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 a Tournament 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.


The 2018 Coffee Bowl will be our 54th edition. Ever since the first “Copa” in 1965 the tournament has received strong international support from top players and dedicated coaches, and this has contributed enormously to our success and the tournament`s prestige.

Over the years our tournament and its costs have grown considerably. It is not possible to organize and present the Coffee Bowl without the invaluable assistance of corporate sponsors, and it has been our privilege to share our success with many sponsors over our 50 year history. For 2018 we are happy to once again receive support from our main sponsors: Mercado de Valores Puesto de Bolsa, Coca Cola, and Credomatic.

The Coffee Bowl is part of a junior circuit backed by the International Tennis Federation and supported by the tennis federations of many tennis rich countries. Our tournament is by far the oldest junior tournament in Latin America and every year the Coffee Bowl receives entries from more than 50 countries (our record is 58). We have televised night play every day, and our stadium court is filled to capacity for several nights of the week`s play. The Copa hosts up to about 3,000 spectators each day.

Famous tennis players, many of them well known professionals now and in the past, have honored us over the years with their play on the courts of the Costa Rica Country Club. A list of some of our more famous alumni and their country of origin is a list of world tennis during the past 50 years.

Successful Players - Men
Marcos Bagdhatis Cyprus
Bjorn Borg Sweden
Shelby Cannon USA
Marin Cilic Croatia
Kevin Curren South Africa
Juan Martin Del Potro Argentina
Arnaud Di Pasquale France
Roger Federer Switzerland
Brian Gottfried USA
Sebastian Grosjean France
Tommy Haas Germany
José Higueras Spain
John Isner USA
Ivan Lendl Czechoslovakia
Amos Mansdorf Israel
Nicolas Massu Chile
Miroslav Mecir Czechoslovakia
Víctor Pecci Paraguay
Mariano Puerta Argentina
Sam Querrey USA
Emilio Sánchez Spain
Javier Sanchez Spain
Harold Solomon USA
Richard Stockton USA
Guillermo Vilas Argentina
Successful Players - Women
Dominika Cibulkova Slovakia
Julia Goerges  Germany
Andrea Petkovic Germany
Lucie Safarova Czech Republic
Victoria Azarenka Belarus
Amanda Coetzer South Africa
Ana Lena Groenefeld Germany
Andrea Holikova Czechoslovakia
Anke Huber Germany
Madison Keys USA
Alisa Kleybanova Russia
Micaela Krajicek Holland
Jana Novotna Czechoslovakia
Sandra Wasserman Belgium
Aleksandra Wozniak Canada
Vera Zvonereva Russia
Monica Puig Puerto Rico
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Key Dates & Player Lists

Key upcoming dates concerning the 2018 Copa include the following:

13 January 2018
Start of Qualy
15 January 2018
Start of Main Draw
 
Costa Rica Cuntry ClubITF Juniors TennisFederacion Costarricense de TennisCoca-Cola| Mercado de Valores| Banco Credomatic| Presents the 2018 Copa del Café
Sponsors:
Fordcafe 1820Ice Breakers
Co-Sponsors:
Oceanic de Seguros GatoradePeriodico La Republica Costa RicaTeleticaDeportes TeleticaIMCIQ radioRicohGNC
Official Product Suppliers:
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