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Tournament List 2021                                                         Please check back often for rescheduled dates due to COVID-19 restrictions.










The Barnes Tennis Center hosts a wide variety of tournaments, from Barnes Cup Round Robins and  Novice Round Robins to Satellite Tournaments and Junior USTA Sanctioned Open Tournaments.


  • Barnes Cup Tournaments are fun Round-Robin events designed to introduce new players through the first stages of competitive play.  Tournament Directors provide guidance and support to new participants in scoring, the Code of Conduct, and sportsmanship.  Barnes Cup events are temporarily suspended to follow county guidelines.


  •  USTA Novice Tournaments are more structured one-day Round Robin events.  Novice tournament are sanctioned by the USTA and   will be run in accordance with USTA rules and regulations.  


  • USTA Satellite Tournaments are "single-elimination" events also sanctioned by the USTA.  This type of tournament is for players who are getting started in regular junior tournament competition.  SCTA Level 6 junior tournaments are counted towards junior open rankings.


  • USTA Open Tournaments, There are two levels of Open tournaments at Barnes, Level 3 and 4. The Esme Pearson Memorial and the Harper Ink are Level 3. The lower the level, the stronger strength of field of players. All satellite tournaments are Level 6 and novice tournaments, Level 7. Levels 3-6 earn players ranking points. For further information, go to


  • UTR Tournaments whether you are a junior, high school, college, pro, adult or recreational player, all your matches count toward your UTR.  UTR is the global rating for all tennis players, regardless of age or gender, on a scale of 1-16.5.  Three factors go into the rating: 1) Competition: your opponent's UTR, 2) Score: Games won, 3) Recent history: up to last 30 matches in the past 12 months.



Thank you YTSD Tournament Sponsors:


  • Bowden Family Foundation

  • Angel Lopez, USPTA Certified Master Professional

           Angel Lopez Tennis Academy at SDTRC​

  • Blake Pearson 

  • La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

  • Rick Evans 

  • Dr. John Wright and Brett Wright

  • Mrs. Betty Peabody

  • Friends and Family of Robert J. Bohrer

  • The Katherine Chabot Willette Family

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View or download our Tournament Evaluation Form. Please return your completed form to the Barnes Tennis Center by mail: 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107, by fax to 619.221.9076,  or by email to