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Never Too Late To Play

When she picked up her first tennis racquet at 38 years-old, Dori DeVries never imagined that she would be a part of 18 U.S. teams and counting. Living in Reno, NV, Dori has traveled the world thanks to tennis, and it was no surprise when

Michaelin Watt Receives the Betty Gray Washington Sportsmanship Award

USTA NorCal congratulates Michaelin Watts, who was presented with the “Betty Gray Washington Sportsmanship Award” at the USTA National Category 1 Senior Women’s Clay Court Championships in Houston. This award is given to a player “based on a player’s on-court conduct, friendliness, and other contribution to women’s

Shibu Lal: A Unique Path to Success.

Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Shibu Lal moved to Novato, CA, in big part through tennis. A former professional tennis player, Shibu still plays competitively in Open and Men’s 35s tournaments as well as national tournaments. Shibu left Bangladesh to pursue his professional career and transitioned

Double Feast at the USTA National Women’s Clay Court Championships

Congratulations to Pam Cooke of Alamo, CA, and Kim Lackey of Clayton, CA, on winning the USTA National Women’s 55s Doubles Clay Court Championships held at Houston Racquet Club in Houston, Texas. Pam and Kim also reached the finals in the Women’s 45s Doubles Division.

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