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Rogers Cup presented by National Bank to take over downtown Montreal July 20 and 21

Jul 19, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada
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– Tennis courts at Nathan Phillips Square and McGill College will give fans chance to get closer to world-class tournaments –
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– Top WTA athlete to play against celebrated Montreal personalities –

Rogers and Tennis Canada today announced that Rogers Cup presented by National Bank is heading into the downtown core of its hosts cities with pop-up tennis courts at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto and on McGill College in Montreal on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21.

Rogers Cup will have a full presence at these central locations for two days, including a full slate of activities that will allow any passerby the chance to get on court. The many interactive activities planned include how to be a tennis official and ball kid clinics, wheelchair and cardio tennis demos, fastest serve contests, as well as open play. A full schedule of events can be found here for the Toronto and Montreal activations.
“Setting up public tennis courts in the host cities is an opportunity to bring Canadians closer to all the tennis action and learn more about the sport at the same time,” said Livia Zufferli, Senior Vice President, Brand, Rogers. “From marquee events and demos to face painting and celebrating grassroots tennis with Mini Rogers Cup matches, these accessible events will give fans the chance play in the heart of the city and take in some of the game’s rising stars.”

“We want our fans to feel closer than ever before to Rogers Cup and have every chance to get involved,” said Eugene Lapierre, Rogers Cup Montreal tournament director. “So, we thought bringing the tournament to our fans in a prime downtown spot would be a great way to accomplish this. We look forward to starting Rogers Cup in this engaging way and continuing for 10 more days of exciting action.”

Montreal Activation Details
Location:        McGill College in between Ste. Catherine and Maisonneuve

Marquee Events:      

  • Wednesday, July 20 at noon
    • Sprinter Bruny Surin, figure skater Joannie Rochette, and football players Etienne Boulay and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to take part in tennis skills competition
  • Thursday, July 21 at 5 p.m. ET
    • Top WTA player to take on local celebrities in a friendly match and then participate in a panel discussion and Q&A with the public

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