2009 Huntsman World Games

By Joyce Jones


This tournament was held October 13-17, 2009 in St. George, Utah. It remains the best run tournament that I have ever entered, and I entered 18 of them this year. There were 9,000 participants from 64 countries, and every state in the U.S. was represented.


Next year it will be held from October 4-16, 2010, with the tennis 10/4-9. If you play any other sports, the following are held the second week: badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, horseshoes, mountain biking, pickleball, shooting, soccer, softball and volleyball.


I was able to play tennis the first week, and badminton and pickleball the second week. I also Captained a team of 25 participants called the Legends. We won this competition and we all received great Huntsman jackets.


Sonia Carrie and I were the only NSWTA members entered that I know of. It really IS a great tournament, and more of you should consider entering it. You must be at least 50, and they offer age divisions every 5 years. If you go to the Huntsman World Games website, you will get all the info on it. Think aboutnext year. You’ll be glad you did!






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