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

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

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

Registration Still Open for the 11th Annual Tennis Seminar on Sunday, July 31

By Karen Ronney It’s a power packed line up at the 11th Annual Tennis Seminar for professional coaches, assistant coaches and parents on Sunday, July 31, from 8am to 5pm at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion in the City of Mission Viejo. The fee is $75 including lunch and (1) raffle ticket. The conference is hosted

The Fun Keeps Rolling at the 1st Annual Up-Down Wheelchair Fundraiser

By Karen Ronney Landon Sachs found tennis at the perfect time in his life. The senior from JSerra Catholic High School was looking for a new hobby and tennis was the perfect answer. He picked up a racket in January and quickly made the junior varsity team. There was one caveat, however, Landon plays tennis

Tennis Fest San Diego Returns to Balboa Tennis Club on May 15

By Karen Ronney Tennis Fest is back for players of all ages and stages, families, fans, pros and enthusiasts from Noon to 4pm on Sunday, May 15 at Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego. The annual event is presented by the San Diego District Tennis Association and co-sponsored by the SCTA Foundation, USTA So Cal,

Tory Bailey Earns Second-Team All-Conference Honors at Howard University

By Karen Ronney The SCTA Foundation congratulates Tory Bailey for receiving Second-Team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Conference honors for his freshman season at Howard University. Bailey, a Los Angeles native, is a former scholarship recipient from the SCTA Foundation and a proven winner on and off the tennis court. Photo credit: Howard University “We

Congratulations to the Spring Kramer Future Champions Scholarship Grant Recipients

By Karen Ronney The SCTA Foundation is pleased to announce the spring 2022 Kramer Future Champions Scholarship Grant recipients. Congratulations to 15 promising juniors between the ages of 8 and 18 from Southern California, who aspire to play high level or national juniors, collegiate and/or professional tennis. This impressive group shows significant promise on and

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,

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