The "Copa del Cafè" (Coffee Bowl) is and has been one of the best junior tennis tournaments in the world. It is an ITF Grade 1 Tournament but has the feel and excitement of the Grand Slam and Grade A junior tournaments that take place every year, and which are played by the best ranked junior players in the world.The spark for starting “la Copa” in our country took place in 1965 with a group of tennis players at the Costa Rica Country Club. They formed an Organizing Committee, staffed by volunteer club members, which over the years has worked hard to make this tournament ever better. The Committee members, club personnel, and corporate sponsors have worked together to make the tournament a prestigious tennis event on an international level. It is arguably Costa Rica`s premier international athletic event.

Director: Luis Esteban Fernandez 

Dates:
Main Draw from 2 to 7 January 2017
Qualy from 31 December 2016 to 1 January 2017 
Category 14U from 4 to 7 January 2017, sign in January 3 (up to 6PM).

Group:
Group 1 on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Circuit

Ages:
Only players 18 years or younger may participate. For 2017 only players born in 1999 or after will be accepted. For Category 14U players must be born in 2003 or after. For 18U each player must have reached his/her 13th birthday. For 14U each player must have reached his/her 11th birthday.

Key Dates & Player Lists

Key upcoming dates concerning the 2017 Copa include the following:

6 December 2016
Registration Deadline 18U
12 December 2016
Registration Deadline 14U
31 December 2016
Start of Qualy
2 January 2017
Start of Main Draw
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Costa Rica Cuntry Club ITF Juniors Tennis Federacion Costarricense de Tennis Coca-Cola | Mercado de Valores | Banco Credomatic | Presents the 2016 Copa del Cafe
Sponsors:
Clarocafe 1820SAP
Co-Sponsors:
GatoradePeriodico La Nacion Teletica Deportes Teletica IMCIQ radiolacosteRicoh
Official Product Suppliers:
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