Day 4 was action packed, featuring the first round of the ITF Junior category, the 3.5 Star Juniors and adults’ NTRP. Girls’ singles ITF action started with the round of 32, while the boys got the doubles portion underway. Lots of local players were on deck and many international competitors from Japan, Mexico, Austria and the US took to the courts. The tennis today was high level and only promises to get better as the tournament progresses.

Girls Singles action was tough today.

Also part of the junior competitive tennis structure, the 128 registered 3.5 Star U12s and U14s got off to a great start. This is the third biggest junior event in BC and there was a strong local showing as COVID recovery continues in local tennis numbers!

Teamwork in doubles pays off!

Adult play resumed at 5:00 p.m. with the continuation of the NTRP categories. The evening wound down with another beautiful sunset.

Volunteers keep things running smoothly

A huge shout out goes to the fantastic crew of volunteers today and every day. They’re a huge part of why matches are running on time and are an indispensable, behind-the-scenes cog in the Tennis BC tournament machine. Set up and take down has been flawless! We couldn’t do without the Tournament Desk staff, the Welcome Desk staff and the Court Monitors. They make everything happen and make everyone welcome.

A huge thanks to the amazing volunteers–we can’t do it without you!

Today’s featured sponsor: Rackets & Runners

This family run, local sporting-goods shop has been part of the local tennis scene for over 40 years–located right on Oak Street. They are a go-to stop for tennis and many other sports. Tennis BC is proud to have had such a great long-term partnership over the years as Rackets & Runners has provided lots of help and support for the LWSPO. This year, they have generously donated the NTRP prize money.

The Stanley Bark Open

Competition is getting fierce–but it’s still play for our canine friends.

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