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San Diego Open


The San Diego Open has a long history of bringing participants together from coast to coast and around the world for a competitive and fun tournament. We are honored and excited to bring you the 37th edition of the San Diego Open, happening July 5-7, 2024.

The tournament committee is working hard to ensure your tournament will be unforgettable. We strive to be one of the most respected tournaments on the GLTA circuit. We want all of you to not only enjoy a competitive tournament but also a fun San Diego weekend.

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 37 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. The entry deadline is TBD.

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 TBD. 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 pair you with another player who needs a partner TBD. If no partners are 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 38th t-shirt.

Regular Entry Fee:

  • One event: TBD
  • Two events: TBD

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 TBD.

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
    • For Saturday and Sunday matches, a "super tiebreaker" (first to 10 points, win by 2) will be played instead of a third set
    • For Monday matches, a full third set will be played
  • Regular ad-scoring
  • 12-point tiebreakers for regular set tiebreakers (first to 7 points, win by 2)

*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 semifinals - pro-sets (first to 8 games, win by 2) with no-ad scoring and 12-point tiebreaker (first to 7, win by 2) played at 7 games all
  • Finals - best two out of three sets, regular ad-scoring, 12-point tiebreakers (first to 7 points, win by 2)

Day/Time/Location* (addresses in Tournament Location, below)

  • First round to semifinals - day 2 (Sunday)
    • Open Division - 10:30a-1p at Coronado
    • A Division - 8a-1p at Coronado
    • A 40+ Division - 12:30-2:30p at Balboa
    • B Division - 9:30a-12:30p at Balboa
    • B 40+ Division - 9:30a-12:30p at Balboa
    • C Division - 12-3p at Peninsula
    • C 40+ Division - 12:30-2:30p at Balboa
    • D Division - 9:30-11a at Balboa
  • Finals - day 3 (Monday) at Balboa

*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 5, 2023 and concludes late Monday, July 7, 2024.

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 Drive
San Diego CA 92104

Additional venues

Peninsula Tennis Club
2525 Bacon Street
San Diego CA 92107

Robbin Adair Tennis Court Complex
555 D Ave
Coronado CA 92118


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.


Snacks will be available for players on all three days of the tournament at all locations.

Lunch will be provided for players on Saturday and Sunday. At Balboa Tennis Club, lunch tickets for the onsite Route 6 Cafe will be handed out at the tournament desk. At the other locations, we'll have pizza and/or other options available.

Massage Services

A professional sports message therapist, Byron Hayes, will be on hand with his massage table and equipment for any players seeking treatment. He will be stationed near the reservation desk at Balboa Tennis Club on Saturday and Sunday. Payments can be made via Venmo or cash. For more information on Byron, see his MessageBook profile.

Social Events

Welcome Party

Where: AWOL Bar in Hillcrest - 1475 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: Friday evening from 7-9p

Please join us at AWOL Bar in Hillcrest from 6:30PM to 9PM on Friday, June 30 to get your weekend started. Drink tickets are available to the first 75 players who arrive. AWOL will also be serving an array of tasty appetizers. AWOL has a cozy bar with an outside patio surrounded by greenery. Feel free to lounge at the bar, the courtyard or the back patio, whatever tickles your pickle.

Saturday Mixer

Where: Uptown Tavern in Hillcrest - 236 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: Saturday evening from 7-9p

Sunday Mixer

Where: Number One Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest - 3845 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: Sunday evening from 7-9p

Monday Mixer

Where: PECS Bar in North Park - 2046 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
When: Monday evening from 5-8p

Host Hotel

Kings Inn Hotel -

Make sure to use Promo Code: TENNIS


The San Diego Open 38 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 GLTA entry form. No one will be allowed to participate in the tournament until the waiver is signed.