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Spencer Winding Down Successful Junior Career

Junior Spotlight: Gavin Spencer San Juan Capistrano junior tennis player Gavin Spencer learned a valuable lesson the hard way recently. A tourist location of a recent USTA Level 2 National… Read more »

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World University Games a Special Trip For Coach Chen

Community Spotlight: Grant Chen Being a part of Team USA this summer and coaching at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan, had extra special meaning for current UCLA associate… Read more »

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Junior Program In Good Hands at La Habra Tennis Center

Facility Spotlight: La Habra Tennis Center Just when it needed a real shot in the arm, Simon Paek and iTennis came to the rescue and since June 1 has been… 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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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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Adult Spotlight: Atif Moon

As one of the only wheelchair tennis player competing on a Southern California USTA 3.5 League team, Atif Moon says he appreciates opponents he faces who don’t take him lightly… Read more »

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Junior Spotlight: Jacob Bullard

Jacob Bullard was likely just too tired to muster up any negative displays of emotion or loud outbursts during last month’s USTA Clay Court Nationals. The 16-year-old Calabasas High junior… Read more »

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Adult Spotlight: Three Young Players Finding Success on the Courts After TOC

If it wasn’t for the popular USTA Tennis On Campus program, it’s safe to say that three young Southern California tennis players would not still be involved in the game… Read more »

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San Diego Teen Makes National Debut in USA Junior Tennis

Siem “Sam” Woldeab picked up a tennis racket at age 7 as a fun summer activity. His family lived across the street from the Helix Charter High School tennis courts,… Read more »

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Nguyen ready to ‘grind’ on Challenger circuit

He had just come from a disappointing clay tournament in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, dropping his second match of qualifying rounds by posting a bagel at the back end of a straight… Read more »

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Teaching Pro Spotlight: Chris Lewis

Back in 2005 when former Wimbledon singles finalist Chris Lewis made the decision to leave the comforts of his native land of Auckland, New Zealand, and move to the hustle… Read more »

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Facility Spotlight: Templeton Tennis Ranch Offers More Than Tennis

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco – and located at the northernmost reaches of the Southern California USTA Section and just off Highway 101 – is a new and… Read more »

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Junior Salma Ewing Enjoying Success Playing Up In Open Division

Junior Spotlight: Salma Ewing Years from now when 16-year-old Salma Ewing looks back on her junior tennis career, the 2017 Ojai Tennis Tournament will be at the top of the… Read more »

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USTA National Names Grant Recipients; Three SoCal Juniors Awarded

Three local athletes have been awarded USTA National Diversity & Inclusion Multicultural Grants based on essays submitted by junior players from around the country. The grants help to support the… Read more »

Alberto Ramos Happy With Decision To Get Back To Tennis

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Alberto Ramos There was a time in Alberto Ramos’ life where he thought he had walked away from tennis for good, but something kept calling him back. Ramos… Read more »

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Perennial Sportsmanship Winners Finish 2nd at TOC Nationals

The UC Irvine Club Tennis team is one of the section’s longest standing Tennis On Campus programs. The Anteaters have proven to be a force to be reckoned with in… Read more »

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Ringer Leads Desert Team To BNP Paribas Senior Cup Title

Senior/Adult Spotlight: Donna Ringer Donna Ringer has played the BNP Paribas Senior Cup the last five years, but it wasn’t until this year when she captained her team “Calendar Girls”… Read more »

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Devon Jack Making An Impact On, Off Court at Brown

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT: Devon Jack Brown University women’s tennis freshman Devon Jack has already made her impact felt on her team, not only with her play but also her sportsmanship. In a… Read more »

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Periera To Lend Quick Hand At UCLA

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bryce Periera A champion at major junior events like the Easter Bowl, The Ojai Tournament and the Kalamazoo Boys’ National Hardcourts, Bryce Pereira started off his year by… Read more »

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Tennis and the Color Green Are a Great Fit for St. Patrick’s Day

What would St. Patrick’s Day be without wearing green, thinking about shamrocks, four leaf clovers and all that goes with the holiday? Better yet, how does playing sports such as… Read more »

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Bob Seymour Recalls Life of Tennis Memories

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Bob Seymour Life-long tennis player Bob Seymour has a noteworthy streak that involves a sport other than tennis. The 93-year-old Laguna Woods resident and former collegiate player at… Read more »

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What’s In Your Highlight Reel?

We want to see your most riveting rallies and memorable winners from all over Southern California! When you capture your great shots on video, upload to your social media platforms… Read more »