2021 TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Tournament Date: TBD
- NEW LOCATION: Rocky HIll Tennis & Fitness
- Events Offered:
- Men's and Women's Singles
- Men's and Women's Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
- This years tournament is a qualifier for the 2022 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale.
***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)
- 30-39, 40-49
Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)
- 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94
- Age divisions for all doubles competitions will be determined by the age of the youngest participant as of December 31, 2021. For example, a doubles team consisting of one player age 65 or older and one player age 63 will compete in the 60+ age division.
- Men's & Women's Singles
- Men's & Women's Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
- Age Divisions for all doubles and mixed doubles competition will be determined by the younger age of the two players as of December 31, 2021.
- Athletes may compete with only one partner per event (doubles & mixed doubles).
- The Connecticut Masters' Games Administration has determined that doubles team made up of one in-state (Connecticut) and one out-of-state athlete will be considered an in-state (Connecticut) team.
- All matches will be conducted in accordance with United States Tennis Association (USTA) rules, except as modified herein.
- Ties will be broken in accorance with USTA rules governing tie-breakers.
- Play may be round robin or double elimination depending upon entry.
- Age groups may be combined to provide opportunity for play.
- Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each division within each age group.
- Depending on the number of participants modified scoring may be used.
Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit. The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.
What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as The Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes. We are now celebrating our 39th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit. This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.
Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2021. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues
Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2020 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.
MISSION OF THE "GAMES”
- To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
- To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
- To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
- To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes.
The Richard P. Garmany Tennis & Leadership Award was established in 2011 to honor the late Richard P. Garmany, a long-time recreational tennis player who unselfishly gave his time and energy to promote the sport of tennis. This award recognizes one male and one female Senior Games Tennis Participant who through guidance and by their example have encouraged and inspired others to play tennis, assume leadership roles and provide education to the tennis community. This award is supported by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.*
ABOUT RICHARD P. GARMANY:
Before his death in 2008, Mr. Garmany, a former executive at Aetna, created a donor-advised fund at the Hartford Foundation through his will. Since then, grants totaling more than $1 million have been awarded to support dozens of nonprofits, including Hartford Hospital, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Connecticut River Watershed Council.