League Tennis – Southern California Tennis News http://southerncaliforniatennis.org Tennis News, Events, Community Activities, Tournaments Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:41:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Position Open: Area League Coordinator http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/position-open-area-league-coordinator/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/position-open-area-league-coordinator/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:18:59 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=25329 Read more »]]>

Area League Coordinator, Santa Barbara Area

Bring Your Experience and Expertise to the Adult Leagues of USTA Southern California!

The Area League Coordinator manages all aspects of the USTA Southern California Adult League Tennis program within the greater Santa Barbara area. You will recruit and train team captains and program volunteers, publish the ongoing local league match schedules, develop and administer local area policies, and work in tandem with USTA staff to improve and enhance tennis league activities in your region.

This is an independent contractor position and includes various benefits and opportunities for the successful candidate.

To learn more about this position, please click here for the full job description.

Interested candidates should submit both cover letter & resume to: Ali Ordonez, alio@scta.usta.com, by October 1, 2018.

The Area League Coordinator position will start by November, 2018.

 

The USTA Southern California Section, founded in 1887, is one of the 17 sections of the United States Tennis Association. The USTA is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the game of tennis by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities.

Comprising Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, the SCTA is one of the smallest in area of the USTA’s 17 sections. However, the Southern California section is one of the largest contributors of tennis talent and innovative programming.

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SoCal Embraces Hot Pink at League Sectionals http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/socal-embraces-hot-pink-at-league-sectionals/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/socal-embraces-hot-pink-at-league-sectionals/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:54:15 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=25161 Read more »]]>  

For 2018, Southern California league teams should learn to love PINK. Specifically, hot pink.

A color war has broken out across the nation, with 17 colors assigned to the 17 USTA Sections. Teams that advance to Nationals are asked to incorporate the colors into their outfits or tennis gear. To promote this color camaraderie, players will also have matching wristbands to trade with opponents throughout the tournament.

Hot pink is the color for Southern California teams. As a tribute to the color wars, hot pink was on full display at the Adult 18 & Over Sectional Championship at Los Caballeros Sports Village this month. Players checked in at a tournament desk decorated in hot pink pom-poms and had plenty of opportunities to pose with pink party props throughout the event.

Teams that won at Sectionals will advance to various facilities across the U.S. to compete for a national title. The winning teams received information packets on their National Championship, which also included their pink wristbands and reminder about their role in the color wars. You can track the color wars online with the hashtag #USTALeague.

Congratulations to all of Southern California’s winning teams!

  • 3.0 Women – Beach Cities – Manhattan Country Club
  • 3.5 Women – San Fernando Valley – Party at the Net
  • 3.5 Men – San Gabriel Valley – Underdogs
  • 4.0 Women – San Gabriel Valley – Chow Fun-Aye
  • 4.0 Men – Orange County Weekend – Lower Peters Canyon
  • 4.5 Women – San Fernando Valley – Braemar
  • 4.5 Men – Orange County – Body Shots
  • 5.0 Women – Orange County – Los Cab
  • 5.0 Men – Orange County – Dream Killers
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LA’s 18-39 League is Back! http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/las-18-39-league-is-back/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/las-18-39-league-is-back/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:29:45 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=24616 Read more »]]> The Los Angeles league area is offering its second annual 18-39 league. This program will maintain the normal league structure that players love, but will ensure a social experience with an age cap at 39. During the season, players will compete in their regularly scheduled matches, but will also have the opportunity to play in a number of social events. These events include: professional WTT matches, cardio tennis classes, post-match hangouts, and more!

In LA’s 18-39 league, teams will have co-ed rosters and matches will consist of three types of doubles: men’s, women’s and mixed.  Team rating levels are set at the 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0 levels, so friends can be on the same team even if they are at different rating levels. This league is open to players who are not members of USTA.  Non-USTA members will pay a different registration fee, but will need to set-up a free USTA account.

Play is set to start in July and registration is now open! To register for the league, players will sign up on TennisLink and use the Introductory Team number (#6517357060). Our League Coordinators will reach out to you shortly to help you find a team. If you and a friend(s) want to play together, we can make that happen!

