“Little Mo” Tournament Set For Palm Springs In March

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Little Mo Tennis News

The “Little Mo” Internationals featuring the “Big Mo” division is the one of the premier worldwide tournaments for boys and girls ages 8-14. These tournaments are designed to be fun and provide good competition for the younger player at the sectional, regional, national, and international level. The players in the “Little Mo” are the youngest and brightest stars in junior tennis as many champions, including well-known player Andy Roddick, have come through the “Little Mo” program.

In honor of Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly’s 60th anniversary of winning the Grand Slam in 1953, MCB created the ultimate challenge in 2013 for any player to win the “Little Mo” Slam. If a player can win all three “Little Mo” Internationals 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 four “Little Mo” players who have accomplished this great achievement in the past two years.

The first leg of the 2016 “Little Mo” Slam will be held at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California from March 2nd – 6th. Last year, approximately 130 players competed from 15 different countries and this year looks to be even more successful.

The festivities will begin on Wednesday, March 2nd with the Opening Ceremony and Parade of Nations at 4:00pm. Matches will begin at 8am on Thursday, March 3rd and continue through Sunday, March 6th. Following the tournament, players will have an opportunity to attend the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells from March 7th – 20th. We hope you will join us for a fun tennis vacation in the beautiful desert paradise of Palm Springs.

This event is open to boys and girls ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles matches for all divisions). For age 8, 9 and 10, there is a choice for players to play with green dot ball or yellow ball.

In 1953, Maureen Connolly was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of tennis– winning all four major tournaments (Wimbledon, U.S. Open, French Open, and Australian Open) in the same calendar year. She is still the only American woman and the youngest (age 18) to have accomplished this magnificent feat. The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation has promoted junior tennis development for over forty years and continues to benefit countless numbers of boys and girls throughout the United States and the world.

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