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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

Perfect Match

When Erin and Will Chamberlin kissed after a loss during one of their first matches together, their opponents couldn’t believe they were married, because of how nice they were to each other. The Chamberlins have been married for 13 years and are an excellent example

Watsonville PAL Jamboree

With the help of police officers, Police Athletic League (PAL) staff and USTA NorCal staff, the kids at the Watsonville PAL jamboree had a great time learning tennis skills, playing new games, and winning prizes. This event held on December 7, 2017 was the culmination

NorCal Gave Big on Giving Tuesday!

On this #GivingTuesday, USTA NorCal raised over $5,000 in funds, and collected gently used equipment for kids 10 & younger to help support programs that bring tennis and education to under-served communities throughout Northern California! Thomas Arbuckle, teacher and tennis coach at Pittsburgh High School, received over 1,000 tennis