Cup Competitions:
Overview

What are the Cup Competitions?

In 1986, San Diego hosted the first ever Cal Cup competition which was designed to foster camaraderie among the major California tennis clubs - Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. This competition has been held every year since 1986 and brings together Open and A level players to compete for the Cup. Sixteen years later, the Pac Cup was started to offer a similar format to B level players. This competition is comprised of 6 Pacific Coast Clubs - Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and San Diego.
In 2002, Cal Cup was planning its 17th annual competition with its sister clubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. As more and more new members learned of the Cal Cup format, they asked that a similar event be created for addressing the players at the mid-level B division.
André Lalias, the 2002 SDTF President, worked with representatives from our sister clubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Together, they created the Pacific Cup ("Pac Cup") competition. Vancouver joined the competition in 2003 and Palm Springs was added in 2008.
Recognizing the need for an event along the lines of Cal and Pac Cup for C level players, 2011 SDTF Board members Allen Sanchez and Scott Guiltner worked with representatives from our sister clubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Together, they created the West Coast Cup competition.
The first annual Gold Cup competition for A level players will feature teams from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.