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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Join the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation’s Summer AmazonSmile Fundraising Club

By Karen Ronney The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation has once again partnered with Amazon's fundraising program to support Southern California tennis communities, tennis providers and tennis organizations with a simple smile. That’s right, it starts with AmazonSmile, a community outreach fundraising campaign that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity

The SCTA Foundation Welcomes Former USTA CEO and Tennis Professional Katrina Adams to Speak April 24 at Carson

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation and USTA Southern California, along with the American Tennis Association (ATA), are pleased to welcome former USTA President and CEO Katrina Adams to celebrate the release of her recent book, “Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding as the Only One.” Ms.

What Black History Month Means to….Frances Simpson Lang

Frances Simpson-Lang saw an opportunity to grow the game of tennis in her community, but instead of waiting for others to fill the gaps, Frances took the reins and helped guide Mountain View Sports & Racquet Association (MVSRA) to become one of the prolific and diverse destinations for tennis in Southern California. In the past twenty years,

Register Now For a Tennis Paradise Experience to Play and Lunch with the Pros and Have a BNP Paribas Adventure

By Karen Ronney Calling all SCTA Foundation tennis fans to register now for a Tennis Paradise Experience to Play With The Pros and then Watch the Pros at the BNP Paribas on Sunday, March 13, for an incredible tennis adventure. This SCTA Foundation sponsored event will be a once in a lifetime opportunity and proceeds

Mountain View Sports & Recreation Celebrates Its Light Up a Life Project with New LED Lights

By Karen Ronney The Mountain View Sports & Racquet Club recently completed its LED court lighting project and the SCTA Foundation was proud to help support this community effort. The seven court facility located at Martin Luther King Jr. Park is home to the MVSRC, which serves a diverse population in South San Diego. The

The SCTA Foundation Celebrates Tennis on Presidents’ Day

By Karen Ronney Tennis has been a presidential sport for more than a century. It has been used for entertainment, fundraising, health and pleasure. In 1902, a court was created on the White House lawn thanks to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. He practiced with his posse of staff members that became known as the

The Schlinger Chrisman Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to the SCTA Foundation

By Karen Ronney SANTA BARBARA, CA – The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation is proud to announce it was recently named the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Schlinger Chrisman Foundation. This gift will help the SCTA Foundation support its mission of changing lives and communities through tennis and bring the sport to players

Denise Campbell Earns All-Inland Empire Singles Honors

By Karen Ronney Denise Campbell has a passion for tennis that has propelled her to excel on and off the tennis court. The junior from John W. North High School has worked hard in school, sports and life. Her on-court efforts were recently recognized as she was named an All-Inland Empire Second-Team Singles selection for

The San Diego Open ATP 250 Men’s Pro Tournament Inspires and Delights So Cal Tennis Fans

By Karen Ronney There was something for everyone at the San Diego Open ATP 250 this year. It was a historic event that saw the first ever ATP 250 tournament in San Diego. It showcased great tennis by some of the top 50 players in the world as well as up and coming local talent.

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