First Quarter 2017

New TSO Chapters

Welcome Anne Sobel and San Diego! Anne will be starting a TSO San Diego Chapter and will be coordinating a TSO charity round robin in January 2018 to benefit the SD Blind Center. We are so excited to work with Anne and to have this opportunity to inspire more ladies to use their tennis to serve others.

Welcome Peta Carley! Peta, who has been a TSO member for over a year, approached her general manager at Newport Tennis Center to start a chapter in her club, and received a supportive “YES!”

Thank you Peta for your role as the inaugural Newport Beach Chapter President and for your enthusiasm in spreading the love through Tennis Serves Others.

If you are interested in starting a small chapter at a local tennis club or you have a benevolent friend in another city,

Please contact
Marcia Patterson, VP of Chapter
Expansion, at
[email protected]

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TSO Recent Past Events

At the Orange County Chapter meeting, President Jill Behrle presented the “No Pucker Challenge” to raise awareness of the devastating disease of childhood Alzheimer’s (Sicker Cell Disease). The
OC Members took the challenge by eating a lemon without puckering, and to continue awareness challenged their sister TSO LA Chapter Members to do the same. Visit our Instagram or Facebook site to view the challenge. To learn more about this disease and what you can do to help, visit

On a sad note, the Orange County chapter recently lost member, Betsy Banker, who quietly suffered from ovarian cancer. In her memory, TSO Board Members coordinated a charity round robin that raised $1245.00 for The Ark of San Juan Capistrano, a local animal rescue dear to Betsy’s heart. Thank you to Marcia Patterson, Carol Walsh, Kat Frost, Morgan Amirani, Jeanne Petrik, and head coach Scott at Marbella Tennis Club for coordinating a memorable day in our dear friend’s honor. Thank you also to Peter Cousins for his generosity and support.

On September 1st, TSO held another charity round robin benefiting Laura’s House, an Orange County based nonprofit whose mission is to support those who have suffered from domestic violence. Laura’s House was one of two runner up’s from last year’s Wimbledon Grand Slam Beneficiary vote, so it was very rewarding to play tennis and raise funds and awareness in their name. Thank you to Mike Thoeresz, Director of Tennis at Racquet Club of Irvine, for allowing this TSO event to be held at their club. Thank you also to Janet Zahl, Cathy Bass, Kelly Altuzarra, Laurie Cook and Marcia Patterson of our OC Chapter who made this a fun event that connected us to more potential TSO members and ladies who love tennis. And to everyone who played in the crazy heat, we commend you for your
“Love All” attitudes!

TSO gives back to Public Law Center, a non-profit that provides justice for lowincome residents of OC. PLC attorney, Sarah Efthymiou, worked with us in the beginning stages to establish TSO.

In August, the LA Chapter raised $1,750.00 at a TSO Charity Round Robin benefiting Pete Brown Junior Tennis League. It was a fun day as LA Members rallied to play at Harvard Park with great
raffle items and a social lunch. Kudos to the LA Chapter for making such a big difference in the life of young tennis players. A big thanks to Ellie Kanner for her generous donation. And another
big thanks to Tanisha Byrd Mason and her husband for sponsoring lunch for 28+ TSO members.!


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Upcoming Events for the LA Chapter

October 15 – The LA Membership Meeting is scheduled from 10am to 2pm at the home of Janet Fattal in Encino. An Evite with more details was sent out by LA Chapter President, Adeline A. Cook. Join the fun and meet your other TSO members, learn about our upcoming Dec 9th event, get updates on our Soles program, and much more. A light lunch will be served.

December 9th – Tennis Serves First Break “Love All – Tennis Bash” – $65 – All TSO Members & Friends are welcome. Let’s play together and create a fun filled day of tennis and giving back

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SAVE THE DATE: December 9th Tennis Serves First Break Academy

TSO is joining forces with the Pros! The LA & OC Chapters are partnering with First Break Academy, to raise scholarship funds to help low income families with tennis lessons, competitive play and other sports opportunities.

This “Love All Tennis Bash” at StubHub Center, home of the USTA Training Center, will benefit the Early Excellence Program at First Break Academy providing scholarships for 20 dedicated children who need a break. We know how expensive tennis can be, the money it takes on a family is extensive.

So, come join the fun . . . Catch a Pro at Practice, Meet Tennis Celebrities – Pam Shriver, Nicole Gibbs and Stevie Johnson and possible Sam Querrey! Play tennis in a variety of fast -paced clinics and drills, Dare to play in Live Ball with Pros? Come to support a great cause!

If you can’t play, please join a committee to help! In the OC, please contact Jill Behrle at [email protected] In LA,
please contact Adeline A. Cook at
[email protected]

Let’s use our passion of tennis to serve these young athletes! Please make every effort to attend and bring a friend. Ticket price is $65 for a comprehensive tennis experience you won’t want to
miss. In the OC, Cathy Bass is arranging for a fun-party bus to ride from LNRC to StubHub for only $15 more. Stay tuned for more details!

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Wimbledon 2018 – Beneficiaries Needed!

Members, who do you want to play for? We need applications! Please send our TSO Beneficiary Application to an individual, group or other non-profit organization that we can help. Applications are on-line at, under the two Tabs “What we Do” and “Beneficiaries.”Applications will be received until October 31st. Please contact VP of Fundraising, Rhonda Buckner, at [email protected] with any questions

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back from our fun and busy summer! There were many positive TSO happenings including events, the expansion of TSO through new Chapter Boards and lots of planning for 2017-
2018. Congratulations to Jill Behrle who took the reigns as our new OC Chapter President and welcomed TSO OC members with a celebratory membership meeting! Welcome Jill and the inaugural OC Chapter Board:

  • Morgan Amirani & Kristine Michaels, Co-chairs, Membership
  • Kelly Altuzarra, Beneficiary chair
  • Dorene Spearman, Events chair
  • Janet Zahl & Laurie Campbell, Co-chairs, Tennis SOLES for Others

Thank you ALL for your TSO participation and leadership.
LA Chapter President, Adeline A. Cook, along with her dynamic team, Tanisha Byrd Mason, Donna Levanthal, Pamela Levine, and Sunny Zionts coordinated an impactful and successful TSO Round Robin for LA members benefiting Pete Brown, Jr. Tennis League. Three competitive rounds of tennis were followed by lunch, opportunity drawings and the chance for Orange County members to mingle with our LA counterparts. It’s so gratifying to see a positive team spirit inspiring others as we give back to our communities.

Thank you TSO members for your membership, talent, commitment and dedication to TSO and our many endeavors to serve others. A big thank you to OC TSO member, Vicki DeJoy, who works behind the scenes on our newsletters and marketing/promotional materials. You are the best! And, another special thank you to OC TSO member Barb Lanni for  coordinating our December service project, Serve-A-Family (for both OC & LA Chapters).
Please read on to hear more about our upcoming events and how you can get involved.
Love All!
The TSO Board
Carol Walsh, Hana Ishizaki,
Marcia Patterson, Terry Campbell,
Stacy Gavin, Rhonda Buckner
& Cathy Bass

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