The ITF Individual World Championships have been cancelled according to the ITF Seniors Website. (http://www.itftennis.com/seniors/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=22346). The main referee came down to Ashburton along with ITF staff and discussed with us the possibility of hosting the world championships in Auckland.
Tennis New Zealand has been super, as have all the organizers in Canterbury and mid-Canterbury Tennis. The organizers here arranged 35 beds for players coming down from Christchurch and I found lodging for Rhona Kaczmarczyk, Fran Chandler and Mariana Hollman; Sherri, Susan and Kathy have put me up in their room while the Rollings are in my room (they are headed home right now to San Diego).
I’m so sorry to hear about the cancellation of the Cup Teams and hope ITF might consider holding the World Championship Tournament in Australia. All the best and am so happy everyone is unharmed. rita