SCTA Foundation’s Teaching Pro Certification Scholarship is Now Open

By Karen Ronney Are you considering becoming a certified US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) or Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) teaching professional? Now is your chance with help from the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation, which is offering a total of twelve (12) scholarships:  Six (6) for USPTA Southern California or USPTA San Diego District and

The Legacy of Gideon Smith Lives on as the Pied Piper of the High Desert

By Karen Ronney Music made by the “Pied Piper of the High Desert” will be heard for generations to come in the Morongo Basin and beyond thanks to the legacy of tennis legend Gideon Smith.  Always identified by his protective sun hat, tennis gear and sneakers, he was an unforgettable figure in the desert for

Join the SCTA Foundation’s Spring AmazonSmile Fundraising Club

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

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

Summer Youth Tennis Racket Program Sparks Interest in Red Orange, and Green-Ball Players

By Karen Ronney Kyle Havelka loves to play sports with his family. The athletic 6-year-old from Ventura County played basketball, soccer and tennis at home during the Covid pandemic. Of the three, however, tennis was his favorite sport. This summer, he was one of eight recipients who recieved an SCTA Foundation’s Summer Tennis Racket Package.

The Light Up A Life Campaign Illuminates All at Mountain View Sports & Racquet Club

By Karen Ronney Mountain View Sports and Racquet Club’s mission came to fruition this year as it succeeded in its quest to “Light Up a Life” at their seven-court facility.  In reality, this southeast San Diego club has lit up many lives through the sport of tennis. This year, Mountain View received a grant from

Riverside’s Jeselle Ante Follows Family Tennis Traditions with Outstanding Play

By Darryl Nash Riverside’s Jeselle Ante wants to be a tennis player when she grows up – and she knows that’s sooner than later. Ante has put together a solid run in the past year reaching the Woody Hunt 18's semifinals and the quarters at Sectionals last summer before earning a spot in the main

San Diego Open Set for Sept 27 to Oct 3 at Barnes Tennis Center

By Karen Ronney San Diego will have an ATP 250-Level tournament from Monday, September 27 through Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Barnes Tennis Center. Former world No. 1 Andy Murray of Great Britain has accepted a wild card into the main draw of the $600,000 event. Japan’s Kei Nishikori and American Brandon Nakashima of San

USTA Grow The Game Grant Still Accepting Applications

By Karen Ronney The countdown is on to apply for USTA's Grow The Game Grant, a generous recovery initiate to help pros, clubs and organizations bring tennis to beginning level juniors and adults. The deadline for the first phase is October 1, so don't miss this opportunity.To apply, CLICK HERE. This program is intended to

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