Palo Alto Tennis Club

PATC City Grand Slam Series Events:

Paly French Open - Mar 29, 2020
Paly Wimbly - May 31, 2020
Paly New York Open - Aug 30, 2020

Paly-Aussie- Nov 29, 2020

Time: 9-noon. All events complete by noon. Check-in 8:30.


ENTRY:  Singles or Doubles. Enter and Pay for each tournament, each event separately.  You may enter one, two, three or four of the tournament series.  Enter one event per tournament.

EVENTS: Mens Singles, MX Dbls

LUNCH: Lunch is provided at events. Menu Style: Aussie/French/British/NY.  A "Diner's Special" entry is also available for non-player attendees (must comply with the Entry Deadline).

DEADLINE: One week prior to Event.  (Day-of-Event, or late entry plus $5 extra)

DOUBLES PARTNER ?: Put Name on Entry if known; if not, TD will try to match you up.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR (TD): Jim Hollingsworth (

FEE MEMBER: $15 Singles, $15 Dbls each player, members.
FEE NONMEMBER: $25 Singles, $25 Doubles each player, non-member.


DRAW: May be capped at 40 players if necessary. Draw posted Wed/prior.

POINTS: 1st Place: 200 pts toward year-end City Championship. F 100 pts.

For an efficient tournament, please pay online; you may mail your entry fee.

MATCH TIME: Check website on the Wed before the event date; emails will also be sent.


Double Elimination or Round Robin (RXR) format may be used.
Typically one regular scoring set per round, 1 set per round, 3-rounds.
Typically all players play three sets plus possible tie-break playoff(s).  Note in a RXR final tie-brake playoff of the top-2 if they have previously played during the RXR, that winner is therefore the overall Winner  (The "Gavin-Rule").

SITE: Palo Alto's Rinconada Park and Hopkins Courts if needed.

DIRECTIONS: Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Rd, (Hopkins x Cedar), Palo Alto CA.

WITHDRAWALS:  Withdraw and receive full refund until Entry Deadline; notify TD before Entry Deadline.  Late Withdrawal and notify TD, no refund.  No-shows, no refund and not eligible for the next event.

RAIN: Refunds will be offered; a reschedule will be attempted.

AWARDS:  Prizes.  Year-end winners to appear on a 'perpetual' City Championship Series cup.

SERIES: This event is part of the annual 4-part Palo Alto City Slam Series.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Rainouts or rain delays will be handled in the best interest of the players.
Questions - email

Announcing the Palo Alto Jr. Novice Tennis Tournament
USTA Sanctioned*

(note this announcement covers an annual tournament to be held again Summer 2014)

Tennis sponsors: The Palo Alto Tennis Club, USTA Norcal, Kim Grant Tennis Academy, Tennis Town and Country;

Food:Round Table Pizza, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Piazza’s, Safeway, Costco

Civic sponsor: City of Palo Alto Community Services Dept.

Have fun! Meet other players! Test your tennis skills! This tournament is a great intro to USTA tournaments. Play no-ad matches in round robin format. Singles & doubles offered.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 27 & 28 2013

Time: 8:30 AM- 6 PM


Girls: 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under

Boys: 12 & under, 14 & under, 16 & under

Food: Lunch & snacks provided for players (restaurants nearby for non-players & parents)

Prizes: Trophies to 1st and 2nd place players in each age group; drawing for prizes!

Fee: $39.20 1 day; $42.00 2 days; plus USTA membership (if not a USTA member)

[Tournament entry worth $5 off PATC Jr. (under 18) or Family Membership. Sign-up: ]

Location: Rinconada Park courts, Palo Alto (at intersection of Hopkins and Cedar)

Directions: From Embarcadero (from El Camino or off of 101), turn north on Newell; take first left on Hopkins. Registration will be at Court # 1 on the left side of the street, a block down (not the three unlighted courts).

Registration: NOW OPEN!! Registration closes July 21, 2013:

From, (Tournament # 500038613) scroll to “JUNIORS” and “jr. tournaments”, click on ”tournament schedules”. Click “2012 Complete Tournament Schedule”, click on July. Scroll down until you find “Palo Alto Jr Novice” July 27-28. Click on the link and follow directions.

Questions? Email: Sada Chidambaram,; Vern L.,

*5 points/match, subject to USTA regulations

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