The start of competitive play at the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open featured the stars of the future. The Rogers Rookie Tour portion of the tournament has over 80 young players  registered. They hit the courts with enthusiasm on Friday, proving that you are never too young to play great tennis and have fun doing it. 

It’s all about teamwork–and FUN!

The Rogers Rookie Tour event at the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open is the biggest Rookie Tour event in BC this year.  Players in these age categories (U8, U10, U12) use progressive tennis balls of different sizes and compressions. Courts and racquets are also modified to suit the size of the competitors making for thrilling competition in a pint-sized format.

The social side of tennis starts with the kids!

There were many familiar faces and many new ones too. There were prizes for the competitors provided by HEAD, and the atmosphere was one of friendly competition and camaraderie–what could be more fun?

At 5:00 p.m., play transitioned from the Rogers Rookie Tour to the NTRP 3.0 and 4.5 adult competitions. It was a lovely evening for the first rounds of the NTRP event, with strongly contested matches in all events. Spectators and adult participants alike took advantage of the great weather—the Stanley Park Brewing beer garden was packed!

Bring it on!

Today’s Featured Sponsors: Penn and HEAD

Penn tennis balls are the number one choice of ATP pros–and it’s the official ball of the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open. Every time you purchase Penn tennis balls and products, a portion of the proceeds goes to Tennis BC to help support tournaments like the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park open and to player development around the province.

HEAD’s mission is to bring high-performance gear to every athlete–no matter what their age or level. This year’s Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open’s Rogers Rookie Tour is proud to offer HEAD gear as prizes to competitors in these events.

The Stanley Bark Open

Penn tennis balls–the number one choice of tennis players and their canine companions!