Today the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) announced that Prince George’s County will become the official Title Sponsor of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade 1 Junior Tournament, which returns to College Park, Md. for the third consecutive year. The Prince George’s County International Junior Tennis Championships will take place at the College Park Tennis Club August 18-24.
“Hosting a premier international event for the top players in the world is consistent with the Junior Tennis Champions Center’s pursuit of excellence” said JTCC Chief Executive Officer, Ray Benton. “We are thrilled to be able to showcase our stellar facility and again serve as the North American host venue.”
The tournament will take place two weeks prior to the junior US Open tournament, and will attract the finest male and female junior players from around the world. Among the players who will be competing in this event are JTCC students and top world ranked juniors, including Francis Tiafoe, Usue Arconada and Raveena Kingsley. The Prince George’s County International Junior Tennis Championships is slated to begin with a local wildcard qualifying tournament from Aug. 11-13, which will lead into the event Qualifying tournament Aug. 16-17. The main draw will kick off on Aug. 18 and conclude on Aug. 24.
“Prince George’s County is quickly becoming known throughout the world as ‘Tennis County USA, thanks to the amazing work of the Junior Tennis Champions Center,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “We are proud to support one of the ITF’s premier tennis tournaments and we welcome this year’s cadre of players from around the world to College Park. This tournament is another example of why Prince George’s County is the place to be!”
Additional sponsors of the Prince George’s County International Junior Tennis Championships include the United States Tennis Association (USTA), USTA Mid-Atlantic, International Tennis Federation (ITF), Laurel Springs School and Holiday Inn of College Park.
For more information on the tournament, please visit www.JTCC.org