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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

SBTP 6th Annual Bryan Brothers Scholarship Deadline Extended to January 27, 2017!


Applications now available for the Annual Bryan Brothers Scholarship.

Deadline is December 15, 2016

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.

Click Here to Download Information Sheet
Click Here to Download Application Sheet
(Download both Information Sheet and Application.)

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.

Austin Stone (Right) 2016 Bryan Brothers Scholarship Recipient
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Free Summer Mentorship Camp-July 25-29








The “SB Aces” aka SB Tennis Patrons Mentors/Community Service Youth Group will be in full stride this summer!

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

  • Where:  San Marcos High School
  • When:  July 25-29, 2016
  • Time:  Monday thru Friday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Who:  2nd – 8th graders2015MC1

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.

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Please fill out attach application and Release form and mail to:

SB Tennis Patrons
PO Box 3886
Santa Barbara, CA  93130

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Download Application
Download Waiver


A Mentor will be contacting you by July 14th with more details.

CathyAnn Simon, Executive Director      805.680.3870


NJTL Summer Youth Tennis Clinic




NJTL Summer Youth Tennis Clinic

When: July 6 – August 17, 2016
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
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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.




Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Annual Meeting

Randy Moharram Receives the Patrons Leadership Award in appreciation for his outstanding effort leading the tradition of the SBCC Men’s Tennis Program now and years to come!
A Year in Review!  (Video by Andrew Tebbe) Click Here to View Video

Randy Moharram
with Patrons Vice President John Sanford








Renee Handley:
Community Service Award
Elsa Fryer:
Special Olympian Athlete of the Year




Patrons Summer Tournaments

Patrons Summer Tournaments

Cathedral Oaks 
June 27-28, 2015
Jake Nelson:  964-7762
La Cumbre Country Club 
July 11-12, 2015
John Kinsella:  682-3143
Elings Park 
July 25-26, 2015
Dimitar Yazazhiev:  746-3644
Santa Barbara Polo 
and Racquet Club 
August 1-2, 2015
Bart Hillock: 684-6683
Knowlwood Tennis Club 
August 8-9, 2015
Tom Horton:  
Tennis Club of Santa Barbara
August 15-16, 2015
Hugh Stratman:  680-4941 
Photos Courtesy of  Michael Weinstein Photography