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Tennis In Bullrings And On Ice: Rod Laver On The Pro Circuit’s Early Days

“We played in the old Madison Square Garden,” recalls tennis Hall of Famer Rod Laver, “and ice was down because I guess the Rangers were in town. They stretched out… Read more »


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 »


What Is The Code?

And Why Is It So Important To Tennis? Rallying With The Executive Director The Code should not to be confused with the “code” from the recent Pirates of the Caribbean… Read more »

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Tennis On Campus Nationals Wrap-Up 2016

The 2016 Tennis On Campus National Championships were filled with team firsts, nostalgic lasts, and plenty more unforgettable moments. Sixty-four teams from all over the United States convened in the… Read more »


Thursday’s Roundup at The Ojai

PAC-12 MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS Oregon and Washington won their opening-round dual matches on Day 1 of The Ojai to advance to the second round of the 2016 Pac-12 Men’s Tennis Championships…. Read more »

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Ross, Sanford Capture ITF Singles Titles at ASICS Easter Bowl

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (April 10, 2016) – One current and a former USTA Midwest Section player took home the top prize as the big winners on Sunday on the final… Read more »

Fed Cup – The World Cup of Tennis

US To Face Australia In The Fed Cup By BNP Paribas World Group Playoffs

Madison Keys, Coco Vandeweghe, Christina Mchale, And Bethanie Mattek-Sands To Face Australia In The Fed Cup By BNP Paribas World Group Playoffs In Brisbane, Australia, April 16-17 The United States to… Read more »

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Keegan Smith Upsets No. 1 Seed at ASICS Easter Bowl

By Steve Pratt San Diego’s Keegan Smith had just beaten a player in the world top 10 junior rankings and the No. 1-seed at the ASICS Easter Bowl, but was… Read more »

TOC National Championships & Spring Invitational Preview

Five Southern California schools are headed to the 2016 Tennis On Campus (TOC) National Championships in Cary, North Carolina in April. After fierce competition at the Southern California Sectional Championship… Read more »


Australian Barton Takes Home Calabasas Singles Title

Matthew Barton couldn’t have picked a better time to hit one of the best shots of his life. Down 4-6 in the first-set tiebreaker, the No. 2-seeded Australian 24-year-old battled… Read more »

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Finals Set At Calabasas Pro Tournament

If Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland is to win both the singles and doubles titles on Easter Sunday at the USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas, he will value them… Read more »


Beyond The Score: Setting Goals Is Key

By Lisa Thomas There is a lot of talk around this time of the year about setting goals and new year resolutions. There is also a lot of editorial space… Read more »


Beyond The Score: Prepping Your Kid To Compete

By Lisa Thomas I remember a couple of years ago being on the side of the court and trying to manage my own interactions with my daughter’s match along with… Read more »

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Former USC All-American Yannick Hanfmann Wins Long Beach Pro Futures Title

Photos by Chris Ganz Final Singles Draw Final Doubles Draw A Trojan came up big in what he called his adopted hometown tournament as unseeded and former USC All-American Yannick… Read more »


Beyond The Score: Coach Lorenzo Shares Secrets To Success

I asked my friend Conan Lorenzo to share some of his insights into the value of tournaments for kids and how best to approach getting them involved in competitive tennis. … Read more »

Beyond the Score: Set Attainable Goals in 2016

By Lisa Thomas There is a lot of talk around this time of the year about setting goals and new year resolutions. There is also a lot of editorial space… Read more »


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 »


Bujan Repeats Title at USTA Men’s 40s Hardcourts in La Jolla

Two-time defending champion Tony Bujan of Tustin, Calif., felt like the underdog entering Sunday’s men’s singles final of the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships at the La Jolla Beach… Read more »


Beyond the Score: Melbourne’s Other Sporting Event

By Lisa Thomas Most people with even a slight interest in tennis have heard of the Australian Open held in Melbourne every January. The Australian Open is one of tennis’… Read more »

Bujan Meets Carlsson In USTA National 40 and Over Hardcourt Championships

After a thrilling day of semifinal action at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the men’s singles final pairing is set at the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships… Read more »


Beyond the Score: Feel Before We Think

By Lisa Thomas A while back when saber-tooth tigers and large aggressive man-eating animals roamed the earth, humans relied heavily on their fight or flight instinct.  You had little opportunity… Read more »