The annual Pacific Beach Summer Junior Satellite Tournament runs through the Pacific Beach Tennis Club July 27-29.
According to club manager Steve Adamson, there are usually some 100 participants in the event from all over San Diego.
Ages range from 10-18 years old, with players only needing a valid USTA membership to enter. This tourney is a Level 6 competition for intermediate-to-advanced-level juniors (boys and girls).
Once the summer is over, the action does not stop there.
Among other events scheduled for the PBTC during the year:
- Oct. 12-14 – Steve Adamson Tennis Academy Junior Satellite Tournament.
- Nov. 3 – Annual PBTC Turkey Tournament.
- Nov. 16-18 – Pacific Beach Fall Junior Satellite Tournament.
Several younger members of the Pacific Beach Tennis Club have been having quite a time of it as of late.
One such individual is 15-year-old Pacific Beach resident Zach Svajda.
The son of Tom Svajda, who is a teaching pro at the club, Zach Svajda recently won a tourney by beating one of the top 1,000 ranked players in the world.
The win qualified him for his first professional tournament this September in Los Angeles.
Meantime, fellow member Siem Woldeab just won the prestigious Southern California Sectional Championships in the Boys 18-and-under division.
Woldeab, who is currently ranked seventh in the United States, and Eshan Talluri, who also attends the Steve Adamson Tennis Academy at the PBTC, won the doubles title as well.
The PBTC is where the best juniors in San Diego come to improve their games with hopes of getting a college scholarship.
The club is currently offering a free week tennis camp for elementary school kids as a way to give back to the community that has supported the great players who have trained at the club in the past.
For more information on the PBTC, visit pbtennis.com.