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

Events Calendar

The GLTF hosts a wide variety of both social and competitive events every year. Some events are open to the public while others are exclusive to specific groups of GLTF members. Unless otherwise stated, all GLTF members are encouraged to participate in each event. For a comprehensive view, take a look at our All Events of 2014 calendar.

Upcoming events

    • 07 Sep 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • San Francisco State University Tennis Courts
    • 3

    Ohana Women's Tournament 2014

    As usual, we've got a terrific mix of tennis and frivolity lined up... competitive tennis paired up with whacky non-traditional point-earning fun -- combined together for a Sunday you won't want to miss! Please come join us in your most-festive Hawaiian garb for an event you're guaranteed to enjoy!

    What we've got planned:
    • Closely-matched doubles team setup, with a format where each team plays throughout the event.  As always, there are two types of competition at Ohana -- 1) on the court, and 2) everything else.  ALL levels welcome and encouraged!
    • Bonus points added for various non-doubles activities (team outfits, skill testing) -- which actually can help you win!  Show your Ohana and dress in the spirit of Hawaii!  All teams whose members dress (must be both members) with some Hawaiian flair, will start the day with points before ever stepping on the court!
    • NEW for 2014: Have your team bring a dish to share for our lunch at the end of the day (we'll have coolers on-site for you to stash your prepared items)--all shared dishes will be entered in a "Favorite Dish" contest and voted upon by other participants.
    We hope to bring an extra aspect of community--and harken back for those of us old dykes who came of age in the era of lesbian potlucks!  If pulling together a dish to share is not your thing, no problem at all!  Based on sign-ups, we will augment the food for the day.  Bringing a dish to share will save your team $10 on entry fees.
    • Extra-great tennis-themed gift for ALL entrants! 

    The origin of "Ohana:"

    In modern Hawaiian culture, " 'ohana " means "family" -- in the extended sense of the word. Held annually since 2004, the Ohana Women's Tournament is a premier GLTF women's tennis event.


    Partner-up and register as a doubles team.  If you don't have a doubles partner to register with, contact us and we will do our best to match you up. One member of the team will register for both players -- both MUST BE GLTF MEMBERS. 

    Early Registration: Register by Monday, August 18th
    $60/team if bringing a dish to share

    Regular Registration:
    $70/team if bringing a dish to share

    Check-in begins at 9:15 the day of the event.

    Tournament Directors: Zoe Heimdal, & Winnie Fink, 
    • 13 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2014
    • SF State

    Sissenstein Doubles Club Championship

    Come out and show your stuff at the doubles club championships.  Grab your partner and sign-up now. It's a great summer time opportunity for competition!

    Levels: When registering, we will ask you to identify the USTA level in which you and your doubles partner would like to compete (NOTE:  GLTA rankings will also be considered for the final draws and seedings so please sign up for the highest level between the two). We appreciate your flexibility in advance, as we will adapt the draw and groupings based on sign-ups.  If you have a team with mixed level players, you should sign up for the division of the highest level player.
    4.0 and above

    4.5 and above
    Structure of Play: Depending on the number of registrations in the respective category,  play will be regular draw with consolation round or round-robin.

    Registration: Cost is $65. Only 1 person should register per team, and that person will need to enter partner's name and email.  BOTH PLAYERS MUST BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF GLTF.  Registration deadline is Sunday, September 7, 2014.

    Other Logistics: Snacks will be provided. Bring your own water bottle - there will be water available to refill your bottles at the courts.

    Questions: Please contact ICC Director, Craig Sabol, at if you have any questions.
    • 12 Oct 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Mills College - East Bay
    • 20

    2014 BATTLE OF THE BAY: SF versus The Rest

    Who really rules the Bay?  Sign up for the Battle of the Bay to find out! This event is an opportunity for players of all levels to compete in a team environment specifically designed to help you play your best game possible, and bring out the spirit of friendly competition. There will be two teams: San Francisco versus The Rest of the Bay...East Bay, South Bay, and North, let's see who really rules the Bay! (Travelers are welcome, too, to join the rest of us.) 

    We'll play an hour and a half of team-based tennis games run by a local pro. Once you've got your shots dialed in and have bonded with your team, you'll play two no-ad sets followed by one last action-packed team game. Each set and game will be worth points; whichever team has the most points at the end of the day, wins!

    Not only will we have lots of fun, but this event will give many of us a chance to play side-by-side with GLTF'ers that we might not know or normally be on the same team with, while still giving us all an opportunity to play some competitive matches.

    There's only room for 10 Rest of the Bay players and 10 SF players, so register now!

    Questions? Contact Event Director:
        James Preston,

    Games with coach: 1.5 hours
    Break: 15 minute break
    1 set: 1 hour
    1 set: 1 hour
    Final wrap up game: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 4 hours, 1pm - 5pm

    Note: In order to keep costs low and be environmentally friendly, we will not be serving lunch or providing bottled water. Please make sure you have eaten and bring a reusable container for your water. We will have snacks on hand.

