Entering its 31st year, the WILSON World Tennis Classic, a USTA Super Category II event, held at Mission Hills Country Club ( recipient of “the #1 tennis facility in the U.S.” award by the USTA in 2010) continues to set the benchmark as the largest and best senior tournament in the world!  This year’s tournament will also feature the Mixed 50’s, Mixed 60’s and Mixed 70’s events as Category I (National Tournament Gold Ball status!!) events

Last year’s event had  750 players coming from 28 states and several foreign countries, making this a truly international event. We anticipate another great showing with some of the finest senior players anywhere competing, so please be sure to get your entries mailed in promptly or register online citing the tournament # 651711418.

Our sponsors this year will be WILSON,  Comfort Air,  Q-ROC 102.3 Radio, Desert Regional Medical Center, Reed’s Inc.,  Tifosi Sunglasses, and the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells). Thanks to all of them for helping make this event what it is.  Whenever you have a chance, please patronize these wonderful sponsors!

As usual, we will have our incredible gift bag, hats and towels for everyone and a great player party to gather with old and new friends.

Throughout the week we will have some really wonderful raffle prizes; be sure to enter each day!

On Thursday evening, January 25th , the tournament will sponsor its fabulous dinner dance player party with a no-host bar at the Mission Hills golf clubhouse. This a great chance to gather with old and new friends. Please no children, jeans or T-shirts.

We expect this year’s tournament to be as great as ever so come out and enjoy the tournament and the weather at Mission Hills Country Club! If you play only one tournament this year, make sure it is this one!

About the Event Directors

As with any event of this magnitude, the planning and execution are the keys to its success.  The husband-wife team of Ed Trost and Jayne Robertson, who have been running this event the past 12 years have strong backgrounds in event management and a passion for sports.

Ed has had an eclectic career which included being a Vice President of Sales for a large golf course management company responsible for a sales force of 75 people, 20,000 events and $100M worth of business.  Aside from his volunteer work with Mended Hearts at Desert regional Medical Center, he is a Heart Health Coach through the Eisenhower Wellness Institute.  At one time in his career he was a college professor teaching Sociology of Sport and holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jayne, with advanced degrees in Physical Education and Exercise/Sports Science, is a yoga therapist and educator in the Palm Springs area.  She was most recently the Mind-Body Program Manager for the Eisenhower Wellness Institute in Palm Desert.  She will be opening up her own yoga studio under the banner of Desert Yoga Therapy in Rancho MIrage in December, 2016.  For several years she was a top-level coach for gymnasts competing at the national level and the Group Fitness Program Manager at the University of Melbourne while living in Australia.



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