USTA National Hard Court Championships Coming to LaJolla
17 Nov, 2014
Top 40 and Over Players in the Nation to Compete in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles
The 42nd annual United States Tennis Association (USTA) National 40 Hard Court Championships will feature the top players in the country in the 40 and over division, and will be played December 1-7 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
Competition is slated for men and women in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. Competitors must reach or exceed the age of 40 at any time in this calendar year to be eligible. Players interested in entering the tournament should go to the following link for entry information: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=138250
This seven-day event is scheduled to begin on Monday, Dec. 1 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 7. Also on the agenda is the USTA National Father & Son and Grandfather & Grandson Hard Court Doubles Championships beginning Friday, December 5, with matches concluding Sunday, December 7. The Father and 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 U.S. The Grandfather/Grandson Championship is a relatively new competitive division that began at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club just a few years ago.
“The National 40 Hard Court Championships is a great way to end the year for players and spectators,” said Tournament Director Bill Kellogg. “We are anticipating a fantastic week of championship tennis.”
Last year’s men’s singles champion Tony Bujan of San Clemente, Calif., has entered the tournament and will return to defend his title. Bujan defeated fifth-seeded Michael Chang of Anaheim Calif., 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 in last year’s men’s singles final.
The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis spectators to view the tournament with free admission.
Recently 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 126th edition of The Pacific Coast Mens’ Doubles Championships in March 2015, and the USTA National Hard Court Championships for Womens’ 50-90 age groups in May 2015.
In honor of the USTA National Hard Court Championship, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and its sister property, the La Jolla Shores Hotel, will be offering special room rates to the general public starting at $209 per night*. To make reservations or for more information, please call 877.346.8842.
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.
*Subject to availability. Rate does not include tax and assessments.