At the end of January, Guadalajara Country Club (GCC) in Jalisco, Mexico, hosted The XXXIV Seniors Tennis Tournament. One of North America’s premier senior events, the round robin competition includes men and women, in age groups starting at 35+ through 75 years old. An inviting locale which opened in 1942 with impressive golf and tennis facilities, GCC promotes not just exceptional tennis play but also an inviting social experience for all athletes.
This year’s 34th annual event welcomed players from host Mexico, plus the United States, Canada, France and England – including a number of players from Wimbledon. Among the tournament champions, SoCal’s Dennis Bowers/Jess Torres won in Men’s 65s (1st Flight).
Off the court, various social events enhanced the experience for players of all ages. A cocktail party to introduce the draws included live music, dancing, and outstanding food. A second tournament event invoked the local culture and spirit with mariachis and folkloric dancers, and the closing ceremony was a formal dinner and dance, including awards and trophies, that lasted until the wee hours. Some visitors suggested it was some of the best food they’d ever had! Each competitor also received a GCC winter vest with the Club’s embroidered logo.
Tournament organizers are eager to welcome even more players next year for the tournament’s 35th year pinnacle – mark your calendars!