Boys and girls (divisions 16, 14 and 12 & under) from City neighborhoods and as far away as Madrid, Spain, and Puerto Rico compete yearly in the only junior tournament held on red clay in all of western Pennsylvania. This USTA-sanctioned event is organized by the Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club, a community tennis association (CTA).
This open junior tournament accepts both City and non-City residents and has no USTA or other ranking requirements. Entries are open and players of all levels – novice to experienced junior tournament players – are encouraged to enter.
Large draws for each event ensure local players are exposed to a great variety of other players. To make the most of their tournament experience, relative novices are encouraged to participate in the Mini-Camp at Frick Park the preceding week (see below).
Main Draw matches best 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets and are held Monday to Friday, all day, 8:00 a.m. to dusk, with Main Draw Singles Finals on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. to be followed by all Singles Consolation Draws. All doubles matches are held on Friday, 8:00 a.m. - dusk.
All schedules subject to change and weather permitting – match schedules posted online at tournament website.
Sponsored by Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club, Dollar Bank, PNC, USTA Middle States, K&L Gates LLP, Pittsburgh Tennis League (PTL), Babolat and Gamma Sports.
Dates: Monday to Saturday, June 20-26, 2016 Location: Frick Park Red Clay Courts, South Braddock Avenue, Regent Square For Information/Registration:www.ClayFrickTennis.org
Dates & Times: Wednesday to Friday, June 15-17, 2016 Location: Frick Park Clay Courts For information/ Registration:www.ClayFrickTennis.org
Returning for a third year, a full-day Mini-Camp – led by Citiparks tennis coaches certified by PTR Junior Development – prepares local players, novice to veteran, for the excitement and rigor of tournament competition. Also, the camp provides a unique cultural exchange experience with players from abroad. Ask about scholarships available to local players.