    Directions to Mills:
    Click here for Location/Directions via Google Maps        
    Note: if you are coming from SF, Berkeley, and points north, take I-580 east (MacArthur Freeway) toward Hayward-Stockton. Take the MacArthur Blvd. exit AFTER High Street (NOTE: THERE IS MORE THAN ONE MACARTHUR EXIT!! Make sure you take the correct one.) Bear right onto MacArthur Blvd.; Mills' front gate is immediately ahead on your left.

    After you enter the gate (see campus map here), there is parking on the main road or two large lots to your right as you enter. The courts are on your left just behind the first building on the left (Haas Pavilion) and next to the pool.

Past events

23 Aug 2014 Beating the Demons: 3 Steps to Wining More Matches; Postponed
09 Aug 2014 Gay Games 2014
02 Aug 2014 Holloran Singles Club Championship 2014
01 Aug 2014 Bank of the West
26 Jul 2014 Serve and Return Clinic
19 Jul 2014 2014 City Cup Tournament
18 Jul 2014 Social Doubles at SFTC
12 Jul 2014 2014 Compass Singles Tournament
21 Jun 2014 Post USGO Clinic: I should have work on...
20 Jun 2014 Social Doubles at SFTC
16 May 2014 Social Doubles at SFTC
26 Apr 2014 Point play, Serves and Returns Clinic
19 Apr 2014 Bunny Hop: One Day Mixed Doubles Event
18 Apr 2014 Social Doubles at SFTC
22 Mar 2014 How to Handle Short Balls in Singles and Doubles
21 Mar 2014 Social Doubles at SFTC
01 Mar 2014 2014 Compass Doubles Tournament
28 Feb 2014 GLTF Annual Kickoff Extravaganza - 80's Style
22 Feb 2014 Clinic: Doubles 101
21 Feb 2014 Social Doubles at SFTC
18 Jan 2014 Sin City Shootout 2014
17 Jan 2014 Social Doubles at SFTC
17 Jan 2014 Miami Art Deco Open XIX 2014
20 Dec 2013 Social Doubles at SFTC
15 Dec 2013 Get Your Game Face On--Off Court Mental Training Clinic
15 Nov 2013 Social Doubles at SFTC
05 Oct 2013 2013 Fall Team Tennis
20 Sep 2013 Social Doubles at SFTC
08 Sep 2013 Ohana Women's Tournament 2013
05 Sep 2013 Provincetown Clay Court Classic
01 Sep 2013 Beer Bust for our Cal Cup Team
31 Aug 2013 Rose City Open XXIII - Portland
17 Aug 2013 Sissenstein Doubles Club Championships
16 Aug 2013 Social Doubles at SFTC
03 Aug 2013 Holloran Singles Club Championship
02 Aug 2013 Vancouver International Pride
15 Jul 2013 Cardio & Stroke Clinic
13 Jul 2013 City Cup 2013
07 Jul 2013 Wimbledon Viewing Party
05 Jul 2013 San Diego Open 2013
04 Jul 2013 Liberty Open NYC 2013
21 Jun 2013 Social Doubles at SFTC
15 Jun 2013 New Members Social Event @ the Lookout
09 Jun 2013 Post USGO Clinic: I should have work on...
03 Jun 2013 Double Up for Youth 2013
24 May 2013 USGO Women's Social
19 May 2013 Mental Toughness Clinic
17 May 2013 Social Doubles at SFTC
09 May 2013 LGBT Night with the Giants
07 May 2013 USGO / GLTF Night @ Sports Basement
04 May 2013 Out2Tennis GLTA International Tournament 2013
02 May 2013 GLTA Grass Court Championships
28 Apr 2013 2013 Battle of the Bay
26 Apr 2013 Paris Int'l Tennis Tournament 2013
19 Apr 2013 Social Doubles at SFTC
01 Apr 2013 Cardio & Stroke Clinic
29 Mar 2013 LA Open IX 2013
15 Mar 2013 MARCH - Social Doubles at SFTC - Saint Patty's Edition
09 Mar 2013 Palm Springs Doubles 2013
02 Mar 2013 Clinic: Doubles 101
16 Feb 2013 GLTF Night at the SAP Open!
15 Feb 2013 FEBRUARY - Social Doubles at SFTC
15 Feb 2013 Clay Court Classic 2013
15 Feb 2013 Australasian Gay & Lesbian Open 2013
09 Feb 2013 GLTF Sign-up For Team SF Dodgeball!
03 Feb 2013 Movement and Fitness Clinic
02 Feb 2013 GLTF Annual Kickoff Extravaganza
26 Jan 2013 The Trinity Clinic: Forehand, Backhand and Serve
18 Jan 2013 JANUARY - Social Doubles at SFTC
18 Jan 2013 Miami Art Deco Open XVIII 2013
