To promote and grow the
sport of tennis in Santa Barbara

About Us

The Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons was founded in 1971 by a group of community oriented tennis players who wanted to ensure the growth and quality of junior tennis in Santa Barbara. The Patrons is the oldest community tennis association in California. Our mission is to foster the growth and improve the quality of junior tennis throughout Santa Barbara:

  • To teach sportsmanship and encourage fair play.
  • To instruct beginning players and encourage their participation.
  • To advance the skills of intermediate and advanced players through competition
  • To recognize outstanding achievements among junior participant.
  • To support and develop tennis for juniors in the community and make it a lifelong sport for all.

Board Members

Neil Levinson

Vice President
John Sanford

John Gerngross

Nance Wheeler

At Large
Jerry Hatchett
Craig Cotich
David Burns
Greg Tebbe

Executive Director


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