Super Senior Grand Prix

The tournament season is here! On Monday, January 8th the first of four SW Florida tournaments, with over $40,000 in prize money, kicks off at the Colonial Country Club in Ft. Myers.

The “tour” moves the next week (January 15th) to a National Category II tournament at Naples Tennis Club (aka Naples Bath & Tennis). Then on the 22nd, the play is in Old Naples at Cambier Park; and then the last local one is back at Naples Tennis on the 29th.

If my body holds up, I plan on playing both 60’s singles and doubles – with Tom McCune as my partner. We were pleased to learn that – due primarily to very few teams playing enough to qualify – we are currently ranked #67 in the nation and #2 in the state of Florida!

My Goals:

  • Don’t get injured.
  • In singles, to beat more players than I lose to.
  • And to beat one seeded player.
  • In doubles, to win more matches than we lose.
  • And to reach at least one finals.

The action starts for me on Monday with a match at High Noon against a player I do not know, Jim Johanson, who is traveling over from Boca Raton on the east coast to play. The winner will play the #2 seed, Evert Jonsson, Tuesday afternoon.

To see all the draws from 55’s to 90’s, you can go to:

http://tournaments.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=50256

After Tennis: So after four Mondays of starting tournaments, on the fifth Monday – February 5th – I am now officially booked for the prostate surgery. The timing couldn’t be better: I am sure to want/need a rest after the month of January!

More to come.

3 thoughts on “Super Senior Grand Prix

  1. WOW… George and Tom ranked 2nd in FLorida! Roger F. may have competition for the next TENNIS Magazine cover. Good luck in the upcoming tournaments.

  2. George…all the best during the tourney season. you’re winning tennis…i’m winning senior golf…i guess you’re in better shape?

  3. George,,,,, Thanks for the update, great pictures of your success, hope you can continue doing what you what to do, when you want to do it and how you want to do it!

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