In Memorium - Franklin Johnson
1936 - 2023
Former San Diego resident, SCTA and USTA President
and 2008 San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame inductee.
The San Diego tennis community lost one of it's most beloved and passionate supporters this past weekend. Bryan East was a founding member of the Wounded Warrior Tennis Program which has received national recognition over the years. Bryan was heavily involved as a volunteer in the wheelchair tennis community as well as a player. We will provide information about his memorial when it becomes available. Our deepest condolences to Bryan's family and friends.
The 94th San Diego District Championships
Sept. 2 - 4 (Sat-Mon, Labor Day)
Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Dr., San Diego, CA 92104
Level 5 Open: San Diego Metropolitan Tournament
September 23 - October 1, 2023
Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Dr., San Diego, CA 92104
Closes September 17, 2023 at 2:59 PM
Don't miss out! The 2023 Senior Games Tennis Tournament
will take place Sept 16-17 at Balboa Tennis Club. This is a fun event that includes an opportunity to receive a gold, silver, or bronze medal, event t-shirt, and experience good competition. For info visit: sdseniorgames.org
Contact Rick Beltran: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to share that we will be hosting the 8th Annual Virginia Glass Scholarship Tournament from September 9-10. We very much look forward to this tournament, and hope to see many of you there.
The 3rd annual San Diego Veteran's Tennis Classic will take place Oct 13-15, 2023, at the University of San Diego. This is a collegiate tournament with a military/veteran recognition theme and will feature teams from USD, the U.S. Naval Academy, Pepperdine, Boise State, University of Denver, and Loyola Marymount. The event is free and open to the public.
Come watch outstanding collegiate tennis while celebrating San Diego's rich military history!
For more information, please visit www.sandiegoveteranstennisclassic.com or contact
55's 9.0 Women UCRC/ Lisa Crisafulli
+55's 8.0 Women UCRC
(back) Emily Jia, Terri Bourne, Jenny Bjornstad,
Michele Andrew, Lisa Moses, Christie Golemb,
Wendy Burgoon, Dominique Gambale
(front) Patty Matsuoka, Becky Kuba, Debbie Fitzgerald (Captain), Janene Christopher, Maria Ward,
(absent) Helen Bruton, Rory Tarantino, Diane Holnback
The SDDTA is working with the Latin American Tennis Foundation (LATF) and
Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD) to further opportunities for Latino players of all ages.
The LATF was established because of the lack of quality, high profile organizations representing Latino tennis players and their needs. Through the efforts of my Love & Love Tennis Foundation and by working with underserved Latino community members, I realized more needs to be done in raising awareness and money to provide tennis to kids who only know about soccer and other team sports. I've built a strong relationship with the Pancho Gonzalez Foundation; hosting tennis clinics for Hispanic Heritage Month and collaborating on additional ideas to elevate and support Latinos in the sport. Greg & Dan Gonzales and I have talked about the need to have all Latinos under one big umbrella organization - Imagine what we can do together! LATF President, Rosie Casals "click here" to find out more on how you can get involved.
Looking to finish up your USPTA certification?
Here in San Diego, the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club will be offering the Level 2 In-Person Workshop November 11-13. This course is for coaches who are increasing their knowledge and furthering their career as a certified coach with the USPTA. Please reach out to Conan Lorenzo email@example.com with any questions or Sign Up Here!
USTA Junior Team Tennis starts up September 24
Coaches around San Diego are getting their teams together now with tryouts, registration and more. Matches are played on Sundays with a season of 7-10 weeks in duration. Get with your local coach to see when their tryouts or registration are or reach out to Conan Lorenzo for more information on the league and how to get your player started. Conan Lorenzo: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tennis Channel is doing a feature on Ivan Smith which is airing the 2nd week of the US OPEN. If someone in the San Diego Tennis Community is able to record the feature and provide a copy for us to post on our website please contact John Broderick email@example.com.
The 2023 CIF girls tennis season begins soon!
Click here to follow their season
BNP Ball Crew Training in San Diego
This year we have arranged to have ball crew training in San Diego for those living here so they don’t have to travel to other satellite training locations. The training will be held at Barnes on Dec 2-3 and Dec 9-10. For complete info click here!
Congratulations to Trent Miller & Rudolfo Rodriguez for capturing the gold ball at the Men's 45 doubles indoor National Championship hosted by Overland Park Racquet Club in Kansas City, MO August of this year.
The San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame (SDTHOF) selection committee will begin the voting process for class of 2024 early next year. If you would like to nominate someone who you feel is worthy of consideration for the SDTHOF please use the link below. We are always accepting nominations. Please get your nomination for the class of 2024 in by January 2024. Contact SDTHOF committee chair David Jaehnig if you have any questions. 858-774-3098.
Coming in October 2023 USTA Sanctioned Adult Level 6 Tournament
Level 5 Open: RPTC Arnold Belinsky Memorial Open
August 12-20, 2023
Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Center
12350 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA, 92129
"Click here" to check out all of the great new junior and adult clinics offered at Surf and Turf Tennis Center in Del Mar.
Register @ Delmartennis.com.
The SDDTA is accepting nominations for it's annual awards for the following categories.
Female/Male player of the year, Female/Male Pro/Coach, Female/Male Sportsmanship, Family of the Year, Community Service Award, Tournament of the Year, Club of the Year, Sponsor of the Year.
Please submit your nominations with a paragraph or two about the nominee by September 15 to Jim Lackritz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in Serving on the San Diego District Board of Directors?
The SDDTA is looking for people to fill Director positions. We have 35 board members with a common passion for tennis and growing the game in San Diego County. We are an all-volunteer organization who commits time and resources to various tennis activities and projects throughout San Diego. We want members with a variety of skills and professional backgrounds, and we currently are seeking people with finance and accounting skills. If you are interested in applying for a board position click here to download an application.
Coronado resident, and International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee (2018) Christopher Clarey
Christopher Clarey has covered global sports for The New York Times for more than 30 years from bases in France, Spain and the United States. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on tennis and has reported from more than 100 Grand Slam tournaments, chronicling the major figures and issues of the Open era and interviewing everyone from Bjorn Borg to Serena Williams. His book “The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer,” a New York Times bestseller translated into 19 languages, was published in 2021 and 2022.
Physical Benefits of Tennis, TENNIS IS MORE LIFE!
Did you know, playing tennis just 3 hours per week can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 56%? Or, as one long term study shows, tennis players add 9.7 years to their life over sedentary individuals?
Playing tennis has a wide range of health benefits that make it an ideal physical activity for anyone, at any age.
LEAGUE MATCH Rules & Etiquette What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do.
San Diego County Tennis Community Comes Together to Preserve Our Tennis Courts
The San Diego District Tennis Association (SDDTA) it's board of directors along with other members of the San Diego County tennis community have been working with San Diego Parks & Rec and other cities in the county to help preserve tennis courts. Proposals made by SD-Pickleball who wish to take over UCRC, Peninsula Tennis Club (Robb Field), or Pacific Beach Tennis Club are among the targeted clubs.
Follow news coverage of the event.
KUSI Turf War Studio 6/23/23 https://youtu.be/OdMIqWsrm4c
KUSI Tennis/Pickleball 6/26/23 https://youtu.be/58rdxzSn14U
KUSI Tennis Pickleball 7/24/23 https://youtu.be/geubD3rHAfk
KUSI Barnes pickleball 8/3/23 https://youtu.be/cd4suQCfYaU
KUSI Barnes pickleball pt 2 8/3/23 https://youtu.be/2-L86H7ys8w