November 2019


With the end of the year approaching, it is time for club elections - if you haven't received your ballot over email - it will be on its way to your inbox shortly. If you prefer, ballots will be available tonight in the clubhouse. 

For the past few months, the board has been discussing options on how to enhance the member experience, so we’re excited to present new payment options that are now available.  For family and individual memberships, you now have the option to pay on a monthly installment basis. The monthly rates are $19 (Individual) and $29 (Family), each with a one-time $20 registration fee.  This is now available as an option for all members and is active on the website. 

We continue to offer our yearly early sign-up memberships for 2020 at the same rates as 2019.  As a reminder, the early sign-up rates are $225 (Individual) and $325 (Family) - with early sign up being that you join before 1-Jan-2020. 

We have also created a referral special: you will now receive an Amazon gift card in the amount of $10 for each new member that you refer who joins PBTC.  A new member is anyone who has not been a member for at least the past year. The new member will also receive a $10 gift card as a welcome gift to the club.  We are capping the number of referrals that can be made to 5 and this special will expire on 31-March-2020.

Facilities Updates

For a total of 3 days, we had all lights operational at the club - with two newly installed circuit breakers.  Unfortunately, courts 5 and 6 have incurred new electrical issues and we are under instruction to not even attempt and operate them until approval is received from the city.  A few days later, the upper lights on 7 and 8 stopped working, as did the lower lights on 1. Given the shortening days, this is the current top priority for our facilities and we are in frequent contact with the city.  We hope to have this resolved in a timely manner and will provide further updates as they are made. 

The board is also pursuing refurbishment of the white portable toilet.  We’re still in the process of getting quotes for parts, labor, and freight for the special order equipment - however, this is another priority that the board is looking to address before year’s end. 

One final reminder, the club annual meeting is 10-Dec at 6:15 in the clubhouse - while we are always available for comments via board@pbtennis.com - this is another opportunity to come and present your ideas and comments.


On November 2nd, we held our annual Turkey Tournament with 33 turkey-istas gathering to play.  Amazingly, we had two last-minute female sign-ups on the day event so that the teams could be perfectly balanced. We are so happy to be able to offer this event and are glad that our participants enjoy it so much. Thank you to all for coming out to play! It was a wonderful day of tennis.

Special thanks to our Head Turkey/event coordinator - Steve Adamson for making the event happen.  Even with the last-minute sign-ups, Steve put together a great format of four well-matched teams. The event ran on a beautiful autumn day.  Well done Steve!


On October 27th, PBTC hosted a special celebration for one of our founding members: Judy Janc. Caron, Judy and Al’s daughter, provided the following statement and pictures for the newsletter.

As founding members of PBTC, Judy and Al have been active in playing as well as establishing life-long friends from the club.  Judy’s family thought it fitting to celebrate her 80th birthday on the courts at PBTC. Her 4 children who grew up at PBTC, the 6 grandkids, her 2 sisters and 3 nieces and nephews gathered for a playday here at the club.  The family thanks the members for allowing us to share the memories here.

Caron Janc


The city plans to release the Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) in the Spring of 2020, one year behind schedule. Within it will be detailed plans for the future tennis club.  A 45-day public review period will follow, a time for us to state our positions.

Meanwhile, ReWild/Audubon has been working behind the scenes to prevent Campland from developing the shoreline at De Anza. They are also trying to get the city to more fully consider their Wildest plan which converts much of the space into wetlands at the expense of space for tennis and other recreational activities. Some in the city council are interested in their viewpoints. We should be concerned with these developments.

In the coming months, I will contact members in the city council and the city planning department to remind them of our wishes for a great remodeled tennis club. If you also want to get involved, I would contact city councilmember Jennifer Campbell at JenniferCampbell@sandiego.gov, and city planner Alyssa Muto at amuto@sandiego.gov. I also recommend expressing support for the Mission Bay Gateway Plan, missionbaygateway.org. As always, let me know if you have any questions.

Phil Tan, ptphiltan@gmail.com

  • Pickleball - Every Sat and Sun from 12 - 3 PM and Mondays 9 - 11 AM

  • 10-Dec Club Annual Meeting: 6:15 PM at the Clubhouse



AMY'S CLEANERS: 1015 Turquoise Street One free item if you bring in ten or more.


GEEKY CLEAN PC: Garnet Avenue, PB. PBTC members get 10% off.


WOODSTOCK's PIZZA: Garnet Avenue. PBTC members get 10% off.   


OFFSHORE TAVERN & GRILL: Morena Blvd. PBTC members get 10% off all regularly priced items.

BOULEVARD AUTOMOTIVE: Turquoise St Members get 10% off of labor, not combined with other discounts.

EMPEY REALTY: 858-230-8644 PBTC members get $500 off closing.

If you have a business, or know of a business, that would like to offer discounts to our members, please contact the PBTC Board at: board@pbtennis.com
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2639 Grand Avenue, San Diego, 92109