senior tennis
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Roz King (#1 in Women's 75+)


“We offered our community the opportunity to attend a free screening of ‘Gold Balls’ immediately after our USTA Northeastern Ohio District Annual Meeting.  Doing this not only increased attendance at our meeting but greatly enhanced the event overall.  Our attendees loved the story, identified with the main characters and in some cases, even knew them!” 
—Tammy Simone, President
Northeastern Ohio Tennis Association

2016 Screenings


The Players

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RON

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.

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JOHN

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.

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GEORGE

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.


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BOB

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.

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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. ”

— Zoy Avgerinos
     USTA/Midwest Section Staff Member