USTA Foundation to host the first ever US Open Excellence Cup presented by American Express

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September 6, 2018 11:01 AM

The USTA Foundation announced that it will host the first ever US Open Excellence Cup presented by American Express at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from Sept 6-8. This three-day event is the final tournament of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Excellence Teams national series consisting of 24 student athletes from all 13 Excellence Teams. These athletes were selected by USTA Player Development and the USTA Foundation as the top Excellence Team students in the nation.

 

The US Open Excellence Cup presented by American Express is a new tournament that will round out three annual events held earlier this year, including Capitol Cup, Washington, D.C.; Jr. Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida; and the National Wild Card Playoffs at the USTA National Campus, Orlando, Florida.

 

The selected student athletes and their coaches will travel to New York City and participate in a highly-engaging and memorable weekend of competition and learning. Championship matches will be held at the US Open American Express Fan Experience on site at the US Open. The weekend will wrap-up with an awards luncheon on Saturday, Sep. 8, hosted by the USTA Foundation. The luncheon will be held at the Grandstand Stadium Overlook at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Of the 24 participants, two will be awarded a Sportsmanship award at the final tournament.

 

A 25-year US Open sponsor, American Express will award each team with an annual stipend for training and development, travel to the annual tournaments, and support for various community service projects.

 

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