Pop / Paddle Tennis—it’s a Venice thing…but not for long!

Here is a message from the Pop Paddle Venice‘s Daniel Wulff!

Once again this summer, the Mecca of Pop/Paddle Tennis hosted a spectacular two-day tournament where Venice Beach locals and a large gathering of tourists witnessed record levels of participation.  150 players across 3 different categories (Open, A and social/beginners), played for a chance to win the Doubles and Mixed National titles.

The world’s best players traveled across the country to show off their skills in front of an unbelievable crowd. On the men’s side, all players attempted to wrestle the trophy away from the Doerner Brothers, a.k.a. The Aussies, who won the tournament for a sixth consecutive year — with an unprecedented 75-match winning streak!

Champions Category Open – Scott Doerner _Austin Doerner

In the female bracket, the Canete sisters, who are former tennis players, won their first title in The Mecca. The local rising stars from Venice High School admit that Pop/Paddle Tennis is more fun than traditional tennis!

The tournament also featured a kids’ clinic, led by local coach Ernesto Russo, where children enjoyed a summer afternoon playing Pop/Paddle Tennis in Venice Beach and ended with a well-deserved treat while enjoying the sunset at the beach.

The event was filmed by the Tennis Channel and will be showcased in upcoming episodes, so make sure to keep an eye out for our feature on center court!

Champions-Women Open- Christine canete _ Mae Canete

Daniel Wulff

Congratulations to the 2019 Pop/Paddle Tennis Doubles and Mixed National Tournament Winners and Runner Up!

Category Women Open

  • 1st place: Christine Canete / Mae Canete
  • 2nd place: Amanda Robertson / Laurie Sacks

Category Men Open 

  • 1st place: Scott Doerner / Austin Doerner
  • 2nd place: Alex Emery / Scott Freedman

Category Men A’s

  • 1st place: Sam Lizzul / David Katz
  • 2nd place: Simon Pompan / Sasha Pritzker

Category Men B’s

  • 1st place: Igor Frank / Barry LeBrian
  • 2nd place: Stuart Rush / Chuck Carey

Category Mixed Open 

  • 1st place: Scott Freedman / Mae Canete
  • 2nd place: Daniel Wulff / Christine Canete

Category Mixed A’s and Social

  • 1st place: Esme Gregson / Matt Jones
  • 2nd place: Jane Rockwell / Glenn White

Photo by: Nic Emery

A big thank you to all local supporters from Venice and Culver City as well as club members from The Beach Club, Jonathan Club, and Bel Air Club for helping to make the tournament a success.

Many thanks to all of the tournament sponsors this summer: 

Acutonix Wellness, ArcLight Cinemas Santa Monica, Baja Cantina MDR, Barry’s Bootcamp, Bellissimo, Bolour Immigration Group, Bowl Kitchen, Bulldog Realtors, Burgers N Brew, Centurion Lifestyle, Crexi, Cryosoul, Cycle Bar, Dr. Cory, Dr. Refresh, Drink Recover, Drop Shot, Espresso Yo’Self, Great White, Joy Ride Santa Monica, Mobot Nation, Muscle Beach, One Energy Bar, Pono Kai, Popplaya, Show Me Your Mumu, Sports Mania, Starbucks, Studio MDR,  Surfside Venice, The Butcher’s Daughter, The Venice Farmer’s Market, Tumbleweed & Dandelion, Vitalyte, Zinque

Compete or watch the action at the August 24-25th, Pop/Paddle Tennis Singles and Mixed Doubles Tournament in Venice, California.  

View flyer for details!

For more Pop Paddle Tennis info:

If you would like to learn more about this exciting, up-and-coming sport, how to help grow the game, or how to participate in upcoming events, please contact the pop.paddle team via Instagram @Pop.Paddle.Venice.

Venice Recreation and Parks, 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291. Robert Dunn, 310.396.6764

View all tournament photos by Charles Chen Photography

For more info:  

Venice Recreation and Parks, 1800 Ocean Front Walk. Venice, Ca 90291.  310.399.2775

Instagram: @pop.paddle.venice
Instagram:  @poptennis

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