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LaJolla Beach & Tennis Club Ready to Host 131st Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship

3 Mar, 2020


The 131st Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship will be played Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

The historic tennis event, which originated in Northern California in 1890, will feature a strong field of collegiate players, along with independent competitors including top teaching professionals, promising juniors, college coaches and former touring professionals.

For entry information on the tournament website, click here.  

Many of the best NCAA Men's college teams in the country are expected to compete, including:

Boston College                                UC Irvine    
Ball State                                          UC Los Angeles
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS)    UC San Diego
Oklahoma State University             University of San Diego
Pepperdine                                       University of Southern California
San Diego State University             University of Michigan
Stanford                                            Villanova
UC Berkeley                                     Washington University St Louis


“The Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship is a unique tennis event with collegiate and independent players competing in the same draw,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “This tournament is an amazing opportunity to play against high-level competition. I urge all interested players to sign up before our entry deadline.”

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.

Fans can tune-in to RadioTennis.com on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 to listen to live audio play-by-play of the day’s matches on Court No. 1 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide live web cast commentary at https://radiotennis.com/.

During the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club will host the 10th annual San Diego Division Coaches Convention for the United States Professional Tennis Association, the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. The USPTA convention will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 and 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 8. Former USC men’s tennis coach Peter Smith and USPTA CEO/Executive Director John Embree are among the scheduled speakers. For additional convention information, please contact: Conan Lorenzo at clorenzo@ljbtc.com or (619) 846-3094.

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 Courts  for Men’s 60-85 age groups on Monday, May 11, through Sunday, May 17.

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.

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