Once again, it’s time for your junior player to Dream Big to see if he/she can earn a spot to play at the US Open!
Any player aged 14 or older is eligible to play in the men’s and women’s singles and the mixed doubles. The winner of each sectional qualifying tournament in each division will advance to the US Open National Playoffs Championships in New Haven, CT during the New Haven Open August 16-19 (singles) or August 21-24 (mixed doubles).
The Southern Sectional Qualifying Tournament is being hosted by One Love Tennis May 27 through June 2 at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center in the Atlanta area. Please note that while these dates overlap the Georgia Qualifier junior tournament (which begins May 31), Rick Davison, Director of Junior & Adult Competition for USTA Georgia, has issued a statement saying it is fine for players to enter both events as long as it doesn’t conflict with them meeting their obligations to participate in the Georgia Qualifier to be endorsed into the Southern Closed. Event organizers feel that the US Open Qualifier will be the perfect warm-up event for top-level juniors entering the Georgia Qualifier.
My son played in the Southern Qualifier last year and had a blast! He played in both the singles and mixed doubles divisions – while he, unfortunately, didn’t get past the first round in either, he did have the opportunity to face some very high-quality opponents in both divisions and made some great contacts. Please consider adding this great event to your junior’s schedule if there’s room.
For the full schedule of 2013 Sectional Qualifying Tournaments around the country and their entry deadlines, please visit USOpen.org.