Interested in captaining? Don’t have a team? Need more information? Contact your League Coordinators Michelle and Debbie at laleaguecoordinator@yahoo.com

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USTA SoCal Ramps Up Programs for 18-39 Age Group http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/usta-socal-ramps-up-programs-for-18-39-age-group/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/usta-socal-ramps-up-programs-for-18-39-age-group/#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 17:01:10 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=24476 Read more »]]> With the summer months ahead of us, USTA Southern California is committed to bringing fun programs to young adults in the region.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more young people enter into USTA programs, and we continue to evolve our programs to reflect our 18-to-39 population. The USTA has great programs for the uber-competitive player, and we continue to enhance opportunities for the social and recreational tennis player.

Be part of USTA Southern California 18-to-39 leagues and socials, playing alongside peers, friends, and colleagues! There are no DQ’s, and only a few rules. The programs are SOCIALLY competitive… break a sweat and meet cool new people in your area at the same time. We’ll be experimenting with different play formats, and pushing our players to put a new spin on their tennis!

The best way to stay up to date on all the things we are doing for young adults it to join our 18-39 Facebook Group. We’ve also created an 18-39 website to house all of our programs – like Sip ‘N Serve, 18-39 league play, and a general 18-39 calendar for one-day play days and tennis parties.

If you need any additional information on our young adult efforts, feel free to contact Madeline Segura (Segura@scta.usta.com).

Let’s do this!

 

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Terry Bell wins 2017 League Captain of the Year http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/terry-bell-wins-2017-league-captain-of-the-year/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/terry-bell-wins-2017-league-captain-of-the-year/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:14:21 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=24072 Read more »]]> Veteran League Tennis captain Terry Bell is the 2017 Section League Captain of the Year. In a new effort to showcase the section’s best tennis leaders, the SCTA started collecting nominations from the Area League Coordinators for each league season. Out of 40 nominations, eight captains were chosen as the winners for each of the SCTA’s various league seasons.

Terry Bell with Ventura League Coordinators Bob and Betty Isenberg

These eight captains were each named the 2017 Captains of the Year and were honored at a luncheon hosted by the SCTA in Orange County on February 26th. It was at this luncheon that the overall Section League Captain of the Year was announced.

Bell, a captain for over 20 years, has led a team in every league division each year on record. As a captain and active player, he has helped maintain the 3.5 and 4.0 men’s teams running at North Ranch Country Club. He promotes a positive team environment with a focus on great sportsmanship, but also great competition. He’s known to mentor new captains and players and has proven to be a great leader on and off the court.

“We are excited to nominate Terry Bell,” Bob and Betty Isenberg wrote in their nomination letter. “We cannot imagine anybody more qualified or more respected. His dedication to USTA/SCTA Adult Leagues is unmatched in Ventura County, and probably in Southern California.”

The seven other Captains of the Year are:

2017 League Captains of the Year

Joyce Kammer of San Diego  – an “old school” captain who loves every aspect of managing the team. In 2017, she bravely and successfully fought ovarian cancer. Her players supported through her illness and as soon as she was able, she was back on the courts taking charge of the team. Joyce is an example of how tennis and the relationships made through tennis can help you through your darkest times.

Sesille Kay of Inland Empire – her name has never been mentioned in any complaint or dispute in 1o years. She is the model of a tennis enthusiast and captained teams in the Mixed 18, Mixed 40, and Adult 55 and over leagues. She is responsible and friendly and well-liked by all.

Norma Iskenderian of Beach Cities – started a non-profit workout on Sunday mornings. It’s low-cost and gives new players a way to get into the game and find league teams and hitting partners. She is a real advocate for growing the game.

Lynn Hertz of Ventura – a stickler for the rules who at one point had to manage two 3.5 women’s teams when she had too many players for one team. She did this until she had mentored a new captain to lead the second team. Her knowledge of the game and regulations has made her a reliable committee member on sportsmanship committees.

Andrea Tieng of Los Angeles – began playing league tennis as a 2.5 player and shortly after began captaining in the various divisions in multiple league areas. She is dedicated to her teams and helps all of her teammates become better players. Andrea’s players say she is fair, supportive, and encouraging.

Mark Bauer of San Diego – is a key resource for men’s leagues in San Diego. He is committed to growing the game in his area and has stepped up to act as a mentor to captains in his area. As a team leader, he ensures all of his players has an equal opportunity to play and supports his team at every match.

