All you need to know about the IMG Future stars (but never had the time to find out)

The world’s best juniors 12 and under are invited to be part of the IMG Future Stars. Here’s all you need to know about the tournament in Greece

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What is the IMG Future Stars?

The IMG Future Stars Tournament is an annual tournament that features the world’s best players aged 12 for boys and girls. It also offers a holistic educational and cultural experience to help the players, parents and coaches prepare for the professional tour. It’s organized in Athens, Greece.

What are the dates of the IMG Future Stars?

The 2024 tournament kicks off with an exhibition match on April 22 and will go on till April 28.

How does one get to play in the IMG Future Stars?

The entry to the tournament is by ‘invite only’ with organizers extending invites to the best boys and girls 12 and under from across the world.

What do the IMG Future Stars winners get?

The winners get an invite to play in the prestigious Eddie Herr International Junior Championship which takes place at the IMG Academy, in Bradenton – Florida.

Where is the IMG Future Stars held?

The tournament is held every year at the TATOÏ Club in Athens, Greece.

Which players are competing in the 2024 IMG Future Stars?

The players in the 2024 edition of the IMG Future Stars are:

  • Elizaveta Anikina
  • Amaliia Bakumenko
  • Eva Maria Bulai
  • Ginny Chen
  • Juan Ignacio Assi
  • Camelot Carnello
  • Haode Chen
  • Tristan Ducros
  • Rafael Fennis
  • Daniel Gardality
  • Aleksandra Karabanova
  • Ana Marija Rebic
  • Anastasis Mosaikos
  • Arkadii Vakhlin
  • Beata Maresova
  • Iasonas Spyrou
  • Ioanna Tsepetonidou
  • Isabella Grace Rebel
  • Jonas Waelti
  • Max Hodkinson
  • Michella Noriega
  • Mélika Saidi
  • Neirouz Godhbane
  • Nikita Rung
  • Novak Palombo
  • Oskar Laskowski
  • Rex Kulman
  • Arthur Poussin 
  • Ketong Guo 
  • Noga Bar Shalom
  • Luca Sageder
  • Simona Novakova
  • Yanru Li
  • Tina Jansone 
  • Tommaso Pantò
  • Tristan Summers

Who were the previous winners of the IMG Future Stars?

The inaugural IMG Future Stars Tournament took place from April 25th to May 1st 2022. The winner of the Girls’ category was Joyce Geng (runner-up was Ksenia Ruchkina) while Jordan Lee (runner-up was Alexander Kunitsyn) was the winner of the Boys’ category.

In 2023, Yeri Hong from Korea and Evan Giurescu from France were the champions with Jiayi Lu, from China, and Rafael Pagonis, from Greece, were the runners-up.

Who is the Tournament Director of the IMG Future Stars?

The tournament director is the Marcos Baghdatis, the Cypriot who is a former top 10 player and Grand Slam runner-up. The referee of the tournament is the Portuguese gold flag referee, Carlos Ramos.

Is there an exhibition match at the IMG Future Stars?

Yes, Holger Rune and Francisco Cerundolo will open the event with an exhibition match on April 22.

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