The Maureen Connolly Cup
The Maureen Connolly Cup was initiated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and donated by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation. The first event was held in the U.S. in Tyler, Texas in 1992; Corsica, France (’93); Carmel, California (’94); Le Touquet, France (’95); Eugendorf, Austria (’96); Canberra, Australia (’97); Pompano Beach, Florida (’98); Murcia, Spain (’99), Durban, South Africa (’00); Perth, Australia (’01); and Vienna, Austria (’02).
The ITF Maureen Connolly Cup international team competition is played on a round robin event principle, followed by a knock out formula in the later stages, where applicable, to give a complete ranking of all teams, each match consisting of two singles and one doubles. Each team shall consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of four players, which shall include a playing captain, alternatively, a team of a minimum of three and a maximum of five players, which shall include a non-playing captain.