GOLD BALLS is an inspiring family-friendly documentary about five athletes determined to win a national championship in tennis. The catch is, they’re all over age 80!
You’ll meet a cranky ex-lawyer, one of Wisconsin’s most eligible bachelors, a romantic naval officer, a 94-year-old comedian, and a charming minister’s son as they barnstorm the country in pursuit of their dream.
Audience members are calling the film “quirky and heartwarming” as they fall in love with these determined competitors. It’s a powerful story about goals, resilience and the ageless human spirit.
Roz King (#1 in Women's 75+)
Saul Snyder (Ranked in Top #5 in Men’s 80+)
He lives in his van seven months of the year so that he can travel to play in tennis tournaments. He plays in more than any other senior player tracked by the USTA. He's got bronze balls and silver balls but desperately wants to win his first GOLD ball.
He's number one in the world in the 80 and over category. He's a former Big 10 coach and television commentator. He's been named one of Madison Wisconsin's most eligible bachelors. And he's out to win a Grand Slam this year: A gold ball on every surface: Indoor & outdoor hard, grass, & clay.
He's among the top 5 in the world in the 80 and over category. He's a former Naval officer, has been married for over fifty-seven years, and he wants to win a national title and make the world team so he can take his sweetheart abroad.
At age 94, he's now the #2 ranked player in the over 90 category. He's a long time Santa Barbara tennis coach and comedian. Diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, he's starting to feel the effects of his age. He's just one gold ball away from breaking the record of 129 - for the most gold balls ever won by a man.
“We showed ‘Gold Balls’ at our USTA/Midwest Annual Meeting, and former USTA/Midwest Hall of Fame Inductee John Powless made a surprise appearance at the end. It was thrilling! We received rave reviews from the attendees.”