DETA International Tournaments Celebrates Record Participation and Bright Outlook for 2024
Jan 27, 2024
DETA International Tournaments officially concluded its grand series of youth tennis competitions featuring 210 players from across the U.S. and internationally.
The tournament fielded more than triple the number of players from its first year in 2022 for two weeks of intense play before a record number of spectators at Continental Tennis Center in Kendall.
"In just our second year, the tournament experienced a remarkable increase in size. We're expecting it to keep growing, not just in Florida but also attracting more players from around the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and beyond," stated David Ensignia, founder and director of DETA International Tournaments.
Hosted by David Ensignia Tennis Academy, DETA International Tournaments offers a glimpse into the bright future of tennis, showcasing the emerging stars of tomorrow. DETA, which serves as a prestigious satellite event for the Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis, has cemented its position as a must-attend tournament on the junior tennis tour. The circuit encompasses stops in Bradenton, Plantation, Coral Gables, and Key Biscayne.
This year, DETA International Tournaments attracted top junior players ages 10 - 16 from 21 countries to Kendall. Spectators witnessed an extraordinary level of junior tennis talent, with 114 girls and 96 boys. The two-week competition featured 25 top winners despite four days of rain delays.
"Despite the challenging weather conditions, our triumph serves as a promising sign for what lies ahead this year and in years to come," Ensignia said.
David Ensignia Tennis Academy hosts a wide array of USTA tournaments at its four facilities in South Florida. Among these events is the highly anticipated USTA Miami Masters, scheduled for January 27th to 30th at Continental Tennis Center and at Miccosukee Golf and Country Club.
"At DETA, we not only provide top-notch training to junior players, but also prepare them to excel in national and international tournaments," Ensignia said. "As we look ahead, preparations for the 2024 edition of DETA International Tournaments in December are already well underway."
DETA International Tournaments is supported by Miami-Dade County, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Junior Orange Bowl, the USTA and a host of local businesses.