The ITF Young Seniors, Seniors and Super-Seniors World Individual Championships are the most coveted individual events on the ITF Seniors Circuit.
Since the tournament's inception in 1981, the number of competitors has continued to increase year on year.
There were originally just four age categories, but that number has now increased to 21 with more than 1,000 players competing in both singles and doubles.
In 1993, due to the tournament's increasing popularity, the ITF took the decision to divide it into two separate events, Seniors for the younger veterans and Super-Seniors for the older veterans.
Due to the continued success, it was necessary in 2015 to divide it into three seperate events, Young Seniors, Seniors and Super-Seniors.
The Young Seniors age categories range from 35-45 for both men and women, whilse the Seniors range from 50-60. The Super-Seniors range from 65-85 for men and 60-80 for women.
The Seniors and Super-Seniors World Individual Championships, which normally take place at separate venues and dates, are held annually all over the world in a different country each year.
South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, USA and various venues around Europe and South America have all taken their turn to host the tournament.
For the hosts, the Young Seniors, Seniors and Super-Seniors World Individual Championships provides a great opportunity to welcome 100s of veteran players to their country and region, and more specifically to their club.
The individual events normally follow the team events by one week at the same venue, so after representing their nation many players stay on to compete for individual honours.