Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. March 17 – The International Tennis Federation today announced that 39 countries have entered to compete in the 2014 ITF Seniors World Team Championships which open next month in Palm Beach County.  The marquee event will begin with Team championships on April 21 – 26, followed by Individual Championships from April 27 – May 4, 2014.

“We are very pleased that 39 different countries have entered the 2014 ITF Seniors World Team Championships.  This is the largest number of countries ever to be represented at the event, and is in line with the ITF’s aim to expand Seniors tennis throughout the world and continually increase the number of nations participating in our flagship events,” said Luca Santilli, ITF Head of Seniors Tennis.

For the first time ever, teams from China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Haiti and Venezuela will also compete for coveted championship titles.

Eight outstanding tennis facilities in Palm Beach County have been selected as venues for the 15-day marquee event. BallenIsles Country Club as Host site in North County, Mirasol Country Club, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, Polo Club of Boca Raton as Host site in South County, Boca West Country Club, Boca Grove Country Club and Woodfield Country Club.

“We also have 52 countries in the Individual events and expect a few more prior to the March 26 entry deadline. Key Sponsors have signed on, including Bank of America, Florida Power & Light, Kolter Homes, Maui Jim,  MGarzon Fashion, Palm Beach PDQ, Solfire, BurgerFi, Ed Morse Automotive Group, USPTA and the Tennis Warehouse,” said BallenIsles Tennis Director and Tournament Chairperson, Trish Faulkner.

“There are still a number of outstanding sponsorship opportunities for businesses or organizations to showcase their brands, in an affluent local, national and international demographic,” Faulkner added.

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has projected that the economic impact of the event could exceed $2.5 million.

For more details on customized sponsorship packages during the 2014 ITF Seniors World Championships, email Trish Faulkner at

The 2014 ITF Seniors World Championships are endorsed by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Tennis Federation, United States Tennis Association and the Florida USTA. For more information, visit

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