Registrations are suspended as we gather more information.

Sport Info


Due to Covid-19 concerns, Tennis will be cancelled for 2020.

For those interested in qualifying for the 2021 National Senior Games, there are updated qualifying procedures on their website:  National Senior Games Updated Qualifying Procedures


Friday, July 17, 2020
Singles - 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Doubles - 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Mixed Doubles - 8:30 a.m.


Bethel Park Courts
4500 Bethel St
Columbia, MO  65203


Deadline for entries will be July 10.  Late entries may be accepted after this date on a space available basis for a late fee.


Register Online:  Senior Games Online Registration - Tennis


Register by Mail:  Please complete a Missouri State Senior Games Entry Form and mail it along with payment to:

Missouri State Senior Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211



  1. A contestant may not duplicate any one event in two different age groups.
  2. Participants must find their own partners for doubles. No assignments will be made by the State Senior Games office.
  3. The age division for doubles competition will be determined by the age of the younger of the two partners as of December 31 or the current year.


Match schedules will be available at the on-site information table prior to the opening of play and will be posted there during competition as soon as playing times for the subsequent matches are determined.

  1. Consolation brackets will be played for all FIRST MATCH losers. Those playing in the consolation bracket are not eligible for medal awards.
  2. Players must be prepared to play more than one match per event per day.
  3. In case of rain, players should report to the event site as scheduled for instructions.


  1. All matches will be conducted in accordance with USTA rules.
  2. A 15 minute default time will be strictly enforced.
  3. Warm-up will be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes.
  4. All matches will be decided by the best 2 out of 3 sets. The no add system of scoring and play with two balls will be used until semi-finals. Regular scoring will be used for semifinal and final matches. NO ADD SYSTEM OF SCORING: The points are simply called 1, 2, 3 and 4. The first player or doubles team to win 4 points wins the game. If the game becomes tied at 3-all (deuce in traditional scoring), the player or doubles team who wins the next point wins the game. At 3-all, the receiver (or receiving team) will choose the court in which to receive the serve.
  5. When a set reaches 6-6 in games, a 12-point tie breaker will be played according to USTA rules. The winner of a tie-breaker will be the first player or team to win at least 7 points and has a margin of at least 2 points.
  6. In the event there are fewer than 3 participants in an age group at the close of registration the format of tournament play, including possibly combining of age groups, will be determined by the Event Commissioner.
  7. Athletes must provide their own racquets and practice balls. Tennis balls will be provided for competition.


Event Codes

Event Code Event Name
TN001Tennis - Singles
TN002Tennis - Doubles
TN003Tennis - Mixed Doubles


Tennis- Singles
65-69 F 1 Peg Schlacks, Fulton
55-59 M 1 Mike McCoy, Lexington
2 Manny Chavez, Eldon
65-69 M 1 Russell Crane, Hannibal
2 Ed Douglas, Chillicothe
75-79 M 1 Michael Smith, Kansas City
80-84 M 1 Darrell Pohlman, Appleton City

Tennis- Doubles
55-59 1 Valerie and Eric Bader, Columbia
65-69 1 Robin and Stephen Jones, Columbia
2 Peg and John Schlacks, Fulton