Upcoming Events



Team Tennis Pro-Am

Sunday, April 22, 2018

This is our 4th Annual Tennis fundraiser at Indian Ridge C.C. and we would like to invite our local pros, juniors and amateurs to join us on Sunday, April 22 for a fun day of tennis, great BBQ and Silent Auction. Teams will consist of 1 Pro, 1 Junior & 2 Amateurs on each team. If you don’t have a full team we will provide your team with the necessary players.

Lornie Kuhle seen in the recently released Battle of The Sexes and a special friend of Jackie Cooper will receive the  “JACKIE COOPER AWARD”. Past recipients are: Charlie Pasarell & DeeDee Felich.

For sponsorship or event information call Rosie Casals at: (760) 772-9411, or email: or visit our website at:

Pro-Am Volunteers



Past Event Review

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Annalee Thurston Award Reception 2018

DEAR FRIENDS: heart-made-of-hearts

The first Love & Love Tennis Foundation Annalee Thurston Award fundraiser was a “Smashing” Success thanks to all of you who supported the reception by attending or sending in your donations.  It was a great evening with lots of wonderful moments and many Thank You’s from me personally to each and every one of you.  And those who participated in the “Live” Auction made it the most memorable evening.  Billie Jean stepped up to the plate to buy two of Cartoonist and Legend Lee Holly’s paintings, Chris & Martina auctioned off two hours of tennis and Gary Tolman and Jim Citrin stepped up and grabbed a chance to play with two incredible friends and Legends.  Chairman and President of the USTA and recipient of the Thurston Award, Katrina Adams took the podium to auction off her US Open President’s Package to tennis fan and friend Gary Tolman.  Needless to say in that 15 minute span the foundation raised about $45,000 to bring our gross total to over $80,000. Without a doubt the best ever and one I will have to work very hard to repeat in 2019 . . . I WILL CERTAINLY TRY!

It was a pleasure to have Tatiana Harvey as the first recipient of the Vicki Berner “Heart & Spirit” Award and to share her stories and dreams of her future goals and aspirations after she graduates from High School this summer.  We certainly wish her well and know she will be a success!

To Katrina Adams, this year’s Annalee Thurston Award Recipient and always our President, I thank you for your support and contributions to the game of tennis and all that you do.  I hope you will continue to serve the game and return next year for more of your auction “Magic”.  To my Presenting Sponsor RumChata, and the wonderful wine from Rodney Strong Vineyards, Dr. Raj Sinha, Desert Stemcell Project, all my advertisers, Tennis Channel, International Tennis Hall of Fame, USTA, WTT, Sally Ride Science, Joan Oloff Shoes, Billie Jean Eye Coach, Ginn & Topics, so much appreciationTo my Patrons and Friends; Gary & Barbara Tolman, Laura King-Pfaff, Tam O’Shaughnessy, Dave & Felicia DiJohn, Ilana Kloss, Tory Fretz and all of you who made our success possible . . . THANK YOU!  Peggy Michel and Desert Champions for allowing us to have such a great venue for our dinner and suite to view tennis, so many thanks for your continued generosity.  

Annalee would be proud to know that she is still bringing us together to do good things in the desert!

THAT’S A WRAP – SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!      heart-made-of-hearts

The Love & Love Tennis Foundation & Annalee Thurston Award Reception   

“In the Spirit of Annalee”    

Rosie                            “Together we can do our best work”

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BNP Paribas Open - Day 7

BNP Paribas Open - Day 7

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BNP Paribas Open - Day 7
BNP Paribas Open - Day 7
Katrina & Martina auctioning racket
BNP Paribas Open - Day 7
Auction time with Martina and Chris



BNP Paribas Open - Day 7
Katrina Adams Recipient of the Annalee Thurston Award with Robert Larsen presenting Bottle of Rodney Strong Wine
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Katrina & Martina auctioning racket
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Auction time with Martina and Chris


Group Photo with past WTA members & Staff

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Pro-Am 2017 Photos:

The Rosie Casals & Jackie Cooper Team Tennis Pro-Am was a success raising over $20,000 for the Love & Love Tennis Foundation! The Team Tennis Pro-Am hosted 10 Teams comprised of (1) Pro, (1) Junior and (2) Amateurs and was won by Leif Erikson Tennis Director of Woodhaven Country Club and his team.

