More than 150 seniors from around the world gathered at The Meadows Country Club in Sarasota for the Meadows Super Senior Grand Prix Tennis Tournament Feb. 15-20.
The tournament, sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation, was the sixth stop on the Florida Grand Prix Senior Circuit, drawing 170 players to compete in men’s singles and doubles matches.
Top players from around the world included: Clem Hopp, ranked No. 1 in the world in men’s 80 singles, Joe Bachmann, ranked No. 1 in the United States in men’s 70 singles, and Larry Turville, formerly ranked No. 2 in the world in men’s 55 singles.
Players competed in 13 different age divisions for prize money. This year’s 55 doubles champion was The Meadows Country Club’s own tennis professional Jon Shaw. Other champions and finalists include:
Division: Champion Finalist
55 Singles Larry Turville Anders Johansson
60 Singles Wolfgang Jaeger Allan Thomsun
65 Singles Andrew Gladsen Richard Ferguson
70 Singles Joe Bachmann Ben Varn
75 Singles Oz Winters Dick Crawford
80 Singles Clem Hopp Joe Beeson
85 Singles Richard Collier Robert Klein
55 Doubles Jon Shaw/Larry Turville Joe Gratton/Dan McClure
60 Doubles Frank Bova/George Dalphon Bill Plummer/Arnie Vance
65 Doubles Richard Ferguson/Bill Plummer Richard McGrath/Charles Muntan
70 Doubles Joe Bachmann/Mike Davies Frank Hagelshaw/Leon Kennedy
75 Doubles Peter Crewe/George McCabe Thomas Frew/George Pittas
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