When it comes to exciting tennis events, Santa Maria knows how to spice up a tournament by throwing a festive Santa Maria Style Barbecue. Take the 38th Annual Santa Maria Open.

Happening September 3 – 5 at the scenic Santa Maria Country Club, this beloved competition draws ranked ATP and WTA players as well as local tennis buffs who enjoy challenging play in a relaxed, small town environment, plus prize money in open divisions totaling $25,000.

A highlight of the event is the signature Santa Maria-style barbecue held Saturday night for all players, their families, sponsors and Santa Maria Country Club members. The tournament is free to the public and spectators are encouraged to cheer on the hot shots!