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The Santa Barbara Open!

79th Annual Santa Barbara Open
June 20-21 and June 27-28

Prize Money in Open Divisions
(Minimum 16 players in Singles and 8 teams in doubles to be eligible)
Sponsorship Opportunities:
The “Circle of Friends” is a grassroots effort to make the Santa Barbara Open
the largest USTA adult tournament on the Central Coast with a significant purse
for prize money.  No minimum contribution, 100% deductible.

Tournament Sponsorship Levels

  • $1,000 Title Sponsor – Name on t-shirts. Display numerous banners
  • $250 – Display your own banner(s) both weekends (or in kind contribution such as food, water, prizes)
  • Distribute flyers, coupons or company information at the event.
  • $100 – Have your name or business listed on a 3 x 5 banner with other contributors.
Send donations to:
SBTP, PO Box 3886, SB  93103
For more information you can contact CathyAnn Simon at
Divisions except Open will finish first weekend unless there is
more than 16 in the draw.


Patrons Junior Tournaments Schedule


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.

Patrons Summer Junior Non Sanctioned Tournaments:

Cathedral Oaks
Jake Nelson:  964-7762

Municipal Tennis Facility
Adam Webster:  Adam Webster:  680-4941

La Cumbre Country Club
John Kinsella:  682-3143

Santa Barbara Polo and Tennis Club
Bart Hillock: 684-6683

Knowlwood Tennis Club
Tom Horton:

Tennis Club of Santa Barbara
Hugh Stratman

2015 USTA Sanctioned Tournaments

  • 29th Santa Barbara City Junior
    (Level 4 SCTA)
    January 24-25, 2015
    Register Online and View Draws
  • 99th Santa Barbara Junior Designated
    (Level 3 SCTA)
    May 30-31 & June 6-7, 2015
    Register Online and View Draws
  • 39th Knowlwood Junior (Level 4 SCTA)
    July 16, 17, 18 & 19 (if needed), 2015
    Register Online and View Draws
  • 8th Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Satellite (Sanctioned)
    September 12-13th, 2015
    Register Online and View Draws
  • 8th Mike Koury Novice Tournament (Sanctioned)
    December 5, 2015

For more information on these, sectional and national tournaments go to


Help Reinstate SBCC Men’s Tennis Program!

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Santa Barbara City College has announced its support of a local tennis patrons group to assist the college in bringing back a men’s intercollegiate tennis team at SBCC for a three-year period beginning in 2015-2016.

The Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons seeks to help with conducting community outreach to area high schools and raising funds for fielding a team. The fundraising benchmark is $30,000 by March 15 in order for the group to qualify for matching funds from the SBCC Foundation during its annual fundraising drive.  This would be followed by two more successive annual drives of $30,000 each in order to keep the men’s tennis program viable through the 2017-2018 academic year.  All donations are restricted only for men’s tennis.

“The college greatly appreciates the commitment and support of these dedicated tennis patrons,” said SBCC Athletic Director Ryan Byrne.  “Many have long-standing relationships in the community with the sport and with SBCC.”  He and SBCC Associate Athletic Director Ellen O’Connor both served on the initial task force that brought together college administrators and community members to discuss the status of the men’s intercollegiate tennis team.

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring back the long tradition of SBCC Men’s Tennis,” saidJohn Sanford, Vice President of the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons and son of long-time SBCC Men’s Tennis Coach  Jack Sanford. “SBCC athletics provides great opportunities for students to further their sport and education which can lead to preferred admission and even scholarships into four-year colleges.

Santa Barbara has a strong tennis community that we believe will support a return of intercollegiate men’s tennis.”

The ultimate goals of both SBCC and the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons are to encourage student participation in men’s intercollegiate tennis from local high school students, increased retention of first-year players to second year, and successful graduation and/or transfer to four-year colleges and universities in order for men’s tennis to regain institutionalized funding.


Carpinteria Play-Day a Big Hit!


30 kids from local area schools came to the Community Pool Tennis Courts in Carpinteria for a USTA Tennis Play-Day.  Jacque the PE teacher at Aliso said, “What a great day teaching, learning, and watching kids play tennis!”.

The kids and teachers absolutely loved it and want to keep playing!  Patrons goal is to start a low cost clinic January 2015 in Carpinteria!  We just finished sessions at Aliso and Summerland Schools working with the PE teachers during the school day.

This event was sponsored by the Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons, City of Carpinteria Parks and Recreation, Southern California Tennis Association,  and Head/Penn Racquet Sports.

Tennis For All/Tenis para Todo

Used Tennis Racquet & Tennis Clothing Drive-October 2014  

PostGroupWhat:  Donate used tennis racquets and tennis clothing during the month of October. The items will be refurbished, cleaned and given to children, teens and adults who participate in the free Match Point tennis clinics and Special Olympics.  We are looking for all sizes of racquets and clothing.

 Why: You can clean out your garage and children’s room of tennis items they no longer use and inspire a new generation of tennis players!

Where: Donation bins will be in the clubhouse lobbies of these tennis clubs:

         – Knowlwood Tennis Club: 1675 East Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

         – Santa Barbara Tennis Club: 2375 Foothill Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

         -Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club: 5800 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Goleta, CA

         -Santa Barbara School of Tennis: 1002 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

         -La Cumbre Country Club: 4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA

-Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club: 3375 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria, CA

More information: The drive is organized by Tennis for All / Tenis para Todos, an intra-high school organization, whose goal is to inspire underserved children to enjoy tennis. For additional information about the drive and Tennis for All/ Tenis para Todos, contact Logan Lender at