Kay Serrano of San Diego North County – an important leader in senior tennis. Kay has worked to bring players back to the game after years away. Kay is organized, gracious, consistent, kind, mindful, and smart when it comes to organizing tennis.

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2017 League Doubles Sectionals Results http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-league-doubles-sectionals-results/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-league-doubles-sectionals-results/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 03:55:41 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=23620 Congratulations To All The Teams That Made It To The Finals And To The New 2017 SCTA Doubles Sectional Champions! ]]> http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-league-doubles-sectionals-results/feed/ 0 2017 Doubles South Area Playoff Winners http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/2017-doubles-north-area-playoff-winners/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/2017-doubles-north-area-playoff-winners/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:09:25 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=23081 Read more »]]> Congratulations To The 2017 SCTA Doubles South Area Playoff Winners

These Winners Are Advancing To Sectionals On January 27-28 Playing At Palm Desort Resort And Rancho Las Palmas Resort In The Desert.

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The 2017 League Leader of the Year Announced http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-league-hero-of-the-year-announced/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-league-hero-of-the-year-announced/#comments Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:44:43 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=23010 Read more »]]> Eduardo Rodriguez, Los Angeles

Mr. Rodriguez has been a League Captain for 4 years. For him, captaining a team is much more than putting together line-ups and calling his players to make sure that arrive at the designated time and place.

For Eduardo it has meant helping players obtain rackets, balls, tennis clothes and helping them get to the various venues to compete. You see, his team is made up of  high school students who have challenges everyday that have nothing to do with hitting a forehand or serve. Most are from single parent households where money is limited and disposable income is non-existent, so Eduardo has also helped by paying for USTA memberships and league fees.

While this may not be a financial hardship for some captains, Eduardo is only 24 years old and a student himself.

Eduardo has never asked for help but his selflessness has been noted by many other Los Angeles League players. Many have reached out to him and lent a helping hand with items and money – all used by Eduardo for his team.

The team- a 3.5 Men’s Doubles Team (Team Eduardo) posted a 1-8 record in the 2017 Doubles season, but still showed up for every match. It’s a direct reflection of Eduardo’s own personality –unassuming, respectful and polite.

A league player himself, Eduardo’s Tri-level team advanced to Sectionals, where he received a Sportsmanship Award gift card. The first thing he did was think of his students and asked that a photo be taken so he could tell them that good sportsmanship is important and leads to good things.
We are honored to present Eduardo Rodriguez with the 2017 League Hero of the Year Award.

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2017 Section Captain of the Year Finalists Announced http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-section-captain-of-the-year-finalists-announced/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/2017-section-captain-of-the-year-finalists-announced/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:34:58 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=23007 Read more »]]> USTA League Tennis is one of the premier programs offered tour players.

One of the key factors in its success is the dedication of our League Captains.

In 2017, we are recognizing those who make a difference to so many in their local community.

Throughout 2017, Area League Coordinators nominated outstanding captains for each division (Mixed 18 Over, Adult 40 & Over, etc.) They based their selections on the following criteria:

  • Mentors others
  • Displays Leadership
  • Respectful of players and other captains
  • Takes responsibility for actions
  • Organized
Those nominees were then reviewed at the Section Level and the following captains have been chosen as finalists:
  • Adult 18 & Over: Terry Bell, Ventura
  • Adult 40 & Over: Joyce Kammer, San Diego
  • Adult 55 & Over: Seslie Kay, Inland Empire
  • Adult 65 & Over: Kay Serrano, San Diego North County
  • Mixed 18 & Over: Norma Iskenderian, Beach Cities
  • Mixed 40 & Over: Mark Bauer, San Diego
  • Tri-Level: Andrea Tieng, Los Angeles
  • SCTA Doubles: Lynn Hertz, Ventura

All finalists will be honored at a luncheon during the first quarter of 2018, where the SCTA Section Captain of the Year will be announced.

