LWSPO Day 17: Ending on a high note

For tournament organizers, the day started early. It’s not just a question of reassembling every morning to make the courts shine in every way–it’s a matter of pride that the tournament is presented in the most professional way possible–every day for every player. There are signs to put up, tents to assemble, tables, chairs, sponsor […]

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LWSPO Day 16: As the weather heats up, so does the play

The courts were jumping today as the NTRP finals wrapped up this morning. The Men’s Open Singles semis were on deck in the a.m. as well as the Men’s Open Doubles quarters and semis. It was a great day to be at the park as Tennis BC and the YMCA’s New Immigrant program joined forces […]

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LWSPO Day 12: Sunny skies and an electric atmosphere

As Day 12 comes to an end, tournament organizers are hoping good weather is in the forecast for the rest of the week. Match play began today at 9:00 a.m. with the NJO and continued with main draw and consolation rounds until the evening. These young players are competing for a spot at the Fischer […]

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LWSPO Day 9: Rain still affecting match play

Despite persistent drizzle today, ITF Juniors Singles play for Boys and Girls went ahead at the park. The atmosphere was a serious one as players took to the courts with line officials and chair umpire in place. The level of play was great for both Boys’ and Girls’ finals–all four young competitors are BC locals. […]

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LWSPO Day 8: Weather becomes a major player

After an amazing stretch of weather, the inevitable happened: rain! If you live in the Lower Mainland, you know only too well that summer rain is a fact of life. The day started well with 13 U10 Boys’ matches played, involving 26 competitors, before the weather turned. Unfortunately, the U10 Girls were rained out. The […]

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LWSPO Day 6: Juniors and NTRP action intensifies

Day 6 was a busy day for the U10s with the first day of singles play for boys and girls! There were 36 matches played in the morning with 32 competitors on deck for the green-dot ball round robin. Also taking place in the early hours was the ITF Juniors Singles round of 16. There […]

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