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San Diego Doubles

Overview

The San Diego Tennis Federation is very excited to host its second event on the GLTA World Tour.

Inaugurated in 2017, San Diego Doubles will take place over the weekend of October 14-15, 2023.

This will be the fifth year of the event, and we are making every effort to ensure that this is truly a world-class tournament.

We look forward to seeing you all in October 2023!

Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries to sddoubles@sdtf.org.

Draws & Seedings

All draws will be published on the GLTA Tournament Software Draws Page

Draws can also be viewed at the welcome party and on site at Balboa Tennis Club.

The draws will be released online approximately one week prior to the start of the tournament.

Divisions & Minimums

Open Division - Highly Advanced Players, NTRP 5.0 and above:

  • Doubles

A Division - Advanced Players, NTRP 4.5:

  • Doubles
  • 40+ Doubles

B Division - High Intermediate Players, NTRP 3.5 - 4.0:

  • Doubles
  • 40+ Doubles

C Division - Low Intermediate Players, NTRP 3.0:

  • Doubles
  • 40+ Doubles

D Division - Novice Players, NTRP 2.0 - 2.5:

  • Doubles

Minimum of 5 players needed for each event

The tournament draw committee has the right to reclassify a player to a higher division in accordance with GLTA rules and regulations. The player will be notified and given the opportunity to withdraw PRIOR to the draws being made. The San Diego Doubles Tournament allows players to enter different divisions between singles and doubles per your GLTA ranking.

If a division does not have a minimum of five entries, it may be canceled or combined with another division. Entrants in the canceled division will be contacted with the option of a refund or participation in another division.

Waiting List

A waitlist will be maintained if more entries are received than can be accommodated in the draw. As players withdraw from the tournament, wait-listed players will become eligible to participate. Once the draw has been made, no players who would be seeded in a division will be allowed to substitute.

Seedings

Seeding will be determined by using current GLTA rankings. Consideration may be given to recent and verifiable results in USTA sanctioned tournaments, head-to-head records, or other pertinent information. The Tournament Director reserves the right to make the final decision based on GLTA/USTA rules.

Registration & Entry Fees

Register using the GLTA Tournament Software Registration Page

Doubles Partners

Please identify your doubles partner. If you do not have a doubles partner, and wish the Tournament Director to assign you a partner, please indicate this information on the entry form. Payment must be received from both you and your doubles partner before your entry can be considered.

Entry Fees & Payment

The entry fee is $100 per player and includes your GLTA dues and a t-shirt.

Any returned checks will be considered non-payment and the resulting charges incurred will be the responsibility of the player. No entry will be accepted without appropriate entry fees. A position in the draw will not be held for any entry without fees, but a player can re-enter at the time full fees are received, if space is available.

Confirmations

Confirmation email notification will be your entry receipt. You will be notified at the time if you are wait-listed. Final confirmation emails will be sent out after the deadline with more detailed information about the weekend's events.

Refunds

Refunds will not be issued after September 20, 2023.

No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. Entrants in a canceled division will be given the option of a refund or participation in another division. Player withdrawals will be refunded paid entry fees minus a $5 service charge.

Schedule, Format, & Site

Main draw

Draw Format:

  • Compass or round robin draw

Match format:

  • Best two out of three sets. Some matches may require a match tiebreaker in lieu of a full 3rd set.
  • Regular ad-scoring
  • Standard 12-point tiebreakers (first to 7 points, win by 2)

The format is subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Inclement Weather

In the event weather forces scheduling changes, the Tournament Director reserves the right to invoke no-ad scoring or pro-sets in order to complete the tournament. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

Match Times & Defaults

Play begins early morning Saturday, October 14, 2023 and concludes Sunday, October 15, 2023.

The Tournament Committee will make every effort to notify players of scheduled match times. However, it is the player's responsibility to verify match times on the online posted draws via the GLTA tournament page. Verbal notification by the Tournament Committee may be done as a courtesy only, but official times will be posted online.

A 15-minute default time will be strictly enforced for all matches. It is the responsibility of the player to stay in contact with the tournament desk during delays. The USTA point penalty system will also be enforced. A player is defaulted from a match when the player is not available for his or her scheduled match time, as stated in the draw, or when match has been called by the tournament desk after scheduled match time has passed.

Tournament Location

Address:

2221 Morley Field Dr.
San Diego, CA 92104

Phone:

619-295-9278

Directions:

Website:

Balboa Tennis Club

Trophies

Tournament Trophies will be presented to the champions and finalists in each division.

Water

The San Diego Doubles Tournament is a green tournament. Dispensable spring water and an ice machine will be available for free on-site. Please bring your own refillable water bottle for use during the tournament.

Food

Lunch will be provided for players on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch tickets for the onsite Route 6 Cafe will be handed out at the tournament desk. Snacks will also be available for players throughout the tournament.

Social Events

Welcome Party

Where: King's Inn Hotel - Patio Bar - 1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
When: Friday, October 13, 6:30-9 PM

Join us for drinks and appetizers at the Amigo Spot patio in the Kings Inn Hotel. Drink tickets for the first 40 people. We’ll have tournament shirts to give out along with a few fun prizes.

Saturday Mixer

Where: Number One Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest - 3845 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Where: Saturday, October 14, 6:30-9 PM

Sunday Mixer

Where: PECS Bar in North Park - 2046 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
When: Sunday, October 15, 4:30-6 PM

Host Hotel

Kings Inn Hotel - kingsinnsandiego.com

Make sure to use Promo Code: TENNIS

Legal

The San Diego Doubles Tournament is a GLTA sanctioned event and will abide by all GLTA / USTA Rules and Regulations.

You must sign the Waiver of Responsibility located on the bottom of the entry form. No one will be allowed to participate in the tournament until the waiver is signed.