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Thursday’s Hot Sheet from The Ojai

See the latest results and Thursday’s Pac-12 quarterfinals schedule at The Ojai. Go to for all the draws and information. Wednesday’s Pac-12 Women’s First Round No. 9 Washington State 4, No. 8 Colorado 0 No. 10 Arizona 4, No. 7 Utah 2 No. 6 Arizona State 4, No. 11 Oregon 0 Wednesday’s Pac-12 Men’s […]

JUNIOR TENNIS: Summer Tournament Schedule kicks into high gear

  USTA Southern California is experiencing a boom in junior competitive tennis! With Junior Team Tennis reaching remarkable heights, the Maze Cup back in SoCal, and some amazing performances by our young players across the nation, now is the time to get involved with Junior and Youth Net Generation tennis! Check out our upcoming tournament […]

119th Ojai Tennis Tournament Begins Wednesday

The 119th-annual Ojai Tennis Tournament kicks off on Wednesday with the first two of the week’s 25 championship matches – the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Men’s and Women’s Dual Team Tennis State Championships – along with three Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Championships matches at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club and Weil Tennis Academy, and […]

UCLA Bruins Crowned 2019 Tennis On Campus National Champions

  It was 2011 when the UCLA tennis club was last in the Tennis On Campus National Championship final. They won it that year over Florida. Since then, the team has struggled to get back to the final. They have found themselves in plenty of semifinal matches and have had plenty of opportunities, but always […]

Wheelchair providers engage with Coach’s Workshop

In March, USTA Southern California hosted a Coaches Developmental Workshop at Mission Viejo’s Marguerite Tennis Pavilion for wheelchair tennis providers. Led by instructor Jason Harnett (USTA National Manager and Team USA Wheelchair Tennis head coach), more than twenty coaches learned about wheelchair tennis history, disabilities, on-court mobility, and much more. Able-bodied coaches had the opportunity […]

A House Divided Joins Forces at the Tennis On Campus National Championships

  Two conflicting tennis loyalties have raised havoc for the Gaal Family of Southern California. It’s a house divided that is evident by a flag that hangs outside their So Cal home. It supports both UCLA and USC Tennis on Campus (TOC) teams. Siblings Amy and Alex Gaal, both former outstanding junior players, will be […]

JOB OPENINGS: Be part of the USTA Southern California team!

USTA Southern California is bringing some new faces on board as we gear up for another great summer of tennis! The section has posted three current openings. Please click the links to review if you think you may be a qualified candidate, or send the link to a friend who might be interested as well!  […]

UCSD’s Wen Excited To Play in Final TOC Nationals

Vivian Wen, far right, is excited to compete in final USTA TOC Nationals before graduating.   TOC SPOTLIGHT: Vivian Wen Creating lifelong memories while competing for a national title were enough reasons for UC San Diego Tennis On Campus Club President Vivian Wen to enroll in an extra quarter of school so she could be […]

Tracy Austin, Steve Johnson Added To The Ojai Fundraising Event Honoring Larry Scott

  International Tennis Hall of Famer Tracy Austin and ATP Tour professional Steve Johnson, the most decorated singles player in Pac-12 history and a past Ojai champion, have been added to a special night honoring Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott at the upcoming 119th Ojai Tennis Tournament. The special event will take place on Friday, April […]

JOIN OUR TEAM! We’re looking for a Digital Content Specialist

  USTA Southern California is seeking a Digital Content Specialist to assist in developing and enhancing the organization’s online presence, primarily focused on social media platforms. This role is essential to conveying the brand and image of USTA Southern California in a concise, consistent, and appealing manner to engage a variety of audiences through multiple digital applications. […]

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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