Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 25, 2014
April 23, 2014 (Boca Raton): Polo Club Boca Raton hosted the opening ceremonies for teams entered in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Seniors World Championships, the world’s premier seniors’ tennis tournament, on Sunday, April 20. Teams of tennis players from 38 different countries, along with their friends, fans and family members attended the event held at the pre-eminent private tennis club in Boca Raton. Polo Club will be hosting both the Margaret Court Cup and the Dubler Cup this week. Team competition will continue throughout the week, starting at 11 a.m. each day. The competition concludes with the Margaret Court Cup final on Friday and the Dubler Cup final on Saturday.
The ITF Seniors World Championships is among the most prestigious and coveted events on the ITF Seniors circuit. Approximately 450 celebrated tennis players and former pros from around the world, including Jeff Tarango (USA), a retired pro and top 10 doubles player, Claire Wood (Great Britain), a former WTA Tour player, Jolene Watanabe (USA), an 11-year WTA Tour veteran, and former pro Jenny Klitch (USA), plan to compete in the team competition at Polo Club this week.
“Polo Club is very honored to be hosting such a prestigious event,” said Polo Club’s long-time Tennis Director Jean Mills, who is also this year’s ITF Seniors World Championships Tournament Director. “It showcases the goodwill Polo Club and our members have for all the various countries and competitors. We appreciate the distance everyone has come, and we want the players to consider Polo their home away from home.”
The Polo Club’s 27 Har-Tru clay courts will be home to two divisions of the internationally renowned tournament this year. Players in the Men’s age 45 division will compete in the Dubler Cup, named for Leon Dubler, the first president of the Veterans International Tennis Association. The Margaret Court Cup is for the Women’s age 45 division, named in honor of Australian tennis great Margaret Court.
The ITF Seniors World Championships at Polo Club Boca Raton is open to the public. For details, visit poloclub.net, call Jennifer Williams at 561.995.1206 or email jenniferw(at)poloclub(dot)net.
About Polo Club Boca Raton:
Polo Club Boca Raton is a premier private golf club, tennis club and resort residential community in South Florida. Located on 1,100 meticulously manicured acres in Palm Beach County, just seven miles from downtown Boca Raton, Polo Club provides its members with two premier Championship Golf Courses, a nationally recognized tennis facility with 27 Har-Tru courts, a 35,000-square-foot, world-class spa and fitness center and a myriad of social and dining activities.