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