15th annual
"Road to the 2012 Little Mo Nationals"

presented by


Dallas…The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation has selected the following tournament sites for the 15th annual “Road to the Little Mo Nationals” circuit. The "Little Mo" is the ultimate kids challenge for players from the USA who are 11 & under.  Players play their own birth year: 8s play 8s, 9s play 9s, 10s play 10s, and 11s play 11s.  The "Little Mo" tournaments are open to anyone who lives in the United States or Puerto Rico. All matches will be played on full court with traditional yellow ball.

Events: Boys & Girls
            11 & under  (born on or after 1/1/01)
            10 & under  (born on or after 1/1/02)
             9 & under   (born on or after 1/1/03)
             8 & under   (born on or after 1/1/04) 

Sectionals Site Date
Texas Arlington Tennis Center in Arlington, TX April 14-15
Missouri Valley The Grand Health & Racquet Club in Tulsa, OK April 14-15
Northern Cal Natomas Racquet Club in Sacramento, CA April 21-22
Hawaii-Pacific The Oahu Club in Honolulu, HI May 4-6
Middle States Aronimink Tennis Center in Newton Square, PA May 4-6
New England Harvard University in Boston, MA May 4-6
Intermountain U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO May 5-6
Northern LifeTime Fitness in Fridley, MN May 11-12
Southern LifeTime Fitness in Norcross, GA
 (*new name - formerly Racquet Club of the South)
May 11-13
Eastern Armonk Tennis Club in Armonk, NY
May 11-13
Southwest Scottsdale Resort & Athletic Club in Scottsdale, AZ May 11-13
Midwest Homewood-Flossmoor Club in Homewood, IL May 26-28
Caribbean To be determined  
Mid-Atlantic Boar’s Head Inn & Sports Club in Charlottesville, VA June 2-3
Florida Club Med Sandpiper in Port St. Lucie, FL June 8-10
Pacific Northwest Sprinker Tennis Center in Tacoma, WA June 22-24
Southern Cal Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, CA July 6-8

The top eight players (quarterfinalists) in each age division from the "Little Mo" Sectionals tournament advance to the "Little Mo" Regionals. 

Regionals Site Date
South Arlington Tennis Center in Arlington, TX May 26-28
(Northern, Missouri Valley,Texas, Intermountain)

North Homewood-Flossmoor Club in Homewood, IL July 13-15
(New England, Eastern,Middle States, Midwest)

West Gold River Racquet Club in Sacramento, CA August 3-5
(Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Northern Cal, Southern Cal, Hawaii-Pacific)

East Club Med Sandpiper in Port St. Lucie, FL Sept. 14-16
(Mid-Atlantic, Southern,Florida, Caribbean)

The top four players (semifinalists) in each age divsion from the "Little Mo" Regionals tournament will advance to the "Little Mo" Nationals.  This will comprise the draw of the top 16 players in the USA in each division:  Girls 8, 9, 10, 11 and Boys 8, 9, 10, 11.

“Little Mo” Nationals
                    Austin Tennis Academy  Austin, TX                              October 19 - 22


2012 “Little Mo” Sectionals - Date / Site / Address / Phone / Email / Tournament Director


New England:  May 4-6

Harvard University – Michael Mercier

108 Lovett St.

Beverly, MA  01915

(978) 273-6500 cell         mercier@fas.harvard.edu


Mid-Atlantic:    June 2-3                                                    

Boar’s Head Inn &Sports Club – Ron Manilla     

200 Wellington Dr.                                                    

Charlottesville, VA  22903

(434) 972-2237 (o)   (434) 972-6005  (434) 972-6030  fax



Southern: - May 11-13

Life Time Fitness (formerly Racquet Club of the South)– Sanjay Jayaram

6350 Courtside Dr.

Norcross, GA  30092

(770) 449-6060 (o)  (678) 908-3550  cell sanjay@rcstennis.com  www.rcsacademy.com


Texas:   April 14-15

Arlington Tennis Center – Jack Sheehy

500 West Mayfield                                                   

Arlington, TX  76014  cartennis@aol.com
(214) 754-7065
Click here for photos from the tournament.


Pacific Northwest:    June 22-24

Sprinker Tennis Center - Tracey Ferry (T.D)

14824 South C Street

Tacoma, WA  98444

(253) 531-6300 (o)    (253) 235-2506 (fax)  sprinkertennis@comcast.net

Missouri Valley:        April 13-15

The Grand Health & Racquet Club - Kevin Garlington

3030 E. 91st                                                           

Tulsa, OK  74137

(981) 845-8606      kevin.garlington@gmail.com

Hawaii-Pacific:         May 4-6

The Oahu Club – Henry Somerville

6800 Hawaii Kai Dr.

Honolulu, HI  96825

(808) 395-3300 (o)(808) 395-7495 (f) (808) 258-2701 (c) Henry_Somerville@yahoo.com


