Scottsdale woman represents U.S. at international tennis tourney

Sherri Bronson of Scottsdale is among 24 players who will represent the United States at the ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the senior equivalent of tennis’ Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions.

The 24 American athletes will be competing against players from 29 other countries.

The ITF Seniors World Team Championships is the highest-ranked event on the ITF Seniors Circuit for male and female players in the age categories 50-60 and will be held June 8-13 in La Baule, France.

Ms. Bronson, 61, is an active tennis player and ambassador for the sport. As a breast cancer and melanoma survivor, Ms. Bronson’s strength and personality stood strong as she continued to play tennis and win tournaments throughout radiation.

She was inducted into the United States Tennis Association’s Central Arizona Hall of Fame in 2012.

When she is not representing the United States in foreign competitions she is an active USTA League player in the Mixed 18 and Over 9.0, Mixed 40 and Over 9.0, 18 and Over 5.0, and 40 and Over 4.5 divisions.  USTA League is the country’s largest recreational tennis league.

Following the ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held June 14-21, also in La Baule.

Below is the team that Ms. Bronson will be competing with representing the United States in the competition.

Alice Marble Cup – Women’s 60 & over
1. Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif.
2. Wendy McColskey, Durham, N.C.
3. Carolyn Nichols, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
4. Sherri Bronson, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Captain)

To register for a USTA league, visit www.usta.com.

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game.

A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100 percent of its proceeds in growing the game.

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