USTA Southern California

UCLA ALUM CLIMBS THE ATP RANKINGS

Just 18 months removed from his eight-day hospital ICU stay after a horrific skateboarding accident that ended his senior season at UCLA, Keegan Smith wants all to know he’s living his best life and stands ready to follow-up his recent US Open success by continuing to climb up the ATP rankings in both singles and doubles.

UCSB’S CASTILLO HAS AMBITIONS TO LEAVE A LEGACY IN TENNIS

Pushing on from his successful junior career in Southern California, La Quinta native and UCSB Gaucho Diego Castillo hopes to leave a lasting legacy as the hardest worker in the room.

PAREJA SISTERS EXCEL IN TENNIS WHILE HONOROING HERITAGE

For the past 21 years, the Pareja family has lived in Carlsbad. Throughout that time, the three sisters have honored their Hispanic heritage through hard work, dedication and sportsmanship.

SYLMAR’S PORFIRIO CERVANTES TACKLES ACCESSIBILITY IN TENNIS

The former wrestler and now Assistant Director of Tennis at Serve It Up Tennis Academy has worked hard to bring tennis to a diverse community in the north San Fernando Valley.

SANTAMARIA HAS BUILT A PRO CAREER ON LA’S PUBLIC COURTS

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sabrina Santamaria hopes to use her platform as a tennis professional to inspire other players who are growing up playing on public courts like she did.

SERVICE AWARDS HONORS MEMBERS OF SOCAL COMMUNITY

Led by Henry Talbert Achievement Awardwinners Fred and Richard Williams, a diverse array of impactful players, coaches, and organizations convened to celebrate a common love of tennis.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH KICKS OFF WITH CULTURAL EVENT

To kick off our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, USTA SoCal hosted a cultural event to celebrate the past, present, and future of Hispanic tennis at Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.

OTIS SMITH III TO BE INDUCTED INTO BLACK TENNIS HALL OF FAME

This month, UCLA alum and Southern California tennis stalwart Otis Smith III will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame, capping off an incredible career in the sport. 

GONZALES REMEMBERED AS A TRAILBLAZER FOR HISPANIC ATHLETES

In a sport that is constantly working to improve diversity and representation even today, Ricardo Alonso ‘Pancho’ Gonzales was a pioneer for Latino and Hispanic athletes in the early 20th century.

CASALS FOCUSED ON WELCOMING LATINO COMMUNITY TO COURT

Tennis legend Rosie Casals and her Love & Love Tennis Foundation partner Tory Fretz have worked tirelessly to introduce tennis to hundreds of underprivileged Coachella Valley youth.

WELCOME TO USTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

WELCOME TO
USTA SOCAL.

Southern California has always been synonymous with tennis. We produce champions, make headlines, fill courts and bond communities. Tennis is a game for all in Southern California. Professional players train here year-round with access to world-class coaches. Adults play in leagues and tournaments that combine competition and community. Juniors have access to a pathway of tournaments that can prepare them for innumerable college programs. And, children are exposed to the compelling nature of the sport through city parks, schools and tennis clubs.

USTA SoCal serves all of these constituencies by providing resources and programming and celebrating the tennis lifestyle that is uniquely part of Southern California culture.

Southern California has always been synonymous with tennis. We produce champions, make headlines, fill courts and bond communities. Tennis is a game for all in Southern California. Professional players train here year-round with access to world-class coaches. Adults play in leagues and tournaments that combine competition and community. Juniors have access to a pathway of tournaments that can prepare them for innumerable college programs. And, children are exposed to the compelling nature of the sport through city parks, schools and tennis clubs.

USTA SoCal serves all of these constituencies by providing resources and programming and celebrating the tennis lifestyle that is uniquely part of Southern California culture.

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