San Diego’s Hispanic tennis pros to introduce game
February 2010 -- A group of San Diego Hispanic tennis professionals, headed by Angel Lopez, director of tennis at the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club and the Angel Lopez Tennis Academy, will introduce tennis to approximately 300 children during a school assembly at Las Palmas Elementary School in National City, Calif.The assembly is scheduled from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the school, located at 1900 E. 18th St. in National City. "We hope to expose the sport of tennis to more kids in the South Bay," said Lopez, who serves on national diversity committees for the United States Tennis Association and the United States Professional Tennis Association. "This will be an excellent opportunity for these children in predominantly Hispanic communities to learn how fun it is to play tennis and hopefully they will take part in after-school tennis programs offered by Youth Tennis San Diego," Lopez said. Other San Diego-area tennis professionals who will participate in the school assembly include USPTA members Marco Zuniga, Antonio Ramos, George Espinosa and Juan Garcia, along with Alberto Ramos and two-time Australian Open quarterfinalist, Angelica Gavaldon.