Honorable Mention:

Alex Truong-Orange County, Allan Chio-Ventura, Beth Munce-San Diego North County, Carol Harvard-Ventura, Dan Meyers-San Fernando Valley, David Trandal-Santa Barbara, Doris Hoffmann-Coachella Valley, Eduardo Rodriguez-Los Angeles, Eric Vogelsang-Inland Empire, Janet Wisialowski-Beach Cities, Jeanne Shelter-Inland Empire, Jo Manheim-San Diego North County, Josie Hendrix-San Diego North County, Karen Sieffert and Sharon Spangler-San Gabriel Valley, Lisa Shirley-San Diego, Lori Harris-Ventura, Mel Welch-Ventura, Nancy Kutner-San Diego, Nikki and Margie Robbins-San Fernando Valley, Patrick Gomulka-Inland Empire, Rebecca Summers-Santa Barbara, Roxane Clare-Santa Barbara, Ruth Hoffman-San Diego, Samantha Nelson-San Diego, Steve Debbas-Ventura, Steve Lakowske-Central Coast, Susan McDonald-Ventura, Tony Chuan-Beach Cities, Veronica Buck-Tomm-Santa Barbara, Vicky Benito-San Diego North County, Walt Seeman-Santa Barbara.

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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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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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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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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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Adult Doubles Sectional Championship 2016 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/adult-doubles-sectional-championship-2016/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/adult-doubles-sectional-championship-2016/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:13:29 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13376 Read more »]]> Congratulations To The Teams That Made It To The Finals And To The Winners Of The 2016 SCTA Doubles Section Championship!

2.5F: Champs – SFV – Paseo Club/Got It Girls – Capt: Miriam Golbert (no px)
Finalist – BC – Manhattan CC – Capt: David Bier (no px)

3.0F: Champs – SGV – Whittier College/Smashing Divas – Capt: Gliria Cardoza
Finalist – BC – WestEnd TC – Capt: Denis Nguyen

3.5F: Champs – BC – Honda TC – Capt: Nancy Stone
Finalist – SGV – Altadena Town&Country Club/Lob Killers – Capt: Alma Banuelos (no px)

4.0F: Champs – BC – Lakewood TC – Capt: Gail Scott
Finalist – LA – Westchester Pk/Not Out Fault – Capt: Erica Perkins

4.5F: Champs – SB – Knowlwood TC – Capt: Danielle Dall’Armi (no px)
Finalist – OC – Lower Peters Canyon Park/Cannonball – Capt: Helen Chung (no px)

OW: Champs – OC – Los Cabs – Capt: Tracy Harris
Finalist – LA – Westwood TC – Capt: Madeline Segura

3.0M: Champs – BC – Manhattan CC – Capt: David Bier
Finalist – SGV – Arcadia Park/Dare Doubles – Capt: Shirley Flores (no px)

3.5M: Champs – SGV – Cal State LA/Serves You Right – Capt: Satoshi Higashio
Finalist – BAKE – In Shape Laurel Glen – Capt: Noel Dalton (no px)

4.0M: Champs – OC – Newport Beach TC – Capt: Jay Barbuto (TIED)
Champs – SGV – La Habra TC/Skyline – Capt: Brian Chan (TIED)

4.5M: Champs – Fallbrook TC – Capt: Bill Lenaway
Finalist – Marguerite TC/BodyShots – Capt: Jeff Deng (no px)

OM: Champs – SGV – Whittier Narrows TC/iTennis Performance Ctr – Capt: Andy Chang (no px)
Finalist – VENT – Sunset Ranch – Capt: Bob Benton (no px)

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Adult League Registration Underway http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/adult-league-registration-underway/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/adult-league-registration-underway/#comments Sat, 08 Apr 2017 01:43:14 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=12625 Read more »]]> New Dynamic Disqualification Process Implemented

The spring registration period is coming to a close for the Adult 18 & Over league seasons across Southern California. Now is the time to dust off your racquet and get in the game!

We are welcoming our first event under new league restructure this month. The Mixed 18 and Over Playoffs will be held Apr 29-30. Cal State Northridge will host the North Area Playoffs, while South Area

Playoffs will be held at Lakewood Tennis Center.

All local league winners will advance to an area playoff. In the event there are four or less areas competing at a NTRP level, the local league winners will advance directly to Sectionals.

Local League Winners in Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, and San Gabriel Valley will advance to the North Area Playoffs. Local League Winners in Beach Cities, Orange County, Inland Empire, Coachella Valley, San Diego, and San Diego-NC areas will advance to the South Area Playoffs.

