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Senior International

A message from Carolyn A. Nichols

March 5, 2012 01:04 PM
A message from Carolyn Nichols, Chair, Senior International Competition Committee
2013 Senior Cup and World Championships Information
Date of Event
The Senior Cups will be played in Antalya, Turkey in 2013 from March 18-23 (with March 24 being a rain day). The Senior Individual World Championships will be played the 24-31 of March at the same site. The surface is red clay. The ITF will publish fact sheets with information about these Cups and the Individual World Championships later this year at www.itftennis.com/seniors.
USTA Senior Cup Team Selection Dates
The Senior World Cup Teams for 2013 will be selected ***December 9,  2012*** for the men and women (age 35-55).
The 2013 Guidelines will be used to select the 2013 Senior teams. Note that there is a new review process for players who believe they were erroneously left off of a team. The Cup event itself is no longer a qualifying tournament.
Selection Timeframe for Results
The results considered in selecting the 2013 Senior Cups is all results from 2011 and January1-December 9, 2012. Please read the 2013 Guidelines for further information and minimum play requirements.
Super Senior Results from Croatia
The USA won seven of the ten Cups contested in Croatia, and finished second in two others. It was the best showing ever by the USA at the Super Senior Cups. The USA won the Men’s Von Cramm (60), Britannia (65), Bitsy Grant (75) and Gardnar Mully (80) and the Women’s Alice Marble (60), Althea Gibson (70) and Queens (75) Cups.
Other News
Beginning January 1, 2013, the Senior International Competition Committee will cease to exist. The duties of this Committee will be handled by  a subcommittee of the Adult and Senior Competition Committee. Frank Kelly is the incoming chair of that Committee.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at carolynanichols@gmail.com, or the USTA Staff member, Theresa Bowen, bowen@usta.com.
Carolyn A. Nichols
Chair, Senior International Competition Committee


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