All it takes to add a Tennis Canada Excellence Award to your seniors resumé is to win a seniors world championship.
Piece of cake 🙂
For 2013, the winners on the men’s side are Keith Porter of Toronto and Jim Cameron of Ottawa, who won the individual men’s over-60 doubles title in Manavgat, Turkey last fall. As well, they combined with Terry Redvers to win the bronze medal for Canada in the Von Cramm Cup, which is the over-60 category at the team world championships, which pits country vs. country.
On red clay, given the extremely high level of competition, this was an impressive feat.
On the women’s side, it was also an easy call: the ageless Muffie Grieve dominated the 80-and-over category in 2013. She won the singles and the doubles (with American Margaret Canby) in the individual world championships, and combined with Montreal’s Rosemarie Asch and former Montrealer Joyce Cutts to win the Doris Hart Cup for a third straight time.
A thought here for Montreal’s fabulous Huguette Fontaine, so much a part of the first two Doris Hart Cups and the Canadian seniors tennis scene.
Fontaine was felled by a major stroke a few days after returning from the Canadian championships in Vancouver last August. She made it through, but obviously was unable to go to play.
(Open Court pics of Porter and Grieve from the 2008 world senior championthips in Turkey).