2017 “Little Mo” Internationals – California

4th Annual
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Welcome to the 2017 "Little Mo" Internationals!

June 19th

Thank you for registering for the 4th Annual "Little Mo" Internationals in California! Please check back here for tournament updates and click on the “Fact Sheet” and “Hotel” tabs above for more important information.

 

The "Little Mo" Internationals are open to any player worldwide (ages 8-12) in addition to the “Big Mo” division for ages 13 and 14 (California and Florida). These international tournaments are designed to provide good competition while also encouraging players to develop new friendships, learn good sportsmanship, and most of all, have fun. The “Little Mo” is also unique in that it gives youngsters the opportunity to gauge their ability against players who are their same age (8’s play 8’s, 9’s play 9’s, et cetera). Players will be competing in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Yellow ball divisions will be offered for ages 8-14 in addition to a green dot option for ages 8, 9, and 10.

 

The “Little Mo” Internationals in California is also the 1st leg of the 2017 "Little Mo" Slam! In honor of Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly's 60th anniversary of winning the Grand Slam in 1953, MCB created the ultimate kid’s challenge in 2013 for any player to win the "Little Mo" Slam. If a player can win all three '"Little Mo" Internationals (yellow ball division only) in the same year, the player will receive the tallest trophy ever given in junior tennis - a 6 foot tall trophy and the title of "Little Mo" Slam Champion! There have been six "Little Mo" players who have accomplished this great achievement in the past four years. Who will it be this year?

 

The "Little Mo" tournaments are sponsored by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation in memory of its tennis champion namesake Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly. Known by her nickname "Little Mo", she was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of tennis at only 18 years of age in 1953. Maureen Connolly is still the youngest and the only American woman to have accomplished this magnificent feat. The foundation has promoted junior tennis development for the past 49 years and continues to benefit countless numbers of boys and girls throughout the country.

 

Please help us spread the word to all of your friends, coaches, and teaching pros! Thank you and Play "Mo" Tennis!