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SenioRITAs Tennis Tournament at Sawgrass Country Club
Friday, October 11 -Sunday, October 13, 2024

Women's 40+ Doubles Tennis
Tournament & Events

Research is the Answer!

This year, 2024,  marks the 25th anniversary of the SenioRITA Tennis Tournament at Sawgrass Country Club. Our all-volunteer team effort ensures that 100% of SenioRITA proceeds go directly to fighting breast cancer through research and patient services.

To date, we have raised $3 million to benefit research and patient services at Mayo Clinic, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, the “Buddy Bus” Mobile Mammography Unit and cold cap treatments at MD Anderson which help women prevent hair loss during chemotherapy. In addition, this year we will help fund a new MRI machine at Baptist Beaches Hospital.

Welcome!

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To contact the SenioRITAs Committee:
senioritasatsawgrass@gmail.com
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2024 Event Dates

  • Wednesday, July 31 | Registration Opens
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 8-10 pm| Auction Party at Sawgrass Golf Clubhouse
  • Friday, October 11, 2024, 6-9 pm | Tennis Exhibition
  • Friday-Sunday October 11-13 | Tournament Play

Location

All play takes place at Sawgrass Racquet Club,
9175 Preston Trail East, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. 32082

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Format

Divisions

  • Women’s Doubles in divisions by age and level of play
  • Age Groups:
    40-54 (Levels A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1, C2/D)
    55+ (Levels A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C1, C2/D)
    Play levels will be verified
  • Team must play at the highest individual rating and/or lowest age group

 

Format

  •  A 10-point tiebreaker is played in lieu of a third set
  • Trophies are awarded to champions, finalists, and consolation winners in each division
  • A consolation round assures each team of playing at least two matches
Registration Info
  • Registrations are taken online only
  • Registration Opens: July 31, 2024
  • $150/player for the tournament
  • $10 non-refundable registration fee
  • $60 for Auction Party (not included in tournament fee)
  • REGISTRATION LINK

First match times will be posted by Wednesday, October 9th at 4:00 pm 2024

Tournament Details

Tournament Title Sponsor: Fields Auto Group
Tournament Presenting Sponsors: Susan D. Akers Morgan Stanley
Tournament Trophy Sponsor: bestbet

First Match Times

First match times will be posted by Wednesday, October 9, 2024.

Players Meals: Special dietary needs cannot be met. Please plan accordingly.
If players are scheduled to play during regular meal times, please ask one of our SenioRITA volunteers to set your lunch aside.

Breakfast is served 7:30-9:30 am each day.
Starbucks coffee, orange juice, and assorted breakfast breads

Lunch is served 11:30 am – 2:00 pm each day

Friday: Firehouse Subs
Saturday: Carrabba’s chicken marsala, pasta, Caesar salad, bread, and cookies
Sunday: Winn Dixie Salad, roll or chips, and cookies

Cash Bar: Cash bar will be available (no credit cards) You will be able to have a glass of wine or a cold beer. Players will receive a ticket for a free margarita on Sunday, and additional margaritas can be purchased.

Other Special Services for Players 

Friday:
–  Massage services provided by Fyzical
Saturday:
–  Massage services provided by JOI
Sunday:
–   Massage services provided by Fyzical

No dogs are allowed at the tournament: Kindly, leave your pets at home.

Tournament Location

All play takes place at
Sawgrass Racquet Club,
9175 Preston Trail East
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Rain Delays *** NEW ***

In the case of weather delays, participants will receive SMS (text message) updates.
Please add 1-844-757-4871 to your phone’s address book.

Parking

Parking is limited at the Sawgrass tennis courts and Fitness Center and is restricted to Sawgrass Members. Please park at the Sawgrass Golf Clubhouse. A shuttle bus will be available to take you to and from the courts. The shuttle starts at 7:30 am.

If you choose to walk, it is 1/2 mile between parking and the tennis courts.

Parking location: Sawgrass Clubhouse
10034 Golf Club Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
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Auction Party

Auction Title Sponsor: Wendy Brouwer
Auction Presenting Sponsors:
- Susan D. Akers
- Vigil Wealth Management – David Vigil
- Baptist Medical Center Beaches
- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Jacksonville

Party Title Sponsor: Susan D. Akers
Party Presenting Sponsors:
- Fields Auto Group
- Truist Wealth Management - Joe Carnley & John Griffis

Dinner Title Sponsor: Truist Wealth Management - Joe Carnley & John Griffis
Dinner Presenting Sponsors:
- Fields Auto Group
- Fred & Kathy Vanderbilt
- Sawgrass Country Club


Tuesday, October 8, 2024
6:00-10:00 pm

Party Location:
Sawgrass Golf Clubhouse
10034 Golf Club Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Tickets: $60 (cash bar) includes full dinner by Sawgrass Country Club, music by Tia & Bo

(sorry, no refunds)

Online Ticket Sale

Tennis Exhibition

Exhibition Title Sponsor: Regency Centers
Exhibition Presenting Sponsors:
– Fran Palmer
Tommy & Marian Edwards

Friday, October 11, 2024
6-9 pm

Complimentary Papa John’s Pizza
Cash Bar (wine and beer only)

Sawgrass Racquet Club,
9175 Preston Trail East
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Baptist Health Foundation

Baptist Health Foundation

The SenioRITAs at Sawgrass committee, individuals, and corporate sponsors presented a check for $191,900.00 to the Baptist Health Foundation.  These proceeds, from our October 2023 SenioRITAs Women’s Tennis Tournament, were added to our 46 Cancer Endowments at...

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SenioRITAs presents a check 2024

SenioRITAs presents a check 2024

 The SenioRITAs at Sawgrass Committee presented a check for $ 53,100.00 to Dr. Al Copland’s cancer lab for $ 50,000.00.  The balance was placed into the SenioRITAs Cancer Endowment in Honor of Chuck Saacke. January 15, 2024      . In attendance were the following: Jim...

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To contact the SenioRITAs Committee:
senioritasatsawgrass@gmail.com