Before embarking on his professional career in earnest on Tuesday at the Rancho Santa Fe Open, the inaugural $15,000 Futures event on the SoCal Pro Circuit, August Holmgren acknowledged one of the most important mental and emotional adjustments he would have to make is learning to cope with the concept of dealing with defeat. One
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.
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
Dear So Cal Tennis Friends, Mental, physical and social recovery were the goals of 2021 for the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation. It was challenging yet very rewarding. We saw tennis clubs, programs, classes and organizations begin to thrive once again. The SCTA Foundation is proud to be a part of that effort to bring
By Karen Ronney Larry Willens was a great tennis coach, educator and influencer who made a difference in Southern California and beyond. He taught at San Diego State University and was a sports psychologist to many tennis stars. He passed away on July 25 at age 82 in San Diego. Larry understood the importance of
By Karen Ronney Juan Alberto Garcia knows what it takes to be a champion in life and on the tennis court. He is a USPTA Elite pro who not only talks-the-talk but walks-the-walk. Garcia is the Director of Tennis at the San Dieguito Tennis Club in Encinitas and was recently the featured speaker at
By Karen Ronney Ed Collins is a true Renaissance man with a great sense of humor. His many passions in life include coaching, writing, music, travel, the Spanish language and tennis, and not necessarily in that order. He has used his unique talents to write and self-publish his recent book entitled, “Give It Your Miserable