Tournament History and Information:
The USTA Girls’ 16s Nationals has been directed by Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD)
since 1990. This year will be the
24th anniversary of this event in San Diego, and 2013 marks the
fourth year of the combined G16s – G18s event at the Barnes Tennis Center.
As the largest and most important junior girls’ tennis event in the United
States, the USTA National Championships field consists of two draws, 192
players in each, selected from the top players who enter the event. The participants represent every USTA
Member Section and almost every state in the USA.
Road to the US Open:
The Champions of both events receive Wild Card entries into the US Open in New York.
Youth Tennis San Diego:
- Girls' 16s Champion receives an entry into the US Open Junior Main Draw.
- Girls' 18s Champion receives an entry into the Women's Main Draw. The Champion also receives a Wild Card into the US Open Junior draw (provided they are age eligible to compete).
- Girls' 18s Finalist receives an entry into the US Open Qualifying Draw.
- Girls' 18s Doubles Champions receive entry into both the US Open Women's Main Draw and the US Open Junior Doubles Draw (provided they are ITF Jr. age eligible).
The USTA Girls’ Nationals
is the most prestigious of over 40 tournament events held at the Barnes Tennis
Center each year. The Center is
owned and operated by Youth Tennis San Diego, a non-profit 501 (c)(3)
organization that has been in existence since 1952. The YTSD Mission is:
promote the educational, physical, and social development of all youth through
organized tennis and educational activities. Our community programs encourage youth participation,
personal integrity, leadership, and competitive spirit in a friendly environment
that builds responsible citizens.”
If you would like more information on sponsoring this event or volunteering, please contact the Barnes Tennis Center at 619-221-9000.
News about the USTA Girls' 16s &18s can also be found on Facebook & Twitter!
2012 photos by Diane Schafer.