USTA SOCAL

Youth Leadership Council

Our Mission

The mission of the Youth Leadership Council is to empower junior tennis players to take on leadership roles and amplify their impact on issues about which they are passionate.

Our Vision

Create a network of dynamic and ambitious leaders using tennis as a vehicle to make an impact in Southern California.

Our Core Values

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Teamwork

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Integrity

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Service

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Inclusion

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Community

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Sportsmanship

Committee Goals

We will accomplish our mission and vision through our committees:

1. Community Service Committee

Provides opportunities to Southern California youth to play in organized tennis events by removing obstacles to their participation, particularly in underserved communities.

2. Mentoring and Team Events Committee

Provides greater opportunities for juniors to play tennis by organizing team events specifically designed for them.
Provides junior tennis players a framework for using the skills developed in tennis to enhance other aspects of their lives by matching them with older players who can offer connection, advice, and counsel.

3. Marketing Committee

Provides content and delivery mechanisms for engaging young people in the sport of tennis on the most current and popular platforms.

Katherine Hui, Coco Merritt

Co-Vice Presidents

Amani Shah

President

Rishi Vridhachalam

Secretary

Community Service

Andrew Arkow, Chair
Rancho Santa Fe

Cydney Yamamoto
Palos Verdes Peninsula

Jane Lee
Irvine

Katherine Hui
San Diego

Kylee Limpias
Bakersfield

Mika Ikemori
Huntington Beach

Rishi Vridhachalam
Irvine

Sophia Colavin
Encinitas

Stacey Samonte
Whittier

Marketing

Brantley Ryan, Chair
Riverside

Amani Shah
San Diego

Architha Anuraj
Temple City

Ashley Yang
Irvine

Christina Zhang
Irvine

Coco Merritt
Los Angeles

Derrick Green
Inglewood

Mentoring & Team Events

Anna Slavuk
Irvine

Grace Gamal
Villa Park

Jodi Chang
Torrance

Maya Youssef
Irvine

Incoming 2021 - 22 Members

Aiden Jang

Ayanna Shah

Briana Colavin

Daniela Borruel

Drake Nguyen

Drew Singer

Madeline Posner

Morgan Shaffer

Paul Kurgan

Ruby Addie