57th Annual Francis J. Robinson Memorial International Tournament
August 5-10, 2014
The Francis J. Robinson Memorial International Tournament is named after a local tennis player, Lt. Francis J. Robinson, a young serviceman who died in a military flight training mission in July 1958. A group of Lt. Robinson’s friends started a small tennis tournament in his honor that same summer. The “Robinson” has grown into a local event that has drawn between 200-400 participants annually, ranging in divisions from 10 & under to 65 & over and is considered one of the longest running community tennis tournaments in the United States.
Use the links below for detailed entry information; to view the draws and Semis/Finals’ schedules; and review Robinson Champions, Finalists, and Special Award recipients. This information will be updated as it becomes available.
We are excited to announce new features of this year’s Robinson!
- Local players may partner with a non-local player in doubles events
- Doubles semi-finals will be played on Friday
- Door prizes, player of the day prizes, and awards for best dressed doubles teams – updates on the Events & Activities page!
- Individual start times posted online Sunday, August 3rd
Check back on our Photo Gallery page for pictures throughout the week! 😆
A $10 late registration fee will be assessed after 4pm, Friday July 25th. No entries or changes will be accepted after 4pm, Thursday July 31st.
Get the details about special events & activities we’ll be hosting beginning August 3rd in addition to concessions and ceremony information. Also, participants who win Player of the Day, Best Dressed Doubles teams will be posted here!
We had 230 entries and 460 events this year!
2014 Semi Finals Schedule
Semi Final match times are now available on the draws. Please open your specific Draw for your start time.
2014 Finals Schedule
Final match times are now available on the draws. Please open your specific Draw for your start time.
We would like to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to the sponsors for their support of this year’s Robinson. The tournament’s success is further achieved through generous support and helps provide our tennis community the benefit of special guests, events and activities. Thank you!
|Michigan Mutual, Inc.||Port Huron Tennis House||Chef’s Cut Jerky||The Brozovich Family|
|Lozen, Kovar and Lozen Law Firm||Smith Family Funeral Home||Mike and Connie Kleeves||The Kovar Family|
|Oppenheimer & Co./Jim Charron & Ryan Charron||Physician Healthcare||Dave and Wendy Pillon||The Sweeney Family|
If you would be interested in being a Robinson Tournament Sponsor, please contact Jim Charron at (810) 841-5733.