2018 "Little Mo" Internationals - New York

7th Annual
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Welcome to the "Little Mo" Internationals in New York!

February 1st

Thank you for registering for the 7th Annual “Little Mo” Internationals in Forest Hills, New York! Please check the tournament homepage for important updates and click on the “Fact Sheet” tab above for more information. Also, please note that your PayPal receipt is your registration confirmation - if you received a PayPal confirmation email, your player is registered.

 

The “Little Mo” Internationals is our flagship event for international players, bringing together the youngest and brightest stars in tennis (ages 8-12) in addition to the “Big Mo” division for ages 13 and 14. These 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 share the same birth year (i.e., 8’s play 8’s, 9’s play 9’s, et cetera). Many famous tennis professionals have participated in the “Little Mo” program over the years including Andy Roddick, Ryan Harrison, Vasek Pospisil, Madison Keys, Belinda Bencic, Donald Young, Denis Kudla, CiCi Bellis, Taylor Fritz, and Ana Konjuh.

 

The "Little Mo" tournaments are hosted by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation (MCB) 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 in 1953 – winning all four major tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open) in the same year. She is still the only American woman and the youngest at age 18 to have accomplished this magnificent feat. Only five players in the history of tennis have won the calendar Grand Slam.

 

In honor of Maureen’s great achievement, MCB created the ultimate challenge in 2013 for any player to win the “Little Mo” Slam. If a player can win their yellow ball division at all three “Little Mo” Internationals in the same year, they will receive the tallest trophy ever given in junior tennis (6’ tall) and the title of “Little Mo” Slam Champion! The “Little Mo” Slam continues this year with the 1st leg held at the Newport Beach Tennis Club in Newport Beach, California (July 4-8). The second leg will be held at the historic West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York (August 20-25) and the 3rd and final leg will be at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (November 30-December 5). There have been six players who have accomplished this great achievement in the past five years. For more information and instructions on how to register, please visit the MCB website at www.mcbtennis.org.

 

MCB has promoted junior tennis development for over 49 years and continues to benefit countless numbers of boys and girls throughout the United States and worldwide. This year, the Foundation will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary and we are so happy to celebrate this special occasion with you. We thank you for your support of the “Little Mo” and a special thank you to our proud sponsors:  Tennis Competitors of Dallas (TCD), K-Swiss (Official Footwear), Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Racquet and Ball), and My Game Solutions (Official Player Matching and Court Booking App). Last year, approximately 3,000 youngsters competed in the “Little Mo” and we hope to see even more youngsters play this wonderful “sport of a lifetime” this year. Thanks so much for helping us spread the word to all of your friends about our tournaments. Play “Mo” Tennis!