Welcome to the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex
The San Francisco Recreation
and Park Department's 115th Annual San Francisco City Open and NTRP
Championships is held at the historic Tennis Complex in beautiful Golden Gate
Park. Come play in one of the longest standing tournaments on the West Coast
and be part of history!
All NTRP Players Must Have an NTRP Rating
All players participating in a USTA NorCal sanctioned NTRP tournament must have an NTRP rating. If you do not have an NTRP rating, please click "more info" to obtain a self-rating.
Concurrent Tournament Rule
A player shall not be entered at the time entries close in two or more USTA sanctioned tournaments scheduled to take place at the same time, in whole or in part, unless each Tournament Committee involved understands the situation, concurs in writing, and each agrees to accommodate the player’s schedule. The final decision rests with each tournament committee. If one tournament agrees to accept concurrent entries and accommodate the player's schedule but the concurrent tournament does not, the player may not enter both. If entries for the overlapping tournaments close on different dates, approval must be received from all Tournament Committees no later than the entry closing date that occurs last. Players who enter a tournament and play it to completion, may then enter another tournament with overlapping dates without permission. If a player violates this concurrent tournament rule ranking points earned in any concurrent tournament played will not count toward ranking or the Grand Prix Points Race and the concurrent tournaments will not count toward the minimum tournament requirement to qualify for Grand Prix.
Please note this is a Single Elimination draw. Singles and Doubles will be best two out of three sets, regular scoring, with a 10-point Match Tiebreak in lieu of a full third set. Awards will be given to the Champion and Finalist in each division.
Contacts During Tournament
Max Sylver, Referee --
Claudia Vlasak, Tournament Director --
Tournament Site and Location
The tournament will be held at
the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex located at the Eastern end of the park. Our
facility has no street or mailing address but can be found on the corners of
John F. Kennedy Drive and Nancy Pelosi Drive right across the street from the
Conservatory of Flowers. If you're unfamiliar with the landscape of GGP, we're
also just a 10-minute walk from the historic Haight/Ashbury District.
If you need directions, please contact the Tournament Director or call either of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Complex phone
lines at 415.753.7001 or 415.753.7131.
Checking the Draws for Match start time
All draws are subject to change
due to various reasons so please continue to check and re-check the draws for
match start time adjustments and potential withdrawals leading up to the
tournament. All changes to the draw made within 24 hours of the tournament
will be communicated with each participant via phone and email. Please register
for the tournament with all necessary contact information included in case of
If You Need to Withdraw from the Tournament
Withdrawals are sometimes
necessary, and are only excused if they are for illness, injury, or emergency. Refunds are not given for tournament withdrawals. If you must withdraw, immediately contact the tournament
referee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and call the tournament director at
(415) 225-2385. Give your line number on the draw if you can. Speak slowly and
clearly and spell the player name if necessary. Be sure to give a return phone
number and include a reason so we may pass it on to the USTA if necessary.
Tournament Desk & Check In
Please check in at the
tournament desk at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled match time. If you
arrive after your scheduled match time (regardless if a court is available), you will be penalized one game
for each 5 minutes you are late. Penalties can add up to 3 games after fifteen
minutes and then player is subject to default. Exceptions are at the discretion
of the referee.
Golden Gate Park has plenty of free street parking surrounding the tournament venue. However, sometimes street parking fills up so please allow plenty of time in the event the park is crowded the day of your match! Some parking areas near the facility are
3-4 hour public parking only so some of you may need to refresh your parking
period by finding another spot. Also, we are located in a completely public
area with a lot of foot traffic so please do not leave any valuables in your
car. If you must, please hide all valuable and personal belongings from view
just to for safety precautions.
Our facility is centrally
located in the heart of the city, adjacent to the Haight-Ashbury district to the East and the Inner Sunset to the West. There is plenty of
entertainment, food/drink options, and other amenities within a close proximity
that our on-site staff can direct you towards if need be!
The tournament will use courts 1 - 17. Please be aware that spectators are not allowed to sit on the benches
behind courts 6 - 11 during match play.
Filming or taking photos during a match is allowed only with
the permission from your opponent or, in the event you play a minor in the Open division, the parents/legal guardians of your opponent(s). Thank you
for your cooperation.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 500019116 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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