The 2019 Gold Cup competition will feature teams from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. This is the 3rd
year for this event, and it will be held in Los Angeles on September 14 and 15, 2019.
We are looking forward to assembling a team to resume our participation in the event after a one year hiatus; we
welcome your participation! If you would like to be considered for our 2019 Gold Cup team, simply make your
interest known by submitting this application. By submitting the form, we will update you regarding upcoming
practices, fundraisers and qualification matches to occur between June and early September. We anticipate
holding bi-monthly practices, a few fun, mandatory fundraising events and helping to organize your qualification
We value camaraderie and will strongly emphasize fairness in the qualification process to build a fun and
memorable team . As a team event, a team mentality is a critical component in the qualification process.
Paramount to all else is welcoming team members who exemplify the best of SDTF so a history of fair play,
kindness and a strong character is required in all prospective teammates.
All players interested in representing the SDTF in the 2019 Gold Cup should submit this application no later
than June 15, 2019.
All players are required to participate in team practices / clinics, qualification matches and team
The qualification process will depend on the amount of interest expressed as this will impact the number of
challenge matches required.
Each city will play 12 ranked singles players from its roster on day one.
Each player will play one match against a player from one of the other teams.
Each city will field 2 pairs of 6 doubles teams for a total of 12 doubles matches.
A city may submit a line-up with two different doubles teams at the same position (each team would
then play one doubles match).
All participants must be active members of the San Diego Tennis Federation (SDTF) to participate.
The following additional guidelines have been established by the Gold Cup Commissioner:
Participating men may not have a GLTA rating higher than "A" as of June 10th in the year of the
competition. Essentially, any player with a GLTA rating less than "OPEN" is eligible to compete in
the Gold Cup event.
Since there is no ceiling on skills in the women's "Open" level, participating women must have a
men's GLTA rating no higher than "A" in the GLTA as of June 10th in the year of the competition. In
the event that a female player has both a GLTA women's rating and GLTA men's rating, the women's
ranking will not be considered for eligibility for Gold Cup as long as men's ranking that is no
higher than "A".
Players must have a GLTA ranking in the event in which they play at Gold Cup and are not eligible to
play in an event in which they have no ranking. Players with a GLTA "L" rating will be considered to
be rated equal to "A" or less. The GLTA player-ranking database as of June 10th (to include the USGO
Tournament) will be used to verify the Gold Cup player ratings. The database shall contain results
for each player for all events played through May 31st of the current year. Ratings within a Club
and Mixed Doubles ratings are not considered as an eligibility criteria for the Gold Cup.