Teams will be placed into flights at the playoffs, and a round robin format will be used. The winning team in each flight in the North Playoff and the winning team in each flight of the South Playoff will advance to the Sectional Championship.

Also for 2017, the SCTA has revised its NTRP Dynamic Disqualification Procedure.

SCTA will run dynamic ratings during USTA league seasons for Adult 18, 40, and 55+. Self-rated players or players with appealed ratings are subject to dynamic disqualification.

At the local level, players who meet the criteria for NTRP Dynamic Disqualification will be immediately promoted to a higher NTRP level. Matches played will stand. At Championship level, SCTA will run dynamic calculations following the conclusion of the championship and disqualify those players who meet  the criteria for NTRP Dynamic Disqualification. Matches played will stand.

We are looking forward to another great year on the courts and we thank you for participating in the USTA Adult Leagues!

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131st Annual Southern California Section Championship http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/131st-annual-southern-california-section-championship/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/131st-annual-southern-california-section-championship/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:46:44 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=11814

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2016 Trilevel Sectional Results http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/2016-trilevel-sectional-results/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/2016-trilevel-sectional-results/#respond Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:06:22 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=12197 Read more »]]> The 2016 Trilevel Sectional Championship was held on November 18-20 at the Whittier Narrows TC.

The finals of the Men’s and Women’s 4.5-3.5 levels got rained out and rescheduled for Feb 5.

There were 25 teams that participated in this year’s event. Congratulations to the teams that advanced to the Finals and to the 4.5-3.5 levels that will be advancing to the BNP Trilevel Invitational held on March 17-19 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

  •  4.0-3.0F Champs – OC – Drop Shot like it’s Hot – Fullerton TC – Capt: Sophie Lam
  • 4.0-3.0F Finalist – LA – Shadow Aces – Beverly Hills Tennis – Capt: Andrea Tieng
  • 4.5-3.5F Champs – OC – Treat Yo Self – Lower Peters Canyon Park – Capt: Christina Blackburn
  • 4.5-3.5F Finalist – BC – Honda TC – Capt: Naomi Sugiura
  • 4.0-3.0M Champs – VENT – Spin Masters – Spanish Hills CC – Capt: Gustavus Bernal/Allan Chio
  • 4.0-3.0M Finalist – SFV – Acton Up – College of the Canyons – Capt: TJ St Marie
  • 4.5-3.5M Champs – OC – Whaaat? – Lower Peters Canyon – Capt: Jonel Roberto/Gilbert Guevara
  • 4.5-3.5M Finalist – VENT – Spanish Hills CC – Capt: Allan Chio
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The 2017 League Season Begins http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/the-2017-league-season-begins/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/the-2017-league-season-begins/#respond Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:32:38 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=10967 Read more »]]> Happy New Year to all Southern California tennis Players!

For those of you who have made a new year’s resolution to play tennis in a USTA league, welcome! To those returning players, we welcome you back and hope to see you often on the courts.

2017 is a very exciting year for us as we are introducing a new playoff structure for local league winners that leads to a new elite Sectional Championship.

Starting with the 2017 Mixed Doubles all local league winners will compete in either a North or South division playoff tournament. The top two teams from the North and South at each rating level (6.0, 7.0. etc.) will move on to the Sectional Championship.

National Championships in 2017 will be held in Mobile, AL; Surprise, AZ; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and at the new USTA National Campus in Orlando, FL. Check out the website to see where you may be going if your team wins a Southern California Sectional Championship. (https://www.usta.com/AdultTennis/USTALeague/NationalChampionships/2017_usta_league_national_championships_schedule/)

Upcoming Leagues

With the Mixed Doubles League about halfway through the local league season, it’s never too soon to be thinking about spring and the Adult 18 and Over league. This league is offered in all areas beginning in April (excluding Coachella Valley) and offers singles players a chance to shine. Not keen on playing singles? Each team also fields 3 lines of doubles per match.

Other leagues may be offered in your particular area.  If you aren’t sure what else is offered in your area this spring, contact your local league coordinator. For a list of Coordinators and their contact information, click on http://socaladulttennis.com/adult-senior-tennis-in-socal/usta-league-tennis-area-coordinators/.

Interested in transitioning from player to Captain? Your Area League Coordinator can provide information about what it takes and the advantages of being a captain.

