott Smith at ssmith34@verizon.net.

Photo Gallery: 21st Annual Southern California Wheelchair Sectional

Photo Gallery: 31st Annual Southern California NTRP Sectional

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2017 NTRP Sectional Tournament In Pictures http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/2017-ntrp-sectional-tournament-in-pictures/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/2017-ntrp-sectional-tournament-in-pictures/#respond Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:21:08 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=16049 Congratulations To The Winners And Finalist At The 2017 NTRP Sectional Tournament ]]> http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/2017-ntrp-sectional-tournament-in-pictures/feed/ 0 Long Beach Summer Tennis News http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/long-beach-summer-tennis-news/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/long-beach-summer-tennis-news/#respond Thu, 29 Jun 2017 22:55:05 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=15158 Read more »]]> The Summer Tennis Season is kicking off with a bang at Billie Jean King (BJK) and El Dorado Park Tennis Centers (ELDO). June marks the beginning of 10-weeks of Summer Tennis Camps at both tennis centers. The camps began on June 19th and are offered every week through August 25th. Each facility offers half-day and full-day camps. There has been a great turnout in the first couple of weeks. The camps are designed by our USPTA certified tennis pros to be very fun and challenging. Their goal is to teach or introduce the game of tennis as well as values of good sportsmanship to each and every child from the novice to the more advanced players.

El Dorado Park Tennis Center is having a fantastic turnout for Summer Tennis Camp. Coaches Mitch Bridge and Peter Smith are very inspired by its success so far. ELDO has several options for Summer Camp: High Performance Academy offers a Half-Day Day Camp from 11 AM-2:00 PM or 2:00-6 PM; Extended Day Camp from 11 AM-6 PM and, the regular Developmental + Dev All Stars Camp for ages 5-14 runs from 9 AM- Noon.

USPTA certified tennis pro Valter Paiva manages the Summer Camp program at BJK. Camps run during the summer months: June, July and August. We offer Full Day Camp and Half Day Camp Sessions. The Half Day Camps run Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Our Full Day Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Summer Tennis Camp Programs offers training sessions for the beginner to the college level player’s ages 5-18 years old.

BJK’s Tennis Pros Aba Villena & Scheraq launched their SUMMER NEXT LEVEL Junior Development program this summer. This is a great program for the Serious High School tennis player who needs to work on conditioning-footwork-strategy & tactics. The program runs Monday thru Friday from 11AM-1:00PM

All summer long, First Serve Tennis offers fun and exciting Parks & Recreation tennis classes throughout the city for every member of the family. Check out the summer Recreation book for class listings and sign up for a class today!

At BJK & ELDO, June marks the start of the summer season for Recreational World Team Tennis Junior World Team Tennis and the USTA League. All the teams are off to a great start and players are enjoying the competition and meeting new players from around the southland.

The USTA 2017 Spring Junior Team Tennis Section Championships was held at ELDO the weekend of June 3rd & 4th. Over 550 players and 70 teams from Ventura to San Diego in nine divisions within the 10, 14 & 18 & under age groups competed for a chance to represent their league in the 35th Annual Gar Glenney Cup Junior Team Tennis Championships in northern California in August.

On June 17, we were thrilled to have Tennis Legend and Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang and current coach of 9th ranked player in the world Kei Nishikori visit El Dorado Park Tennis Center for a clinic and courtside conversation and autograph session where Michael shared his thoughts of tennis and life. Everyone who attended felt honored to listen and ask questions of the Hall-of-Famer and afterwards was able to get a picture with Michael along with his autograph.

That same weekend El Dorado Park Tennis Center was selected as one of the seven host sites for the 115th Annual Southern California Junior Sectional Championships. This event is the LARGEST annual junior tennis tournament in the United States. The tournament ran from the June 17- 26 and had over 1000 competitors this year, ages 10-18, from all over Southern California.

We look forward to another busy summer and welcoming new players to both of our outstanding tennis facilities.

Please contact us for more information.  See you on the courts,

Cathy Jacobson-Guzy
President – First Serve Tennis, Inc.

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131st SoCAL Open Sectionals JULY 5-9 – Entry Deadline Thursday, June 29 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/131st-socal-open-sectionals-july-5-9-entry-deadline-thursday-june-29/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/131st-socal-open-sectionals-july-5-9-entry-deadline-thursday-june-29/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:16:40 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=15045 Read more »]]> USTAFYIGalt_SoCal_4cKO_altDON’T MISS THIS EVENT!  

