2018 KPSF Open

Bay Club SF Tennis | February 5 – 11

Annual Tournament in memory of Kunal Patel

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THE 2018 KPSF OPEN

A fter a successful inaugural year on the ATP Challenger Tour, the KPSF Open is back for 2018! The 2017 reviews could not have been better, with atpworldtour.com calling the event a “smashing success.” KPSF Open alumni players had a fantastic season as well, posting wins over top-10 world ranked players five times, including a victory over world #1 Andy Murray just a few short weeks later at Indian Wells. With expectations for 2018 even bigger and better, you do not want to miss the 2018 KPSF Open!

Schedule of Events

February 5–11, 2018

Monday

5th

Feb
 
Day Session 1:00 pm
Night Session 7:00 pm

Tuesday

6th

Feb
 
Day Session 1:00 pm
Night Session 7:00 pm

Wednesday

7th

Feb
Kids' Day 
Day Session 2:00 pm
Kids' On Court 4:00 pm
Night Session 7:00 pm

Thursday

8th

Feb
USTA Day 
Day Session 2:00 pm
Night Session 7:00 pm

Friday

9th

Feb
Adult League Day 
Day Session 2:00 pm
Night Session 7:00 pm

Saturday

10th

Feb
 
Day Session 3:00 pm
Exhibition Match 6:00 pm
Night Session 7:00 pm

Sunday

11th

Feb
Championship Sunday 
Doubles 2:00 pm
Singles to follow

About the KPSF Open

Tournament History

The Kunal Patel SF (KPSF) Open was conceived by Mukesh, Harsha, and Monique Patel, parents, and sister of Kunal Patel, in honor of his love for life and passion for tennis. Kunal’s exuberant life was tragically cut short on October 23, 2014 at the age of 27. Only a week later, Kunal was to depart for London with his friends to watch the ATP World Tour Finals.
It is in memory of Kunal’s love for the game, and his passion for the sport as a fan, that his family has established the Kunal Patel SF Open, the first ever tournament of its kind in San Francisco.

About Kunal

Kunal Patel was an extraordinary human being, whose energy, enthusiasm, and zest for life knew no bounds. He was a traveller, adventurer, sports enthusiast, and a gifted athlete. He loved to hike, bike (he had completed the Escape from Alcatraz and the New York Triathlon), and above all, play tennis.
Kunal first lifted a tennis racket when he was nine years old and immediately fell in love with the sound of the ball whacking against the tennis racket, and the thrill of facing down an opponent (his Dad). Kunal loved to play tennis on weekends with his family and competed at the club level in San Francisco, where he lived and worked on establishing a career. Kunal an avid tennis player and a dedicated sports fan who was fascinated by the way in which sports tested a player’s athleticism, competitive drive, and spirit. Kunal’s passion for tennis took him around the world to attend live tournaments.
Kunal’s exuberant life was tragically cut short on October 23, 2014 at the age of 27. Only a week later, Kunal was to depart for London with his friends to watch the ATP World Tour Finals. It is in memory of Kunal’s love for the game, and his passion for the sport as a fan, that his family: Mukesh, Harsha, and Monique Patel, have established the Kunal Patel SF Open, the first ever tournament of its kind in San Francisco.

Tournament Founders

Mukesh Patel

Mukesh is a serial entrepreneur and an investor in IT industry based in San Francisco Silicon Valley. He is active in helping startups and funded numerous charity organizations. He enjoys photography, golf, tennis and family travels.

Derrik Hirschfeld

Derrik works financing construction projects throughout the west coast. He picked up tennis about 10 yrs ago and has been on the tennis courts a few days a week ever since. When he's not working or playing tennis, he can usually be found hanging out with his wife and daughter in the city.

Vikram Viswanathan

Vikram thinks he should have played tennis for a living (his wife is thankful he still has a day job). Some of his fondest tennis memories are of playing “epic” 5 setters with Kunal on Sunday afternoons. Vikram works in tech and can be spotted biking around the city between work, tennis and home.

Location

Bay Club SF Tennis
645 5th Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94107 
(415) 777 - 9000

L ocated in the heart of San Francisco, Bay Club SF Tennis is the West Coast’s largest indoor tennis facility, housing twelve indoor courts and an additional twelve rooftop courts. For ease of viewing, a balcony-style railing overlooks the four front courts, along with window seating in the cafe. During the tournament, a 500 seat stadium is constructed. In addition to tennis courts, the club offers separate weight and cardio rooms, locker rooms with steam rooms and saunas, a full restaurant and bar, and a two-story parking garage.

Bay Club SF Tennis Features

  • 12 Indoor climate controlled hard courts
  • 12 Rooftop outdoor hard courts
  • State-of-the-art fitness space
  • Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Steam Rooms
  • Dry Saunas
  • Full Service Bar and Restaurant