Pro-Am Photos

Winning Team Woodhaven CC
Winning Team Woodhaven C.C.




Pro & Junior SHOOTOUT
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Andy Scorteanu & Team
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Randy Berg & Team


Jackie Cooper Award Recipients

Tory, DeeDee & Rosie

Mayor Jan Harnik, Laura Regusci-Cooper, Charlie & Rosie

The Jackie Cooper Award was established in 2016 for someone who displayed “Commitment and Passion” for the game of tennis and good friend Charlie Pasarell was the first recipient of this award. The Jackie Cooper Award was given to DeeDee Felich this year who recently retired from her administrative duties at the BNP Paribas Open.

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Team Tennis Pro-Am 2016 Photos




Come out and join Love & Love Tennis Foundation for one of its events.

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Grants: We will be awarding Grants to various junior tennis organizations, programs, and individuals who have requested assistance through our Grant Application Program which you can download on our website. We hope to distribute more Grants through-out the summer when we review the Grant Applicants that are available for download on our website:


Download the Newsletter here.


Purple Room Wrap-Up


Rosie Casals & Tory Fretz receive Proclamation from the City Of Palm Springs and Mayor Pro-Temp Ginny Foat at the Purple Room Love & Love Tennis Foundation Fundraiser. It was a full-house for Welsh Diva and Cabaret Legend Irish Williams who performed for a sell out crowd at the Purple Room. The Love & Love Tennis Foundation raised over $10,000. Thank you, Michael Holmes, owner of the Purple Room, Jeremy Hobbs with the Western Wind Foundation and Iris Williams.


Battle of the Sexes


It was exciting to be included in the Battle Of The Sexes Movie starring Oscar Winner Emma Stone and Steve Carell as Billie Jean and Bobby Riggs. The Original 9 were also featured in the movie and attended the Opening Red Carpet Premiere in Los Angeles on September 16, my birthday.  Natalie Morales played me (Rosie Casals)  in the movie and I got a chance to meet her. Here are some photos of the Red Carpet in Los Angeles.

Pictured below are Natalie Morales & Rosie Casals


The Original 9 Cast Members
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Emma, Billie Jean and Steve on the Green
2017 Rosie, Peaches, Emma, Judy, Kerry, Kristy, Valerie & Billie Jean

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National Junior Tennis League:



National Junior Tennis League: The NJTL had their 18th Annual Summer Tennis Camp at the IW Tennis Gardens which ran June & July. The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition in conjunction with Tom Fey and the NJTL staff organized the tennis camp. Last year the Love & Love Tennis Foundation provided tennis shoes for all the kids and this year provided rackets and balls.


National Junior Tennis League

The Love & Love Tennis Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club Of Coachella organized the first “Summer Tennis Clinics” this year to serve many of the Hispanic community in Indio. The clinics w started July 5 and ran through August 2 and were under the direction of USTA Teaching Pro D’Wayne Begay. All the kids received goody bags and Mcdonald gift cards which they enjoyed.


National 16 & 18 Hardcourts in San Diego:

The NJTL with LLTF bussed kids from the Coachella Valley to San Diego for the Finals of the 16’s & 18’s National Hardcourts that was televised on the Tennis Channel for the first time. The LLTF made a contribution of $1,000 to help pay for the kid’s and parent’s bus transportation. The kids had a great time having lunch and watching the18 girl’s finals.


 Taylor Johnson & Claire Lui 18 National Doubles Winners
Taylor Johnson & Claire Lui 18 National Doubles Winners

The foundation wishes to thank those who have supported and made contributions to our foundation. We are working to promote tennis in the CV and to expose more kids to tennis. We would like to make the CV the Mecca of tennis in the future.

The Love & Love Tennis Foundation is making a difference!


Rosie Casals


Tory Fretz
Vice President




The Junior Team Tennis Challenge

Coming 2018