Attn: Jake Nelson
February 11, 2002
By STAN…THE TENNISMAN– STAFF WRITER
Tournament Planning, build a
The tennis courts are filling
up again. Tennis fans are getting out and practicing, playing and having a great time. Juniors are taking lessons in preparation
for the school team competition. Practice is in full swing. Now is the time for you to plan to play in a few public tennis
Here are some for adults
in March and April. The locations are within the southern California area. Call the contact person for details. Remember,
get your application there in time.
March 23-24, Fourth Braemar Spring NTRP Tournament, Braemar Country Club, Tarzana. Contact: Jeff Richards 818-345-3230.
April 1-7, USTA Men’s 60 & 90 National Hardcourt Championship, Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, Steve
April 6-7, Fifty Second Los Angeles B-C-D Tournament, Griffith Park Tennis Complex, Kelly Werling, 818-246-5613
April 6-7, Hermosa Beach Tennis Classic, Kevin Brady, 310-798-0644.
SATELLITE tournaments (for first time tournament juniors) include:
March 16-17, Eighth Orange
County TA Spring Jr. Satellite, Ridgeline Country Club, Mike Nelson, 714-771-2410.
March 26-29, Eighty Fifth
Dudley Cup Jr. Tournament, Santa Monica, Jesse Dixon, 310-458-8920.
April 6-7, Hermosa Beach
Tennis Jr. Classic, Hermosa Beach, Kevin Brady 310-798-0644.
Juniors looking to earn rankings
need to play in the JUNIOR tournaments:
March 26-29, The Dudley Cup
as described above.
April 1-5, Sixth Northridge
Spring Jr. Tournament, Cal State Northridge, James Ciuffo, 818-250-0261.
April 6-7, Long Beach Jr.
Tournament, Nancy Trainer, 714-761-5005.
April 13-14, twenty fourth
Racquet Centre spring Jr Tournament, Racquet Center-South Pasadena, Chandler Thomas, 323-258-4178.
Tip of the month: Play and
watch. You can learn by watching others compete. A local event, attracting players from around the world, is the 3rd
Annual Women’s Professional $25,000 Challenger Tournament. Competition runs from March 17 through the 24th.
Matches begin daily at 10 AM and is open to the public for free viewing. Professional women tennis players travel on the circuit
to earn ranking points to qualify for larger professional tournaments. The competition is intense. This is a chance to see
top technique, strategy, and mental determination live and in person. Go to Flint Canyon Tennis Club at 265 Berkshire in La
Canada Flintridge. 818-790-3355.
For further information or
instruction, contact Stan Carter, USPTA certified professional, at the Flint Canyon Tennis Club: 818-790-3355 or 213-321-8699. You are invited to please email questions and comments to Info@StanTheTennisman.com.