Author, Player, Coach & Motivational Speaker

Karen Ronney is an award-winning author and national coach, USPTA and PTR certified tennis professional, a USTA National 10-and-Under Tennis Faculty member, and a Tennis Service Representative for the Southern California Tennis Association.  

A former women’s pro tour player and NCAA All-Conference selection at Cal State Northridge, she has combined her playing, and coaching skills to help others learn the game of tennis. She was named the 2009 National Youth Sports Double-Goal Coach of the Year by the Positive Coaching Alliance. She also received the USPTA Community Service Award in 2009 for the San Diego Division.

She earned two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University Northridge. She was also sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and the San Diego Union Tribune. 

Karen enjoys living in Southern California with her family and has put these coaching/parenting tips to the test with her three athletic kids!