PROFESSIONAL TENNIS THREE-PEATS IN KELOWNA JUNE 28 TO JULY 6, 2014
Joachim Nierfeld, Tennis BC Regional Director, is pleased to announce that professional tennis will return to Kelowna this summer. The third annual $15,000 Men’s Futures tennis event, sponsored by Capri Insurance and Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, will be held at the Parkinson Recreation Centre Courts from June 28 to July 6, 2014. The tournament will provide valuable ATP Tour world-ranking points to the competitors and is sanctioned by Tennis Canada as well as the International Tennis Federation.
Futures tournaments are a launching pad for professional tennis players in their quest to compete in ATP and Grand Slam events. The tournament will attract world-ranked players ranging from #200 – 1500, elite NCAA Division 1 collegiate players, as well as top Canadian men and junior competitors. Nierfeld states; “This elite tournament will be the tennis highlight of the year and we look forward to showcasing world class tennis right here in the Okanagan.”
In conjunction with the tournament the Little Aces Community Tennis Program will be featured on Saturday July 5th. The program encourages children 12 years of age and under to take up this sport for a lifetime. Little Aces has been developed by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC in partnership with the City of Kelowna and the Kelowna School District. Nierfeld states; “Little Aces fits perfectly with the tournament to raise the profile of tennis in the Okanagan so don’t miss the action and see tomorrow’s tennis stars today. Buy your tickets online at www.kelownafuturestennis.com.”
For further information on the event please refer to the website