Boys and girls (divisions 16, 14 and 12 & under) from City neighborhoods and as far away as Madrid, Spain, and Puerto Rico compete 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 along with players from out of town 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 previous week (see below).
All Main Draw first round match losers are entered into a Consolation Draw. Main Draw matches best 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets and are held Monday to Friday, all day, 8 a.m. to dusk, with Main Draw Singles Finals on Saturday at Noon to be followed by all Singles Consolation Draws. All doubles are held on Friday, 8 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 23-29, 2014 Location: Frick Park Red Clay Courts, South Braddock Avenue, Regent Square For Information/Registration:www.ClayFrickTennis.org
Frick Park Junior Tournament Mini-Camp - 3rd Year!
Dates & Times: Wednesday to Friday, June 18-20, 2014 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 veterans, for the excitement and rigor of tournament competition and provides a unique cultural exchange experience with players from abroad. Scholarships are available for deserving local players.