About Karen Ronney

Karen Ronney is an award-winning national coach, author, speaker, mentor and marketing specialist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Tennis Management from San Diego State University. A USPTA Elite and a PTR Professional certified teaching pro; Ronney was recently named the 2020 High School Coach of the Year by both the USPTA and the Racquet Sports Industry. She was a National USTA 10-and-Under Faculty Member, USTA Tennis Service Representative and a 10 & Under Tennis Target Market Specialist. As a journalist, she was a staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, LA Daily News and the San Diego Union Tribune. She used her tennis and writing skills to author Proud Parents’ Guide to Raising Athletic, Balanced, and Coordinated Kids, winner of 34 publishing awards. Ronney is currently the Marketing Director-Consultant for SCTA Foundation and resides in Southern California.
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The Southern California Tennis Association Receives a Grant from the San Diego Foundation

The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a grant from the San Diego Foundation.  This grant will be used to promote youth development through increased accessibility and affordability of tennis in Southern California. This award is co-sponsored by the Junior Tennis Center/San Diego Tennis Patrons Fund at

The SCTA Foundation’s Q &A Meet the Pro Madison Keys at the San Diego Open WTA 500

By Karen Ronney As a small child, American tennis pro Madison Keys was inspired to learn the sport by watching it on television. As a top-ranked junior en route to the pros, she played on many surfaces and her favorite is hard court. Her favorite food is tacos and her favorite singer is Beyonce. Her

Tickets On Sale for Inaugural San Diego Open WTA 500 Tournament at Barnes Tennis Center

Tickets are going fast for the inaugural San Diego Open WTA 500 tournament scheduled for Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 16 at Barnes Tennis Center. This historic tennis event features many of the top players in women’s pro tennis and the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation is proud to be an event sponsor. Reigning

Top Women’s Tennis Shines at the San Diego Open WTA 500 and It’s Free to High School Players for Qualifying Matches

By Karen Ronney World class women’s pro tennis is happening with the San Diego Open WTA 500 and high school players and teams are invited to watch the qualifying matches for FREE on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, at Barnes Tennis Center. It’s an incredible opportunity to have fun, learn and get inspired as 16

So Cal Star Brandon Nakashima Captures First Tour Title at the San Diego Open ATP 250

By Richard Osborn Before the Atlantic Coast Conference-Freshman of the Year nod at the University of Virginia,before the back-to-back finals in Los Cabos and Atlanta as a 19-year-old, before his summer breakthrough to the Round of 16 at Wimbledon, Brandon Nakashima was just a starry-eyed junior with pro dreams, honing his game in and around

Free Admission for High School Players and Teams at the San Diego Open Men’s ATP250 Saturday & Sunday (Sept 17 & 18)

Watching professional tennis court side is one of the best ways to learn, improve and get inspired to play the game.  Now high school players, coaches, parents and chaperones have the opportunity to attend the San Diego Open Men’s ATP250 event free of charge this Saturday and Sunday, Sept 17 and 18, at Barnes Tennis

Top 10 Tips to Playing Tennis in the Heat from the SCTA Foundation

By Karen Ronney While tennis is a favorite sport for many Southern California Tennis Association Foundation fans, it is important to proceed with caution in extreme heat. In this article, you will learn the Top 10 Tips to survive playing tennis in the heat from the @socaltennisassocfoundation. Also how to recognize heat exhaustion or heatstroke

Billie Jean King Speaks on Women’s Equality and the Original 9

By Karen Ronney The significance of Women’s Equality Day is has many applications in today’s culture as well as the tennis world. It is deemed August 26 of every year and it supports the growth and awareness for gender equality. In women’s professional tennis, this campaign was realized by the sport’s Original 9, who set

Volunteer Opportunities Now Available for Exciting Men’s and Women’s Pro Tennis- Sign Up Today!

By Karen Ronney Calling So Cal Tennis Fans: You can be at the heart of the pro action as a volunteer for the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation at the San Diego Open Men’s ATP 250 and/or Women’s Tennis Association 500 Pro Tourney. The dates for the men’s event are September 17 to 25 and

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