Top 10 Tips to Playing Tennis in the Heat from the SCTA Foundation

By Karen Ronney While tennis is a favorite sport for many Southern California Tennis Association Foundation fans, it is important to proceed with caution in extreme heat. In this article, you will learn the Top 10 Tips to survive playing tennis in the heat from the @socaltennisassocfoundation. Also how to recognize heat exhaustion or heatstroke

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

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 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 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

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