Junior Tennis Classic Returns for First Time Since 2019


SHREVEPORT, La. (Feb. 28, 2024) – For the first time since 2019, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Junior Tennis Classic will return to the Shreveport-Bossier area. Tournament play will hit the courts Saturday, April 6 through Monday, April 8.

The Junior Tennis Classic is a USTA Southern Level 5 Open tournament featuring singles and doubles format for boys and girls 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s. Matches will be played primarily at Pierrement Oaks Tennis Club in Shreveport, with matches also possible at North Bossier Tennis Center and Cockrell Tennis Center in Shreveport.

Registration for the Junior Tennis Classic is open now, and applicants can register online at playtennis.usta.com/Competitions/pierremont-oaks-tennis-club/Tournaments/Overview/a7fdae46-b370-4eb2-874f-e4256d01cab9 or RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/community-events.

The USTA Southern Section comprises the following nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. During the 2018 and 2019 Junior Tennis Classics, players and their families flocked to Shreveport-Bossier from all nine states. 

The singles draw will feature up to 16 entries for each age group, and doubles will have up to eight teams in each. Singles will be a “modified feed-in consolation” format, while doubles will be single elimination.

Boys and girls 12s and 18s will be played on hard courts, while Boys and Girls 14s and 16s will be played on clay. Practice courts for tournament participants will be available at tennis centers in the Shreveport-Bossier area, with the availability being announced at a date closer to the tournament. 

Admission to all match sites will be free and open to the public for the entirety of the tournament.

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl and Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club renewed the Junior Tennis Classic in 2018, bringing the tournament back for the first time since the early 1980s. The tournament is returning for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

For more information, questions, or messages about the tournament, contact Tournament Director Hassan Abbas at [email protected].

Tournament participants and their families can plan their trip to Shreveport-Bossier for the Junior Tennis Classic at www.FindYourLouisiana.com. 


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is college football’s 11th most-historic bowl game and celebrated its 47th edition on Saturday, December 16, 2023. The Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the California Golden Bears, 34-14. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a one-year extension with Radiance Technologies – ensuring they will be the title sponsor through 2025. The bowl’s conference, team, and television agreements also run through the 2025 season. Army West Point and the Big 12 are slated to match up against a rotation of the Pac-12 Conference, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA, which will be televised on an ESPN network.

The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com or follow the bowl on Facebook, X and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

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