Congratulations to our 2015 "Little Mo" Nationals winners:





Boys 8 – Roman Sancilio (Richmond, Virginia)

Boys 9 – Nathan Blokhin (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Boys 10 – Andrew Salu (San Diego, California)

Boys 11 – Christian Gonzalez (Burleson, Texas)

Boys 12 – Alexander Chang (Berkeley, California)

Sportsmanship Award Winner: Owen Medrano (Boca Raton, Florida)

Kindness Award Winner: Christian Gonzalez (Burleson, Texas)

 

Girls 8 – Thea Latak (Burr Ridge, Illinois)

Girls 9 – Natasha Rajaram (Los Altos, California)

Girls 10 – Ria Bhakta (Saratoga, California)

Girls 11 – Ashlyn Krueger (Keller, Texas)

Girls 12 – Valentina Loretz (Katy, Texas)

Sportsmanship Award Winner: Paulina Loretz (Katy, Texas)

Kindness Award Winner: Kinaa Graham (Austin, Texas)





Click here to view a photo slideshow set to music from the event.



Click here for the post-event press release.




2015 "Little Mo" Tournaments

2nd annual "Little Mo" Internationals - California
Morgan Run Resort
San Diego, California
Date - July 1-6

Open to any player from the United States and worldwide
Singles, Doubles &  Mixed Doubles (clay)

Ages 8,9,10,11, 12, 13 and 14 - traditional yellow ball
Ages 8,9,10 - green dot ball

The "Big Mo" has been added to this event for ages 13 and 14.

California will be the 1st leg of the "Little Mo" Slam!

Click on the fireworks icon to register.  Please register soon as draws will fill quickly. If your registration goes through and you receive a confirmation from paypal, your entry has been accepted.  

 
Click here for photos and slideshow to music.

Draws and Results here.


Congratulations to the following winners from the 2015 “Little Mo” Internationals in California! These 10 players are on their way to winning the “Little Mo” Slam and taking home the tallest trophy ever given in junior tennis – 6 feet tall.


Boys 8 – Ilija Palavestra - Orchard Park, NY

Boys 9 – Samuel Zeitlin - Brooklyn, NY

Boys 10 – Carter Swope - Boca Raton, FL

Boys 11 – Lachlan Robertson - West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Boys 12 – Miguel Angel Alonso - Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico


Girls 8 – Isabella Brito - Los Angeles, CA

Girls 9 – Valerie Glozman - Bellevue, WA

Girls 10 – Maria Antonova - Houston, TX

Girls 11 – Danielle Tuhten - Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Girls 12 – Elizabeth Prilepin - West Vancouver, BC, Canada


The second leg will be held at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York from August 23-29. The third leg will be held at the PGA National Resort & Spa from December 4-9. Follow along with us for all of the excitement as to who will win the 6-foot trophy this year!






4th annual "Little Mo" Internationals - Forest Hills 


The West Side Tennis Club
Forest Hills, New York
August 23-29, 2015   
 
Singles and Doubles (clay) and fun Mixed Doubles (grass)
Ages: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 -  traditional yellow ball

The Mixed Doubles will be on Friday, August 28 on the famous grass courts of Forest Hills.

Forest Hills will be the 2nd leg of The "Little Mo" Slam.


Click here for photos and slideshow to music.

Draws and Results here.


Thanks for playing in the "Little Mo" Internationals in New York.  We hope you had a good time and met lots of new friends. Congratulations to the following players who won their division:

Boys 12 - Hudson Beaudoin (New York, NY)
Boys 11 - Solomon Brown (New York, NY)
Boys 10 - Carter Swope (Boca Raton, FL)
Boys 9 - Kaylan Bigun (Phoenix, AZ)
Boys 8 - Dominick Mosejczuk (East Elmhurst, NY) 

Girls 12 - Arista Siebrits (Pretoria, South Africa)
Girls 11 - Dharani Niroshan (Richmond Hill, ON, Canada)
Girls 10 - Emma Roeck (Novi, MI)
Girls 9 - Ariana Pursoo (Westbury, NY)
Girls 8 - Kristina Despotuli (Delray Beach, FL)


A special congratulations to Carter Swope for winning the Boys 10's 
at the  "Little Mo" Internationals - Forest Hills, New York. He
completed the 2nd leg of the "Little Mo" Slam and will be going to the "Little Mo" Internationals in Florida in December for the 3rd and final leg. If he wins in Florida, he will take home the tallest trophy in junior tennis - 6' tall. Carter is from Rogers, Arkansas and trains at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. Good luck Carter!


The third and final leg of the “Little Mo” Slam will be held at the PGA

National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL from December 4 9, 2015. To register, click here. 


Please click here to check out this outstanding video from the "Little Mo" Internationals in Forest Hills, New York - made by Inside Tennis with Dave "The Koz" Kozlowski. 


Also, New York Tennis Magazine and Long Island Tennis Magazine have written two wonderful articles about the event (links are listed below. A special thanks to Matthew Cohen, Patrick, and David Sickmen, Brian Coleman, and their team for coming to the event!


