UCLA’s Ponder Embracing New Role

As a walk-on and member of the UCLA men’s tennis team last year as a sophomore, Reid Ponder had achieved a lifelong dream of not only playing Division I college tennis, but playing for a perennially nationally ranked powerhouse like … Read More

Wentz’s Love of the Game Is Deep

Community Spotlight: Zack Wentz Following a devastating life-altering injury 10 years ago, it didn’t take long for Zack Wentz to return to the game he has loved his entire life. The 25-year-old downtown Los Angeles resident Wentz was injured as … Read More

Moranon Quietly Continuing To Coach

Teaching Pro Spotlight – Kal Moranon Kal Moranon has long been considered one of Southern California’s top tennis teachers. The quiet, unassuming 61-year-old Moranon can often be seen at tournaments in the shadows of his pupils, offering insightful advice when … Read More

Things Cooling Down For Ciuffo at CSUN

Teaching Pro Spotlight: James Ciuffo With the two-weekend 54th Annual Northridge-Matador Junior Open Tournament officially completed, longtime Cal State Northridge women’s assistant coach James Ciuffo is now ready to turn his focus on the next event he will direct. Entries … Read More

Serving Community For More Than 20 Years

FACILITY SPOTLIGHT: Burbank Tennis Center For Steve Starleaf and his co-workers at the Burbank Tennis Center, it’s always been about giving back to the community that is most important. Each June, the annual Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for individuals with Down … Read More

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