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

Tickets On Sale for Inaugural San Diego Open WTA 500 Tournament at Barnes Tennis Center

Tickets are going fast for the inaugural San Diego Open WTA 500 tournament scheduled for Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 16 at Barnes Tennis Center. This historic tennis event features many of the top players in women’s pro tennis and the Southern California Tennis Association Foundation is proud to be an event sponsor. Reigning

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

So Cal Star Brandon Nakashima Captures First Tour Title at the San Diego Open ATP 250

By Richard Osborn Before the Atlantic Coast Conference-Freshman of the Year nod at the University of Virginia,before the back-to-back finals in Los Cabos and Atlanta as a 19-year-old, before his summer breakthrough to the Round of 16 at Wimbledon, Brandon Nakashima was just a starry-eyed junior with pro dreams, honing his game in and around

Free Admission for High School Players and Teams at the San Diego Open Men’s ATP250 Saturday & Sunday (Sept 17 & 18)

Watching professional tennis court side is one of the best ways to learn, improve and get inspired to play the game.  Now high school players, coaches, parents and chaperones have the opportunity to attend the San Diego Open Men’s ATP250 event free of charge this Saturday and Sunday, Sept 17 and 18, at Barnes Tennis

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

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

SoCal Pro Circuit ITF Successfully Kicks Off at Rancho Sante Fe Open

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 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

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