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SCTA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet – February 5, 2018

SCTA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet – February 5, 2018 The 131st Annual Meeting of the Southern California Tennis Association will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, in… Read more »

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The PTR Offers Coaching Education Opportunities in Southern California

Registration is open for Professional Tennis Registry workshops in Southern California for coaches who wish to progress in coaching education. On December 16 & 17, a 10 & Under Certification… Read more »

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First LA Tennis Bash Takes Place Saturday at Jack Kramer Club

Southern California-based First Break Academy will close out a successful 2017 by hosting a morning of tennis clinics and games for juniors and adults at the historic Jack Kramer Club… Read more »

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World’s Best Tennis Players Savor Traditional Foods

There is no time of year better than the present holiday season when traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas-time foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are… Read more »

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Former OC player, UC-Davis grad dies in military crash

The USTA is saddened to learn of the passing of #UCDavis alumnus and USMC pilot Captain Sean Elliott, who died with 15 of his fellow servicemen in a tragic plane… Read more »

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Valley Center Celebrates with Court Resurfacing and Family Tennis Day

The combined efforts of an enthusiastic tennis community and key support groups rallied to renovate the Valley Center Tennis Club, where a play day and ribbon-cutting ceremony were recently held… Read more »

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Santa Monica Tennis Mom Hurdles Obstacles to Grow Game

It’s got the Pier, the Promenade, and a beautiful beachfront. But some believe Santa Monica lacks the kind of landscape for budding tennis players that produces future stars and professional… Read more »

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USTA Honors Hollis Smith with National Award

ORLANDO, FLA., Oct. 16, 2017 – The USTA has announced that Hollis Smith, of Indio, Calif., was selected as the recipient of the USTA Eve F. Kraft Community Service Award…. Read more »

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Wilson Fast4 1-Day Tournaments Come To Beach Cities

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…. Read more »

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2017 SCTA Tennis Hall of Fame Wrap Up

On a picturesque autumn evening overlooking the Pacific Ocean, twelve champions of Southern California tennis were inducted to the SCTA Hall of Fame, with hundreds of friends and colleagues in… Read more »

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LA84 hosts Youth Sports Summit on October 27

The LA84 Foundation will host their Sixth Annual Summit, “The New Era of Youth Sports: Play For All“, on Friday, October 27th. Hosted at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE… Read more »

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SCTA Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2017

On a picturesque autumn evening overlooking the Pacific Ocean, twelve champions of Southern California tennis were inducted to the SCTA Hall of Fame, with hundreds of friends and colleagues in… Read more »

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Top-Seeded Golubic Posts Two Wins at Central Coast Pro Open

Top-seeded in both singles and doubles, Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic continued her dominance in Templeton on Thursday as she was the only player in both events to advance on with two… Read more »

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San Diego Meets The ED in Town Hall Series

Friends of the San Diego tennis community visited La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in September for the first in a series of meet and greet forums with Lance Lee,… Read more »

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San Diego Junior wins prestigious USTA sportsmanship award

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced Timothy Sah of San Diego as a recipient of this year’s Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award. The highly prestigious national honor was… Read more »

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Claremont Club To Host USTA Pro Circuit Event

The Claremont USTA Pro Classic will celebrate its 22nd year, and once again will feature some of the rising stars in pro tennis. The first of three consecutive $15,000 USTA… Read more »

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SCTA Hall of Fame: Special Room Rates Available

The SCTA Hall of Fame Induction Gala is approaching, scheduled for Sunday, October 1 at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. The hotel has opened a block of rooms… Read more »

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Two Southern California Student-Athletes Receive USTA Foundation Scholarships

Two Southern California high school students were honored recently by the USTA Foundation for outstanding achievement in community service and junior tennis. The USTA Foundation, which is the national charitable… Read more »

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The US OPEN: Southern California Preview

As the tennis world descends en masse at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, the host country features more than 30 Americans in the main draw, led by John Isner… Read more »

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Last weekend, I spent the afternoon out at Canyon Crest Country Club watching the finals of the Wilson Fast 4 Grand Prix.  The event was great, everyone had a great… Read more »

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Girls Nationals: SoCal dominates Sunday finals; Kratzer, Johnson/Liu win big

Coming into this week’s USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships, 18-year-old Ashley Kratzer of Newport Beach, Calif., did not envision winning the hard court title at the Barnes Tennis Center. But… Read more »

Chen, Kratzer to Meet In All-SoCal Nationals Final Sunday

Duke University-bound Kelly Chen of Cerritos continued her amazing run at the USTA Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships taking place at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego on… Read more »