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.

The Henry Talbert Summer Tennis Camp Scholarship Grant Brings Joy to Seven So Cal Youth

By Karen Ronney Summer is the season when kids can make great memories by participating in youth tennis camps. It can be half day or full day experiences and fun is the key factor. This year, the SCTA Foundation was proud to offer that opportunity to six players in Southern California through the Henry Talbert

Determination Drives Denise Campbell to Work Hard for Her College Dreams

By Karen Ronney Denise Campbell is an individual who leads by example. She lets her actions do the talking because she is a humble and quiet person by nature.  However, her strong work ethic and determination to succeed speaks volumes. Campbell is a junior at John W. North High in Riverside. She was the Sunbelt

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association Offers Pathway for Kids to Learn the Sport of Tennis

By Karen Ronney Two is the magic number for the Morongo Basin Tennis Association.  The community group located in the Yucca Valley offers two free tennis lessons to junior players so they can have a fun and engaging sports experience.  It’s the pathway for kids to sign up for a longer term tennis commitment. What’s

Barnes Tennis Center Clay Courts Once Again Shine as the Jewel of So Cal Tennis Facilities

By Karen Ronney The two clay courts at Barnes Tennis Center had once been a shining jewel of San Diego.  They were previously built as practice courts for the USA vs. Great Britain first round Davis Cup meeting in 2014. The Barnes clay courts were made from the same imported Italian red clay that was

The SCTA Foundation Continues to Grow Yet Stay True to Its Roots

By Karen  Ronney The Southern California Tennis Association Foundation has always stayed true to its original vision to expand the popularity of tennis in Southern California. But the roots of the SCTA Foundation run much deeper than that, and the impact the SCTA Foundation has had on hundreds and hundreds of junior and adult players,

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