USTA Girls' 16s & 18s Nationals

Youth Tennis San Diego

Founded as the San Diego Tennis Patrons, Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD) is a grassroots non-profit 501 (c)(3) Organization that has been meeting the needs of youth in San Diego since 1952.

The YTSD mission is to promote the educational, physical, and social development of all youth through organized tennis and educational activities.

Paced by the vision and financial commitment of past leaders such as George E. Barnes, Ruth and Gordon Jorgensen, Dr. Homer Peabody, Gary and Betty Biszantz, and Lee and Steve Booth, along with the enthusiasm and effort of hundreds of others from famed tennis pros to neighborhood moms and dads, YTSD has evolved into a nationally recognized model for excellence.

Through tennis, we now are giving children the opportunity to dream achievable dreams and assure a better future for generations to come.

United States Tennis Association

The USTA was founded in 1881 to promote the game of tennis.

Each year, YTSD applies to and receives its sanction for the Nationals from the USTA. The rules and regulations of the tennis tournament are determined and enforced by the USTA. In order for YTSD to continue to bring the USTA National Championships to San Diego, it must continue to direct and manage a successful event.

The USTA is a non-profit corporation with more than 665,000 individual members whose volunteers, professional staff, and financial resources support a single mission:

To promote and develop the growth of tennis.

 The USTA charge is:

  • To promote the development of tennis as a means of healthy recreation and physical fitness;
  • To establish and maintain rules of play and high standards of amateurism and good sportsmanship;
  • To foster national and international amateur tennis tournaments and competitions;
  • To encourage, sanction, and conduct tennis tournaments and competitions open to athletes without regard to race, creed, color, sexual preference, or national origin and under the best conditions possible so as to effectively promote the game of tennis with the general public;
  • To generally encourage through tennis the development of health, character, and responsible citizenship.