June 2018


Hi PBTC Members!

I have a few updates for you following our Board meeting on June 11. We hope with the sight of green grass tennis on the Tennis Channel your anticipation is building for Wimbledon, and for some more great tennis at our club too. Our Wimbledon club mixer will be held July 6 and while I have to be traveling and will miss it, I hope you don't! Linda Braun-Leibowitz is running the show and might even have some strawberries and cream for all the participants. Please go to our website and sign up under "events" http://www.pbtennis.com . It's free for members, and $5 for non-members. By the way, we had a nice turnout of 17 members/guests for our French Open mixer last month and I want to thank Phil Tan for helping run the mixer.

Phil Tan reported to us that the De Anza Revitalization Project has a new public meeting coming on June 20 at Mission Bay High School.  It's starting at 5p and could go until 7p, depending on the number of attendees. This is a meeting regarding environmental impact; however, in the latest revision of the map for redesigning the area, we have noted that the area for tennis appears smaller, with no indication of parking lot placement, and even including the placement of a ranger station within the area. The area appears smaller than the corresponding area now given to the courts at Mission Bay High School. Given this development, it's important that PBTC members come to this meeting to express concern about the city's plans to help ensure the best outcome for tennis in PB and for our club going forward. Phil has additional information in this newsletter for you to read.

We have an update on resurfacing Court 4. The paperwork is in place for me to provide to the city and we're going to replace some of the high bulbs on the court before the resurfacing takes place. Ferandell is doing the resurfacing; we expect the court will be resurfaced by early August. 

The current flex league is going gangbusters. We're going to have more than 50 matches played in the M4.0 division this time! Playoffs start after June 15, with a new league starting July 1. Remember in the summer session (July 1 through Sep 15), the winners get 50% off on a lesson from the PBTC tennis pro of their choice. We're also going to be reopening the M3.5 and W3.5 divisions. If you're not in a division currently and would like to play during the summer session, please send me an email. (If you're currently playing I'll sign you up automatically unless you tell me otherwise.)

Just a couple of other items from me: 1) Later this year we will have elections for four positions on the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. If you'd like to serve on the board and want to find out more about what's involved please contact me and I'll be happy to tell you all about it. We'll be opening the window for nominations for the election in a few months, in accordance with our by-laws; 2) We're still in the process of repositioning the engraved bricks. The ground has been a bit more challenging to dig into than anticipated, but it's a work in progress so please don't think we've forgotten about it. We appreciate all your support.

See you at the courts!

David Fogel

PBTC President 2018

(858) 349-0848




On June 2nd, Zach competed in the Pro Futures Wild Card Tournament in Claremont, California. He won the tournament, defeating Isiah Strode, a twenty-year-old with an ATP world ranking of 982! He beat Isiah 7-6, 6-3. Winning this tournament puts Zach straight into the main draw of his first Pro Tournament on September 10. Another impressive achievement! Congratulations Zach!

Zach Svajda (right) and Isiah Strode

Linda Braun-Leibowitz
PBTC Vice President 2018


The next public meeting of the DeAnza Revitalization Plan, on the preparation of an environmental impact report, is scheduled on Wednesday June 20 at 5 pm at Mission Bay High School. Go to this website for details:


There will be a short presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions. Our goal is to attend in large numbers, demonstrating high interest for our tennis club, and asking a prepared list of questions, including: Why is a ranger station located within the tennis center? How much area is dedicated to the tennis center, excluding the area for the ranger station and parking area? How many parking spaces are dedicated for the tennis center? How will the planners ensure that the foundation of the tennis facility will remain stable due to effects of the adjacent waterway? Comments can then be submitted in writing, either during the meeting, or by mail or email to Planning@CEQA@sandiego.gov until July 11. As always, I am happy to discuss the issues.

Phil Tan

PBTC Board Member 2018




Wimbledon Mixer - July 6, 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

US Open Mixer - September 7, 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Holiday Mixer - December 1, 2018

Time: To be confirmed

Bring your friends and have fun on the courts. Free for members. Non-members pay $5. The club provides new balls and refreshments. Participants are welcome to bring a snack to share.

To register go to www.pbtennis.com and click on 'Events'.



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.   

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 David Fogel: mailto:david_fogel_nsi@yahoo.com