VOLUNTEER Possibilities…Is Volunteering for You?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to organize and run an event? The answer is lots of time, coordination, attention to detail and people.

While most players strive to reach the Playoff round and Sectional Championship that goal can be allusive.  If you have participated at one of these events you have benefitted from your hard work as a player.

The SCTA is looking for players who would like to participate at a different level. We are looking for individuals who can assist the staff in running a championship.  Volunteers are needed to assist at the tournament desk, monitor courts to keep matches moving and on schedule and various other miscellaneous jobs. You can be a valuable asset and make a difference.

Playoffs and Sectionals will be held at various locations throughout Southern California. If you live in the area (or close by) and have a few hours to spare, we’d love to know. Out first Sectional this year is actually the SCTA Doubles Sectional being held in San Diego form March 3-5. Anyone interested in volunteering should email Linda Milan at lmilan@scta.usta.com. Please indicate any relevant experience that you have.

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Adult 55 & Over Team Wins Nationals http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/adult-55-over-team-wins-nationals/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/adult-55-over-team-wins-nationals/#respond Sat, 19 Nov 2016 20:48:52 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=9473 Read more »]]> Men’s 9.0 Adult 55 & Over Team Wins National Title In Surprise, Arizona

The team is captained by Doug Mathews (Coto de Caza) and Scott Nichols (Ladera Ranch), and features Ross Hessler (Mission Viejo), Dan Oriza, Richard Cisakowski (Coto de Caza), Clark Hyman (Coto de Caza), Glenn Petrovic (Foothill Ranch), Tom Olmstead (Laguna Niguel), Gary Salazar (Coto de Caza), Peter Margarita (San Juan Capistrano), James Snyder (Laguna Niguel) and Dave Sears (Aliso Viejo).

The Orange County team representing Southern California defeated a team from Fairfax, Va., 3-0 in the championship match on Sunday, October 29.  Earlier in the day, the Orange County team defeated a team from Beverly, Mass., 2-1, in the semifinals.  They advanced this far by winning their round-robin flight contested Oct. 28-29.

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SCTA Teams Make The Finals At League Nationals http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/scta-teams-make-the-finals-at-league-nationals/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/scta-teams-make-the-finals-at-league-nationals/#respond Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:16:25 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=9466 Congratulations To The Following Teams That Made It To The Finals Of Their League National Championship!
Adult 18 & Over 4.5M – Finalist – SGV Whittier Narrows Tennis Center – Capt Mitch Wang

Adult 18 & Over 4.5M – Finalist – SGV Whittier Narrows Tennis Center – Capt Mitch Wang

Adult 55 & Over 7.0F – NATIONAL CHAMPS – CV Rancho La Quinta CC – Capt Jeannie Gilbert

Adult 55 & Over 7.0F – NATIONAL CHAMPS – CV Rancho La Quinta CC – Capt Jeannie Gilbert

Adult 55 & Over 7.0M – Finalist – SGV Whittier College – Capt Michael Lutz-Paap

Adult 55 & Over 7.0M – Finalist – SGV Whittier College – Capt Michael Lutz-Paap

Adult 55 & Over 9.0M – NATIONAL CHAMPS – OC Marbella Golf&CC – Capt Douglas A. Mathews

Adult 55 & Over 9.0M – NATIONAL CHAMPS – OC Marbella Golf&CC – Capt Douglas A. Mathews

MxD 40 & Over 6.0 – Finalist – SGV Arcadia Park – Capt Shirley Lin Flores

MxD 40 & Over 6.0 – Finalist – SGV Arcadia Park – Capt Shirley Lin Flores

 

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Tennis League Local Growth Challenge 2016 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/tennis-league-local-growth-challenge-2016/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/tennis-league-local-growth-challenge-2016/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2016 01:24:11 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=9422 Read more »]]> The 2016 USTA League Local Growth Challenge has 2 months to go and will culminate with an LLC winning a trip for two to the 2017 US Open for the largest increase in the number of unique players.

Two LLCs will be invited to work at a 2017 USTA League National Championships for their increases in the number of registrations and % increase in unique players.

