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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 »

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Junior Spotlight: Riley Smith

One of Riley Smith’s favorite doubles partners happens to be both his father and his future college tennis coach. And he wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s fun to… Read more »

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Junior Spotlight: Jada Hart

UCLA women’s head coach Stella Sampras Webster and assistant Rance Brown have had a close-up look at future UCLA Bruins Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara the past two years as… Read more »

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Junior Spotlight — Constance Branstine

Junior Spotlight — Constance Branstine Constance Branstine and her family loves the sport of tennis, but there is another sport that comes a close second, and there’s a good reason… Read more »

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Bjorn Hoffmann

Junior Spotlight — Bjorn Hoffmann UC-Berkeley bound Bjorn Hoffmann won’t have to go far to ask questions or seek advice about what it’s like to play tennis on the NCAA… Read more »

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Junior Spotlight – Jessica Fallia The SCTA’s Director of Junior Competition Alec Horton didn’t have to look long and hard to nominate this month’s Junior Spotlight. Jessica Failla has been… Read more »

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Daniel Gealer

Junior Tennis Spotlight – Daniel Gealer There were choices to be made, for sure. But when it came right down to it, Daniel Gealer knew UCLA was the best program… Read more »

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Connor Hance

Junior Tennis Spotlight – Connor Hance Torrance’s Connor Hance is now completely on the radar of the USTA Player Development national coaches. Hance was recently one of a select few… Read more »

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