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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 »


Escobedo Keeps Up Winning Ways

The ATP website recently featured ATP #NextGen rising American Ernesto Escobedo from West Covina. You can view the article in its entirety by clicking on the below link. After hard-court… Read more »


Pepperdine Star Claims Men’s Futures

Former Pepperdine Star Claims Los Cab USTA Men’s Futures Sebastian Fanselow defeats Fountain Valley favorite Takanyi Garanganga in two sets Though his opponent was unofficially adopted by members of the… Read more »

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Rally For The Cure Tennis Tournament At Westlake Athletic Club

Westlake Athletic Club hosted a “Rally for the Cure” tournament this past Saturday, September 10, 2016  in order to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The 40 participants wore pink… Read more »


Kayla Day Wins US Open Junior Girls Singles Title

NEW YORK – Southern Californian Kayla Day celebrated two milestone achievements on Sunday in New York City. The 16-year-old Day, the No. 5-seed from Santa Barbara, defeated the No. 13-seed… Read more »


Shibahara-Hart Capture US Open Doubles Title in Dramatic Fashion

NEW YORK — Current UCLA freshmen Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara survived two match points, capturing the US Open Girls title in dramatic fashion Saturday night at the USTA Billie… Read more »


Beyond the Score: We Can Learn A Lot From Venus

By Lisa Thomas In reading the three-page spread on Venus Williams in the August 28 New York Times, Sunday Styles section I learned a lot about her as a business… Read more »


Branstine to Face Day in US Open Quarterfinals

Carson Branstine from the City of Orange will celebrate her Sweet 16 on Friday playing in the quarterfinals at the US Open Junior Tennis Tournament. On Thursday, the USTA wild… Read more »


Aviators Soar Past Breakers To Earn First Championship

San Diego Aviators Soar Past Orange County Breakers To Earn First Mylan World TeamTennis Championship Aviators’ Harrison Starts Day with Win in US Open Qualifier, Then Helps Aviators To Triumph… Read more »


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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Aviators defeat Breakers for Mylan WTT Title

The San Diego Aviators defeated the Orange County Breakers 25-14 to win their first Mylan World TeamTennis championship on Friday in the Mylan WTT Finals presented by Citi at historic… Read more »


Former USC Trojan Danielle Lao Headed To US Open

It all started in Southern California at the Claremont Club for former USC Trojan Danielle Lao and her doubles partner Jacqueline Cako as the pair captured the US Open National… Read more »

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Day Captures Victory To Win Girls’ 18s Singles At National Championships

Top Seed Kayla Day Captures Three-Set Victory To Win Girls’ 18s Singles Title At USTA National Championships Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara Wrap-Up Girls’ 18s Doubles Crown Top-seeded Kayla Day… Read more »


Beyond The Score: Tips To Success From a League Captain

By Lisa Thomas I’ve been a tennis league player for about 10 years now.  For most of those seasons of play my friend Paula has been my team’s league captain. … Read more »


Thrilling Third-Set Tiebreak Gives Escobedo First ATP Challenger Title

 The following report was filed by, a news station in Lexington where West Covina’s Ernesto Escobedo on Sunday won his first career ATP Challenger title. LEXINGTON, Ky., July 31,… Read more »

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Three Southern California Players Make Finals At Clay Court Nationals

The Canetes from Venice were big winners at the recent USTA Girls’ 14s National Clay Court Championships as Christine Canete captured a gold ball with her finals win in singles in… Read more »


Beyond The Score: We Can Learn A Lot From Watching Big Wimbledon Matches

By Lisa Thomas As players we can learn a lot from the last few days of Wimbledon.  The men’s quarter and semifinals were in large part an exercise in perseverance… Read more »

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Beyond The Score: Sound Advice For Junior Tennis Parents

By Kamala Nellen The 2016 Southern California Junior Sectional Tennis Championships are here! More than likely, you as a parent are feeling the stress right alongside your athlete. You have… Read more »

Beyond the Score: How To Take Your Doubles Game To the Next Level

By Matt Previdi In my previous article “Getting Into Doubles” we discussed ways to take you from total beginner to regular star on the doubles court. This is often the… Read more »


Mensah Captures Second Straight USTA National Open Hard Court Title

Top-seed and defending champion Emmanuel Mensah of Imperial Beach, Calif., won his second straight USTA National Open Hard Court singles title with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over eighth-seeded Stefan Menichella… Read more »

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Tennis Among Pro Sports Requiring The Most Athleticism

The world’s greatest athlete reveals which major pro sport requires the most athleticism When an American Indian named Jim Thorpe won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1912… Read more »


Beyond the Score: Staying Focused Under Pressure

By Kamala Nellen We are heading into the 2016 Southern California Junior Sectional Tennis Championships in June. Perhaps you want to garner a scholarship for college or you aspire to… Read more »