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SCTA Celebrates Black History Month

The SCTA is proud to honor the following people and organization for Black History Month: Marty Woods Marty is the CEO of the Pete Brown Scholarship Fund and their program… Read more »

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Omni La Costa Resort and Spa Offers A Special Valentine’s Getaway

Looking to get away for a little tennis retreat with that special someone at this most romantic time of the year, then look no further than the Omni La Costa… Read more »

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CAliCAMPUS: Meet Nick Borchenko | Loyola Marymount University

  If Nick Borchenko’s grandfather offers you a trip to See’s Candies, don’t believe him. It’s a ploy to get you on the tennis court, practicing the game against your… Read more »

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SCTA Brings Interactive Tennis to Telemundo

The Southern California Tennis Association brought an exciting brand of tennis at the Telemundo celebration as part of the 13th Annual Health Fair recently at the Los Angeles Convention Center…. 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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Watch The Pros Play At USC January 2017

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Facility/Travel Spotlight: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert

A lot has changed in the Coachella Valley and the desirable travel and tennis destinations of areas like Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta and Indian Wells over the past… Read more »

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Community Spotlight: Annie Star

Marty Woods never realized at the time he met Annie Star on a mixed doubles court in Calabasas a few years back that the two would become long-lasting friends and… Read more »

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Teaching Pro Spotlight: Elson De Cantuaria

Elson De Cantuaria gives credit to the USTA and its Professional Tennis Management college program for the success he’s had founding and operating the Match Point Tennis Academy out of… 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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Teaching Pro Spotlight: Steve Beckendorf

Minnesotan Steve Beckendorf spent nearly 20 years in Southern California in the insurance business before he realized it was time to get back to his “roots.” Beckendorf is currently the… Read more »

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Senior Spotlight: Suella Steel

A late starter to the game of tennis, Suella Steel has been doing plenty to make up for lost time as a U.S. Super Senior Cup representative for more than… Read more »

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River Ridge

If you’re looking for a quick tennis getaway and a break from your busy and hectic schedule, consider a short drive up the North US 101 and stop off in… Read more »

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Community Spotlight: Ginger Tangedahl

By Steve Pratt As a volunteer for years at the popular annual Queen of Hearts / Vic Braden Tournament run by Dennis Claus, there was no way for Ginger Tangedahl… 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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Facility Spotlight: The Alisal Ranch in Solvang

By Steve Pratt There is so much more to Alisal Ranch than the six lighted tennis courts that sit on the 10,000-acre ranch tucked into a secluded part of California’s… 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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Adult / Senior Spotlight: Alissa Finerman

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau The quote atop Alissa Finerman’s website has deep, personal meaning for one of… Read more »

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Facility Spotlight: iTennis Performance Center at Whittier Narrows

John Letts sat back from afar and watched a once booming tennis center see a drop off in play, and decided it was time to make a change. Stanford-educated and… Read more »