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"Miami Junior Tennis Cup" registering for first-round qualifier through March 16

Final matches to be held during world-famous “Miami Open” on Key Biscayne

MIAMI (February 23, 2016)

Youth tennis players, ages 8-12, are invited to register for the “2016 Miami Junior Tennis Cup.” The prestigious youth tennis tournament is an opportunity for intermediate and advance level players living in Miami-Dade to realize their dream to play at the world-famous “Miami Open” professional tennis tournament at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on Key Biscayne. 

The first two rounds will be held March 19th and 20th at the Tamiami Park Tennis Center, 11201 SW 24th St., Miami. The winners of the first round qualifiers will go on to compete in the semifinals and finals, April 1st and 2nd, at the Miami Open. 

Registration is open until March 16. Entry cost is $48.88 per player. Register online at PlayMiami.org. For more information, the public can contact Chris Evans at 850-384-9033 or ChrisEv@MiamiDade.gov.

The Miami Junior Tennis Cup is sponsored by the Youth Sports Championship Series, an initiative created by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez that aims to increase participation in youth athletics for kids ages 14 and under.  As a father, grandfather and lifetime advocate of the long-term health benefits of regular exercise for children, Mayor Gimenez knows first-hand the esteemed values developed from continuous involvement in athletics. 

“The Miami Junior Tennis Cup provides kids who love tennis with an extra incentive to compete and play their very best,” said Mayor Gimenez. “Thanks to Miami-Dade Parks’ long-standing partnership with USTA Florida, youth tennis is flourishing in our community. Through a sport like tennis, kids have fun staying active, improve their self-esteem and important life skills, such as good sportsmanship, fair play and respect for one another.” 

For more information about the Youth Sports Championship series visit the web page. For more information about USTA Florida, visit the website

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.