2013 Francis J. Robinson Memorial International

56th Annual Francis J. Robinson Memorial International Tournament

July 15-21, 2013

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 with 300-400 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.

2013 Robinson Schedule of Play/Reporting Times, Tournament Rules and Entry Form
A $10 late registration fee will be assessed after 4pm, Friday July 5th.  No entries or changes will be accepted after 4pm, Wednesday July 10th.

2013 Activities & Events


2013 Semifinals Schedule

2013 Finals Schedule

2013 Champions, Finalists and Special Award Recipients

Past Year’s Champions


Robinson “News”

Port Huron Times Herald
  1. Kromer wraps up; Exhibition kicks off Robinson PG 1
    Exhibition kicks off Robinson PG 2 – 7/15/13
  2. Win or lose Robinson is fun PG 1
    Win or lose… PG 2 – 7/16/13
  3. Boys 18 Singles zapped by the heat PG 1
    Boys 18 Singles… PG 2 – 7/17/13
  4. At 7, tennis is ‘just playing for fun’ for Hadley Schwarz – 7/18/13
  5. A masterful player proves a masterful director PG 1
    A masterful player… PG 2 – 7/18/13
  6. Tennis not his racket PG 1 
    Tennis not his racket PG 2 – 7/19/13
  7. Friends become rivals at Robinson tourney – 7/21/13
  8. Champions named at Robinson; Pinoo, Tseng and Murray can all claim triple crown PG 1
    Triple crown PG2 – 7/21/13
  9. Murray likes tennis just fine PG 1
    Murray… PG 2 – 7/23/13
  10. Court rats are big cheeses at Robinson PG 1
    Court rats… PG 2 – 7/25/13


Robinson Tournament Sponsors

We would like to express sincere appreciation and gratitude to the sponsors for their support of the 56th Annual Francis J. Robinson Memorial International Tournament. 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
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. / Jim Charron
Mike and Connie Kleeves Lozen, Kovar & Lozen Law Firm Richard and Anna Kovar
The Arlene Johnson Family The Sweeney Family The Brozovich Family
Fred and Lezlynne Moore Smith Family Funeral Home Mid-West Appraisal / Lou Petho & Frank Sharp
The Basha Family

If you would be interested in being a Robinson Tournament Sponsor, please contact Jim Charron at (810) 841-5733.