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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.

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Senior Spotlight: Steve Solomon

By Steve Pratt Steve Solomon is a firm believer that there should be more to a senior tennis tournament than just the tennis. For many years, the 82-year-old Solomon of… Read more »

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Facility Spotlight: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

You name a famous professional tennis player who has any association at all with tennis in Southern California over the past 80 years, and it’s a safe bet they’ve made… Read more »

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SB United Relief Fund Tennis Clinic

All proceeds go to the SB United Relief Fund to benefit those affected by the San Bernardino Shootings. Aquinas High School Sat. April 23rd, 10am – 12pm $15 Adults, $10… Read more »

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Adult & Senior Spotlight: Tony Bujan

Tony Bujan can look back on a successful 2015 having gone undefeated in 40-and-over USTA national age-group tournaments. He can also look forward to some more potentially big moments ahead… 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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Community Spotlight: Alvin Alaman

As the President of First Serve Santa Ana, Alvin Alaman’s main objective is to continue to encourage the youth in his area to learn the sport of a lifetime –… Read more »

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Teaching Pro Spotlight: Steve Johnson

A well-known name in Southern California tennis teaching circles is heading a bit west from his home in the city of Orange – Huntington Beach to be exact — in… Read more »