SoCal League Tennis

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

lake balboa 8Cascading 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 the San Fernando Valley. This northwest neighborhood community, a jewel of that region, offered the national training at Birmingham High School. Many Southern California coaches enthuslake balboa 2iastically participated in the 3.5 hour event and it was a great success.

“This was a really fantastic class,” said Aisling Bowyer, the TGA Premier Youth Tennis Programming Coordinator. “So much was covered and it was really fun. The information was perfect for teaching tennis to kids in any setting.”

At Coach Youth Tennis, the USTA offers a dual Online and Oncourt curriculum for a recreational certification. The six online courses include:


  1. Organizing and Supervising Youth Play
  2. Characteristics of Children Ages 10 and Under
  3. Communicating with Children Ages 10 and Underlake balboa 18
  4. Rules and Guidelines for Children Ages 10 and Under
  5. Skill Development
  6. Group and Team Management

The USTA Oncourt training features criteria of Red, Orange and Green tennis programming regarding equipment, competition, training, tennis tools, skills, games and live ball teaching methods. Both the Online and Oncourt portions must be completed by participants to receive final certification. This USTA program is required for further training with the USPTA or PTR.  For more information can be found at Coach Youth Tennis: go here .  To view all of the event photos which include 133 super fun pics go here and please  “Like” SD10sRocks Facebook page to see the album.

With appreciation to all who participated in the day including administrator Southern California Tennis Service Representative Phillip Siordia, host Jack Tulatammagul and all of the wonderful participants. #Tennis is my sport.

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  1. Another stellar performance by Karen Ronney!!

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