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''2017 Miami Junior Tennis Cup'' registering for first-round qualifier

Final matches to be held during world-famous ''Miami Open!''

MIAMI (February 23, 2017)

Youth tennis players, ages 8–12, are invited to register for the “2017 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 18–19, at the Tamiami Park Tennis Center, 11201 SW 24 St., Miami. The winners of the first round qualifiers will go on to compete in the semifinals and finals, April 1–2, at the Miami Open.

Registration is underway through March 16 at PlayMiami.org. Entry fee is $48.88 per player. For more information, contact Chris Evans at (305) 755-7885 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. The event is presented in partnership with the USTA-Florida, Penn, Miami-Dade County Parks, and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.

Everyone who participates in the first-round qualifiers will receive a Miami Junior Tennis Cup t-shirt, compliments of USTA FL. Penn will provide tennis balls for the tournament.

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

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Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.