Need Help – Tennis Service Representatives Can Provide It

Thanks to the eight Tennis Service Representatives (TSRs), the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) is in the forefront of promoting grassroots initiatives throughout the section. Melanie Bischoff, SCTA Director of Community Tennis, oversees the group’s efforts. Those making an impact include the following individuals (their areas of concentration are in parenthesis): Gina Havelka (Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties); Donald Wong (Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley), Phil Siordia (Los Angeles and Kern County); Tiffany Mai (Long Beach and South Bay), Spencer Wayman (Orange County), Karen Ronney (San Diego County) and D’Wayne Begay (Coachella Valley). Tony Chatfield is the newest TSR (Inland Empire).


During the past spring and summer, TSRs played active roles in a variety of sectional events including the LA84 Foundation/NJTL Special Activity Days that took place at Whittier Narrows Tennis Center and the Peninsula Tennis Club in San Diego, along with Junior Team Tennis and tournament support. Some were also involved with School and 10 and Under Tennis trainings, and preparation for the Community Development Workshop that will be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in late October.

As individuals and as a group, the TSRs are committed to making a difference in Southern California. The easiest way for a Member Organization to reach one of those in the “Service Is Our Goal” group is via email. Their contact information is:

“If help is needed with a program, or guidance with the development of an activity, please feel free to contact your local Tennis Service Representative (TSRs),” Melanie Bischoff advised. “The TSRs are very skilled, which makes them comfortable working in any tennis situation to promote and grow the game.  As representatives of Member Organizations are aware, tennis is a great game and the SCTA, through the TSRs, is looking to provide assistance with innovative ideas. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the TSR, in your area, for School tennis events, Play Days, 10 and Under Tennis, junior, adult and senior tournament support, CTA (Community Tennis Association) development, advocacy efforts, Junior Team Tennis and Adult League activities. They care about the game and the section; they will help in any way that they can.”

Mark Winters

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