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Tennis Jam rocks Long Beach

The inaugural USTA Tennis Jam kicked off at El Dorado Tennis Center in Long Beach on Veteran’s Day, welcoming more than 300 tennis enthusiasts for a full afternoon of activities that included demonstration courts featuring the biggest names in tennis, and a tribute to Long Beach veterans. Touted as “a festival of tennis for all […]

2018 League Trilevel Sectionals Results

Congratulations To All The Teams That Made It To The Finals And To The 2018 Trilevel Sectional Champs! #ngg-gallery-54f57a28001dcb8a82f5a91a5f541253 .ngg-pro-masonry-item { margin-bottom: 10px; } Read more tennis news…

Hollis Smith, a face of SoCal Tennis, has died

The following was announced by Katrina Adams, USTA Chairman and President, on November 8.  Long-time Southern California fixture Hollis Smith of Indio, Calif., has died. Mr. Smith began playing tennis in the early 1960s at the Rancho Cienega Tennis Club, and ultimately became President of the club. He became involved with the Los Angeles Municipal […]

Hispanic youth celebrate Heritage Month at Rosie/Pancho Fiesta

National Hispanic Heritage Day was celebrated in style at the Rosie Casals and Pancho Gonzales Love Tennis Fiesta at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. It was a lively sports cultural event for approximately 120 children, who played tennis and enjoyed mariachi music, folkloric dancers, and a healthy lunch. These festivities were capped off with traditional piñatas […]

Carson schools bring Net Generation tennis to Phys Ed classes

Towne Ave. and Del Amo LAUSD Elementary schools in Carson are the most recent recipients of the USTA Net Generation Physical Education grants. On a recent Saturday, 25 teachers and administrators from both schools gathered on the Towne Ave. School playground for an action packed, informative training. The USTA National Schools team, along with USTA […]

Mixed Doubles “Dynamic Duo” junior tourney in December

USTA Southern California will host the first ever “Dynamic Duo” Level 3 junior tournament, December 15-16 in San Diego. The tournament will be held at both Barnes Tennis Center and San Diego State University. Players will sign up for this tournament as a mixed doubles team. Each round will consist of one mixed doubles match, […]

Donoslovic teaching SoCal players through TGA Premier Tennis

Meet Angela Donoslovic, Lead Head Coach for USTA SoCal’s TGA Premier Tennis schools program! Angela began her prolific athletic career as a competitive figure skater in the former Yugoslavia (now Serbia) before she discovered her passion for tennis. She quickly rose up the junior tennis ranks, and by the age of 11, was a three […]

Pacific Beach Tennis Club Continues To Produce Area’s Top Juniors

Facility Spotlight – Pacific Beach Tennis Club There was a time back just a few short years ago that a 25-square mile area of San Diego contained the most talented group of junior tennis players you could find anywhere in the world. Names like Keegan Smith, Jacob Brumm, Timothy Sah, Ryan Seggerman, Ivan Thama and […]

Pacific Beach’s Zach Svajda, 15, Qualifies at Pro Futures Event

Zach Svajda of Pacific Beach holds the distinction of being one of only three 15-year-olds in the world to currently hold an ATP World Tour ranking. Svajda earned his one point last month when the unknown player came out of nowhere to upset the No. 1-seeded player at the Claremont Club USTA Pro Circuit Futures […]


Apply now for the Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award.  Recipients must be between the ages of 14 and 21, have diabetes, and must play tennis competitively in tournaments, high school, or college. . WHAT: Two one-time national awards of $7,500 each given annually to two young people aged 14-21 who have diabetes and play tennis competitively […]

How to Win a Tennis Tournament

How to Win a Tennis Tournament Many junior and adult tennis players have trouble with success during tournaments. No matter what your age or ability is, this article has advice on playing matches and making the transition from practice courts to winning trophies. Tennis is also considered as the game of minds. To win a tournament you need the mentality as well as the physicality.

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Outdoor Tennis Tournaments

Outdoor Tennis Tournaments If you're playing outdoor summer tournaments, be prepared for the weather! Never underestimate heat because it can easily cost you a match. Fight the heat by drinking at every changeover and when you're at home before and after a match. Use sunscreen as well.

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Play a Tennis Tiebreaker

Play a Tennis Tiebreaker A tennis tie-breaker is an intense, and often used, game in a set. It is used when the players are tied at 6-6 in a set, to determine the winner of the set. Whether you're learning to play tennis, or you're a spectator, it is important to understand the rules behind this exciting part of the game.

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