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San Diego Open


The San Diego Open has a long history of bringing participants together from coast to coast, and from around the world, for a competitive and fun tournament. We are honored and excited to bring you this, the 36th edition of the San Diego Open.

The tournament committee is working hard to ensure that this tournament will be unforgettable. We strive to be one of the most respected tournaments on the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance circuit. Because you are the reason we are working so hard, we are organizing multiple events to make sure that SDO 36 will not only be a competitive tournament, but a fun weekend for you.

Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries to

Draws & Seedings

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

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:

  • Singles
  • Doubles

A Division - Advanced Players, NTRP 4.5:

  • Singles
  • 40+ Singles
  • Doubles

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

  • Singles
  • 40+ Singles
  • Doubles

C Division - Low Intermediate Players, NTRP 3.0:

  • Singles
  • 40+ Singles
  • Doubles

D Division - Novice Players, NTRP 2.0 - 2.5:

  • Singles
  • Doubles

Minimum of 8 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 Open 35 allows players to enter different divisions between singles and doubles per your GLTA ranking.

If a division does not have a minimum of eight 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.


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. 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. We will need people to be partnered up by July 15th. Please make sure to finalize your partner decisions by then. Contact if you need to contact another player in your division to partner up with. Otherwise, our tournament director will randomly partner you up with another player that needs a partner July 16th. If no partners left, we may ask the last person to register without a partner to step out of the doubles division.

Entry Fees & Payment

Entry fees include your GLTA dues and a SDO 36th t-shirt.

Regular Entry Fee:

  • One event: $120.00
  • Two events: $135.00

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.


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 will not be issued after June 20, 2022.

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 $3 service charge.

Schedule, Format, & Site

Main draw

Format - Applies to all singles and doubles matches*

  • Single-elimination
  • Best two out of three sets. Friday and Saturday matches will be best of 3 sets, the 3rd set being a super-tiebreaker, Coman tiebreaker format.
  • Regular ad-scoring
  • 12-point tiebreakers for regular set tiebreakers (first to 7 points, win by 2)
  • Coman Tiebreak Procedure. The Coman Tiebreak Procedure ends are changed after the first point, then after every four points, and at the conclusion of the tiebreak.

*Subject to change in the event of inclement weather or limited courts.

Consolation Draw

Consolation is available for singles only, if courts are available.

All singles players who do not win their first match played are automatically entered into the consolation draw. Byes or defaults do not count as a round played.


  • Single-elimination
  • First round to semi-finals - pro-sets (first to 8 games, win by 2) with no-ad scoring. Play tiebreaker at 7 games all.
  • Finals - best two out of three sets, regular ad-scoring, 12-point tiebreakers (first to 7 points, win by 2)

*Subject to change in the event of inclement weather or unavailable courts. Tournament Director will confirm information tournament weekend.

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 8am Saturday, July 2, 2022 and concludes late Monday, July 4, 2022.

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

Primary venue

Balboa Tennis Club
2221 Morley Field Dr.
San Diego, CA 92104

Additional venue

San Diego High School
1405 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Peninsula Tennis Club 2525 Bacon Street San Diego, 92107


Tournament Trophies will be presented to the champions and finalists in singles and doubles in each division of the main draw and to the singles consolation champions.


The San Diego Open is a green tournament. We will provide water refills along with ice, when possible.

Massage Services

20210726 EV FeelTheBody logo Visit Bryan & Andy, from Feel the Body massage therapy & bodywork, before and after your matches all weekend. Daily rates start at $10 first five minutes, $1/min after that. Contact link below: Feel The Body Website

Social Events

  • Saturday Night: join us at one of our favorite Hillcrest bars for a drink Saturday evening at Uptown Tavern. We will have the front patio reserved for San Diego Open players and guests. Space is limited.

Welcome Party

We will not have a welcome party for this tournament. Players can pick up their t-shirts Saturday and Sunday at the tournament desk.


  • Location: 1201 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA 92108
  • Date/Time: TBD
  • Food: Ponce's Mexican Food
  • Drinks: Bar with wine, beer and other alcoholic drinks will be present for players to purchase. 2 complimentary tickets will be provided per person at the entrance.
  • Parking: Plenty of parking available. Please follow the Eagle's Nest parking signs. Parking is complimentary. Please make sure to only park at Eagle's Nest parking or available street parking.

Host Hotel

Kings Inn Hotel -


The San Diego Open 35 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.