Innovative Tennis Event of the Year: New Balance High School Championships
The New Balance High School Championships was created in 2014 to honor top high school tennis players from across the United States. The tournament’s growing popularity, both with players and their families, makes it our Innovative Tennis Event of the Year.
The event, which is run by the USTA and funded by Boston-based New Balance, is held over four days in July at Harvard University. It features 64-player singles draws, uses the Universal Tennis Rating system to determine entries and seedings, and the girls’ and boys’ winners receive wild cards into the main draw of the ITF International Hard Court Championships.
“This tournament represents an incredible opportunity for the country’s top young players to compete on a national stage,” says Bruce Schilling, general manager of tennis for New Balance.
— James Maimonis
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