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Sectionals 18s Winner Woldeab Keeps Improving

Junior Spotlight: Siem Woldeab “Embrace the Clay” might have been a good motto for Siem (pronounced Sam) Woldeab, during the week playing in his first USTA Clay Court Nationals in… Read more »

Claremont junior exemplifies sportsmanship at Sectionals

Sportsmanship can be reflected in many ways, most of them subtle and often unnoticed – a benefit of the doubt, a friendly handshake, an apologetic wave, or even something as… Read more »

Kang Enters SoCal Sectionals Among Nation’s Elite

Junior Spotlight: Kyle Kang Kyle Kang doesn’t have to go far when he needs a little bit of advice when navigating the often tough road of junior tennis. A 13-year-old… Read more »

USC-Bound Cayetano Keeps Her Focus On Tennis, School

Junior Spotlight: Eryn Cayetano Eryn Cayetano is far from your typical junior tennis player, especially for someone who is considered one of the elite players in the nation. The USC-bound… Read more »

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Scott To Play Les Petit As In Paris, France

JUNIOR SPOTLIGHT: Katrina Scott There was a familiar Southern California junior player missing from the top finishers at the recently concluded USTA Winternationals Championships. But Katrina Scott had a perfectly… Read more »

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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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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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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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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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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 »

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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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So Cal Junior Tennis Adopts New Seeding Methods for 2017

The times they are a changin’ in junior tennis seeding for Southern California. With advent of growing resources, the SCTA will be using many factors to determine seeding in Junior… Read more »

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Hard Work Paying Off For Carlsbad’s Cali Jankowski

Like the majority of ranked Southern California junior tennis players, Cali Jankowski is well aware of how important practice is to becoming an even better player. And just like a… Read more »

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Junior Spotlight: Max McKennon

Former ATP Touring pro Carsten Ball must feel like he’s looking at a mini version of himself every time he steps onto the court to teach his young student Max… Read more »

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Junior Spotlight: Andrew Whitehouse

It’s all a matter of confidence for Andrew Whitehouse of Westlake Village. The 17-year-old recently concluded a successful summer by taking part in one of the most prestigious tournaments in… Read more »

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Life at UCLA Billy Martin Tennis Camps is Filled with Fun

Each summer hundreds of kids gather at the UCLA Tennis Center for one very important purpose: to have a blast at the UCLA Billy Martin Tennis Camps. The participants range… Read more »

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Junior Spotlight: Jacob Brumm

The best player on the best high school tennis team in the nation wouldn’t miss his senior year for anything. SCTA top-ranked 17-year-old Jacob Brumm recently finished up his junior… Read more »

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San Diego Junior Player Council Honor Peers at the Junior Tennis Awards

The 2016 Junior Player Council presented the Junior Tennis Awards recently at Barnes Tennis Center. The banquet hosted a fun 1970’s theme for approximately 100 with outstanding festivities and fare…. Read more »

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Junior Spotlight: Brandon Holt

Sportsmanship has always been an important part of Brandon Holt’s game. Although it’s not as effective as a strong passing shot, or as powerful as a consistent slice backhand, it’s… Read more »