TENNIS CHANNEL TO BROADCAST FINAL WEEKEND OF USTA BILLIE JEAN KING
GIRLS’ 16s & 18s NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BARNES TENNIS CENTER
All Tournament Matches on Stadium Court to be Live-Streamed August 5-10, 2018
SAN DIEGO – (July 30, 2018) – Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, will provide broadcast coverage during the final two days of the USTA Billie Jean King Girls 16s & 18s National Championships scheduled for August 4-12, 2018 at the Barnes Tennis Center.
The broadcast schedule will be as follows:
Saturday, August 11
Girl’s 18s Singles Semifinals – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT (2 to 6 p.m. EDT)
Girl’s 16s Singles Final – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. PDT (7:30 to 9:30 p.m. EDT)
Sunday, August 12
Girl’s 18s Singles Final – 1 to 3 p.m. PDT (4 to 6 p.m. EDT)
“We are very happy to have Tennis Channel broadcasting our Girls’ 18s semifinals and final as well as the Girls’ 16s final. Fans will have a great opportunity to watch some of the future stars of American tennis,” said Tournament Director Lornie Kuhle. “We want fans to tune in to Tennis Channel and watch the best junior girls in the country compete for these national titles as well as a wild card into the US Open.”
Tournament officials also announced that all tournament matches on Stadium Court at the Barnes Tennis Center will be streamed live on the tournament website from Saturday, August 5 through Friday, August 10. The live streaming link will be available at www.ustagirlsnationals.com/
Over 400 of the top junior tennis players in the country, aged 16 and 18 and under, will compete for the title of National Champion, as well as a wild card entry into the Women’s Singles main draw of the 2018 US Open (for the 18s Champion) and a wild card into the 2018 US Open Junior Championships (for the 16s Champion). The 18s Doubles Champions will also receive a wild card into the US Open Women’s Doubles main draw.
The Girls’ 16s event will begin on Saturday, Aug. 4 and conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Saturday Aug. 11. The Girls’ 18s tournament will get underway on Sunday, Aug. 5 and conclude with the 18s singles championship on Sunday, Aug. 12. Both divisions will feature 256-player singles draws with the top 32 players receiving a first-round bye. There will also be 128-team doubles draws with the top 16 teams getting first-round byes.
The updated starting times for each day of the tournament will be as follows:
Saturday, August 4 through Thursday, August 9 — 8 a.m.
Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 — 9 a.m.
(Starting times subject to change)
The Opening Ceremony for the USTA Billie Jean King National Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Barnes Tennis Center.
(All times PDT)
Early-round tournament matches will also be played at San Diego State University’s Aztec Tennis Center, 5375 Remington Rd., San Diego, CA, 92115 from Saturday, Aug. 4 through Tuesday, Aug. 7, and the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104 from Saturday, Aug. 4 through Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Admission and on-site parking at the Barnes Tennis Center is free each day of the tournament. For fans watching matches at SDSU and the Balboa Tennis Club, admission is free. There is a nominal charge for on-campus parking at SDSU. Parking regulations at the university will be strictly enforced. Parking is free at the Balboa Tennis Club.