Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 are invited to take part in a unique event
Tennis Canada announced Monday the return of Mini Rogers Cup for 2017, with kids under the age of 12 set to participate in a tennis tournament for all skill levels. Children from across Quebec will be able to sign up to not only participate in the Mini Rogers Cup, but will also have a chance to win a medal, which will be presented in a ceremony on Centre Court at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal.
Mini Rogers Cup has been a mainstay for five years in Quebec, allowing players under the age of 12 to compete in a friendly and encouraging environment.
WHEN: Saturday August 5 & Sunday August 6
WHERE: ages 5-6 and 7-8 on the mini-tennis courts at the Esplanade Olympic Park; ages 9-10 and 11-12 and the courts of Louis Riel Park
Young players will get the chance to get closer to both the sport and the nation’s biggest tennis tournament. Parents are encouraged to secure a spot for their children sooner rather than later. Registration closes on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
“Mini Rogers Cup is a great way to promote tennis and encourage both newcomers and experienced players to participate in the sport. All current professional players started playing in events such as this one, which helped to shape their successful careers” stated Rogers Cup Montreal Tournament Director Eugène Lapierre. “We are not just a tournament, but avid promoters of the sport. We want to give kids the chance to experience the joys of tennis all while developing their skills and abilities.”
This year’s tournament will allow players to choose between two categories of play: elite and recreational. Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 6 will compete in a mixed draw, while the older age categories will be divided into separate male and female draws. Each player will participate in a minimum of three matches throughout the tournament.
The competition will culminate in the Mini Rogers Cup champions receiving a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get closer to the official tournament with a unique experience. Winners will be presented their medals in a Centre Court ceremony prior to the evening session on Monday August 7 at the Rogers Cup.
The organization of this activity will be once again in the hands of Tennis Canada, Tennis Québec and Tennis Montréal. With their combined efforts, these prominent tennis organizations hope to offer a unique opportunity for children to develop their skills and to discover mini-tennis.
“Since its beginnings, Mini Rogers Cup has reached thousands of children and encouraged them to pick up a racquet,” said Réjean Lévesque, Director of corporate development and communications at Tennis Québec. “This event is a great opportunity to expand the reach of tennis and get more young people involved in our sport. We are always happy to play a role in generating a greater influx of kids playing tennis.”
For all information regarding this event, including how to sign up and contact details, please visit the Mini Rogers Cup web page.