IMG Academy May Discovery Open

April 28, 2024 - May 4, 2024

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Event Overview

From April 28 to May 4, 2024, some of the world’s newest talent will meet at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL for the 2024 IMG Academy Discovery Open. This international tennis event brings a jam-packed week of high level training and evaluation, sanctioned UTR matches, special events and activities, and an invite only tournament group competing for a grand prize of a wild card into the qualifying rounds and additional 3 day pre-training camp for the esteemed Eddie Herr International Junior Championship November 27th - December 8th, 2024 at IMG Academy.


5500 34th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34210

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Legacy Hotel

The Discovery Open is a "stay-to-play" tournament. Every player participating must either stay at the IMG Academy Legacy Hotel, IMG Academy campus housing, or book through our travel agency, HBC. All teams will be required to fill out this housing form to indicate their accommodations and secure their spot in the tournament.

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy is the ultimate stay-to-play accommodation for IMG Academy events. Participants and spectators will enjoy a modern suite of luxury amenities at this lifestyle, boutique hotel - all within walking distance from the IMG Academy campus. Recover in our 24-hour fitness center or by our resort-style pool, connect over a meal at Icon Eatery & Bar or Icon Loft, and rejuvenate with Wellness Spa treatment options and in-room dining.

Competition Format

Discovery Open Tournament (U12, U14, and U16)

The tournament group will include Boys’ and Girls’ U12, U14, and U16 divisions. It is a singles Round Robin event. The match format will be best 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring, with a 10-point super tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Players are guaranteed 4 matches. All matches are UTR sanctioned. Play-Offs will be 2 out of 3 tie-break sets'. Grand prize includes a wild card into the qualifying rounds and additional 3 day pre-training camp for the esteemed Eddie Herr International Junior Championship November 27 - December 8th, 2024 at IMG Academy. *An application is required to participate in the tournament but does not guarantee entry. Regardless of acceptance, all players will be guaranteed 4 UTR matches.

Official Ball of The Discovery Open

IMG Academy and Dunlop have partnered together to provide players with the most optimal training and development experience available in today's game. Our players utilize the same quality of hard and clay court balls as the professional tours. IMG Academy is a primary location for the testing of all current and future Dunlop products, so athletes have the opportunity to utilize cutting-edge technology and equipment right from campus.

Stay-to-Play FAQ

  • What is Stay-to-Play?

    All IMG Academy events are considered Stay-to-Play, meaning participants must book through our official housing partner Anthony Travel in order to remain eligible for competition. 

  • What are the benefits of Stay-to-Play?

    Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy offers convenience and luxury as the official hotel of all IMG Academy events. Legacy Hotel and our partner hotels are also able to offer discounted rates that would otherwise not be available.

  • Are there exemptions to Stay-to-Play?

    Yes, teams that reside inside a 75 mile radius of IMG Academy may request a waiver of the Stay-to -Play requirement. Please reach out to your tournament contact for more information. 

  • How do I know if my accommodation is approved?

    Only housing booked through the Anthony Travel event-specific booking links are the only approved accommodations available to participants. If you have any questions, please contact event housing at [email protected] or call 844-395-0697.

Fees & Tickets


Tickets will be available for purchase on-site.


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Registration & Eligibility

In order to participate in the tournament group, players must have been a winner or a finalist in an IMG Academy Discovery Open Qualifier (20+ Worldwide), OR have been offered a wild-card entry into the draw by IMG Academy Staff. If you are interested in competing, but have not received either of the above, you may submit a wild-card application for review by IMG Academy. To submit a wild-card application for review IMG Academy, please fill out the application form.

IMG Discovery Open Camp Packages

Work with IMG Academy's expert coaches who have proven experience developing top ATP, WTA, and ITF juniors and professionals.

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Airport Transportation

IMG Academy offers drop-off and pickup services for all local Florida airports. Teams and players can schedule arranged transportation through Travel and Planning on IMG Academy’s website.

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Local Airports

Sarasota/Bradenton Florida is conveniently located in central Florida and located near many large international airports. Make sure to book travel through one of these local airports.



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