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Second Annual "Mini Mo" Tennis Tournament - Boys and Girls Ages 5-10

September 23, 2011
Dallas, TX...The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation announced today the 2nd annual "Mini Mo" tennis tournament for boys and girls (ages 5-10) will be held at the Arlington Tennis Center in Arlington, TX on Sunday, October 2. Play begins at 9:00 am. Matches will be played on the new 36' shortened courts for 5 & 6 and 7 & 8 age divisions, as well as 60' and full 78' courts for the 9 & 10 age divisions.

Players who are age 5-8 will use the low compression red ball on the 36' courts. The 9 & 10 age divisions will be divided into two groups: beginner (60' court with orange ball) and advanced (full 78' court with green ball). Entry fee: $20. We encourage all youngsters to come join in the fun, meet some new friends and get in the game of a lifetime. Trophies, sportsmanship medals and prizes will be given. The tournament is open to anyone from Texas, as well as other states. Thanks for helping us spread the word to any players and parents.

"We are excited about the new "Mini Mo" tournament which will feature the new shortened courts and low compression balls. We hope this event will bring more children into tennis which is one of the few sports you can play from age 5 to 85", said Carol Weyman, executive vice president of the MCB Tennis Foundation.

The "Mini Mo" is one of the many events the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation organizes to promote junior tennis development. The foundation was co-founded by Maureen Connolly Brinker and her dear friend, Nancy Jeffett, in 1968. Mrs. Jeffett has led the foundation for over 40 years and continues to serve as chairman emeritus together with Cindy Brinker Simmons, president, Brenda Brinker Bottum, vice president, Elizabeth Jeffett, vice president, Carol Weyman, executive vice president, and a capable Advisory Board.

Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly was the top ranked woman's player in the world in the early 1950s, winning Wimbledon in 1952, 1953 and 1954. In 1953, she became the first woman (at age 18) to win the Grand Slam. She remains the youngest player and the only American woman to ever win the Grand Slam. Only five players in the history of tennis have achieved this significant tennis milestone. She won nine successive majors from 1951-1954. Little Mo died of cancer in 1969 at the age of 34.

A special thanks to the Dallas Tennis Association, the Arlington Tennis Center and NJTL for their volunteer assistance and Tennis Competitors of Dallas (TCD) for their sponsorship. For more information, please email or call (214) 754-7065.

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