2018 National Team

*Must be at least 2-3 Stars on tennisrecruiting.net or top 100 in USTA Sectional rankings with two wins over players ranked above you* Flexible dates from 11 to 25 days, so use European clay to prepare for USTA National Clay courts.

FIRST WEEK: *Holland – The Hague – June 30th to July 8th

  • Our first tournament is the Rhijenhof Open in The Hague, a Dutch satellite pro tournament, where we will play 1 singles and 1 doubles in several different ability classifications.  Several of our top players will also be allowed to enter the satellite singles draw as wildcards.  We will practice at Rhijenhof and nearby clubs during the tournament.

  • We will house at a 4 star hotel in the nearby town of Nootdorp.

  • This will be our fifth summer playing at Rhijenhof, one of the better organized tournaments in Europe. The friendly Dutch usually have some tournament social activities in the evenings.

  • During the week, we will spend a half day or two seeing the major sights of Amsterdam, including the Anne Frank House, the Riksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum, shopping on the walking street and possibly the canal boat ride in theVenice of the North.” The Hague, Capital of Holland, also has a beach boardwalk and The International Court of Justice.

SECOND WEEK: * Troisdorf (Cologne) and Hamburg, Germany OR Castelldefels, Spain (Barcelona) – July 8th (evening) to July 15th

  • We either will play two German tournaments in this one week or a tournament in the Barcelona suburbs.

  • IN GERMANY, each tournament will have a singles and consolation singles for first round losers.  These tournaments are in Troisdorf, a suburb of Cologne, and near Hamburg.

  • In Troisdorf, we are located about 30 minutes from downtown Cologne, where if time permits, we will visit the world famous Cathedral, the chocolate factory and the colorful walking street shopping area and the Old Town.

  • We then move north to a tournament in a suburb of Hamburg, where we play 16 or 21 singles against some strong German players.  Our sightseeing in Germany’s second largest city includes a visit to downtown shops at the Alster Lake, the colorful market stalls outside the City Hall and an evening at the harbor area, feasting on delicious ethnic food.

OR IN SPAINCastelldefels, Spain (Barcelona area)

  • We play either a Spanish Tennis Federation sanctioned tournament at a club in a suburb of the Catalonian capital withunder 16, under 18 and men’s or ladies singles or at a satellite pro tournament at the national tennis center of Catalonia. Held at beautiful 20 court complexes, the best juniors in the area will present some challenging competition.  Spain also is one of the strongest tennis countries in the world.

  • We will practice at a nearby tennis club and house at a three star hotel located near the tournament sites and within a short walk of a scenic sandy beach.  We are also close to the Canal Olimpic, a water sports park which was the scene of the 1992 Olympic rowing events. Try water skiing, wake boarding and other water sports.

  • You can speak Spanish non-stop to improve your verbal skills and comprehension!

  • Barcelona was the home of the 1992 Summer Olympics, an immensely charming city which has always been a favorite of our players.

  • Our sightseeing highlights include visits to Gaudi’s Church – “La Sagrada Familia”, the Ramblas walking street, and the new harbor area.  We will stay at a hotel right in the center of Barcelona at Plaza Catalunya.

THIRD WEEK:  Prague, the Czech Republic – July 15th (evening) – July 24th

  • Prague is one of the most popular European destinations, a city of red rooftops and golden spires, of scenic hills and enduring landmarks.

  • We will play two Czech Tennis Federation sanctioned tournaments, each with under 18 singles and doubles, along with a possible day of friendly matches against a prominent tennis club in the city.  We play plenty of tennis against challenging competition in one of the top tennis countries in the world.

  • Our housing is at the comfortable and spacious four star Hotel Corinthian Panorama, a 5 minute walk from our practice courts at the Oaza Club.  The hotel also is close to the Arkady Shopping Center and several metro stops from the centre city tourist attractions.

  • Major sights include Prague Castle, the Old Town Square, the medieval Charles Bridge and the remains of the Jewish Quarter, including Europe’s oldest synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery.  Prague is also a youthful city, home to many semester abroad high school and college students and to summer music concerts.

  • This was one of the favorite locations for our past teams.

NOTE about ITF Tournaments:

  • If your entry to the main draw or qualifier of a European ITF tournament is accepted, based on your ranking, we will take you to those tournaments as we have for many summers now.  Based on the summer 2017 ITF schedule, from June 23 to July 9 there were ITF junior tournaments in Aarhus, Denmark, Frankfurt, Germany, two in Jinan, China and other European locations.  Ask us for further information and how to qualify.