Ralph and Mary Wilson Friendship Cup

The Ralph and Mary Wilson Friendship Cup is an event for women 75 and over and is held every other year in Pörtschach, Austria the weekend before the European Senior Open. The team members, selected through a drawing, will be responsible for travel to and from Austria, and for entry fees associated with the European Senior Open.

 

Through generous contributions from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and managed by the National Senior Women’s Tennis Foundation, players are provided hotel accommodations and half board (breakfast and dinner) for 11 days if participating in the Wilson Friendship Cup and the European Senior Open.  Players participating only in the Wilson Friendship Cup are provided with hotel accommodations and half board for four days.  All U.S. and International team members in the Wilson Friendship Cup must play singles and doubles. The date of the next Ralph and Mary Wilson Friendship Cup is Summer 2020.

 

To qualify for the American team, you must be at least 75 years of age in the year of the competition, have participated in at least one USTA Category I National Tournament (see NSWTA Website) and one other USTA Sanctioned Tournament in 2017 and be a current member of the National Senior Women’s Tennis Association.

US Team 2018

 

Ann Hunt

Bonnie Champion

Cathie Anderson

Charleen Hillebrand

Helga Luckacsy

Jacquie Van Haelst

Jane Pang

Judy Levering

Norma Veal

Robbie Dimond

Sheila Weinstock

Teri Eggers

 

First Alternate: Dorcas Miller

Second Alternate: Kathie Meyering

International Team 2018

 

Anita Carlsson, Sweden

Eileen Drummond, Scotland

Felicity Thomas, Great Britain

Gillian Farrell, Australia

Inge Delmar, France

Ingrid Losel, Germany

Jill Taylor, Australia

Judy Hancy, Australia

Margaret Fisher, Australia

Mary King, Australia

Sigrid Hackstein, Germany

Yvonne Pettigrew, Australia

 

First Alternate: Joan Hassell, Great Britain

Second Alternate: Galyna Gorya, Ukraine