2020 ITF Seniors (50-55-60) World Team & Individual Championships are Postponed

From the ITF website: https://www.itftennis.com/en/news-and-media/articles/2020-itf-seniors-world-championships-dates-locations-information/ 2020 ITF Seniors (50-55-60) World Team & Individual Championships *POSTPONED* Location Team Championships: Boca Raton, Florida, USA Individual Championships: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA Dates […]

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Fort Lauderdale ITF Grade 1/USTA Cat II Sunday: The End

Writing from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida The last day of the Fort Lauderdale tournament was played under sunny skies. It was very windy, at least by the time I played […]

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Fort Lauderdale ITF Grade 1/USTA Cat II, Saturday, Day 4

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida On a beautiful day for tennis (mid-70s, moderate breeze, thin cloud cover), play resumed in earnest at the Lauderdale Tennis Club. The 75s final started off […]

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Rain in the Sunshine State: Fort Lauderdale ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II Day 3, Friday

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida The forecast for today was for rain and the prediction was correct…it poured most of the morning in Fort Lauderdale. An hour north it also rained […]

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Fort Lauderdale ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II, Jabour Cup Day 2, Thursday

Palm Beach Gardens, FL On a warm (80s), windy, humid day, most players were in action in the 55/65/75 & 85 divisions. In singles the upsets were hard to come […]

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Fort Lauderdale (Jabour) ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II Women’s Tennis: Day 1

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida In 2020 the USTA scheduled the Palm Beach Gardens (for even age divisions) and Fort Lauderdale (for odd age divisions) back to back. The Fort Lauderdale […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Grandes Dames ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II Saturday, Day 5

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Jenny Klitch went three for three in Palm Beach Gardens, winning the 50 singles & doubles (with Lisa Bonder-Kerkorian) on Friday and adding the 40 doubles […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Super Cat II/ITF Grade I: Bonder-Kerkorian, Klitch, Nichols & Dixon Win Singles Crowns on Friday Day 4

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Friday was a long and busy day at the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center. Matches started early and were only halted after 7pm by a downpour. […]

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Palm Beach Gardens ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II, Day 2, Wednesday

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida On another sunny, beautiful, breezy Florida day, there was lots of good tennis at the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center. I warmed up early and played […]

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USTA Senior Teams (2020, Florida) Postponed

The USTA will reopen the application process for senior teams and deselect the teams at a later date. The world championships have been postponed. New dates will be announced later […]

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Young Seniors Individual Round Up: Marvin Colley & Anda Perianu Reach Singles Finals

Writing from California, USA The Young Seniors Individual World Championships finished November 2nd in Miami Beach, Florida. Photos below courtesy of cameraworksusa (Susan and Fred Mullane). Anda Perianu, silver and […]

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France is on a Roll in Miami Beach; USA Falls to France in W40 & 45 on Thursday

Writing from California, USA France has taken out most of the USA teams in the past two days. Today France beat USA in the women’s 40s, winning both singles matches […]

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USA W 40 & 45 Reach Semis in Miami Beach; M35, 40, W 35 Fall in Quarters

Writing today from California, USA; Oct. 23, 2019 The USA W45 team (Margaret Court Cup) were in action on Wednesday at the North Miami Beach Tennis Center. After having two […]

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USTA National Women’s Clay Courts: 40/50/60/70/80, DAY 1, Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, Florida

Draws are here The women’s 60/70/80 National Clay Courts have a new location for the fourth time in the last five years and hopefully have found a more permanent home […]

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Miami Regional Championship: Sunday Wrap

Saturday afternoon and Sunday there was still quite a bit of tennis to play in Miami Beach at the ITF Regional Championship. I’m relying on the scores from the website, […]

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Works, McColskey and Fales Take Singles Titles in Fort Lauderdale

Shelly Works can run….and hit a tennis ball too, she played a smart match and handled the wind very well and beat me in the 55s final in Fort Lauderdale. […]

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Les Grandes Dames Palm Beach Gardens Cat II/ITF Grade I Finished with a Blast of Air

Fort Lauderdale, FL I’ll start today’s blog by wishing my dad a happy 94th birthday. He’s a tennis player and when I called to wish him a happy birthday he […]

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Kraujina, Klitch, Novack, Weber Win Singles Titles Saturday

Kristin Kraujina of Florida won the 30 singles on a sunny, breezy Saturday. Kraujina lives in a town called Sunny Isles Beach, which sounds awfully pleasant! She won the four […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Friday, Sun & Smashes

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida It was another sunny 70s day in Palm Beach Gardens today, pretty much perfect for tennis. I played Kim Dean, whom I’d not played before. She’s […]

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Les Grandes Dames Palm Beach Gardens: Super Cat II/ITF Grade 1

Happy New Year everyone…the first tournament of the year for me anyway is this week in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. (Venus has a place for sale if you are interested). […]

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