134th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship

| February 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla, one of California’s most treasured beachfront resorts for almost 87 years, will host the 134th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship, from Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5. Many of the best NCAA Men’s college teams in the country are expected to compete, including: Boston College, UC Berkeley, Ball State, UC Davis, Butler University, UC Santa Barbara, California Lutheran University, UC Los Angeles, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS), UC San Diego, Nebraska, University of Michigan, Pepperdine, University of San Diego, San Diego State University, University of Southern California, Stanford and Villanova.

Also entering this tournament will be top teaching pros, promising juniors, college coaches and former tour players, making this one of the most interesting and unusual competitor fields in the country.

“We are very happy to host the 134th Annual Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “Tennis fans are going to have a great opportunity to watch the top collegiate players in the country along with a strong field of independent competitors. We are looking forward to four days of high-level doubles competition.”

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 host the 2023 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 from Monday, May 15, through Sunday, May 21.

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