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Alberta Open 2017

The Alberta Open is the oldest organized provincial sporting event dating back to 1905 and continues to be the most prestigious annual tennis tournament in Alberta.

This year, it runs from August 17th to 20th at the outdoor courts of Glenmore Athletic Park in Calgary, Alberta. The four-day event will include a Friday night wine and cheese tasting, and Saturday night social dining experience at the Tennis Academy.

Tennis Alberta expects to welcome over 100 male and female players representing all ranges of ability, the best of whom will receive part of the prize purse of a minimum of $2,000. This event will have 3.0/4.0/5.0 and open levels of competition for men’s and women’s singles and doubles events as well as mixed doubles. Wheelchair tennis events are also open for registration. Registration closes on Sunday Aug 13.

Tennis fans can get involved by coming down to cheer on the participants, or by volunteering with this prestigious event. For more information on the tournament, or how to get involved, visit albertaopentennis.com

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David Cup Tennis Festival

The High River Tennis Club is teaming up with Tennis Alberta and their partner, PlayCity to offer this event here in High River. This event is free for anyone wishing to participate, bring your gear, bring your water, and if you have any extra rackets for those that don`t have one great! A few will be made available.

The festival celebrates the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off: Canada vs. India taking place in Edmonton this September.

This is intended to be a fun filled afternoon of tennis to introduce more players of all ages to recreational matchplay, something Tennis Alberta is committed to expanding across the province by working closely with communities to host themed PlayCity Tennis Festivals. The event will be coordinated by Tennis Alberta’s Coordinator of Player Development for Northern Alberta, David Rossolatos, a Tennis Canada certified tennis professional and seasoned grassroots tennis promoter.

The Tennis Festival will provide learning opportunities for both juniors and adults to quickly get everyone ready to play. The juniors will have a chance to try out their new skills in a Mini Davis Cup Team competition. Adults will also have the chance to learn a few new tricks that they can put to practice in their games right away. The festival will conclude with a fun, one point eliminator event, where everyone will have a chance to play a point for a chance to win a prize by one of our sponsors.

The one point eliminator will serve as an introduction as well to touchtennis, a new variation of tennis that is quickly gaining popularity across the globe. touchtennis focuses on touch instead of power and promotes shorter matches and longer rallies by utilizing smaller courts, smaller rackets, and modified tennis balls that level the playing field between seasoned tennis players and beginners to the sport. The High River Tennis Club aims to continue tennis indoors utilizing the touchtennis format which can be played on any surface.

Participants in PlayCity Tennis Festival events are encouraged to show their support of the Canada men’s team and in celebration of 150 years for Canada by wearing the colors red and white.

Find out more about tennis in High River by visiting www.highrivertennis.com

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Registration Open for CSSC Fall Tennis

Registration is now open for the Calgary Sport and Social Council’s fall 2017 tennis league. The registration deadline is 30 AUG 2017.

If you are not familiar with CSSC tennis programs, think beer league hockey. First you play tennis. Then you drink beer. Pretty simple and pretty fun — if you are in the right demographic.

While established tennis clubs tend to attract older adults and perhaps competitive teens and pre-teens, the CSSC beer league format focuses on unmarried or recently married players in their 20s and 30s. The level of play in their doubles leagues is strictly recreational and the emphasis is on the social experience instead of the competition.

As such, the CSSC fulfills an important function in the lifecycle of recreational tennis players by giving them opportunities to maintain contact with the sport during a period in their lives when they are otherwise busy getting married and/or starting new careers.