Midwest:               May 26-28

Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club – Sylvia Gothard

2920 W. 183rd St.

Homewood, IL  60430

(708) 799-1323 (708) 957-4993 fax     sgothard@hfparks.com                


Northern:            May 11-12    

LifeTime Fitness – Brian McCoy

1200 East Moore Lake Dr.

Fridley, MN  55432

(763) 656-1590 (763) 502-2300 fax     BmcCoy@lifetimefitness.com


Southern California:  July 6-8

Barnes Tennis Center – Tom O'Brien

4490 West Point Loma Blvd.

San Diego, CA  92107

(619) 221-9000  x306  (619) 221-9076  fax     tobrien@ytsd.org


Eastern:            May 11-13

Armonk Tennis Club - Doug Sherman

546 Bedford Road

Armonk, NY  10504

(914) 273-8124  (o)   tennisdirector@armonktennis.com


Florida:            June 8-10

Club Med Sandpiper

4500 S.E. Pine Valley St.

Port St. Lucie, FL  34952

(772) 323-0625  (772) 237-5316(flleclerc@clubmedacademies.com


Intermountain:   May 5-6

 U.S. Air Force Academy - Kim Gidley
2169 Field House Drive
USAFA, CO 80840  (Colorado Springs)
(719)333-2489   (719)330-2378 (cell)    kim.gidley@usafa.edu


Middle States:    May 4-6

Aronimink Tennis Center - Andy Sorrentino

3600 St. David's Road

Newton Square, PA  19010

(610) 356-8830   (610) 325-2070 (f)    agcracquets@aol.com


Northern California:    April 21-22                                  

Natomas Racquet Club -  Brian Martinez                 

2450 Natomas Park Drive                                                                                 

Sacramento, CA  95833

(916) 649-0909   (916) 308-0648 (cell)   bmnrctennis@gmail.com


Southwest:      May 11-13

Scottsdale Resort & Athletic Club - Dan Kilen

8235 E. Indian Bend Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ  85250

(480) 570-8818 cell  (480) 991-1571  (480) 948-1863 (f)   dankilen@yahoo.com


Caribbean  - TBA



South:    May 26-28            


Arlington Tennis Center – Jack Sheehy

500 West Mayfield                                                

Arlington, TX  76014       cartennis@aol.com


North:   July 13-15             


Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club – Sylvia Gothard

2920 W. 183rd St.

Homewood, IL  60430

(708) 799-1323 (708) 957-4993 fax (708) 922-0416  sgothard@hfparks.com   


    August 3-5           

Gold River Racquet Club -   Marty Rothfels

2201 Gold Rush Drive

Gold River, CA  95670

(916) 638-7001  (916) 853-1845 (f)   grrctennis@sparetimeinc.com


East:      September 14-16  

Club Med Sandpiper - Laurent Leclerc

4500 S.E. Pine Valley St.

Port St. Lucie, FL  34952

(772) 323-0625  (772) 237-5316(f)    lleclerc@clubmedacademies.com



Nationals:     October  19-22  

Austin Tennis Academy - Brian Notis

6800 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd.

Austin, TX  78738

(512) 276-2271          brian.notis@austintennisacademy.com


Internationals:  December - Date: TBA        

IMG Bolletieri Tennis Academy  - Rick Workman

5500 34th St. West                                

Bradenton, FL  34210                              

(941) 752-2462          rickworkman@eddieherr.com



The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation reserves the right to refuse the entry of any player registering for  the "Little Mo" Sectionals, Regionals, Nationals and Internationals, reserves the right to not invite a  player to the next round of the "Little Mo" circuit and the right to default any player during any "Little Mo" tournament.  This determination will be based primarily on unsportsmanlike conduct on and off the court by either a  player, parent, coach or anyone connected to the player.  However, other instances may arise, other than unsportsmanlike conduct, that could result in the same outcome.
The "Little Mo" tournaments are in honor of Maureen  "Little Mo" Connolly, who was known not only for her victories but for her outstanding sportsmanship on and off the court.    Your participation in the "Little Mo" tournament should reflect this gold standard of behavior. 

Players must live in the United States or Puerto Rico and play in the "Little Mo" sectional according to where they live or have another permanent residence.  (The "Little Mo" follows the USTA boundary lines.)  Players must be able to speak basic English and keep score in English.  If you are from another country but training in the United States, you must have a permanent residence in the USA for at least 6 months.  For any questions,  please email: Cartennis@aol.com or call (214) 754-7065.  


Videotaping of Matches
A parent may videotape their child's match only if the opponents parent has given their permission.  If the opponents parent does not grant permission to videotape, the parent is only allowed to videotape their own child.  Taping matches of other players not related to you, permission must be granted from the parent of each player on court. 



Acceptance of my entry in any tournament organized by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation (MCB), including but not limited to the "Little Mo" and "Mini Mo", is without responsibility of any kind by MCB, its board of directors and officers.  This includes all tournament venues, tournament directors, volunteers, and sponsors.


I do hereby, for and on behalf of myself and my heirs and legal representatives, release and forever discharge MCB  (its board of directors, officers and representatives), tournament venues, tournament directors, volunteers and sponsors from any and all claims, demands, and injuries, however arising, whether caused by the negligent or intentional acts of MCB and its representatives or other sponsoring entities, or by third parties, which injuries may be in any way related to my activities during the tournament and any period traveling to and from the event, and all such claims are hereby waived and released, and I covenant not to sue, therefore.  I also give MCB and its "Little Mo" and "Mini Mo" Tournament Directors permission to use any photographs and video of players for publicity and promotion.