Tennis Club serves up international tournament

| 09/10/2015
Cayman News Service

Rob Seward of the Cayman Islands Tennis Club

(CNS) Local tennis players have just a few days left to enter Grand Cayman’s first-ever International Tennis Federation (ITF) seniors tournament. The Grade 5 ITF event, which is for over-35s, runs from 2-8 November at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club (CITC) in South Sound.

Players have until Wednesday, 14 October to sign up via the ITF website. The singles events will comprise age groups from 35 and over to 85 and over, in five-year increments. For the doubles and mixed doubles matches, eligible players will be from 35 and over to 65 and over in 10-year increments.

Numerous overseas players are expected, including large contingents from both Canada and Jamaica.

Rob Seward of the CITC said, “We don’t know exactly how many overseas players we’ll get, as the ITF won’t release the names and nationalities of registered players until after the deadline. But, the number of entries into the junior ITF tournament, which will run in parallel to the seniors, has been overwhelming.”

Registration for juniors closed on 6 October, which is why the club has all the details on numbers, he added, saying that 75 players have been confirmed from countries including the US, France, Canada, Jamaica, Japan and Brazil. In addition, there are 29 people on the waiting list.

Becoming part of the tournament is a two-step process. First, a player must register for an IPIN number with the ITF on its website. Then the player enters the tournament, using his or her IPIN, via this link.

“This seniors tournament should be really good fun, a chance to watch and play lots of tennis, as well as socialising with visiting players,” Seward said. “Quite a few local players have told us they’ve already signed up, but we just want people to be aware that the deadline’s coming up, so if they haven’t yet registered, time is running out.”

For more information or for help with registration, contact Rob Seward on 949-9464 or by email.

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