21 Dec 2012 CANCELLED: DECEMBER - Social Doubles at SFTC
02 Dec 2012 YTA Big Hitters Fundraiser
23 Nov 2012 Citrus Classic Clay Court Champs 2012
23 Nov 2012 Palm Springs Open
16 Nov 2012 CXLD DUE TO RAIN - Social Doubles at SFTC
28 Oct 2012 Serve Clinic
27 Oct 2012 Halloween Tennis Cocktail & Costume Party
19 Oct 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
19 Oct 2012 New Orleans Fleur de lis 2012
13 Oct 2012 2012 Fall Team Tennis
05 Oct 2012 Las Vegas Tennis Classic 2012
29 Sep 2012 Clinic: Doubles 101
21 Sep 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
15 Sep 2012 2012 Legends of GLTF Tournament
09 Sep 2012 Ohana Women's Tournament 2012
01 Sep 2012 Centre Court Championships 2012
01 Sep 2012 Rose City Open XXII 2012
21 Aug 2012 GLTF Goes to Tennis Camp!
17 Aug 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
10 Aug 2012 Second City Tennis Classic 2012
04 Aug 2012 Holloran Singles Club Championship 2012
03 Aug 2012 Vancouver International Pride 2012
28 Jul 2012 Sissenstein Doubles Championships 2012
21 Jul 2012 CANCELLED: Woods & White Round Robin
21 Jul 2012 Columbus Classic 2012
20 Jul 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
14 Jul 2012 2012 CITY CUP TOURNAMENT
12 Jul 2012 Bank of the West
06 Jul 2012 San Diego Open 2012
30 Jun 2012 The Seattle Classic 2012
15 Jun 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
15 Jun 2012 Boston Indoor Tennis Classic 2012
27 May 2012 USGO Additional Banquet Tickets
25 May 2012 USGO 2012 - Special Payment Page
19 May 2012 Mental Toughness Clinic
19 May 2012 Long Beach Pride Doubles 10th!
18 May 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
06 May 2012 Chris Geehrer Scholarship Fundraiser
04 May 2012 Aloha Tennis Open
03 May 2012 GLTA Grass Court Championships
22 Apr 2012 2012 Battle of the Bay
20 Apr 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
15 Apr 2012 Advanced Drills Clinic
07 Apr 2012 2012 One Day Mixed Doubles Bunny Hop
06 Apr 2012 LA Open VIII 2012
18 Mar 2012 Racquet Demo and Drills with Marla
16 Mar 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
10 Mar 2012 Palm Springs Doubles
04 Mar 2012 Tennis Social @ Beautiful Harbor Bay Tennis Club
25 Feb 2012 Mardi Gras Championships
19 Feb 2012 The Trinity Clinic: Forehand, Backhand and Serve
17 Feb 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
17 Feb 2012 GLTF Night at the SAP Open!
04 Feb 2012 Winter World Team Tennis
28 Jan 2012 Games and Drills for the 3.0 Player
21 Jan 2012 GLTF Annual Kickoff Extravaganza
20 Jan 2012 Social Doubles at SFTC
16 Dec 2011 Social Doubles at SFTC
03 Dec 2011 YTA Big Hitters Fundraiser
03 Dec 2011 Bangkok Pride Tournament
26 Nov 2011 Post Turkey Serve and Return Clinic
18 Nov 2011 Social Doubles at SFTC
29 Oct 2011 Halloween Tennis Brunch
22 Oct 2011 Sissenstein Doubles Championships 2011
21 Oct 2011 Social Doubles at SFTC
15 Oct 2011 Holloran Singles Club Championship 2011
09 Oct 2011 Mental Strategy for the 3.5 and above player
17 Sep 2011 Fundraiser for PacCup @ the Lookout!
17 Sep 2011 Games and Drills for the 3.0-3.5 Player
16 Sep 2011 Social Doubles at SFTC
11 Sep 2011 Ohana Women's Tournament 2011
10 Sep 2011 Legends of GLTF Tournament
29 Aug 2011 LGBT Night with the SF Giants
19 Aug 2011 Social Doubles at SFTC
12 Aug 2011 Second City Tennis Classic 2011
07 Aug 2011 Win with Consistency Clinic
06 Aug 2011 2011 CITY CUP TOURNAMENT
28 Jul 2011 Bank of the West
24 Jul 2011 2011 North American OutGames
17 Jul 2011 Woods & White Round Robin
15 Jul 2011 Rocky Mountain Open
10 Jul 2011 How To Beat Moonballer Clinic
09 Jul 2011 Women's Summer Social Doubles

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