2024 Florida Senior Games, December, 2-15, Florida's Sports Coast/Pasco County

Schedule and Location
Dates and location is forthcoming.

Singles – TN051
Doubles – TN052
Mixed Doubles – TN053

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules
The top 5 finishers in each age group at a 2024 Florida Senior Games Qualifier will qualify for the 2024 Florida Senior Games. (Note: qualifying is only applicable to Florida residents).

Entry Requirements
1.  Tennis entry fee is $30 for the first event and $5 for each additional event for Florida residents (Non-qualified Florida resident athletes are $10 extra). Entry fee is $40 for the first event and $5 for each additional event for non-residents (Non-qualified out-of-state athletes are an extra $15).

2.  All entries must be received by a November, 2024. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director.  Athletes registering after the November, 2024 deadline may be subject to a $10 late fee. NO REFUNDS.

3.  Athletes may compete with only one partner per event. An event is defined as Singles, Doubles or Mixed Doubles.

4.  The age division of competition for doubles and mixed doubles will be determined by the youngest age of the two partners.

5.  Athletes must provide their own racquets and practice balls. Competition balls will be provided.

6.  Participants may compete in a maximum of two events only.

7.  Entrants must enter their partner’s name in the column labeled “Partner”.

8.  Proper Tennis attire required. Tennis shoes only. No tank tops, swimsuits or denim.

Partner Finder
While the Florida Senior Games offers a “Partner Finder,” service for those in need of a doubles or team partner, It is the responsibility of the athlete to make contact with other athletes. FSG will not put together teams or form partnerships. Florida Senior Games staff and sport directors will not assign partners at the Games.

CLICK HERE to post your entry. By posting the entry, you are agreeing that your information will be shared with other athletes, captains, and/or coaches.

CLICK HERE to see a listing of potential partners and teams. Once you have found a team/partner, please email games@playinflorida.com to remove your name from the list.”

1.  Tournament format will be single elimination with first round consolation.

2.  The Event Director reserves the right to modify tournament format.

3.  Event Director reserves the right to modify any draw.

4.  Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents.

5.  Clay Courts (Har-Tru) will be used for all play.

Sports Rules
1.  All matches will be conducted in accordance with USTA rules, except as modified herein.

2.  If an athlete is entered in more than one tennis event, a situation may arise wherein they will have to play more than the USTA recommended number of matches in any given day. Attempts will be made to schedule in such a manner to avoid conflicts between events. However, it is the responsibility of the athlete to make conflicts known to the Event Director with sufficient time in order to reschedule or withdraw.

3.  As a principle, play should be continuous, from the time the match starts (when the first service of the match is put in play) until the match finishes:

a.  Between points, a maximum of twenty 20 seconds are allowed. This rule does not apply while a player chases stray balls.

b.  When players change ends at the end of a game, a maximum of 90 seconds are allowed. Between the first and second set, a maximum of 120 seconds are allowed.

c.  However, after the first game of each set and during a tie-break game, play shall be continuous and players shall change ends without a rest.

d.  A five-minute break between the second set and the match tie-break set, if required, is permissible.

4.  Matches shall be the best of three sets using regular scoring. The first two sets are tie-break sets, first to win six games wins that set, provided there is a margin of two games. If the score reaches six games all, a tie-break game will be played (first to win seven points with a two point margin wins the set). In the event a third set is required, it will be a USTA Match Tie Break Set, first to win 10 points by a margin of two points. All tie-breaks will use the Coman method of rotation. Ends are changed after the first point, then every four points (i.e. rotate after 1st, 5th, 9th, 13th, points etc.). Also, change ends at the conclusion of all set tie breaks.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2023 Florida Senior Games Rule Book.

National Senior Games Qualifying Rules
2024 is a qualifying year for the 2025 National Senior Games, to be held July 24-August 4, in Des Moines, Iowa.

1. All first-, second-, third- and fourth place winners at a 2024 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2025 National Senior Games.
2. Athletes must qualify in each tennis event (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) in which they wish to compete at the 2025 National Senior Games, except when Rule E applies.

Hotel Information
Hotel information is forthcoming.

Registration is forthcoming. Keep checking.

FSF Staff Contact
OJ Hill
(850) 577-7207 or ojhill@playinflorida.com

State Director

Nick Gandy
(850) 322-3404 or media@playinflorida.com

CLICK HERE for a Florida’s Sports Coast Destination Guide.