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Calling All Players Aged 55-90!

June 23, 2004 11:37 AM

The World Senior Tennis Championship Organizing Committee has secured the bid for the 2004 World Senior Tennis Championships for the City of Philadelphia. The event will be held from September 13- 26, 2004. This marks only the third time in tournament history that the Championships will be held in the United States, and the first time in the Middle States section.

The International Tennis Federation has awarded the event to the Philadelphia and Germantown Cricket Clubs, coinciding with their 150-year anniversaries. An estimated 1,500 players from around the world are expected to travel to the Philadelphia area to compete in the tournament, making it the largest international tennis event in the world.

Men and women ages 55 to over 90 (including many former Davis and Wightman Cup players) will compete in the two week event, which is comprised of the International Team Championships and the World Individual Championships. The first week, September 13 – 18, 2004, will consist of team competition in which national representatives from participating countries will compete in five- year age increments. The Individual Championships, also divided into increments of five years, will take place September 19- 26, 2004.

The Individual Championships are open to anyone!

For additional information, please visit www.seniorsport.org or call the 2004 World Senior Tennis Championships Organizing Committee at (215) 836-9115 extension 104.




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