| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff


The first two “Little Mo” International tournaments of the year have officially been announced, with registration now open:

10th Annual "Little Mo" Internationals in Colorado Springs, Colorado (June 30 - July 5) - open to any player worldwide (ages 8-16)!

Lots of Fun Things to Do in Colorado: Take the cog railway to the top of Pikes Peak, see the beautiful red rock formations at the Garden of the Gods and the waterfalls at Seven Falls, enjoy a spa day or a round of golf at the historic Broadmoor Hotel (a 5 star resort), tour the Air Force Academy, Cadet Chapel and the U.S. Olympic Training Center or visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Cave of the Winds! Also, Denver is a 1.5 hour drive north of Colorado Springs where you can tour the Colorado State Capitol, the U.S. Mint, the museums, and aquarium or enjoy river rafting and mountain climbing!

12th Annual "Little Mo" Internationals in West Orange, New Jersey (August 20-24) - open to any player worldwide (ages 8-12)!

Lots of Fun Things to Do nearby in New York: US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Times Square, Central Park, Bronx Zoo, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Broadway shows, Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, Central Park, Citi Field for a New York Yankees or Mets baseball game, and more!

“We are looking forward to seeing all of our players again this year and welcoming new families for all of the fun, festivities, and memories on and off the tennis court!,”  the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation said in its press release.

Registration for all international tournaments will be on a first-come, first-served basis up to the entry limit - we will be accepting the first 30 players in Colorado and the first 14 players in New Jersey). Be sure to register early as the draws typically fill before the registration deadline! We are planning to open registration for our Florida international event in a few months - site and dates are included below under the 2023 "Little Mo" Internationals header.

All yellow ball results from the "Little Mo" tournaments (Regionals, Nationals, Internationals) will count towards your player's Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). All green dot results will also count towards the new Universal Tennis Color Ball Rating (CBR).

Also, a friendly reminder that players must register in the proper age division according to their birth year for all "Little Mo" tournaments. This ensures that our players are competing against others who are born in the same calendar year (i.e., 8's play 8's, 9's play 9's). 

For example, if your player is turning 10 at any time this year (regardless of what age they will be at the time of the tournament), they will need to register in the 10's division.