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USTA Girls' 16s & 18s Nationals
Presented by 
adidas

Opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Patrick McEnroe will be the speaker!
USTA President, Dave Haggerty, will also be present.
Qualifying will be held Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1.
Registration will be held on Friday, August 1 (16s) and Saturday, August 2 (18s)
Girls 16s: Saturday, August 2 - Friday, August 8. 
Girls 18s:  Sunday, August 3 - Saturday, August 9. 


 

 Main Site: George E. Barnes Family Jr. Tennis Center  
4490 W. Point Loma Blvd.                             
San Diego, CA 92107
619-221-9000619-221-9000 
 
Secondary Site: San Diego State University Varsity Courts      
 
Official Tournament Hotel: Sheraton Mission Valley

The qualifying tournament is over and the main draws are complete. The courts are busy and the site looks fantastic. This year there's shave ice and even a charging station. 

Tournament Notes - before you get here:


The registration process is much easier (and you don't have to search for your parents) if you send in your Medical Form. (Instructions.) You will not be able to complete the registration process and play your first match without it being on file. 

Sign up for doubles!! Did you know that all players in the Qualifying Tournament can play doubles? And remember that even if you sign up for doubles on-line, you must still confirm your doubles partnership with the Tournament Referee before 4:00 pm on your registration day. 

We've invited professional tennis photographers from YourGameFace.com to provide Action Posters and Digital Photos for the tournament. They will be shooting by appointment, so sign up early. They have been documenting the USTA Nationals for 12 years. Check out their website - YourGameFace.com for sample of their incredible work. To sign up, call or text 214.543.5437214.543.5437
      
Read about the  major changes for 2014:  These include changes to draws and qualifying rounds and college coaches recruiting. We are also pleased to announce that adidas will be the Presenting Sponsor.

Be sure to check out the mobile web page for this site
on your mobile phone or tablet. 

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Some comments from players about last year's tournament:

"This is my favorite tournament of the year because it is done so well and offers the players so much on and off the court!"
"Such an amazing experience each time!"
"The attention to detail and friendly approach make this a fabulous event!"
"Party for quarterfinalists is a real treat for the players."

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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 25th anniversary of this event in San Diego, and 2014 marks the fifth 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 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.
  • 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).   
Youth Tennis San Diego:
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:  "To 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 619-221-9000619-221-9000.

News about the USTA Girls' 16s &18s can also be found on Facebook & Twitter!  

2013 photos by Zach Erick, J. Fred Sidhu, and Nancy Kutner.

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