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2018 Bryan Brothers Scholarship Extended to March 2!

Application Due March 2, 2018

Bryan Brothers Fest 2016



Cleo Hutichison & Connor McPherson 2017 Bryans Brothers Scholarship Recipients

As the story goes by Kathy and Wayne Bryan, parents of the Bryan Brothers “…the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons tournaments and programs were where Mike and Bob were first able to spread their wings as juniors…..”  Now, they want to give back and would like to provide a deserving junior the same opportunity they had.







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Austin Stone (Right) 2016 Bryan Brothers Scholarship Recipient.
Austin Stone (Right) 2016 Bryan Brothers Scholarship Recipient.















Bryan Brothers 2014 Scholarship recipient Aminah Hill along with Luca Pieretti and Kelly Coulson were among kids sponsored by the Bryan Brothers Foundation to go to Davis Cup match in Chicago and share the glory of the 100th career tournament title they won at the recent U.S. Open.


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Dear Friend of the Patrons,

2016 was another extraordinary year for the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons. We have the most incredible, dedicated and tireless executive director in CathyAnn Simon. She’s been at the helm for nearly sixteen years. And we have an incredible board of directors who provide great direction.

2016 was the year of “More!”

  • More kids reached (over 6,500) through our schools’ programs
  • More equipment left with the schools to keep tennis alive in their PE programs
  • More funds raised to keep the Santa Barbara City College men’s team alive – thank you John Sanford for your successful efforts.
  • With the support and collaboration of the Bryan Brothers Foundation we were able to send more kids to both Davis Cup in Portland and to Indian Wells BNP tournament.
  • We provided more scholarships for our Saturday Clinics
  • Our free Summer Mentorship camp had 30 participants, including 10 from the Westside Boys Club.  The Camp was run by over 20 student volunteers from the SB Aces, our community service high school group.
  • Fifteen Aces helped coach the Santa Barbara Special Olympics tennis team weekly practice and were also involved in Special Olympics Tennis Classic.

The list could go on. Since you have the option to direct your donation to specific programs or our general funds, it’s important to know what the Tennis Patron’s mission is, and what are our immediate and long term use of funds. Our mission is to teach children, from Goleta to Carpinteria, life skills through the sport of a life time – tennis!

Our short-term goal is to maintain, enhance and refine our existing programs. Our primary focus continues to be on our Schools program. It successfully reaches the most children in the most cost effective manner and is a successful feeder into our other programs. We are looking to expand the number of schools, instructors and leave behind more equipment for each school. We are looking to expand the participation in our low-cost weekend clinics that we partner with the cities of Santa Barbara and Carpinteria – providing more scholarships and equipment to those in need as well.

Long term, we’d ultimately like to establish an endowment that can fund all our programs. To achieve this goal, we need a whole new approach to our fund-raising efforts and that is something the board is looking forward to establish. It’s important to let you know our goals and ambitions, even if long term goals aren’t articulated right now. But it can’t happen if we don’t put it out there and ask for your help – and your input. We’d love to hear from you. Thank you in advance for your generous contribution.

Elizabeth A. Winterhalter, President

CathyAnn Simon, Executive Director

Summer Mentor Program


Summer Junior Tennis Mentorship Program
Introduction to Tennis
“The Sport for a Lifetime”

Where: Santa Barbara High School
When: July 24-28, 2017
Time: Monday thru Friday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Who: 2nd – 8th graders

Here is your opportunity to learn basic tennis skills and meet new friends. Mentors from the area High schools will be mentoring the campers along with onsite Tennis Coaches. This program is for the novice student to experience a new and exciting sport.

Rackets and necessary equipment will be provided.
This camp is FREE.
50 students will be accepted based on financial need and desire.

Mentorship Camp Flier
Camper Application
Camper/Mentor Waiver
Mentor Agreement

 Please fill out attach application and Release form and mail to:
SB Tennis Patrons, PO Box 3886
Santa Barbara, CA 93130


CathyAnn Simon, Executive Director     805.680.3870

Junior Tournaments

There are three levels of sanctioned tournament competition in Southern California. ”Novice”, “Satellite” and “Open” tournaments. We recommend that juniors start playing in novice or satellite tournaments. Novice tournaments are one day events where players play numerous opponents over the course of hours. Satellite tournaments are for players that are not ranked in the top 50 in Southern California (or top 40 in the 10’s). The majority of the players involved in satellites have had little tournament experience. Open tournaments are for players at a more advanced level and have moved beyond satellite competition.



Junior Team Tennis 2018

Starts: April 7th!

If you think you can’t get the sort of thrills that come from being part of a team while playing tennis, you’re wrong.  Jr. Team Tennis is all about capturing the unique joys of playing on a team while playing a singularly great sport. Jr. Team Tennis stages organized
team matches in a friendly, laid-back environment. Here, it’s all about having a good time; the emphasis is on fun, fitness, and the social benefits of the game. It’s a great way to develop your game and develop new friendships at the same time.

Jr. Team Tennis offers kids the opportunity to play on teams in leagues that emphasize fun, fitness and friends.

Kids get involved in a healthy, active sport and they stay involved, because they’re part of a team. As a result, they learn more than tennis, they learn the importance of teamwork while having a ball with their friends.

In tennis terminology, that’s known as a “perfect match.


For more information and to find a team please contact:

Novice 11 and Under Commissioner:
Tom Horton:
805 729-0528

14 and Under Intermediate Commissioner:
John Kinsella:  John Kinsella:

Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club:
Jake Nelson:

Elings Park:
Aaron Webster:

Santa Barbara Tennis Club:

Knowlwood Tennis Club:
Tom Horton: 805 729-0528

La Cumbre Country Club:
John Kinsella:

Muncipal Tennis Facility:
Nancy Wheeler:

Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club:
Alex Dill:  805 704-9984

Santa Barbara Tennis Club:

Schools Program

The Schools Program, sanctioned by the USTA is a grassroots, nationwide program designed to introduce tennis on site to elementary school children. Local area pros work with the PE teachers during the school day or in the A-OK Afterschool program at Cleveland/SBCA.  This Program is made possible with support from the Ed Doty Fund and Remembrance of Ted Smyth and is available to all elementary schools in Carpinteria, Summerland, Santa Barbara and Goleta.  In the last several years the Program has been taught at Adams, Aliso, Canalino, Cleveland, Hope, Elwood, El Camino, Foothill, Harding, Hope, Kellogg, McKinley, Monroe, Monte Vista, Mountain View, Peabody, Roosevelt, Summerland, Vieja Valley, and Washington.home-grid-clinics

In 2015-16 over 6500 school children were exposed to Tennis in Santa Barbara! If your school would like the Patrons to bring tennis there please contact

Low Cost Clinics

home-grid-schoolsThe Clinics are low cost and invited to drop-in.  Instructors will teach the kids what the game of tennis is all about. All equipment is provided; just bring yourself and be ready to have fun!

Clinics are held at the following locations:

Where: Municipal Tennis Center
Co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons and SB Parks and Recreation
When: Saturdays,10am-12noon
Fee: First time FREE, then $7/clinic (financial assistance available)

Where: Carpinteria Community Pool Tennis Courts
5305 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria 93013
C0-sponsored with Carpinteria Parks and Recreation
Fee: First time FREE, then $7/clinic (financial assistance available)

For more information: