2024 Robinson

July 30 – August 4, 2024

67th Annual Francis J. Robinson
International Memorial Tournament

The Blue Water Area’s biggest tennis week of the summer is almost here!

Registration, Schedule of Play and all other tournament information is below. 

Please check back for updates and follow us on Facebook for announcements. Thank you!

About the Robinson

The Robinson 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 drawn between 200-400 participants annually, with players 10 & under to 60 & over and is considered one of the longest running community tennis tournaments in the United States. The Robinson unites players from our local tennis community, surrounding Michigan cities, other states and Canada to come together for a fun-filled week of tennis each summer.

Registration & Format

June 17 – Registration Opens ($45/player)

July 18 – Registration Closes

Format

  • Flights – Round-Robin arranged by age and skill
  • Divisions – Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles
  • Juniors – Red, Orange, Green, Yellow Ball levels
  • Balls – The tournament will provide balls

2024 Robinson Format and Rules/Scoring – Please review & keep for reference

Remind Text Updates - ALL Players & Parents--Sign up!

Please sign up to stay informed! Remind Text Updates will be used for important announcements including weather/schedule changes. 

A-M Last Names – Send a text to 81010 with the message @2024roba-m

N-Z Last Names – Send a text to 81010 with the message @2024robn-z

Need help? Click here for a video about how to join a Remind class.

Warm-Up Clinics

July 29th
4:00PM – Juniors

5:30PM – Adults 

  • All Robinson entrants are invited to the Warm-Up Clinics
  • Included with your entry fee
  • Registration is required – deadline is Monday, July 22nd

After completing your Robinson entry form, click here to sign up online!

General Schedule of Play
FLIGHTS & START TIMES & SCORES/RESULTS

MENS SINGLES – Tuesday evening

WOMENS SINGLES – Tuesday evening

BOYS & CO-ED ORANGE BALL SINGLES – Wednesday

GIRLS SINGLES – Wednesday


MENS DOUBLES – Wed/Thur evening

WOMENS DOUBLES – Wed/Thur evening

BOYS & CO-ED GREEN BALL DOUBLES – Thursday

GIRLS DOUBLES– Thursday


ADULT MIXED DOUBLES – Friday evening

JUNIOR MIXED DOUBLES – Friday

Sponsoring the Robinson

We are so grateful for the support of our Robinson sponsors! Each summer the success of the Robinson is achieved through your generosity. Our tennis community thanks you!

For information on how you, your family, or your business can become a Robinson Sponsor, view the 2024 Robinson Sponsorship form.

Sponsors, we appreciate your support!

Concessions/Services & Amenities

CONCESSIONS

THE CHEESE WAGON has breakfast covered from 8-11am on Wednesday through Saturday! Breakfast sandwiches such as the Egg Daddy and Ham Daddy are on the menu plus bagel & cream cheese or you can build your own bagel sandwich. 

KATE’S DOWNTOWN will be providing concessions again this Robinson. We are so happy to have Kate and her amazing crew serving sammies, wraps, fruit, bakery items, and of course SMOOTHIES! Kate’s hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11am-4pm.

BIG RIVER BBQ arrives on Tuesday & Thursday night 4-8pm serving up the meats! Bring your appetite for some amazing BBQ!

SERVICES

TBD

Sunday Brunch
ROBINSON SUNDAY BRUNCH
 
The Port Huron Tennis House invites everyone to bring a dish to pass, share a meal, and watch the finalists compete for the championships during an all-day BBQ!
 
The PHTH will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and brats along with all the fixin’s. Pit Master, Jeff Cook & Big River BBQ will fire up the grill!
 
It’s a great time to get together with friends and family, celebrate the events of the week, and support all the players who participated in the 67th Robinson! 😎
Awards Ceremony
  • The Awards Ceremony is Sunday after all Finals matches are complete.
  • Get together with family and friends to celebrate the events of the week, and support ALL the players!
  • Stay to applaud the Champions, Finalists and Special Award Winners!

SPECIAL AWARDS

Francis J. Robinson Sportsmanship Award – The most coveted of the tournament, the Robinson Award is given to the player who demonstrates sportsmanship throughout Robinson week and beyond. This athlete has a love and passion for the game, contributes to our sport through honest and fair competition, and is respected by other players.

Myron Lee Spirit Award – The Robinson Committee first presented this award in 2021 to honor Myron Lee. Myron was a kind, helpful, positive person who shared his love for tennis with family & friends. Myron’s quiet yet genuine enthusiasm for practice and competition was contagious. The Spirit Award award is given to a player who embodies good spirit both on and off the court, inspires others through their passion for tennis, and encourages participation in all aspects of our tennis community.

Mike Clary Junior Tennis Award – This award is in memory of Mike Clary, an outstanding player and instructor at the Tennis House who passed away in 1991. Mike was a top junior and adult competitor who enjoyed working with the kids in the junior program. This award is given to a junior player who works hard on their game and shows great dedication to tennis.

Robinson Winners & Awards History

Open Robinson Winners and Awards History to view past winners and special award recipients.

Register Here!

Entry Form & Payment!

Starting June 17th, click HERE to complete your Entry Form!
Complete the Entry Form & pay your entry fee online using PayPal (PayPal account or personal credit card).
Cash or check payable to “The Robinson” delivered to the PHTH is also accepted.

Please review the 2024 Robinson Format and Rules/Scoring.

Kids Play Day - Tues, July 30th @ 2pm

Play Day FREE for 10&U Kids!

Register Online by July 24th – CLICK HERE!

FREE & FUN games, prizes, crafts, music, snacks and a t-shirt!

T-Shirt Designs Contest! We need TWO Designs!

Design the Shirts!

We are looking for two t-shirt designs for 2024 Robinson week! One will be chosen for the Robinson TOURNAMENT shirt, and one will be chosen for the KIDS DAY shirt!

The TOURNAMENT t-shirt design is open to anyone.
The KIDS DAY t-shirt must be created/designed/hand-drawn by a 10&Under kid.

Entry deadline for both designs is July 5th.
Tournament shirt winner receives
free Robinson entry + $50 Gift Card! Kids Day Shirt winner receives a $25 Gift Card!

Download the 2024 Robinson T-SHIRT Designs Contest RULES/ENTRY Form for details!