La Jolla to Host 127th Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship
1 Mar, 2016
Second-Oldest Tennis Event in the U.S. to Feature Top Men’s Collegiate Players
The 127th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship, the second-oldest tennis event in the United States, is scheduled to be played March 3-6, 2016 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037.
Many of the top NCAA Men's college teams in the country are expected to compete, including Stanford University, University of Southern California, University of California Berkeley, University of California Los Angeles, Georgetown University, Boston College, Furman University, University of California Davis, Boise State University, Pepperdine University, Rice University, University of California Irvine and Villanova University. Plus local teams from San Diego State University, University of San Diego and University of California San Diego.
“We are anticipating an incredible four days of top-flight tennis competition next month. This is a great event for tennis fans who love to watch doubles,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “Through the years, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship has produced many memorable matches and we’re looking forward to another outstanding tournament.”
Also entering the tournament will be top teaching professionals, promising junior players, college coaches and former tour players, making this one of the most interesting and unusual competitor fields in the country.
The starting time for each day of play will be as follows: Thursday, March 3 – 3 p.m.; Friday, March 4 – 8 a.m.; Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6 – 9 a.m. All times are PST. The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
Live audio play-by-play of the semifinals and final, which are scheduled for Sunday, March 6, will be available on RadioTennis.com. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide the web cast commentary.
Named “Club of the Year” for 2011 by the San Diego District Tennis Association and 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 Jack Kramer, Ted Schroeder, Bobby Riggs, Pancho Segura, Don Budge, Tony Trabert, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Arthur Ashe, Dennis Ralston, John McEnroe, and many other world-class champions.
The La Jolla Beach & Tennis 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 9, through Sunday, May 15.
About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and the award-winning Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole Par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information, visit www.LJBTC.com.