ENTRY DEADLINE FOR UPCOMING 130th ANNUAL PACIFIC COAST
MEN’S DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Historic Tournament to be played February 28 – March 3, 2019 at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
LA JOLLA, Calif. – (February 13, 2019) – The deadline to enter the upcoming 130th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship is this Sunday, February 17. The historic tennis tournament, which will feature many of the top NCAA men’s tennis teams in the nation as well as independent players, is scheduled to be played Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037.
Interested players can go to the following link for complete entry information:
“We are highly anticipating another incredible tennis event this year with so many strong teams already entered,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “This tournament presents a great opportunity for players to get some quality doubles play against a very tough field of competitors. I encourage all interested players to submit their entries before Sunday’s deadline.”
Men’s collegiate teams that are expected to compete include:
Boston College UC Davis
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) UC Los Angeles
Oklahoma State University UC San Diego
Pepperdine University of Southern California
San Diego State University University of San Diego
Also entering the event will be top teaching professionals, promising junior competitors, college coaches and former touring players, which makes the tournament one of the most interesting and unusual competitor fields in the country.
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the 130th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
Named one of the “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the World” by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started when it attracted its first major tournament – the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship in 1942. The tournament is one of the five-oldest tennis events in the world and the second oldest tennis event in the United States. First held in 1890 at The Hotel Del Monte in Monterey, California, the event was created to promote the sale of real estate on the Monterey peninsula. The original concept pitted the best players from the East versus those from the West. This coast-to-coast rivalry was the inspiration for the Davis Cup. Past winners of the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship include some on the greatest names in tennis, including Jack Kramer, Ted Schroeder, Bobby Riggs, Pancho Segura, Don Budge, Tony Trabert, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Arthur Ashe, Dennis Ralston and John McEnroe.
The Club will also be hosting the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Women’s 50-90 age groups and La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club Hard Court Tournament for Men’s 60-85 age groups on Monday, May 13, through Sunday, May 19.