Katie Volynets Goes to South America

Congratulations to Katie Volynets, from Walnut Creek, CA, on being selected to represent the United States at three ITF tournaments in Paraguay and Brazil; Asuncion Bowl, Banana Bowl, and Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre.  The tournaments will take place from January 30th

NorCal Juniors Honor Roll: January 2017

Welcome back to USTA NorCal’s Player Development Honor Roll! Each month, we are going to be highlighting the successes of our NorCal Juniors! Here’s a look at some of the great performances from Team NorCal in January: NorCal juniors started 2017 with some great results at

Meet Marcus McDaniel

USTA NorCal caught up with Marcus McDaniel, 14, from Vacaville, CA, who talked about his experience at the USTA National Winter Championships event and winning the sportsmanship award. “I didn’t know what to expect since I only knew four players, so I tried to focus

2016 Junior Player Party

The NorCal Junior Awards – Player Party celebrated and recognized our junior players and volunteers for their dedication, hard work and support, as well as highlighted their exceptional achievements for sportsmanship, leadership, and performance. Congratulations to all the NorCal players for a memorable year and


How do you get players to practice more on their own? That’s the conundrum that many high school coaches face at the beginning of each season. While some players participate in local programs and tournaments, a majority of them don’t play nor commit to year-round