Bear Mountain Resort hosts top U14 BC tennis juniors for the Davis Trading Outdoor Provincial ChampionshipsJuly 25, 2018
(Victoria, BC – July 25, 2018) Top U14 tennis players from around the province will be competing July 27-29th at Vancouver Island’s beautiful Bear Mountain Resort.
Building on the success of the recent U12 Outdoor Selection Series #3 event held at Bear Mountain in June, this weekend the top 16 U14 players (based on their performance in the outdoor selection series events) are invited to take part. The winner of the provincial championships will receive an automatic spot to Nationals.
The Davis Trading Outdoor Provincial Championships is the final event to determine which players will represent BC at the Rogers Outdoor Junior Canadian Championships in Mont Tremblant, Quebec August 27th – September 2nd.
One local player to watch is 13 year-old Zach Scott, playing his first year in the U14 category and currently ranked in the top 10 in U14 singles in the province.
Zach was the 2017 U12 Outdoor Provincial Champion and came 7th at the U12 Outdoor Nationals last August in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.
According to his mom, Zach’s love for tennis started early – hitting balloons with a wooden spoon since he could walk. He took up the real game at the age of 8 when he started playing with his grandmother on the outside wall of her house.
“I am really looking forward to this tournament in my home town,” says Scott, a member of the Bear Mountain Tennis Centre.“Mostly I have to travel to the mainland for BC tournaments, so now everyone else can travel for a change! If I do well, I hope to be selected to represent BC in the Nationals in August.”
Bear Mountain’s Lead Professional, Sean Hartley likes to see young players having the opportunity to hone their skills on Bear Mountain’s clay.
“BC juniors have constantly had a disadvantage against players from back east when national events are played on clay,” says Hartley. “For a player like Zach, playing on the clay will really help him further develop skills and tactics in a way that a hard court won’t. The same shots and tactics on hard courts just aren’t as effective on the clay.”
This weekend’s event will run Friday through Sunday and consist of both boys and girls singles and doubles play. With the top U14 players all in one place, Bear Mountain will provide spectators with some fantastic quality tennis.
For play schedules and updates see tournament link below:
Tournament contact: Sarah Kadi, Tennis BC Director of High Performance at 604-737-3086 ext. 3 or email@example.com
For more information about Tennis BC and its events, please contact:
Ana-Maria Enescu, Tennis BC Marketing & Communications Director at 604-737-3086 ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Bear Mountain Tennis Centre, please contact: Russ Hartley, Director of Tennis at 250.896.8423 or email@example.com