Pacific Coast Senior & Family Championships
For more than 25 years, the Pacific Coast Senior & Family Championships has been a vital part of the USTA Northern California tennis landscape. The 2018 edition was played May 22 – 27 at Berkeley Tennis Club, as it has for years. Several years ago the event was upgraded to a Category II USTA National Tournament – attracting an even wider range of competitors from both the United States and throughout the world.
The venue is a worthy fit for an event of this stature. Berkeley Tennis Club's long tradition of first-rate tennis goes back to its beginnings in 1906. Hall of Famers such as Hazel Hotchkiss (later Wightman), Helen Wills, and Helen Jacobs were members. Other greats such as Don Budge and Billie Jean King have competed frequently on the club’s ten courts. From 1918 to 1971, Berkeley Tennis Club hosted the Pacific Coast Championships -- the same ATP World Tour event that eventually relocated to the Cow Palace in San Francisco and the HP Pavilion in San Jose. Champions at Berkeley Tennis Club include Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe and Rod Laver.
Click here for the 2019 Pacific Coast Senior & Family Championships tournament details and registration links.
Additional Tournaments at Berkeley Tennis Club
In the Fall, Berkeley Tennis Club holds its annual club member doubles tournament, which will showcase the winners of the men's, women's and mixed doubles championships in the clubhouse for a year. The Club Doubles Tournament is always a huge success and creates a wonderful buzz at the club. All ages are welcome and members can play in both regular doubles, mixed doubles and different flights are created based on similar tennis levels. Food and beverages are provided to the players and much fun is made on the deck by the hordes of spectators enjoying the court action, where the sticks come alive!
California Centenary Club Championships
Berkeley Tennis Club inaugurated the California Centenary Club Championships on July 19, 2014 between Berkeley Tennis Club and the California Tennis Club. This event kicked off a friendly competition between the only two centenarian tennis clubs west of the Mississippi, at the time, with expectations of its continuation for another century. Special thanks to Elizabeth Brook, Berkeley Tennis Club Member, for its creation.