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The Ted Smyth Mens 50’s National!

Ted Smyth USTA Mens 50’s
National Hardcourt Championships
July 8-14, 2018
To Register for Tournament/View Draw

2018 Mens 50’s Singles
Champion-Oren Motevassel
Finalist-Jeff Greenwald
Doubles Winners Misha Yevtich & Pat Crow 
2018 Mens 50’s Singles Consolation
Winner:  Willie Alumbaugh
Finalist:  Michael Kovar
with Tournament Director-Larry Mousouris
Deadline to Register July 3, 2019
Come Join the Top Players in the Nation!
Hosted by the

The Bryan Bro’s Series for the Patrons Novice Tournaments

The Bryan Bros Series!

-10 Points for Entering
-25 Points for Finalist
-50 points for Champion
Points Standings as of March 26, 2019


The Royals Invitational (Non Sanctioned)
February 23-24
For Information, To Register Online and View Match Times
Jonny Sapp 310 749-0133

Tennis Club of Santa Barbara (Non Sanctioned)

March 16-17, 2019
Hugh Stratman: 805 680-4941 (Text Only)
For Information, To Register Online and View Match Times

La Cumbre Country Club (Non Sanctioned)
June 22-23, 2019
For Information, to Register Online and View Match Times
John Kinsella:  805 682-3143

Knowlwood Tennis Club (Non Sanctioned)
August 10-11, 2019
For Information, To Register Online and View Match Times
Tom Horton::

Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Novice Event (Sanctioned)
September 7-8, 2019
Municipal Tennis Courts
To Register Online and View Match Times

Bryan Bros Series Grand Finale (Non Sanctioned)
TBD-Late September
Spencer Simon 805 453-2134

The Cotich Bros. Royals Invitational 2019

The Jack Sanford FAST4 Tennis Tournament

April 6-8, 2019
To register and View Draw
ntries Open February 26, 2019

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.

Junior Team Tennis 2019

Registration Starts March 1, 2019

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:
Joey Grady:

Elings Park:
Aaron Webster:

Santa Barbara Tennis Club:
805 680-4941 (Text Only)

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:

Ron Mousouris:

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