The 2019 Tournament
Universal Tennis and the KPSF organization are pleased to announce the 2019 Kunal Patel San Francisco Championships presented by UTR Powered by Oracle, a level-based community play-in tournament in memory of Kunal Patel. The multi-week Bay Area men’s event will feature American professionals Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson and Bradley Klahn. The Championships will offer players of all ages and abilities the chance to compete for $120,000 in total prize money.
Prize money will be awarded for the highest-finishing players in multiple categories:
- Kunal Patel San Francisco Championships Title: $50,000 to winner, $20,000 to finalist
- Top Collegiate: $3,000 to expenses for winner, $1,000 to expenses for finalist
- Top 18 & Under: $3,000 to winner, $1,000 to finalist
- Top 40 & over: $2,000 to winner, $1,000 to finalist
- Top 14 & Under: $500 to winner, $250 to finalist
August 31st to September 2nd
Fremont, CA 94538
Berkeley, CA 94705
Official Ball Sponsor
About the KPSF Championships
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 Championships, the first ever tournament of its kind in San Francisco.
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.
Mukesh is a serial entrepreneur and an investor in the IT industry, based in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. He is active in helping startups and has funded numerous charity organizations. He enjoys photography, golf, tennis, and family travels.
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 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.