The Mini Rogers Cup presented by National Bank was officially launched on Thursday, as Brayden Schnur (Pickering, ON) and David Goffin (Belgium) were in attendance for an activity at the Esplanade at the Olympic Park. After the press conference, they exchanged a few balls with a number of young players who will be participating in this year’s Mini Rogers Cup competition.
Schnur (world no. 194) and Goffin (world no. 13) shared their experience as tennis players with the kids in attendance, emphasizing the importance of tournaments like these, which promote the sport for both newcomers and experienced players. The Mini Rogers Cup, which is disputed in the context of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, welcomes children between the ages of 5 and 12 of all skill levels.
This year’s tournament allows players to choose between two categories of play: elite and recreational. On August 5 and 6, boys and girls will compete in various age categories on the courts at the Olympic Park and Louis Riel Park. In 2017, 181 kids will participate in the two-day tournament, which represents a Mini Rogers Cup record. The competition will culminate in the champions receiving their medals in a special Centre Court ceremony during the evening session on Monday, August 7 at Rogers Cup.
The organization of this activity was once again the combined effort of Tennis Canada, Tennis Québec and Tennis Montréal.