12 Mar 2012

Success for Paris in its first year

News Article

Trophee Michel Leclercq

PARIS, FRANCE: The first ITF Seniors tournament in Tennis Club De Paris was a great success attracting 180 players  from 12 different countries.

The quality of participants was highlighted by the likes of Gerard Solves, a former 100 ATP player,  former French Davis Cup player Patrice Beust and former professional Michel Leclercq (FRA).

In addition to this, the tournament also included current ITF world number one in the women's 60's, Nicole Hesse-Cazaux, and Belgian number one with a current ITF world ranking of 65, Brigitte Bocken.

In addition to the singles events being offered in all age categories, the tournament organisers also provided players with the opportunity to gain ITF world ranking points in both doubles and mixed doubles.

An incredible prize ceremony concluded with a full week of tennis at the five star Hotel Atlantic Palace in Agadir, 30 magnums of Grand vin de Bordeaux, 70 bottles of grand vin de Bordeaux and 40 sweat shirts provided by Oxygene to winners and runner up.

The Tennis Club of Paris provided a fantastic location for this ITF Seniors event. All the players were really satisfied with the 14 indoor tennis courts, the restaurant which was full every day , the fitness room and the comfortable lockers.

Many thanks to the referee JJ Zaragosi and especially to Jerome and Aurelle Haehnel and Philippe Sautet who did a very professional job with a smile and warmth. 

The organisers look forward to 2013 confident that they can build on the success established in this first year.