The January Tournament Schedule

Larry Turville
Florida Super Senior Grand Prix coordinator Larry Turville has put together a great lineup of tournaments starting in January, 2014.

He has arranged for The Sanchez-Casals Center (nee Naples Bath & Tennis) to come back onto the circuit + has brought the first Cat II back to Naples. With this new sequence, people can make much more efficient travel and lodging plans.

While the applications have yet to be officially approved, the tentative lineup is:

1. January 6th – Colonial Country Club, Ft. Myers
2. January 13th – World Tennis Center, Naples
3. January 20th – Sanchez-Casals Center, Naples
4. January 27th – Sterling Oaks Cat II, Naples
5. February 3rd – Break Week
6. February 10th – Palm Aire Country Club, Sarasota
7. February 17th – The Meadows, Sarasota
8. February 24th – St. Pete CC Cat II

The ONLY negative for me, is the loss of one of my favorite venues, The University Club, which always did such a fantastic job of hosting their tournament.

But a big THANKS to Larry for his work in putting together a great schedule for us to enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “The January Tournament Schedule

  1. Naples is once again the center of the universe for senior tennis. Nice job Larry!!! Bill

  2. Dear Larry, you have one week to apply for ITF sanction for these tournaments. I can guarantee you that you will have a vastly increased number of entries of the highest quality from many parts of the world. If you do, you (and the Sunshine State) will earn a good return on the little investment that this requires.

  3. Henk,
    Originally I was one of those who was in favor of and we had several ITF sanctioned tournaments. Since then then the ITF has added several layers of rules to follow,that make it unattractive for us to follow. Now all players must have a IPIN membership in the ITF and enter the tournaments through the ITF. Then they would also have to enter through the US system, the tournament director then has to manage draws and entries through both systems. Although US tournaments we then have to use ITF Rankings for seedlings with a few wild cards. A White Badge official must be used which cost the tournament double what the normal official does. While it is nice to have players such as yourself join us in sunny Florida in the winter, we have plenty of players who want to play and most could care less that they have a ITF World Ranking. In fact many would be quite irritated with being forced to join the ITF and not have US rankings used for seedings. While we can’t offer you ITF ranking points please join us for the friendship, warm weather, and good competition on the 2014 FL Super Senior Grand Prix Circuit.

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