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League Tennis National Championships Showings http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/league-tennis-national-championships-showings/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/league-tennis/league-tennis-national-championships-showings/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:42:36 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=9364 Read more »]]> League Tennis is in the limelight during the fall. That’s because of all the USTA National Championships that are being staged across the country. The biggest and fastest growing of all the recreational programs was initiated in the late 1970s. Since that time, numbers worthy of comparison to impressive stock market gains have been realized annually.

Men's 9.0 Orange County Adult 55 & Over

Men’s 9.0 Orange County Adult 55 & Over

Last year, according to statistics provided by the USTA, more than 295,612 players took part in the Adult 18 & Over division. Adult 40 & Over competition had more than 154,224 players involved. In Adult 55 & Over play, more than 61,178 players participated.

Men's 8.0 San Gabriel Valley Photo USTA

Men’s 8.0 San Gabriel Valley Photo USTA

For every League Tennis team, the objective annually is to reach the National Championships. Facing the best teams from the other 16 USTA sections, Southern California was formidable, collecting a tidy group of trophies.

In the Men’s 9.0 Adult 55 & Over final, Orange County overwhelmed Fairfax, Virginia (Mid Atlantic section), 3-0, in Surprise, Arizona. Doug Mathews and Scott Nichols were the team captains. Richard Cisakowski, Ross Hessler, Clark Hyman, Peter Margarita, Tom Olmstead, Dan Oriza, Glenn Petrovic, Gary Salazar, Dave Sears and James

Women's 7.0 La Quinta Adult 55 & Over

Women’s 7.0 La Quinta Adult 55 & Over

Snyder were members of the team.

Orange Country San Gabriel Valley defeated Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Midwest section), 3-0 in the Men’s 8.0 Adult 55 & Over final in Surprise. Team members included: Jim Black, John Burke, Joseph Caldito, Andy Chang, Renato Custodio, Rene Dalaten, Baltazar Valdez Dasalla, Gerald Hernandez, Julio Javier Romo Insuasty, David Johnson, Jung Kim, Hector Madrigal, Willy Murtidjaja, Michael Lutz-Paap, Sixto Ramin, Renato Tababa. Charles Villarino and Andrew Wang. Brian Chan was the team captain.

The Women’s Adult 55 & Over 7.0 Women from La Quinta was 2-1 better than Rye Brook, New York (Eastern section) in Surprise. Janice Campbell and Jeannie Gilbert were the team captains. The following played for them: Celeste Armitage, Jeannette Banga, Janice Creager, Betty Grant, Amy Gillen, Linda Hauser, Monica Sabo, Nora Vrabek, Mary Worthen and Nancy Yazel.

Men's 6.0 San Gabriel Valley Photo USTA

Men’s 6.0 San Gabriel Valley Photo USTA

Surprise wasn’t really startling for the Men’s 6.0 Adult 55 & Over team from San Gabriel Valley. They kept their cool and ran the table, whitewashing Tulsa, Oklahoma (Missouri Valley section), 3-0 in the title round. Those on the team were: Frank Chen, Samson Cheng, Paul Yenpao Hao, Fredrick Hoang, Woo Soo Hwang, XiuCai Kang, William Lee, Robert Shu and Sam Chiu-seng Tsang. Jack Yu captained the team.

Southern California gave their all and ended up finalist. The Men’s 7.0 Adult 55 & Over San Gabriel team was on the short end of the 2-1 score against St. Paul, Minnesota (Northern section) in Surprise, and the Men’s 4.5 Adult 18 & Over lost a 3-2 decision to Fairfield, New Jersey (Eastern section) in Rancho Mirage.

A bevy of local teams finished the competitions in third place. Redondo Beach edged Beverly, Massachusetts (New England section), 2-1, in the Women’s 8.0 Adult 55 & Over for third place playoff in Surprise.

In the third place Women’s 5.0 Adult 18 & Over contest. Irvine was 2-1 better than Philadelphia (Middle States section) in Mobile.

Mission Viejo defeated Minneapolis (from the Northern section), 3-2 in the Men’s 4.5+ Adult 40 & Over third place contest at La Quinta. The San Gabriel Valley Men’s 3.0 Adult 18 & Over slipped past Howard County, Maryland (Mid-Atlantic section), 3-2 for third in Surprise.

For information about League Tennis in Southern California, contact Ali Ordonez by e-mail at alio@scta.usta.com or Mary Gastro by e-mail at gastro@scta.usta.com

Mark Winters

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