The Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation of the San Francisco Bay Area

Cal Cup 

Cal Cup 2016 will be held on Oct 15th and 16th at the Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego

What is Cal Cup?

Dating back to the days when the gays weren’t the only ones who played tennis in short shorts, the first ever Cal Cup competition was held in October 1986 in San Diego. The top 24 players from the San Francisco (GLTF), San Diego (SDTF), and Los Angeles (LATA) gay/lesbian/bi/trans leagues battle it out over two days in 36 singles and 36 doubles matches. This year, Cal Cup will be held on October 15-16 at the Balboa Tennis Club, San Diego, CA.

Who’s Eligible to Try Out?

GLTF members with at least a strong USTA rating of 4.0+ for men or 4.5+ for women, which is equivalent to GLTA rating of A+ for men or Open for women, are eligible to try out. Camaraderie is very important to our team, so we’re also looking for committed players with great attitude on and off the court.

What's the Selection Process Like?

To find the strongest 24 singles players and 12 doubles teams, we will evaluate you based on your performance at practices, challenge matches, and qualification tournaments. More detail on the criteria will be posted in SF Cal Cup Facebook group, which is our main channel of communication this year.

Ok, I’m Interested. What’s next?

Please contact 2016 Cal Cup Captains, Tim Thianthai ( and Mark Dinh ( as soon as possible. We will invite you to our SF Cal Cup Facebook group where all the logistics will be posted. Practices this year will be held on Sundays at various times and locations, starting in April.

Please also email Tim and Mark if you’re interested in trying out, but will not be available on Sundays this year. We will try our best to find you an alternative to qualification.

For More information contact: Tim Thianthai or Mark Dinh

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