September 22–26, 2021

Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

The 2021 KPSF Open

Aerial view of the Goldman Tennis Center

The 2021 KPSF Open will include both a women’s and men’s open draw and feature some of the best players in the Bay Area and beyond, all competing for $50,000 in prize money.

This year’s event will also feature a Bay Area Doubles Challenge and Arthur Ashe Community Day.

All matches are open to the general public free of charge!

Schedule

Wednesday

22nd

Sep
KPSF Open Women’s and Men’s Singles 32-Draw 
8am–2pm
(or when last match finishes) Join some of the best players in the Bay Area and beyond, all competing for $50,000 in prize money. Wednesday through Sunday, September 22–26.
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Wednesday

22nd

Sep
KPSF Open Round of 32 (Evening) 
5:30pm

Thursday

23rd

Sep
KPSF Open Round of 16 (Day) 
9a–3pm
(or when last match finishes)

Thursday

23rd

Sep
KPSF Open Round of 16 (Evening) 
5:30pm

Friday

24th

Sep
KPSF Open Quarters (Day) 
10am–3pm
(or when last match finishes)

Friday

24th

Sep
KPSF Open Quarters (Evening) 
5:30pm

Saturday

25th

Sep
KPSF Open Doubles Challenge 
9am–6pm
Represent your organization and play for a cause on center stage @ THE 2021 KPSF OPEN. Prize money will be awarded to your organization's junior tennis programs or chosen community youth charity. Winning teams $500 and Finalists $250
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Saturday

25th

Sep
KPSF Open Semis (Day) 
12pm

Saturday

25th

Sep
KPSF Open Semis (Evening) 
5pm

Sunday

26th

Sep
Arthur Ashe Community Day 
9–11 am
Free event for kids 12 and under! Tennis, fun, games, music, prizes, and more! Sign up for the on-court experience below, tickets limited to the first 100 kids, RSVP by September 10th.
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Sunday

26th

Sep
KPSF Open Finals 
12pm
Finals for men, women, and Doubles Championship

2021 Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities still available

For sponsorship information and opportunities, please contact Erik van Dillen at erik@vandillenpartners.com

About the KPSF Championships

Tournament History

The Kunal Patel San Francisco (KPSF) Championships were 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 Championships, 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.

Tournament Founders

Mukesh Patel

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 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.