USTA BILLIE JEAN KING GIRLS’ 16s & 18s NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 3-11, 2019 AT SAN DIEGO’S BARNES TENNIS CENTER
Tournament to be Played on 23 Resurfaced Hard Courts at Barnes Tennis Center
SAN DIEGO – (June 27, 2019) – The United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships presented by adidas will be played August 3-11, 2019 at the Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92107.
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 2019 US Open (for the 18s Champion) and a wild card into the 2019 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.
After a successful fund-raising effort with tennis legend Andre Agassi, this year’s USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships will be played on 23 newly resurfaced hard courts at the Barnes Tennis Center.
Agassi made a personal appearance at a special breakfast this past March in Indian Wells, Calif., to help raise funds for the resurfacing of all 23 hard courts, which will be used for the National Championships in August. The funds raised were also matched by a $70,000 grant from the USTA.
Twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful doubles pair in tennis history, also made a generous donation for the tennis court resurfacing project in San Diego, according to Tournament Director Lornie Kuhle.
“We owe a great deal of gratitude to Andre Agassi, who not only gave his time for the breakfast, but also made a substantial contribution towards the resurfacing of all the hard courts at the Barnes Tennis Center,” said Kuhle. “It was very important to have all the courts resurfaced for this year’s event. We are very thankful to Andre, the Bryan brothers and the USTA.”
The Girls’ 16s event will begin on Saturday, August 3 and conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Saturday August 10. The Girls’ 18s tournament will get underway on Sunday, August 4 and conclude with the 18s singles championship on Sunday, August 11. 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 starting time for each day of the tournament will be announced in July. The Opening Ceremony for the USTA National Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, August 3 at the Barnes Tennis Center.
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, August 3 through Thursday, August 8 and at the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104 from Saturday, August 3 through Tuesday, August 6.
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.
The player entry list will be available in mid-July. To view the official tournament website, please click here.