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Young Rising Professional Tennis Stars

Who Are The Young American Rising Professional Tennis Stars? The USTA Player Development pipeline is full of young Americans hopeful of breaking in to the top 10 in the WTA… Read more »

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Plan To Attend The SCTA 2017 Annual Meeting

Notice Of 130th Annual Meeting Of The Southern California Tennis Association The 130th Annual Meeting of the SCTA will be held at 4 PM on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 on… Read more »

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Random Bytes November 2016

 Hasterok Scores PTR Double Greg Hasterok edged Nick Taylor in the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Quad Open Singles final 4-6, 6-2, 11-9 on Hilton Head Island, September 29 – October… Read more »

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2016 Adult 55 & Over Sectionals Winners And Finalists

Congratulations to the teams that made it to the Finals of the Adult 55 & Over Sectionals and to the winners that will be advancing to the Nationals in Surprise,… Read more »

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iTennis Arroyo Seco Racquet Club – Fundraiser for Baton Rouge Teachers

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Ben Press – San Diego’s “Mr. Tennis” Passes Away

Ben Press, San Diego’s “Mr. Tennis”, a sobriquet that was more than deserved, passed away at his Coronado home, September 9th at the age of 92, after a lengthy illness…. Read more »

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September Issue Of 2016 Senior News Is Available

Read and Download The September Issue Of 2016 Senior News

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2016 Junior Sectional Championships Review

The Southern California Tennis Association always sends a survey to tournament participants after an event is completed in order to gather necessary feedback. I would like to respond to some… Read more »

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Wimbledon – Liu Brings Trophy Home

At the beginning of The Championships, Southern California was well represented in all the tournament draws. Players who grew up and/or train in the section made, along with the wretched… Read more »

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Wimbledon – Day’s Semi Stop & Liu’s, Too

When the junior competition began at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, three players from the Southland were among the Girls’ Singles contestants. Kayla Day led the group. The 16-year-old… Read more »

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What Does The SCTA Vision Statement Mean?

Rallying With The Executive Director The SCTA has a Vision Statement: “Tennis is the game of choice when Southern Californians play.” When the Strategic Planning Committee created the statement and… Read more »

Three Cheers for Community Advocacy at the SCTA

Tennis advocacy is thriving in Southern California as reported in the Annual Advocacy Committee Meeting for the Southern California Tennis Association recently at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City… Read more »

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Women’s History Month From A Tennis Perspective

The third month of each year salutes a host of important awareness causes, from nutrition, social work, reading and music in the schools, to physical issues such as colon cancer… Read more »

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How Can We Help You Be More Successful?

Rallying With The Executive Director The Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) recognizes the USTA member organizations as one of the critical components in the SoCal tennis pipeline.  If the USTA… Read more »

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Wimbledon – Fritz Reaches Boys’ Semifinals

The Wimbledon Boys’ and Girls’ Singles Championships began with three Southern Californians included in the mix of international “stars of tomorrow.” After the first round, Kayla Day had made her… Read more »

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Wimbledon – Southern California’s Historic Role

The 129th edition of Wimbledon, (The Championships as it is known), begins on June 29th and concludes on July 12th.  Over the years, an imposing number of Southern Californians have… Read more »

Gerry Weber Open – The Grass Season Opens

A year ago at the Gerry Weber Open, Steve Johnson dropped a quarterfinal decision to Kei Nishikori of Japan, 6-1, 7-6. It was one of the six quarterfinal showings he… Read more »

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If The Southern California Tennis Association Was A Political party, What Would Its Platform Be? 

Rallying With The Executive Director Plank 1: Tennis is the game of choice when Southern Californians play.  Why: This is the vision statement of the SCTA.  We want tennis to… Read more »

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Plaza Racquet Club Hosts Historic Same – Gender Spouses Tournament

Southern California has always been a tennis leader. Over the years, this has been strikingly clear when it came to the elite players who developed their games in the section… Read more »

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Black History Month-Looking Back

It began as a week, but since 1976, Black History Month takes place every February. Southern California has an impressive tradition when it comes to diversity activities. There are players,… Read more »