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.