Junior News
October 2005

This year's USTA/Eastern College Tennis Showcase is open to players from ALL USTA Sections. Click here for details.

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The Junior World Tennis Cup will be held in Orlando, Florida from December 17-December 21, 2005. This tournament was originated in Caracas, Venezuela with players including Guillermo Coria and Giovani Lapenti. It is being brought to Orlando and would like to invite players to participate. Already confirmed are players from Venezuela, Aruba, Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Curacao and Bonaire. The Orlando International Junior Cup is for 10s-18s and includes singles and doubles. For more information, contact Diana Marti, Tournament Director, at fgtennis@hotmail.com.

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Queens University of Charlotte, a private NCAA Division II school, has athletic scholarships available for the season beginning January 2006. For more information, contact Women's Coach Ramona Staton at rstaton5@carolina.rr.com.

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The 11th Annual Smrikva Bowl will be held next year in Pula, Croatia from July 5th-July 9th. The tournament has the top 10 and under players from Europe and will also host the 5th Annual "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl. This event combines the top players in this younger group from the United States and Europe playing against each other. Detailed information is available at http://www.smrikve.com.

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After winning his fifth consecutive state title, Kristie Stevens of Catalina Foothills High School has been named the National High School Association Tennis Coach of the Year.

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The French boys were this year's winners at the Junior Davis Cup while the girls from Poland took home the Junior Fed Cup. The top-seeded boys team of Jčrome Inzerillo and Kevin Botti defeated the Czech Republic in the finals, 2-0. The girls team of Urszula Radwanska, Agnieszka Radwanska and Maksymilia Wandel defeated France in the finals, 2-0. The finals were held in Barcelona.

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The USTA has announced a $2 million increase in its 2006 budget for player development. According to USTA President Franklin Johnson, the increase will be used for year-round housing in Florida.

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Extreme Tennis Academy, "featured in Tennis Week and Tennis Magazine as one of America's Top Camps," is a premier facility in the Miami area. The Summer Program is sold out, but there is room in the Winter Program -- designed for the experienced player that needs to get ready for the winter ITF/USTA circuit. For more information, visit http://www.extremetennisacademy.com.

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