San Diego September 27 to October 3

sureshs

Bionic Poster
The San Diego Open, an ATP 250-Level tournament, will be played on the hard courts of Barnes Tennis Center from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, it was announced Thursday.

In the past, San Diego County has hosted numerous men’s professional tennis events, including exhibitions, Davis Cup matches, World Championship Tennis and ATP Challenger tournaments — but this will mark the first time an ATP Tour level tournament will be played in San Diego.

The men’s professional tournament will feature a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw, organizers said.

The event will offer a total of $600,000 in prize money, and tournament champions will receive 250 points in the FedEx ATP Rankings.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the Barnes Tennis Center and the San Diego tennis community to come together with the ATP to put on a world- class men’s professional tennis event,” said Youth Tennis San Diego Chief Executive Officer Ryan Redondo, who will serve as San Diego Open Tournament Director.

According to Redondo, additional seating, including a 2,000-seat Grandstand on Stadium Court, will be built to accommodate spectators at the Barnes Tennis Center.

“With the size of the draw, fans are going to have the opportunity to watch the top players in the world,” Redondo said. “We are preparing the venue to host the tournament, and the seating on Stadium Court will give fans an intimate setting to watch matches.”

Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman, said: “We are delighted to welcome the San Diego Open onto the ATP Tour calendar for this year. I would like to thank the organizing team for their commitment to tennis and agility in stepping up to stage this event at short notice. It promises to play an important role in delivering a strong finish to the season for our players and fans.”

The San Diego Open will be one of ten ATP Tour tournaments to be played in the United States in 2021.

Tournament officials will announce ticket information and opportunities for volunteers and ball kids soon. The center is located at 4490 West Point Loma Blvd.
 

iTxMe

Rookie
Just moved here to SD. I am strong 4.0, weak 4.5, needing to find a club/partner/pro to play couple times a week. Any recommendations here? Thank you! That's awesome there's a tournament. I'm looking forward to attend.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Just moved here to SD. I am strong 4.0, weak 4.5, needing to find a club/partner/pro to play couple times a week. Any recommendations here? Thank you! That's awesome there's a tournament. I'm looking forward to attend.
If you can return world record speed serves then @sureshs is your man to play. If you need to scout his game before making a decision, contact @Turbo-87 for a compilation of Big Fella’s best.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
This thread is killing me! :-D

Seriously though, sounds like a good field, have fun Suresh!
I will try to do my best regardless of which opponent I am facing.

BTW, I now see FAA, Fognini, Opelka and other big names on the list
 

onehandbh

Legend
As a volunteer
Try to volunteer as a ball boy. Would be epic to see you on TV or the live stream during one of the matches.
If the camera points at you, flash a "TW" gang symbol with your hands.

If the player you want to lose hits a ball in your direction, pretend to try and move out of the way but let it graze you, and then go down in a dramatic heap, howling in faux-pain.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Try to volunteer as a ball boy. Would be epic to see you on TV or the live stream during one of the matches.
If the camera points at you, flash a "TW" gang symbol with your hands.

If the player you want to lose hits a ball in your direction, pretend to try and move out of the way but let it graze you, and then go down in a dramatic heap, howling in faux-pain.
Ball boy was not an option for areas you could express an interest in as a volunteer. Ball kids are usually recruited by someone designated for that role and trained accordingly.

I was a ball boy for Lindsay Davenport's practice session once as a Fed Cup volunteer (US vs Germany).
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
Just moved here to SD. I am strong 4.0, weak 4.5, needing to find a club/partner/pro to play couple times a week. Any recommendations here? Thank you! That's awesome there's a tournament. I'm looking forward to attend.
There's a challenge court at Balboa Tennis Club. Great place to meet people near your level.
 

joe sch

Legend
Applied to be a volunteer. I would like to warm up the pros before their matches.
Can you satisfy this use case ?
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Can you satisfy this use case ?
No. If it was a WTA tournament, it would have been different.

BTW, I did work at a WTA tournament nearby (since then the tournament has moved to Hawaii). The WTA command center was a trailer. Every so often a stern-looking lady would chase away all the men because a player was being worked on in the massage room in the trailer.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
I think it is $30 for the finals weekend. Parking may be extra. I tried to do a mock booking. Irritating thing is that they don't put the price before you enter the menu. I think it is a psychological ploy to draw you in.

Tickets seem to be going fast after the Murray news. Some text and Whatsapp groups I am now are planning a block booking for the finals weekend.

Hurry up folks! @tavarua @Bud
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Someone texted me that allotted seats sold out for the weekend and only general admission bleachers available
 

joe sch

Legend
No. If it was a WTA tournament, it would have been different.

BTW, I did work at a WTA tournament nearby (since then the tournament has moved to Hawaii). The WTA command center was a trailer. Every so often a stern-looking lady would chase away all the men because a player was being worked on in the massage room in the trailer.
HaHa understand ... Not that there is anything wrong with the other way for those that it applies to
 

ngoster

Rookie
I see you on the list.

I am scheduled for 10/2 at 4:30 but am coming in at noon as they needed extra help and I wanted to come before the 2 pm match. I will probably run into you.
How were you able to get an extension? I selected the all day availability but got the morning slot. That's ok though. I can always drop into OB for Hodad's or fish tacos hehe
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
How were you able to get an extension? I selected the all day availability but got the morning slot. That's ok though. I can always drop into OB for Hodad's or fish tacos hehe
I emailed and said I would come earlier on Saturday to find easier parking. They said they needed all the help they could get.

Which training session on Sunday are you attending? I will be going to the one at noon.
 
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