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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

Middle School Players Celebrate Their Love of Tennis

February was American Heart Month.  And tennis proved to be a great way to get active for many middle school students. Thanks to Bay Club Santa Clara for hosting a fun event that involved point play (doubles and singles) along with prizes, snacks, and a

Community Spotlight: Collective Impact

  Rain didn’t stop Collective Impact from hosting one of their many Play Day events at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center in the Fillmore neighborhood of San Francisco. The community tennis association, which partnered with USTA NorCal to bring the H.I.T.S. and A.C.E. curriculum

#WeAreNorCal Spotlight: Greg Roberts

Greg Roberts began captaining in 2011. He has advanced to Districts play 19 times since 2011 with six teams moving on to Nationals. His Men’s 3.5 18 & Over team won the National Championship in 2014 after finishing 4th in 2012. Roberts’ Men’s 18 & Over 4.0, have won

Try Team Tennis Players Warm-up the Courts

Despite some cool December days, 8 teams participated in two separate events to experience the thrill of “Team Tennis.”  Players participated in singles and doubles matches against other daytime players. Each player received a player gift bag and the winning teams were awarded a special prize. Thank

November Play Days Activate Area Youth

Area players enjoyed social competition at two November Play Day sites: Bay Club Santa Clara and Rosita Park, Los Altos. It was a fun day for both the players and their parents as they learned to compete against different opponents along with learning the rules

Touching Tennis Tribute Held for Alpine Hills Member

Leading a team is often just one of many responsibilities for USTA League captains, and Bev Wheat was no exception. Wheat constantly juggled working as a cancer nurse for nearly four decades, helping with the school her sons attended, playing tennis at Alpine Hills Tennis

One Day Tournament Fits In For Busy Schedules

Congratulations to Lifetime Tennis Sunnyvale for hosting a successful One Day Doubles Tournament. Players enjoyed multiple matches all in one day. Tournament Official Bonnie Middlebrook commented that the format “worked great, but some of the players thought it wasn’t enough (as they) just get warmed up

Orange & Red Balls for Players of All Ages

Coach John Fruttero and Matt McGee hosted two fun events on the Harker Middle School Courts. One event helped Orange Ball Players from as far as Antelope (Greater Sacramento Area) gain match experience and earn their Junior Development Pathway point. Volunteer parents filled in for

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