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Legendary Tennis Coach Steve Wilkinson Dies

Steve Wilkinson

Steve Wilkinson
Courtesy Gustavus Adolphus College

Steve Wilkinson, the legendary tennis coach at Minnesota’s Gustavus Adolphus College for 39 years and the founder of Tennis and Life Camps passed away January 21, 2015 at age 73 after succumbing to cancer. An exceptional player in his own right, he played No. 1 for the University of Iowa and continued to compete after college, securing No. 1 rankings in the United States in the 45, 50, 55 and 60-and-over divisions and competing in several international cups and winning the world championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1989. As a coach, he led Gustavus Adolphus to two NCAA Division III titles. He was named NAIA Coach of the Year twice and Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Coach of the Year three times. The International Tennis Hall of Fame honored him with their Tennis Educational Merit Award. For more about his life, and the tributes from those who knew him, visit the Gustavus Adolphus College site.

Club Med Generation Cup Series

Hall of Famer and Grand Slam Doubles winner Rosie Casals, and her company Sportswoman Inc., has teamed up with Tennis Media Group to bring you a new tournament circuit for senior tennis players: Club Med Generation Cup Series. club-med-generationThe events bring together men and women 50-70 years of age to compete in a round-robin format with both men’s and women’s doubles and mixed.
At these five- and six-day tournaments participants vie for trophies, prizes, and free vacations. The series launches Nov. 15, 2014 at Club Med-Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, then moves to a different venue each month, culminating in the Championship round at Club Med-Sandpiper Bay in Florida in April 2015. For more information, visit, which also has information about booking a Club Med holiday encompassing each tournament.

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