The 19th annual "Little Mo" Nationals presented by Wilson
Carol Weyman - October 1st, 2016 at 7:22AM
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" began in the spring with 16 "Little Mo" sectional tournaments held across the USA. The top 8 players from each age division from each sectionals advanced to the regionals in the summer. The top 4 players from each regional advanced to the "Little Mo" Nationals in Austin, Texas which will be held October 14-17. The 10th annual "Little Mo" Internationals and final leg of the "Little Mo" Slam will be held at the beautiful PGA National Resort and BallenIsles in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (December 2-7). The winner of all 3 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 Florida: littlemofloroda.com.) We will also have the "Big Mo" division in Florida for 13's and 14's. All players can play singles, doubles and mixed doubles for ages 8-14. The internationals are open to any player worldwide. All matches are played with the yellow ball. There is 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 2016 and win the tallest trophy in junior tennis - 6' tall!
Carol Weyman - October 1st, 2016 at 7:07AM
Congratulations to Andrew Salu and Maria Drobotova for winning 2014 "Little Mo" Slam! The 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. Andrew (age 9) and Maria (age 10) won all three '"Little Mo" Internationals in 2014 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 2016. The "Little Mo" Slam will continue in 2016 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 2004, 11's - born in 2005, 10's - born in 2006, 9's - born in 2007, 8's - born in 2008 or 2009. 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.