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Jerry Beaver, one of the founding fathers of the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Passes Away

2011 Inductee Jerry Beaver
2011 Inductee Jerry Beaver

Jerry William Beaver died peacefully at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Dec. 1 of complications from a serious fall three years ago.

Jerry was born on July 30, 1932, in Springfield, Illinois. He was the youngest of four children of Charles Beaver and Lucille Lamming Beaver.

He went west to Arizona State University and then the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied architecture. He served in the U.S. Army as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, during the Korean War.

He married Helene Giljum, who had come to the United States as a refugee after World War II. Jerry and Helene moved to Santa Barbara in 1960.

Jerry had a 60-year career in commercial real estate, starting as an appraiser and then as a broker and developer. He was proud to have built many award-winning projects in Santa Barbara.

He was an avid tennis player, and was a founder of the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Association.

Along with Helene and his sister, Addalein Hawk of Springfield, Jerry is survived by his three sons, David (Renee Courington), Philip (Kim Soyong McDonald), and John (Candace Kyburz); and grandchildren Elaine, Elizabeth, Lauren, Rachel, Anna, and Alexander.

At Jerry’s request, private services will be held with his family.

Jerry always tried to do the right thing, and stand up for the things he believed in.

If you wish to honor his life with a donation, please consider the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation or the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Association.

To Make A Donation To the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons
in Jerry’s Memory:
Online:  Click Here
(Please add note “In Memory of Jerry Beaver)
By Mail:  SBTP, PO Box 3886, Santa Barbara  93130

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Free Summer Mentorship Camp!


Introduction to Tennis
“The Sport for a Lifetime”

Where: Municipal Tennis courts
When: July 23-27, 2018
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.  Co-Sponsored by Santa Barbara City Parks and Recreation.

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

The Santa Barbara Open!

The Santa Barbara Open!
July 7-8 & 14, 2018

Prize Money in Open Divisions
Presented by:


To Register, Information, and To View Draw

Deadline to register:

Wednesday, July 4

The New FAST4 format will be used in the:
7.0, 8.0, 9.0 Men/Women Doubles
(Played on Saturday)

7.0, 8.0, 9.0 Mixed Doubles
(Played on Sunday)
4-Point games; 4-point game sets; 4 rules!
Round Robin Format

The Open and all other NTRP divisions
played in traditional format.


Most Divisions except Open Divisions
will complete the first weekend

 More Info:

The Jack Sanford FAST4 Tennis Tournament

April 7-8, 2018
To register and View Draw

The New Fast4 format will be used in the Combined
Men & Women’s Doubles (Played on Saturday) and
Mixed(Played on Sunday).  4-Point games; 4-point games sets;
4 Rules!  Round Robin Format.  The Open and other NTRP
divisions played in traditional format.

The name Jack Sanford has been synonymous with tennis in Santa Barbara for six decades. Ask anyone who knows him and you’ll learn that, in all those years, his enthusiasm for the sport has never waned. Upon graduating from Cal Poly (SLO) in 1960 where he played on the men’s tennis team he accepted the position of Hanford HS boys and girls tennis coach and PE teacher. In 1965 Jack became the Santa Barbara City College men’s tennis coach and a physical education instructor. During his 29 year SBCC coaching tenure more than 300 young men played on his team and many more young men and women came under his tutelage through tennis classes. He continued to teach classes until 2015. All of his students and players learned that hard work is the key to success in life and tennis. Jack brought a California State tennis championship to SBCC, has coached several All American tennis players and two Ojai tournament champions. Many of his former students and players are still in the area teaching and coaching tennis. Jack is presently a USTA/ITA umpire and continues to officiate college matches and junior tournaments throughout the county. He has been inducted into both the SB Athletic Round Table and the SB Tennis Patrons Hall of Fame.  In 2006 Jack and his wife Cathy for over 60+ years, their his six children and 17 grandchildren were selected as the Southern California Tennis Association Family of the Year. He continues to play tennis and enjoy the beauty and the privilege of living in the Santa Barbara area.

NJTL Summer Tennis Clinic

NJTL Summer Youth Tennis Clinic

When: July 10 – August 14, 2017
Times: 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Days: Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays
Where: Municipal Tennis Courts
1414 Park Place, SB 93103
Cost: $10 for 6 Week Session

Program provides kids with instruction with an emphasis in learning the basic tennis skills, having fun and sportsmanship! Racquets Provided!

Registration: There is a $10.00 registration fee to help cover some of the program expenses. Please make check payable to NJTL and fill out form on first day of session. Scholarships are available.