Cindo de Mayo Mixer
This perennial favorite opens the tennis season with casual mixed doubles play and margaritas and Mexican appetizers courtside. Guests are welcome and it’s a great way to start off the tennis season.
The Wellman Cup is in honor or Ted Wellman who would often stroll the pool deck in hopes of finding a tennis partner. He encouraged all levels but especially the junior players to join him on the court. The format is a doubles tournament with teams consisting of one junior and one adult player. The Cup is displayed that after at the pool in honor of Ted’s efforts. The tournament is a morning tournament typically finishing by lunchtime.
This biannual event is the perfect opportunity to really get to know other members and summer guests as the tournament, often scheduled early in the season is a team affair. The event is kicked off by a phone call from your team captain who will let you know the theme and your team’s identity. You then don a costume to attend the betting party Friday night where the teams are scrutinized for their potential for victory. Money is placed on the teams as drinks and appetizers are enjoyed by all. The 6 or 8 member teams play each other over the course of 4 hours on Saturday and the audience often increases as the day goes on since there is money on the line.
Bothin Cup Mixed Invitational
The mixed invitational tournament always draws a range of players. If you only know members who play, be sure to contact the sponsors who will gladly help you find a suitable partner. The two-flight tournament has something for everyone and is a great weekend of tennis with the Sunday semis and finals drawing large crowds for Shandies courtside.
Greene Cup Men’s Doubles Invitational
The Greene Cup is the Lagunitas Club’s most prestigious Men’s Tournament. The format is a member guest team with the Champion being crowed after a two day, single elimination tournament. The finals of the Greene Cup showcase the most competitive tennis in Marin County. Finals are played on Sunday.
Wilkin’s Cup “Woodies & Whites”
A newer Lagunitas Club tradition, this late-summer, Sunday tournament brings us back to the “good-old-days” and the wood racquets many of us grew up with. The handicap is universal and some of us find we actually play better with a racquet weighing nearly a pound and socks pulled up to our knees.
The parent-child tournament is a Lagunitas Club tradition dating back to the earliest days of the club and making Lagunitas truly a family club. There is nothing better then closing out the summer playing with your son or daughter. Of course, the kids often have a different take as they can’t understand why you don’t just nail the opponent with all you’ve got…
Patricia Dykstra Women’s Invitational
The Dykstra Cup is our Ladies Member/Guest Invitational. Typically a one day tournament which includes lunch, the tournament finals are played in the afternoon on Saturday.
East Bay All-Stars
Known as "The Tests," this is one of the greatest and oldest traditions in Northern California tennis. It is a “competition” between the Lagunitas Country Club and the Berkeley Tennis Club (now known as the East Bay All-Stars) and has been an annual event for over 75 years. Always hosted by Lagunitas, the competition consists of 12 doubles matches followed by a spirited lunch under the redwoods. An invitation to play in this prestigious event is highly coveted.