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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!
Level 1: USTA National 40, Father/Son, Grandfather/Grandson Hard Courts
November 27-December 3, 2023
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037
Announcing the IC Rod Laver Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals
The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club will play host to a monumental one-time international team championship for kids 16 and under age group.
From Tuesday, November 7th - Saturday, November 11th.
For more details about the event "Click Here"
Read more about the IC... Results
Level 7: Balboa Turkey Shoot Mixed Doubles Combo
November 18, 2023
Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Dr., San Diego, CA 92104
The Balboa Tennis Club Newsletter features articles on two longtime SDDTA board members,
M.A. Hillier and Steve Kappes.
Board member Matt Previdi is also featured in the newsletter.
In Memory of Nelson Alapi
We have some sad news, Nelson Alapi has died. Nelson was long-time pro at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and a former past President of the San Diego Division of the USPTA. We was well liked by all that knew him and will be missed! He was the President that initiated our conventions and was a great Board member with many new ideas. Here is a link to the Go Fund Me account for a college fund for his two children: https://gofund.me/f2cb6841
No other information is available at this time.
Vote: Billie Jean King for the Congressional Gold Medal.
Billie Jean King is not only the greatest ambassador in the world for tennis, women and equal rights. She is quite possibly the world's greatest ambassador in all of sport. To date, 11 individual male athletes, as well as the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, have been awarded this distinction; King would be the first individual female athlete ever to receive it.
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!
Remembering former La Jolla Tennis Club head pro Robert (Bob) Perry
March, 13 1933 - October, 23 2023
Bob ran the La Jolla Tennis Club from 1972 - 1999 and was loved by so many. Before running the LJTC, during the 1950's, Bob Perry was a top pro on the professional circuit and won the French Open Men's doubles title in 1956 with partner Don Candy.
* He was the the #1 player at UCLA. During his 3 years of competing there, the UCLA Men's Team won the NCAA Division 1 championships all 3 years.
* As a singles player, he reached a career high ranking of #18 in the world. He reached the Round of 16 at Wimbledon in 1955 and the Round of 16 at the French Open in 1956.
* In doubles, he reached the Quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 1954 and the Quarterfinals of Wimbledon in 1955 and 1956. His most notable achievement is winning the French Open in 1956 with partner Don Candy.
Even with this long list of incredible professional achievements, Bob Perry said his greatest achievement was serving the tennis community of La Jolla as Head Pro. He will be our friend forever. May he rest in peace. To read more articles, La Jolla Light and SD Union Tribune.
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.
Jeff Greenwald's "Play Like A Champion" " squad -- Finalists at 2023 Scottsdale ITT National Qualifier now headed to National Finals
IMPACT TEAM TENNIS.
World Team Tennis (WTT, as widely known) shut down it's Professional and Recreational Leagues in early 2023, but the Recreational Leagues were given new life, branded as Impact Team Tennis. Jeff Greenwald has captained his Invitational teams to the National Finals every year from 2014 to 2020, when play was halted due to Covid.
Jeff, a member of both San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club and the Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Center, and his latest team, returned to the National Qualifiers in Scottsdale, AZ in September 2023. Battling through the severe desert heat, including their last match where the temperature was 108 degrees at the start of the match, the team ended up as Finalists in the National Qualifier. Jeff said "the entire team played amazingly hard and represented Southern CA well". The team was just awarded a Wild Card entry into the National Finals to be held at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona (Orlando) FL on November 17-19, 2023.
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.
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. We are currently seeking people with social media, website management and marketing skills. In addition we are seeking someone to chair and organize the community programs committee such as Drop In classes and Family Tennis Day clinics which we have funding for. If you are interested in applying for a board position click here to download an application.
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