National tennis matches coming to La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Some of the nation’s best tennis players over the age of 39 will be competing at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club from Dec. 1 to 7.

They’ll face off in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the United States Tennis Association National 40 Hard Court Championships.

Also on Dec. 5 to 7, the club will host the National Father-Son Hard Court Championship and the National Grandfather and Grandson Hard Court Championship.

The field includes former touring pros and the nation’s strongest players in this age group, including:

  • Gretchen Magers, Women’s 40 Singles and Doubles, won both events in 2005 and 2006
  • Ros Nideffer, Mixed Doubles, is a previous winner
  • Robert Van’t Hof and his son will play in the Father/Son Doubles, and Peter Doohan is playing with his dad in the event for the first time
  • Trey Waltke makes his debut in Mixed Doubles

Matches begin Monday with singles play in the morning and doubles play in the afternoon.
Finals are set for Dec. 6 and 7.

Admission is free and open to the public, but there is a $5 fee for on-site parking.

The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive. For information, call Tennis Director Bill McGrath at (858) 551-4616 or e-mail

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