New York Tennis Magazine article


Long Island Tennis magazine article





9th annual "Little Mo" Internationals - Florida

PGA National Resort & Spa
BallenIsles Country Club
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

December 4-9, 2015

Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles (clay)
Boys and Girls 8,9,10,11, 12, 13, and 14 - traditional yellow ball
Ages 8,9,10 - green dot ball

Florida will be the 3rd leg of The "Little Mo" Slam.





Thank you to everyone who participated in the 9th Annual "Little Mo" Internationals in Florida. All results have been posted online: click here to view. Congratulations to the following players who won their division:

 




Boys 14 - Quinn McLeod (Miami Beach, Florida / Germany)


Boys 13 - Roberts Jaricevskis (Pinki, Latvia)


Boys 12 - Gabrielius Guzauskas (Downers Grove, Illinois / Lithuania)


Boys 11 - Gonzalo Bueno (Trujillo, Peru)


Boys 10 - Andrew Salu (San Diego, California)


Boys 9 - Kaylan Bigun (Phoenix, Arizona)


Boys 8 - Maximus Dussault (Port St. Lucie, Florida) 


 


Girls 14 - Alexandra Arkhipov (Toronto, ON, Canada)


Girls 13 - Tina Smith (Meggen, Switzerland)

Girls 12 - Amritalakshmi Shanmugam (Ghuraifa, Bahrain)

Girls 11 - Dasha Plekhanova (Toronto, ON, Canada)


Girls 10 - Kayla Cross (London, ON, Canada)


Girls 9 - Mia Slama (Boca Raton, Florida)


Girls 8 - Brooke Wrigley (Bluffton, South Carolina)



 
A special congratulations to Fatima Taha (Lajas, Puerto Rico) and Mark 
Lunder (Ljubljana, Slovenia) for receiving the "Little Mo" Sportsmanship Awards. The Kindness Awards were presented to Kaylan and Meecah Bigun (Phoenix, Arizona). Thank you for helping to make 2015 a great year for junior tennis. Best wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation.  

 







18th annual "Road to the Little Mo" Nationals" 


presented by


 

2016 "Little Mo" Sectionals and Regionals Dates to be posted 

in January


"Little Mo" Nationals - Austin , Texas - October 14-17, 2016

We look forward to seeing you this year on the 19th "Road to the Little Mo Nationals".  The "Little Mo" Sectionals/Regionals/Nationals sites and dates are listed below. The "Little Mo" tennis tournaments are the premier challenge for youngsters across the nation to compete against others who are the same age at the sectional, regional and national level.  

All "Little Mo" matches will be played with yellow ball for ages 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. (Green dot divisions will be offered in addition to the yellow ball as a choice for 8's, 9's, 10's depending on the sectional.) Please note: 
Only yellow ball divisions will advance to the  "Little Mo" Regional level.  This is the first year 12's will be able to play on the "Road to the Little Mo Nationals".  

Players  can play in any "Little Mo" Sectional they wish but must follow the path to the appropriate "Little Mo" Regional (see list below).  For example, a player who lives in Georgia may play in the "Little Mo" Texas but will need to follow the path of the Texas sectional and play in the South Regionals.  Players can play in more than one "Little Mo" Sectionals.  

Anyone who lives  in the United States can play "Little Mo"  as well as U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico):

Eligibility:   

12's - 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





Sectionals


New England (2)

          Longfellow Club - Wayland, Massachusetts 

  Topnotch Resort - Stowe, Vermont 

 


Mid-Atlantic - Dominion Valley Country Club - Haymarket, Virginia 

 


Southern (2)

         Laurel Park Tennis Center - Marietta, Georgia
         

 Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club - Hendersonville, Tennessee 

      

        

Texas (3)

         Arlington Tennis Center- Arlington, Texas

         Kingwood Country Club - Kingwood, Texas


 

Pacific Northwest - Sprinker Tennis Center - Tacoma, Washington

 


Midwest - Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club - Homewood, Illinois 

 


Northern -   LifeTime Fitness - Fridley, Minnesota 

 


Southern California - La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and San Diego State University - San Diego, California

 


Northern California - University of The Pacific - Stockton, California 

 


Eastern  - Armonk Tennis Club - Armonk, New York 

 


Florida (2) -  

   Sarasota Racquet Club - Sarasota, Florida

   Club Med Sandpiper - Port St. Lucie, Florida 

         


Middle States - Aronimink Tennis Center - Newton Square, Pennsylvania

 


Missouri Valley - Genesis Health Club - Wichita, Kansas 

 


*The top eight (8) players (quarter-finalists) from each age division in boys and girls 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 from each sectional will advance to the "Little Mo" Regionals.


Regionals


South - T-Bar-M Racquet Club in Dallas, Texas
            (Texas, Missouri Valley)

 

North - Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Club in Homewood, Illinois

            (Eastern, New England, Midwest, Middle States, Northern)

 

East - Naples Grande Beach Resort - Naples, Florida

          (Southern, Florida, Mid-Atlantic)

 

West - Morgan Run Resort - San Diego, California  

            (Northern Cal, Southern Cal,  Pacific Northwest)

 

 

*The top four (4) players (semi-finalists) from each age division in boys and girls 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 from each regional will advance to the "Little Mo" Nationals.  Each draw at the Nationals will be comprised of the top 16 players in the USA in each age division.

 

Nationals

Austin Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas