Pacific Coast tourney back at La Jolla club

The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club will host the 120th Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Tennis Championship March 5-8.

College teams from around the country, including Cal, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Texas A & M, and Pepperdine. But the event is an open tournament so many local teaching pros and top junior players will compete as well, according to club officials.

Tournament admission is free and open to the public. There is a nominal fee for on-site parking.

This year marks the 67th anniversary of the championship being held at the La Jolla club. The tournament was first held in Northern California starting in 1890 and Dwight D. Davis was one of the original competitors.

A press release said it became the inspiration for the Davis Cup.

The Pacific Coast Doubles started out as an East Coast-West Coast tournament and "was such a success that a match between the U.S. and England ensued at the urging of Dwight D. Davis, after whom the Davis Cup is named. By 1904 other countries had joined in the fray and the Davis Cup was born,," the release said.

For more information contact Tennis Director, Bill McGrath at (858) 551-4616 or

bmcgrath@ljbtc.com

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The club also will host the USTA National Senior Women's Hard Court Championships in May and National 40 Hard Court Championship in December.

   
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