USTA Southern California

YOUNGEST JULIETA WINS ON NATIONAL STAGE

For the past 21 years, the Pareja family comprising of sisters Raquel, Antonia, and Julieta have lived in Carlsbad. Throughout that time, the three tennis-playing sisters have honored their Hispanic heritage and achieved success both on and off the court through hard work, dedication and exemplary sportsmanship taught to them by their parents.

SYLMAR’S PROFIRIO 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.

PEREZ HAS LASTING LEGACY AS PIONEERING MEXICAN-AMERICAN

Bob Perez had an impact that stretched from elite to grassroots players, leading clinics in Boyle Heights for underprivileged youth and working to help increase opportunities for tennis in SoCal.

PETE BROWN JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM LEGACY SPANS DECADES

Pete Brown Junior Tennis has inspired inner city youth to pick up racquets for decades and continues to spread a love of the sport to junior players in Los Angeles and Compton.

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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