The 20th annual "Road to the Little Mo Nationals" - Registration is Open for all Sectionals!
Carol Weyman - January 20th, 2017 at 1:26PM
The "Road to the Little Mo Nationals" is a fun, competitive national circuit for players ages 8-12. It is the only national circuit whereby players play others born in the same birth year. The "Little Mo" begins in the spring with approximately 18 "Little Mo" sectional tournaments held across the USA. The top 8 players from each age division from each sectionals advance to the regionals in the summer. The top 4 players from each regional advance to the "Little Mo" Nationals at the Austin Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas which will be held September 29 - October 2. The 4th annual "Little Mo" Internationals in California and first leg of the "Little Mo" Slam will be held at the Woodbridge Country Club in Irvine, California from June 30 - July 4th. The 2nd leg will be held at the historic West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York from August 21-26 and the 3rd and final leg will be held at the beautiful PGA National Resort and BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (December 1-6). The winner of all three Internationals (California, New York, and Florida) in the yellow ball division will receive the tallest trophy in junior tennis- 6' tall. (Registration is now open for the Internationals in California: (littlemosocal.com) We will also have the "Big Mo" division in California for 13's and 14's. All players can play singles, doubles and mixed doubles: ages 8-14. The Internationals are open to any player worldwide and all divisions ages 8-14 will be played with the yellow ball on full court. (There will also a green dot division for ages 8, 9, 10.) See you soon and Play "Mo" Tennis!
Who will win the "Little Mo" Slam in 2017 and win the tallest trophy in junior tennis - 6' tall!
Carol Weyman - January 20th, 2017 at 1:27PM
Congratulations to Akasha Urhobo and Yubel Ubri for winning the 2016 "Little Mo" Slam! This exciting challenge was created in honor of Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly's winning the Grand Slam (1953). It is the ultimate challenge to win the "Little Mo" Grand Slam. Akasha (age 9) and Yubel (age 9) won all three '"Little Mo" Internationals in 2016 and each received a 6' tall trophy for their accomplishment. This is the tallest trophy ever given in junior tennis. We wish all players good luck in their quest to win the tallest trophy in 2017. The "Little Mo" Slam will continue in 2017 in California, New York, and Florida, and we hope you will plan to play the "Little Mo" International tournaments for a chance to win a 6' trophy. The "Little Mo" International tournaments are open to any player from the United States and worldwide ages 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Only the yellow ball divisions are eligible to win The "Little Mo" Slam. Eligibility for The "Little Mo" Slam: 12s - born in 2005, 11's - born in 2006, 10's - born in 2007, 9's - born in 2008, 8's - born in 2009 or 2010. Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly was the first woman to win the Grand Slam in 1953 - winning all four major tournaments in one calendar year (Australian, French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open). She is still the only American woman and the youngest (age 18) to have accomplished this magnificent feat. We wish you good luck in trying to win The "Little Mo" Slam.