Two professional tennis tournaments will take place at the this week. The United States Tennis Association National Men’s & Women’s 40 Hard Court Championships and the USTA National Father & Son and Grandfather & Grandson Hard Court Doubles tournaments will take place at the local courts.
The week-long National Men’s & Women’s 40 Hard Court Championships, which began Monday morning, features both singles and doubles matches. This competition includes former touring pros and the nation’s strongest players in this age group.
The USTA reports that men’s singles defending champion Jeff Tarango of Manhattan Beach, a former touring professional on the ATP World Tour, is the defending champ. And the top seed in the women’s singles division is defending champion Gretchen Magers of San Diego. Magers captured three career WTA singles titles and reached the singles quarterfinals at the US Open in 1982, the French Open in 1983 and Wimbledon in 1989.
The National Father & Son and Grandfather & Grandson starts Friday and runs through Sunday. The Father & Son tourney has been held continuously at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club since 1959. The Grandfather and Grandson competition was started at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club a few years ago.
The tournaments are free and open to the public.