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Vic Braden – Tennis Hall Of Fame Candidate

In the tennis world of today, tournaments along with accompanying activities take place all year round. Currently, the pros are on the Asian swing of their post-US Open tours. During… Read more »

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Riviera/ITA All-American Championships – Intercollegiate Showtime

In Southern California, the fall sports calendar is loaded with an almost 24/7 collection of events to attend. With school back in session, college football games are the focal point… Read more »

Ben Press with SCTA Executive Assistant, Barbara Sportelli, at the 2011 Annual Meeting when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award Photo Cynthia Lum

Ben Press – San Diego’s “Mr. Tennis” Passes Away

Ben Press, San Diego’s “Mr. Tennis”, a sobriquet that was more than deserved, passed away at his Coronado home, September 9th at the age of 92, after a lengthy illness…. Read more »

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US Open – Day, Hart & Shibahara Bring Trophies Home

With all that took place during the US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow, it would be almost “New York” impossible to select just… Read more »

Steve Johnson Photo www.star-telegram.com

US Open – Labor Day Look

Labor Day marks the beginning of the second and final week of the Grand Slam tournament season. The best players in the game won’t be gathered at the same two-week… Read more »

New Arthur Ashe Stadium Photo Art Seitz

US Open – The Roof

The final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open, is anticipated like no other major. Since it is staged at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing… Read more »

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Johnson, Day & Mossmer-The Early August Story

Steve Johnson, Kayla Day and Nicole Mossmer were at the top of their games in the beginning of August. The three Southern Californians, playing in competitions 9,980 kilometers (6201.284 miles)… Read more »

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Olympic Tennis – Southern Californians Made It Happen

The Olympic games are underway in Rio de Janeiro, and tennis is one of 42 competitions taking place during the 19-day event. That would have made three Southern Californians very… Read more »

Claire Liu and Usue Maitane Arconada Photo Susan Mullane_ camerawork usa

Wimbledon – Liu Brings Trophy Home

At the beginning of The Championships, Southern California was well represented in all the tournament draws. Players who grew up and/or train in the section made, along with the wretched… Read more »

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Wimbledon – Day’s Semi Stop & Liu’s, Too

When the junior competition began at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, three players from the Southland were among the Girls’ Singles contestants. Kayla Day led the group. The 16-year-old… Read more »

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Wimbledon – Querrey’s Run Comes To An End

When Sam Querrey’s competitive tennis career comes to an end, he will have a special place in his heart for the 2016 version of The Championships. In the first round,… Read more »

Sam Querrey Photo Susan Mullane_camerawork usa

Wimbledon – Johnson & Querrey Play Into Second Week

Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey turned the first Saturday of The Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club into a Fourth of July fireworks show, a full two days… Read more »

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Wimbledon – Everything’s Up With Boserup

Tennis is a “Seem to…” sport particularly when it comes to juniors from Southern California. The section is the home of battalions of players who “Seem to” have potential as… Read more »

Sam Querrey Photo Daily Mail

Wimbledon – Querrey Digs Himself Out

Sam Querrey, who grew up in Thousand Oaks and now calls Santa Monica home, has played The Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the revered location on Church… Read more »

Taylor Fritz Photo Dana Anders

Gerry Weber Open-Rain Falls & So Does Fritz

For someone who has grown up in Southern California, Rancho Santa Fe to be exact, Taylor Fritz has not had a lot of experience dealing with rain. Tennis, after all,… Read more »

Steve Katz Memorial Service

Steve Katz Truly Cared

Southern California is the best of the best when it comes to tennis. This is a weighty, but very accurate statement.  The players, programs and people who spend time, (in… Read more »

Marc Lopez and Feliciano Lopez with Mike and Bob Bryan Photo Susan Mullane _ camerawork usa

Roland Garros – Lopez & Lopez Top Bryan & Bryan

The Paris skies were threatening, but Feliciano Lopez and his partner Marc Lopez, who is not a relative, combined their skills to storm past Bob and Mike Bryan, 6-4, 6-7,… Read more »

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Roland Garros – Rain Is The Name Of This Game

Each of the majors – Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open – has to contend with weather extremes. Heat and rain are among the foremost elements that disrupt… Read more »

Claire Liu Photo www.tennisfoto.net

Roland Garros – Day, Holt & Liu’s Inaugural Appearance

United States’ juniors have been making a statement on the terre battue at Roland Garros of late. In an historic 2015 Simple Garçons final, momentous because two Americans were competing,… Read more »

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Arthur Ashe Exhibit – Powell Library UCLA

Arthur Ashe left a distinct impression with his performance on the tennis court. But his legacy went much further than the game. Along with Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder, he… Read more »

Kayla Day Photo ITF

Kayla’s Good Days

Playing competitive tennis is filled with joy as well as frustration. Being able to work through challenging match situations and create a winning approach is rewarding. Dropping a contest, after… Read more »

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BNP Paribas Open – Staying With Tennis – Jean Nachand Found The Way

It may be hard to verbalize, but for some, tennis can provide what can be a life-changing quandary. Trying to find a way to stay in the sport after having… Read more »