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

TOURNAMENT ID: 651751317

 

 

ALL DIVISIONS – OPEN   (SINGLE ELIMINATION)
  •     Men’s & Women’s Singles & Doubles
  •     Mixed Doubles
  •     Father-Daughter Doubles  
  •     Mother-Son Doubles
  •     Mother-Daughter Doubles
  •     Husband-Wife Doubles

ENTRY DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 11:59PM

$$UP TO $10,000 PRIZE MONEY$$

TO BE AWARDED, BASED ON DRAW SIZES

Tournament site:  Lakewood Tennis Center

CONTACTS:

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Tennis for Millennials: New Summer League Opens http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/tennis-for-millennials-new-summer-league-opens/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/tennis-for-millennials-new-summer-league-opens/#respond Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:39:55 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=14002 Read more »]]> Starting in July, the Los Angeles and Orange County league areas will run a league pilot for players ages 18-39.

It’s the SCTA’s latest initiative to engage millennials in tennis.

The 18-39 league will be familiar to our current league players and friendly to newcomers! Captains will give out team numbers and players will register on TennisLink. Players must have a rating (computer or self-generated) and be qualified for the NTRP level of their team. This league, however, caps the player age at 39, so your opponents will be your peers. This league is also open to non-members, but every player must have a USTA number to register.  Non-members may sign-up for a membership number on TennisLink without paying a membership fee, but will be charged a higher entry fee for the league.

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Both leagues will run with the same format: three lines of doubles (men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles) with two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Both leagues will start in early July and end in August. Each league will host its own kick-off party, so players can network and start the league with a bang.

LOS ANGELES:

  • Matches will take place on the weekends
  • Captains will be in charge of securing a home facility
  • League will employ combo rating levels (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0). This means a 7.0 team could have 3.0’s, 3.5’s, and 4.0’s all on one roster to allow larger groups of friends to play together on one team
  • Pre-season party is scheduled for June 23rd at MountainGate Country Club
  • No team? No problem! Sign-up with our introductory team number (6517261593) and we will place you on a roster!
  • Contact Lori Andelson and Michelle Kramer for more information: laleaguecoordinator@yahoo.com

ORANGE COUNTY:

  • Matches will take place once a week, but captains are responsible for scheduling and securing a home facility
  • League will employ straight-level teams (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0). This means better competition against players of your same level!
  • This is a no default league, meaning we will schedule 2-3 make-up dates throughout the season where all defaulted lines can be made-up. So more opportunities for player parties….
  • Pre-season party is TBD, but date and details are coming soon!
  • No team? No problem! Sign-up with our introductory team number (6517265289) and we will place you on a roster!
  • Contact Heidi Stryker for more information (heidi.stryker3@gmail.com)

We are excited to get this new program off the ground and hope to bring a lot of players back to the game.

For any questions, feel free to contact Madeline Segura at the Section Office (310) 208-3668 or segura@scta.usta.com.

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Entry Deadline National Open Hard Courts Is May 23, 2017 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/entry-deadline-national-open-hard-courts-is-may-23-2017/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/entry-deadline-national-open-hard-courts-is-may-23-2017/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 07:36:34 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13967 Read more »]]>

Entry Deadline For United States Tennis Association National
Open Hard Court Championships Set For Tuesday, May 23, 2017

San Diego’s Balboa Tennis Club to Host National Tournament May 29 – June 4, 2017

The deadline to enter the United States Tennis Association National Open Hard Court Championships is Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The national tennis tournament, which will feature some of the top Open Division players in the country, will be played May 29 through June 4, 2017 at the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104.

Players will be competing in Men’s Singles and Doubles, Women’s Singles and Doubles as well as Mixed Doubles divisions. The entry fee is $75 for singles and $43 per player for doubles.
    
“We are expecting a tremendous week of high-level tennis which begins on Memorial Day next week,” said Tournament Director Colleen Clery Ferrell.  “This is such a unique event because it’s a National Open Tournament and it draws so many different players from across the country. In the past, we’ve had promising junior players, college players, teaching tennis professionals, senior players and even former Davis Cup players enter this tournament. We invite fans to come out and enjoy the matches all week long.”   

Clery Ferrell encourages all competitors interested in playing in the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships to register as soon as possible before Tuesday’s deadline.  For registration information, players can go to the following link:
http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=186158

First-round matches are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. (PDT) on Monday, May 29. The finals in each division will be played on Sunday, June 4. All draws will have consolation events. Admission for spectators is free and open to the public. On-site parking is free.
   
