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Tennis: a Family Affair

Once in a while, you find stories that remind you how much tennis can mean to a person and sometimes, to entire families. Take the Howard family for example; out of six members, five out of the six of them play tennis at a high

Brandon On: Asian American Month Spotlight

Born and raised in San Francisco, Brandon On got his start in tennis in the Mission district. After meeting Alex Zhu, who was taking tennis clinics nearby, (and still one of his closest friends today), he decided to give tennis a try. Fast forward a

A Memorable Experience

As a first time captain for Men’s Tri-Level, Bryant Ung, who resides in San Francisco, CA, wanted to create a team just to participate in the Tri-Level Team Tournament. Little did he know his team of players out of Golden Gate Park, would make it to the

Going for the Four-Peat

For the Peninsula Tennis Club Women’s 3.5 team, District Championships are nothing new to them. In fact, a few of the members have gone to three other Sectional Championships this year alone! What makes this accomplishment so special is the fact that their entire team

Steve Amaro – Beyond Coaching

When Steve Amaro was hired at Freedom High School in Oakley, CA, back in 1998, his role was to teach English. But Steve’s tennis background led him to step in as the Girls and Boys Tennis Head Coach. Determined to grow tennis in his area

International Women’s Day – Ana Eschenbach

International Women’s Day – Ana Eschenbach  By: Dora Gyulai  In celebration of International Women’s Day, I sat down with 2017 Blue Ribbon Sportsmanship – Daytime Captain of the Year Ana Eschenbach. Ana received her award during the 2017 ACES Awards ceremony luncheon where NorCal tennis

For the Love of his Son and the Game

Admired by most who knew him for his extremely active and full life, Kunal Patel fell in love with tennis because of “the sound of the ball whacking against the tennis racquet, and the thrill of facing down an opponent (his Dad).” Member of the