August 5-9, 2015
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.
Here are several significant features of the Robinson this year:
- Junior players – First 50 Robinson rookies enter the tournament for FREE! 😀
- Local players may partner with a non-local player in doubles events
- Play begins on Wednesday, August 5th
- Door prizes, player of the day prizes, and awards for best dressed doubles teams – updates on the Events & Activities page!
- Depending on draw size and court availability, some Open division matches may start as early as 4:00pm
- Individual start times posted online Monday, August 3rd
Use the links below for detailed entry information, events happening during the tournament, and to view draws/match start times, and award recipients. Information will be updated as necessary leading up to the tournament. Enjoy the Robinson!
$10 late registration fee assessed after 5pm, Sunday, July 26th. No entries or changes will be accepted after 5pm, Friday, July 31st.
Please read Entry Form & Rules carefully for all details. This year play begins on Wednesday with Singles, followed by Thursday Doubles and Friday Mixed Doubles – be sure to review the Schedule of Play for your approximate reporting times. Thank you!
Get the details about special events & activities we’ll be hosting in addition to concessions and ceremony information. Specifics about Practice with the Pro, Kids’ Day, the 10 & Under Play Day, and daily prizes winners will be posted here!
We have 255 entries and 38 draws, plus 50 entries in the Kids’ 10 & Under Play Day – what an amazing bump from last year!
Individual start times will be posted on each draw Monday afternoon, August 3rd. Please open the “Draws” link to find your start time.
Semi Finals and Finals matches will be scheduled and posted onto the Draws as soon as possible. Please open the “Draws” link to find match times.
Open to view newspaper articles as they become available.
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. The Sponsor list will be continually updated as the tournament approaches – check back to see who has been added below! Thank you!
|Michigan Mutual, Inc.
|Port Huron Tennis House
|Oppenheimer & Co./Jim Charron & Ryan Charron
|Lozen, Kovar and Lozen Law Firm
|Smith Family Funeral Home
|Mike & Connie Kleeves
|Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron
|Glenn & Jane Johnson
|Chef’s Cut Real Jerky
|The Pillon Family
|Fred & Lezlynne Moore
|The Stablein-Brooks Family
|The Brozovich Family
|The Sweeney Family
If you would be interested in being a Robinson Tournament Sponsor, please contact Jim Charron at (810) 841-5733.