ITF Seniors World Championships
Feb 6 - Feb 17, 2012
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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the San Diego Sports Commission are thrilled that the ITF Seniors World Championships will be held in San Diego Feb. 5-19, 2012. The tournament will bring the top senior tennis athletes in 10 age categories from around the world to compete at seven venues spread across San Diego.

Luca Santilli, ITF Head of Junior & Seniors Tennis said, “We are excited to be in San Diego for the 2012 ITF Seniors World Championships. 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 will be played Feb. 5-11 and the Senior World Individual Championships will be here Feb. 12-19. 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, 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.”

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