The Gay and Lesbian Tennis Federation of the San Francisco Bay Area

The inaugural Gold Cup was held on August 12-13, 2017 in San Diego

What is Gold Cup?

Gold Cup is a team competition for players who hold GLTA men’s rating of A or lower. The top players from San Francisco (GLTF), San Diego (SDTF), and Los Angeles (LATA) gay/lesbian/bi/trans leagues will battle it out in a two-day tournament. Each city will get to field 12 singles players, and 6 doubles teams to compete against the other two cities. Gold Cup was held on August 12-13, 2017 in San Diego.

* Women can also participate in Gold Cup, as long as they have a GLTA men's rating of A or lower.

Who is eligible?

Anyone with GLTA men’s rating of A or lower in both singles and doubles can compete. For those who are currently unrated in GLTA, you can still try out and get rated by playing a GLTA tournament anywhere around the world, especially our local tournament, the United States Gay Open (USGO). Camaraderie is very important to our team, so we’re also looking for committed players with great attitude on and off the court.

What's the Selection Process Like?

To find the strongest 12 singles players and 12 doubles teams, your performance at practices, challenge matches, and qualification tournaments will be evaluated. More details on the criteria will be posted in SF Gold Cup Facebook group, which is the main channel of communication for this team.

Ok, I’m Interested. What’s next?

2018 information will be updated by end of April.  

2017 Information:

Please contact 2017 Gold Cup Captains, Tim Thianthai ( and Steve Nugent ( as soon as possible. We will invite you to our SF Gold Cup Facebook group where all the logistics will be posted. Practices this year will be held on Sundays at various times and locations, starting on April 23, 2017.

Please also email Tim and Steve if you’re interested in trying out, but you are not available on Sundays this year. We will try our best to find you an alternative to qualification date/time.


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