Wednesday, Day 13 has been a mix of several different events as the finals for many draws are fast approaching. Today, the NJO was on the courts till 5:00 p.m. with the finals to be played on Friday morning. It’s a great time to check out these amazing young players as they battle to get the top spot and a coveted wild card into the Fischer Junior Nationals in August.
NTRP rounds were moved out to Burnaby Tennis Club as tournament organizers are still trying to get back on track after the rain earlier in the week! It’s been a juggling act to get all the matches on court but things are looking up.
Top action today was in the Open presented by Tennis Canada as the Men’s Doubles and Women’s Singles rounds of 16 hit the courts–only a few matches in the Men’s Singles round of 16 were played with more to come on Day 14. Tomorrow, the first prize money, provided by Tennis Canada, will be presented to the Open’s quarter finalists.
While the Open Singles are the marquee events at any tournament, the doubles play proved to be fabulous entertainment as competitors made amazing gets, reactions shots and winners that caused the assembled spectators to show enthusiastic appreciation for the skill and determination of the players.
Today’s featured sponsor: Stanley Park Brewing
It’s hard to argue with the popularity of the Stanley Park Brewing pub! While the location is as good as it gets, the line ups for tables and the concession make it clear that this is the place to be! Not only have they provided discounts for the volunteers and Tennis BC staff on delicious food, they have also provided much needed refreshment for the army of stalwart volunteers who have worked up a thirst early in the morning till late in the evenings! In addition to tasty treats, Stanley Park Brewing has provided some prizing for the tournament, in particular the NTRP categories.
The Stanley Bark Open
The Stanley Bark Open takes on a new twist today! Many puppers were out with their humans in the park, soaking up the sun, watching the tennis, and doing what dogs do best–living in the moment. One special doggo stood out–and a poll on Instagram was launched! You decide! It’s a hairy debate, but who wore it better? Tournament organizer Max Korkh or Bella?
Community Day coming up!
Have you been thinking you would like to give tennis a try? Do you have a family member who wants to have a go? Come down to Tennis BC’s Community Day at the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open and have some fun! Absolutely no experience required.