USTA Billie Jean King Girls' 16s and 18s National Championship Schedule Set
SAN DIEGO – The USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships presented by adidas, which have been renamed by the USTA to honor the tennis legend, will be played August 4-12, 2018 at the Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92 107.
Following the announcement by the USTA earlier this year to rename the Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships, King, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, said, “I’m honored to be part of these junior championships and support the goals and dreams of these players on and off the court.”
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 starting time for each day of the tournament will be announced in July. The Opening Ceremony for the USTA Billie Jean King National Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships is scheduled for 5 p. m. (PDT) on Saturday, Aug. 4 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, 92 115 and the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92 104 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.
The player entry list will be available in mid-July. To view the official tournament website, please go to: http://www. ustagirlsnationals.com/