Photo: Sergio CarmonaAna Salas-Lozano (ESP)
The ITF and the San Diego Sports Commission will stage the 2012 Seniors World Championships in the Californian city on 6-19 February. The tournament assembles the top senior tennis athletes from around the world in ten age categories at seven venues spread across the city.
Luca Santilli, ITF Head of Junior & Seniors Tennis said, “We are excited to be in San Diego. This beautiful city will provide an excellent backdrop for the world’s premier seniors tennis event and its numerous venues are well suited to host an event of this magnitude.”
More than 1,000 athletes from around 35 different countries are expected to participate in the event. The tournament will be split into two parts: the Seniors World Team Championships on 5-11 February and the Seniors World Individual Championships on 12-19 February.
There are no prerequisites to enter the Individual Championships, making it available to anyone including local San Diegans. Venues include, Balboa Tennis Club, La Jolla Tennis Club, Barnes Tennis Center, La Costa Resort & Spa, Morgan Run Club & Resort, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, and San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club.
“It is very exciting to be able to work with the SDSC and ITF to show off the city of San Diego to the worldwide audience that will accompany the ITF Seniors,” said Bill Kellogg, President of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.
“The players participating in these events include former touring pros as well as the best senior players from around the world, and we plan to make a great impression on every one of them. Many world champions will be crowned, which makes for some compelling tennis.”
All players competing in the 2012 ITF Seniors World Championships are required to obtain an International Player Identification Number (IPIN) membership. More information about Seniors IPIN can be found on the IPIN page.
Participants' IPIN membership will be free of charge for 2012 if players register before 31 October 2011, after which it will be available for a fee of US $20. Annual membership will be valid from the date of registration until 31 December 2012. To register, please visit the IPIN website: ITFtennis.com/IPIN.
For more information, please contact:
Account Executive, San Diego Sports Commission
- Email: KristenA@sdhoc.com
- Phone: +1 619 699 2310
ITF Administrator Juniors & Seniors Tennis
- Email: Helen.McFetridge@itftennis.com
- Phone: +44 20 8392 4651.