Welcome to the 22nd Mallorca Seniors Open 2017

Dear Seniors,

helge albrechtIt is our pleasure to invite you to the 22nd International Seniors Tennis Tournament at the Tennis Club Font de sa Cala in Mallorca.
When I started this event exactly 22 years ago, nobody could foresee the amazing development that this tournament would take on. From a Grade 5 ITF tournament with 75 participants the Mallorca Seniors Open, now a Category 1 tournament has become a fixed event on the ITF Circuit.

In previous years more than 700 players from over 40 nations took part in this event, which shows how happy everyone involved and how exemplary the event organisation is. Hence the Mallorca Seniors Open is one of the most important veterans‘ tournaments in the world. Both, Tennis Europe as well as the ITF, have put the tournament into their calendar as an event which counts for the ITF- and European rankings.

All the people involved – players and their guests – were delighted with the friendly atmosphere and the excellent organisation of the tournament in the past years. Furthermore the very personal ambience of the 4-star hotel as well as the entertainment program, the official players’ evening and the big raffle contributed considerably to the success of the whole venture.

Once again we can foresee that even more players from further nations will take part in the 22nd tournament. That's why the ITF as well as the "Federación Española de Tenis" have given the permission for the 22nd Mallorca Seniors Open to be played over a period of two weeks. This is due to the fact that the tennis courts Son Besso are not available anymore.

On top of that the tournament has over 750 players an more than 1350 matches having to be played in one week is simply not feasible anymore.

Hence the tournament dates for 2017 are as following:
Week one: Super Seniors (age 65-85) 1st Oct – 7th Oct 2017
Week two: Young Seniors and Seniors (age 35-60) 7th Oct – 12th Oct 2017

Apart from the prize money of 15 000 Euros there are also valuable points for the ITFand Tennis Europe rankings to be won. However, despite this high level both, county and regional players, have felt as much at home in the past few years as the worldranked players. Do not be put off from applying by the high prize money or by the world-ranking points. Seniors from the district- to the top league are just as welcome as the nationally- and internationally-ranked players.

The Tennis Club Font de sa Cala, the tournament hotel as well as the tournament staff will as always do their very best to provide all the participants and their accompanying families and friends with an unforgettable tennis experience in Mallorca.
In order to make our planning and organisation easier and better, please register for this tournament online at the ITF with your IPIN number as soon as possible. The entry lists will be opened by the ITF 15 weeks prior to the entry deadline of the tournament.

Tournament director Helge Albrecht
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