4:33 pm 10

Member News:  ITA member, Sandy Bowerbank was elected 2014 Grassroots USTA Official of the Year!   Congrats Sandy!

4:31 pm 10

ITA is looking for members that want to volunteer at the tournament this year.  Volunteers will receive a free entry into the tournament!

Please contact Gary Bird if interested,

Gary Bird 949-294-8145

2:43 pm 10

ITA Winter Classic Tennis Tournament

Jan 31-Feb 1 & Feb 7-8, 2015


Presented by:


The City of Irvine and the Irvine Tennis Association


Entry Deadline: January 27, 2015
www.scta.usta.com, Tournament #651712515

Events: Singles, Doubles, Mixed

Divisions: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, Open

>>> ALL Entries Require USTA Membership <<<

Trophies: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5

Cash Prize: All OPEN Divisions – Based on Draw size


Main Location:   Heritage Park

Additional Sites:  Woodbridge High

Lower Peter’s Canyon


Download Tournament Entry form, Click here -> 2015 Tournament Entry

Download 2015 tournament flyer, Click here -> 2015 Tournament Flyer

1:15 am 18

Braving breezy weather 40 members participated in the Annual ITA Turkey shoot on Sunday the 16th. Mark Gross was crowned the men’s champion with 22 points.

David Matsuyama and Tony Wong vied for second place with 20. Followed by Blane Muruoka, Tom Kipp, Michael Zhang and Austin Galliguez all with 19 points.
The ladies division featured a four-way tie for first place with 20 points each. A traditional racket spin decided the final awards order:
Noriko Imai, Yolanda Huapaya, Janice Ashton, and Lori Greenman. Closely behind the winners were: Anneke Chang 19, Marcella Wilson 18,
and Susan Ambrozich, Moscha van Dijk, Nan Diesen-Ng, and Suzanne Frank with 17 points.
Champions earned at $20 Albertson’s gift card, second place a $10 Starbucks gift card, third place an ITA fleece blanket, and fourth place
a bottle of sparkling cider or can of tennis balls. Everyone enjoyed a hearty lunch of BBQ turkey, smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, cole slaw,
beans, salad, rolls, brownies and cookies. The strawberry cream puffs donated by Ray were a big hit too!

10:56 am 15

Congratulations to ITA member, Jenny Hua Zhang, as part of the 3.5 ladies doubles team that won the National USTA tournament in Tucson this past October!

8:55 pm 22

ITA End of Summer Mixed Doubles bash

Date: Sunday, September 28th

Time: 2:00-5:00pm

Place: Woodbridge High School Tennis Center

Click to Reserve your spot with Nan at

nandiesenng@sbcglobal.net or Call 949-651-0626

9:01 pm 25
2014 ITA Annual Turkey Shoot
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November 16th ITA Annual Turkey Shoot

Random tandem mixed doubles event followed by catered Turkey lunch with all the trimmings
8:30am – 1:00pm
Woodbridge High School Tennis Center
ITA members $10 guests $15 (space available basis only)
RSVP to Nan at nandiesenng@sbcglobal.net

3:21 pm 25

Summer is flying by – get out and play – two events to choose from

ITA is hosting a special Friday night mixed random tandem doubles event
followed by a pizza party and our annual end of Summer bash.
Mid Summer Night Mixed

Date: Friday, August 8th
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Heritage Park courts
Reserve your spot with Nan at nandiesenng@sbcglobal.net or 949-651-0626

ITA End of Summer Mixed Doubles bash

Date: Sunday, September 28th
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Place: Woodbridge High School Tennis Center Reserve your spot with Nan at
nandiesnng@sbcglobal.net or 949-651-0626

3:21 pm 25
Sundowner News
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The ITA AlleyShots earned a second place finish in the highly competitive Evening Stars Sundowner tennis league for the 2013-2014 season. The team plays in the upper division and features a line of singles and doubles at the 5.0. 4.5 and 4.0 level. Nellie Gail/Laguna Niguel Club won the league with a record of 17 wins/4 losses and ITA followed right behind with 16 wins/5 losses. Fountain Valley Tennis Center was 3rd place at 15 wins/6 losses. The Monday night league features clubs from throughout Orange County. Five of ITA’s matches went down to game count to determine a winner and ITA had a perfect 5-0 victory record. ITA’s team is co-captained by Colleen Scanlon and Nan Diesen-Ng.

3:20 pm 25
Party Champs crowned
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Over 50 members/guests participated at the June 1st ITA Annual Party. A morning of round robin random tandem mixed doubles was followed by a fully catered lunch and short annual business meeting. Competition on the court was close. So close that there was an historic four way tie for first place in the ladies division. Anneke Chang, Kathy Zhang, Janice Ashton, and Renee Lopez all scored 25 points. They even managed to tie in a quadruple racket spin-off! Joyce Kim, Hedy Schmutz, and Athena Wong followed closely with 23 points. David Matsuyama and Michael Zhang were tops on the men’s side with 26 points each. Tim Chan (24), Scott Ryan and Mark Gross (23 each) were next in line.

Athena Wong earned the Jim Adams Memorial Sportsmanship Award and was presented with an engraved crystal trophy. One ITA member is chosen for the Award based on exemplary performance and attitude during the Irvine Winter Classic tournament.

Athena joins previous honorees Ray Ng, Scott Ryan and Trung Nguyen on the perpetual trophy.

The event concluded with a fabulous prize raffle featuring items such as a tennis bag, backpack, beach towel, t-shirts, hats/visors, Starbucks gift card, wine, movie tickets, and the ever popular case of beer!

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