About the Copa Del Cafe
Tournament HistoryThe "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 even 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.
2013 Copa del Cafe (Coffee Bowl)Director: Kenneth Thome
Main Draw from 31 December 2012 to 6 January 2013, sign in December30.
Qualy from 29 to 30 December 2012, sign in 28 December 2012.
Category 14U from 2 to 5 January 2013, sign in January 1.
Group 1 on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Circuit
Only players 18 years or younger may participate. For 2013 only players born in 1995 or after will be accepted. For Category 14U players must be born in 1999 or after. For 18U each player must have reached his/her 13th birthday. For 14U each player must have reached his/her 11th birthday.