December 10-19, 2017The 56th Annual Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship is one of the most important and prestigious junior tennis tournaments in the world! This globally recognized event brings together over 1,500 of the top ranked male and female 12-and-under and 14-and-under junior players representing more than 76 countries! Over the past 56 years, tennis legends such as Chris Evert, Jimmy Conners, Mary Joe Fernandez, Monica Seles, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf have showcased their athletic talent as well as current pros, Caroline Wozniacki, Genie Bouchard, Maria Sharapova, Sloane Stevens, Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro, Kei Nishikori, and Andy Murray, 2012 Olympic and 2013 Men’s Wimbledon Champion and past Honorary Chair of the Jr. Orange Bowl Tennis Championship.
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2016 Honorary Chair
“I am thrilled to be the Honorary Chair for this year’s event. I am proud to support all of you, the rising stars who represent the future of the game.”
Born on April 26, 1985, John Isner began playing tennis at the age of 9. His early days in the sport included a trip to the Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Championship in 1999. John had a stellar college career at the University of Georgia, before turning pro in 2007. He has since achieved great success as a pro player, garnering 10 ATP singles titles and four doubles titles. Most recently, he won the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 doubles team title in Shanghai. Isner reached a career-high ranking of #9 in 2012. He is well-known for having one of the fastest and most powerful serves in the game and ranks 6th for the most aces in the history of the ATP. John currently resides in Tampa, Florida.