After being launched earlier this summer with a new formula that permitted us to reach more kids, the finals of the Mini Rogers Cup will be held this weekend, and it was none other than Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Félix Auger-Aliassime who kicked off the festivities on Thursday at the kids’ tennis courts at Olympic Park in Montreal.
Tsonga and Auger-Aliassime shared their experiences and hit a few balls with the kids who were in attendance at the press conference. This event, which precedes the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, hosts children between the ages of 5 and 10 who play kids’ tennis, which is tennis played on smaller courts, with smaller racquets, and balls which are adapted to the level of play.
This year, qualifying for the Mini Rogers Cup was held in different regions of Quebec in order to attract the best talent throughout the province. The representatives from the different regions will face off on the kids’ tennis courts at Olympic Park and Parc Louis-Riel. They will be divided into three categories : 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, and 9-10 year olds. Each winner will receive a $500 registered education savings plan from National Bank which will be given in trust to their parents or teachers The winners will also have the chance to attend matches at the Rogers Cup and they will be honoured on Centre Court on Monday night.
As in years past, Tennis Canada, Tennis Québec and Tennis Montréal jointly organized the event.
Tickets for the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank are on sale now. Go online, call 1-855-TENNIS-0, ext. 11 or purchase tickets at the ticket office at STADE IGA in Montréal.