USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships set for August 6-14, 2022 at Barnes Tennis Center, San Diego | Sports Destination Management

USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships set for August 6-14, 2022 at Barnes Tennis Center, San Diego

Jul 27, 2022

The United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships will be played Saturday, August 6 through Sunday, August 14, 2022 at the Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92107.

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. In addition, the following wild cards to the 2022 US Open will be awarded to the tournament’s top finishers.
18s Champion – US Open Main Draw and US Open Junior Main Draw
18s Finalist – US Open Qualifying and US Open Junior Main Draw
18s 3rd Place – US Open Junior Main Draw
16s Champion – US Open Junior Main Draw
18s 4th & 5th Place – US Open Junior Qualifying

“This event has become the premier junior girls’ tournament in the United States,” said Tournament Director Lornie Kuhle.  “These national championships give tennis fans a great opportunity to watch the future of American women’s tennis.”

Kuhle noted that 2015 Girls’ 18s champion Sofia Kenin went on to capture the Australian Open singles title in 2020 and achieve a career-high No. 4 in the WTA rankings. Earlier this month, Coco Gauff, who reached the 18s semifinals in 2018, reached her first-career Grand Slam singles final at the French Open.

The Girls’ 16s event will begin on Saturday, August 6 and conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Saturday, August 13. The Girls’ 18s tournament will get underway on Sunday, August 7 and conclude with the singles and doubles championships on Sunday, August 14.

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 Opening Ceremony for the USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships will take place at the Barnes Tennis Center on Saturday, August 6 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT). 
Admission is free each day of the tournament and there is no charge for parking at the Barnes Tennis Center. To view the official tournament website, please go to:

Early-round tournament matches will also be played at the following sites from Saturday, Aug. 6 through Tuesday, Aug 9 — Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Road, San Diego, CA 92104; University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110 and San Diego State University, 5375 Remington Rd, San Diego, CA 92115.

Admission to view matches is free at all three sites. Parking is free at the Balboa Tennis Club. There is a parking fee at SDSU and USD. University parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

For parking information at SDSU, click here.  For parking information at USD, click here.

About USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s & 18s Nationals – The USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships are the premiere hard court tennis tournaments for amateur and professional American girls aged 16 and 18 and under in the United States. In 2010, both age groups began playing their events concurrently at San Diego’s Barnes Tennis Center. Tournament participants, who represent nearly every state in the United States, have been endorsed by their respective USTA Section or have received USTA special exemptions based on their results in qualifying tournaments, junior rankings, or results on the WTA Tour or International Tennis Federation Junior Circuit.  Past tournament champions include Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Andrea Jaeger, Zina Garrison, Mary Jo Fernandez, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport and Sofia Kenin.
About Barnes Tennis Center – The Center is owned and operated by Youth Tennis San Diego. It was built in 1995 and completed in 1997.  This 4.5 million dollar facility was made possible with generous public and private donations. The Center is named after our lead donor family - the "George E. Barnes Family Junior Tennis Center." The Center is dedicated to the youth of San Diego. Children 18 and under have court priority over adults with advanced reservations! The capital campaign was spearheaded by Dr. Homer Peabody Jr. Youth Tennis San Diego gratefully acknowledges Dr. Peabody's tremendous contribution to make our dream a reality.

Barnes Tennis Center serves as one of San Diego's finest jewels, and is a model for several communities throughout the Nation. The Center is the home of Youth Tennis San Diego offices, all Youth Tennis San Diego junior tournaments, Barnes Center tennis programs, After School Tennis special events, adult programs, corporate programs, a library and educational programs.  Adults are welcome.  Players pay a small usage fee.

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