The champions in each division will be awarded a USTA gold ball, while the runner-up receive a USTA silver ball. There will also be a 3rd/4th place playoff for the USTA bronze ball.  Prize money will be distributed to both finalists as well as third and fourth place finishers in each division.  
    
The USTA National Open Hard Court Championships, which was voted, “2011 Tournament of the Year” by the San Diego District Tennis Association, has had several distinguished participants in past events. U.S. Davis Cup star Jack Sock, who is currently at a career-high No. 14 in the ATP World Tour singles rankings (as of 5/15/17), won the Men’s Singles Championship in 2010. Coco Vandeweghe, a semifinalist at this year’s Australian Open, earned a USTA bronze ball at the 2007 Hard Court Championships. Former WTA touring professionals Gretchen Rush and Ros Nideffer won the Women’s Open Doubles title seven times, while Allison Bradshaw captured the Women’s Open Singles title in 2007.

The 2017 USTA National Open Hard Court Championships are sponsored by Wilson, San Diego District Tennis Association, United States Tennis Association, Graphic Interfaces, Clif Bar, Diadem, Minuteman Press of Mission Valley, CH Court Tech, Echo Sports & Third World Sports, Inc., San Diego Aviators, Kashi, and Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage.

About The Balboa Tennis Club
In addition to the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships, the Balboa Tennis Club is the site for many prestigious tournaments throughout the year, such as the Maureen Connolly Balboa Open, the San Diego District Championships, the San Diego Metropolitan Tournament. The club, which is also the home of the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame, boasts over 1,400 members, and is visited by approximately 6,000 day pass visitors each year. As a nonprofit organization, Balboa Tennis Club is dedicated to offering the finest facilities at an affordable price to help foster and develop the great game of tennis in San Diego.

The history of the Balboa Tennis Club dates back to 1922 when a small group of tennis enthusiasts raised $5,000 among themselves, and with the cooperation from the City Recreation Department, constructed six tennis courts adjacent to the present War Memorial Building.

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SCTA Introduces 18-39 League for Summer http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/scta-introduces-18-39-league-for-summer/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/scta-introduces-18-39-league-for-summer/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 06:16:42 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13877 Read more »]]> Starting in July, the Los Angeles and Orange County league areas will run a league pilot for players ages 18-39. It’s the SCTA’s latest initiative to engage millennials in tennis.

The 18-39 league will be familiar to our current league players and friendly to newcomers! Captains will give out team numbers and players will register on TennisLink. Players must have a rating (computer or self-generated) and be qualified for the NTRP level of their team. This league, however, caps the player age at 39, so your opponents will be your peers. This league is also open to non-members, but every player must have a USTA number to register.  Non-members may sign-up for a membership number on TennisLink without paying a membership fee, but will be charged a higher entry fee for the league.

Both leagues will run with the same format: three lines of doubles (men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles) with two sets and a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Both leagues will start in early July and end in August. Each league will host its own kick-off party, so players can network and start the league with a bang.

 

See below for a breakdown of the two leagues:

LOS ANGELES:

  • Matches will take place on the weekends
  • Captains will be in charge of securing a home facility
  • League will employ combo rating levels (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0). This means a 7.0 team could have 3.0’s, 3.5’s, and 4.0’s all on one roster to allow larger groups of friends to play together on one team
  • Pre-season party is scheduled for June 23rd at MountainGate Country Club
  • No team? No problem! Sign-up with our introductory team number (6517261593) and we will place you on a roster!
  • Contact Lori Andelson and Michelle Kramer for more information: laleaguecoordinator@yahoo.com

ORANGE COUNTY:

  • Matches will take place once a week, but captains are responsible for scheduling and securing a home facility
  • League will employ straight-level teams (3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0). This means better competition against players of your same level!
  • This is a no default league, meaning we will schedule 2-3 make-up dates throughout the season where all defaulted lines can be made-up. So more opportunities for player parties….
  • Pre-season party is TBD, but date and details are coming soon!
  • No team? No problem! Sign-up with our introductory team number (6517265289) and we will place you on a roster!
  • Contact Heidi Stryker for more information (heidi.stryker3@gmail.com)

We are excited to get this new program off the ground and hope to bring a lot of players back to the game. For any questions, feel free to contact Madeline Segura at the Section Office (310) 208-3668 or segura@scta.usta.com.

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Father/Son Hard Court Championships http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/father-and-son-hard-court-championships-june-2017/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/father-and-son-hard-court-championships-june-2017/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 19:23:32 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13861

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