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

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!

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ITA Annual Party Sunday, June 1, 2014

Reserve your spot now for the most popular ITA event of the year!

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Location: Woodbridge High School Tennis Center (corner of Alton and Lake)
Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Cost: $10 for ITA members or $15 for guests/non-members (space available basis only)
RSVP to: Nan at nandiesenng@sbcglobal.net or 949-651-0626

Includes a morning of random tandem mixed doubles tennis (no partner necessary, sign up individually), morning snacks, full catered lunch by Tummy Teasers, short annual business meeting followed by a raffle with fabulous tennis prizes!

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Sign up now for the ITA End of Summer Bash set for

Sunday, 9/22

Woodbridge High School Tennis Center

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Random Tandem Mixed Doubles (Casual king of the hill format)

Event is FREE for ITA members

Pizza party and snacks after tennis included

RSVP ASAP to Nan at nandiesenng@sbcglobal.net or 949-651-0626


Tuesday Night Men’s group needs subs/long term subs

please contact Charlie Niles at 949-607-8657 or charlieniles@comline.com

***Ladies (3.5-4.5) may now also apply to be subs on Tuesday nights!!


Membership Renewal now past due

Don’t forget to renew your ITA membership (if you haven’t already!) for 2013 – May 2014

application is attached or can be found at www.itasite.com


Save the date – Turkey Shoot scheduled for November 17th, Sunday at WHTC

11:10 pm 12

ITA membership renewals are now due so please renew your membership as soon as possible.

10:15 am 15

ITA Sunday tennis is relocating to the University high school tennis courts
(4771 campus dr, near Culver) from October 14 – November 11 due to a city of
irvine youth league at Woodbridge. Please contact Ray with any questions
(949) 244-1677

Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the ITA annual turkey shoot on our
first Sunday back at Woodbridge, November 18!

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ITA End of Summer BBQ
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Save the date –
Sunday, 9/30/12 2PM – 5PM
ITA End of Summer BBQ
Casual random tandem mixed doubles and a hot dog BBQ at the courts
FREE event for ITA members
Relaxed King-of-the-hill style format. Reserve your spot with Nan at
Nandiesenng@sbcglobal.net Or 949-651-0626
Limited availability

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Sundowner evening stars league champions. 16 wins-2 losses


Sundowners moonlighter team. 2nd place in league


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2012 Annual Party 


Perfect tennis weather kicked off the 2012 ITA Annual Party with over 45 members vying for the title in the round robin competition. Upon check in each player received their choice of a navy or wine colored stadium blanket embroidered with  Irvine Tennis Association.  By 9:00am mixed doubles teams were on the courts and the action started.


On the men’s side, Tony Wong led the pack with 31 points, followed closely by Scott Ryan (29),  then Jim Touguchi (26), Gary Bird (24), Michael Zhang (22), David Matusyama (22), Mark Gross (21) and Darrell Saucedo (20) rounded out the top scorers.

Barbara Schafer earned the ladies crown with an identical score to the men’s champ at 31 points.  A traditional racket spin off was held for second place since both Susan Ambrozich and Nan Diesen-Ng had 29 points.  Susan made the right call and claimed the ITA bag tag for the runner up.  Other top scorers for the ladies included Mary deVlugt (24), Lily Yu (23), Anneke Chang (21), Jenny Hua Zhang (21) Hedy Schmutz (21) and Marcella Wilson (19).   Men’s and women’s champions, Tony and Barbara, received modernistic  “nuts and bolts” tennis sculpture awards – along with bragging rights for 2012!


Our favorite caterer, Tummy Teasers, served lunch promptly as tennis was winding down.  Beef, teriyaki chicken, macaroni salad, Asian mandarin salad, fresh sliced watermelon and pineapple, Hawaiian rolls, and homemade chocolate fudge brownies sated everyones appetite.  ITA board members were introduced and each received a tennis towel emblazoned with ITA Board of Directors for their generous service.  Scott Ryan was the recipient of the Jim Adams Memorial Award.  Each year, during the Irvine Open tournament, an ITA member competing in the tourney is selected based on the exemplary characteristics of the late Jim Adams including fair play, graciousness in winning or losing, and simple joy of playing the game.  Scott was truly touched when receiving his beautiful glass award.


Finally, time for the raffle prizes!  Brand new member Nobuko Wako started off the excitement winning a jump rope and tennis balls as well as a wheeled igloo ice chest later. (Prizes increase in value as the raffle progresses).   David Matsuyama claimed overgrips, tennis balls and sunscreen early on.  He happily complied with the “two prize max” rule when he turned back in the Neutrogena sunscreen pack for the upgraded beer variety pack with US Open bottle opener.  Susan Ambrozich cheerfully accepted the returned sunscreen pack from David.  Joe Bowerbank was a big winner scoring a plush beach towel and a sporty black Wilson racket backpack.  Jenny Hua Zhang (or was it really her husband Michael?) won a sleek fold up cooler.  Tony Wong ended up with two movie tickets to top off his winning day.  Suzanne Frank nabbed the “time for tennis” wall clock.  Mark and Weimin Gross collected a $25 gift certificate to Irvine Tennis.  Judi Hartwick had the winning number for the grand prize full size Dunlap biometric racket bag – retail value $85.  But the question on everyone’s mind was “just how did Tim Chan manage to win both bottles of wine?!”


See you at the Turkey Shoot in November –






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