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.
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.
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.
Summer Junior Tennis Mentorship ProgramIntroduction to Tennis
“The Sport for a Lifetime”
Where: Santa Barbara High School When: July 24-28, 2017 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.
Rackets and necessary equipment will be provided.
This camp is FREE. 50 students will be accepted based on financial need and desire.