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USTA National 40 Hard Court Championship Details Announced

27 Nov, 2017


The United States Tennis Association National Men’s and Women’s 40 Hard Court Championships will take place Monday, November 27 through Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.

The national tennis tournament will feature singles, doubles and mixed doubles events for players 40 and over (competitors must reach or exceed the age of 40 at any time in this calendar year to be eligible.)  Tournament participants will include former touring professionals and the strongest players in the nation for this age group.

Defending men’s singles champion Jeff Greenwald of San Anselmo, Calif., returns to defend his singles title. The 51-year-old Greenwald, a former touring tennis professional, also won the tournament singles title in 2009.

Other notable entries in the men’s field include former three-time tournament champion Tony Bujan of Tustin, Calif., and former touring tennis professional Jeff Tarango of Manhattan Beach, Calif., who captured the tournament singles title in 2010.

The women’s field is highlighted by the entry of defending singles champion Hiromi Sasano of La Mesa, Calif., and former two-time singles champion Dina McBride of Valencia, Calif.  

“We are very excited to host the USTA National 40 Hard Court Championships and are looking forward to a great week of high-level tournament tennis,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg.  “In addition to a strong contingent of local competitors, there are players coming from all across the country to play this tournament.  This year’s player field is extremely competitive.”     

The final list of seeded players and draws for each division will be posted on the tournament website on Tuesday, November 21. The full list of tournament competitors can be viewed at:
http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=188289#&&s=5

Also on the agenda is the USTA National Father/Son and Grandfather/Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships, which begins on Friday, December 1, with matches concluding Sunday, December 3. The Father/Son championship has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959, and attracts the top father and son tennis teams in the nation.  The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in 2003.

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the matches. There is no spectator admission charge and onsite parking is available for a nominal fee.

Designated one of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club's reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942, when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship.  The Club will be hosting the 129th edition of this popular tournament March 1-4, 2018, as well as both the  USTA National Hard Court Championships for Womens’ 50-90 age groups and the 46th Annual Men’s Senior Championships May 7-13, 2018.

About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and The Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information visit www.LJBTC.com

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