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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 »

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USTA Oncourt 10-and-Under Tennis Shines at Lake Balboa

Cascading cherry blossom trees and colorful red, orange and green tennis balls were the back drop recently in a recent USTA Oncourt 10-and-Under Training at the Lake Balboa District of… Read more »

FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL WOUNDED WARRIOR TENNIS CAMP SET FOR MAY 16-19, 2016 AT SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC BALBOA TENNIS CLUB

San Diego, Calif. – (April 18, 2016) – The fifth annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp is scheduled to take place May 16-19, 2016 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at… Read more »

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Community Spotlight: Terry Lynch

Since way back in 1988 when she took over as the Chairperson leading the Ventura County Junior Tennis Association, Terry Lynch has made hundreds of friends. If you ask her… Read more »

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Teaching Pro Spotlight: Tom Rohrbacher

Looking over the criteria for the Pete Brown Lifetime Achievement Award, it’s easy to see why Ventura County’s Tom Rohrbacher was selected as the recent recipient of the annual award… 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 »

Tennis on Campus Spotlight: UCLA

The Tennis Club at UCLA is one of the longest-standing Tennis On Campus programs in the Southern California section. Here is their story.