The wind howled through the courts and we all had coats on but it didn't dampen the spirits of those who came out to play. Teams were given the same coloured bandanas and the kids wore them on their sleeves with pride as they hit each ball with determination and amazing concentration. Three rounds were played in all age categories which were completed just as the rain began to fall.
Congratulations to the pink team in the U8 category of Katana and Mariam who were the champions and the blue team of Marianne and Kaycee who placed second. In the U10 category the green team of Isaak and Ruth Ann were champions with the white team of Eliza and Jaina coming second. In the teen division the blue team of Rachel and Caitlan were the champions and the brown team of Nji, Alejandro and Jousef were the runners up.
The team event was amazing in that the kids demonstrated a lot of team spirit and really played well together. I am so proud of how they played considering the elements were so windy and cool.
A special thank-you to Rachel, Eric and Mariym our terrific volunteers who helped score the matches and organize the teams.
Another rainy night and even though we had some keen players come out we were unable to get the final last rounds of the Rookie Tour in.
On Saturday September 20th the weather cooperated allowing us to finish off the U10 Rookie Tour. In a tough match Isaak won over Alejandro R. to become the champion of that event with Alejandro winning runner-up. In the girls division, Lucy played some amazing matches to take first place and her sister Victoria placed second. Congratulations to all the kids who participated you played so well and demonstrated great sportsmanship.
The last session of the year will be on Wednesday September 24th where the parents will take on the kids. We will put the kids skills to a test for a fun night!
We look forward to seeing you on the courts.
What a night it was. The kids were all excited for the tournament and couldn't wait to play. We managed to get the U8 matches completed but dark set in for the U10 group and we will have to complete their matches next Wednesday September 17th. I was very proud at how the kids played, scored their matches and competed with amazing sportsmanship. What a remarkable group of kids!
Congratulations to Steve the champion of the U8 boys who played so well with amazing concentration and good sportsmanship. Logan was the finalist who just beat out Ali who also played so well. The matches were so close.
The U8 girls champion goes to Katana who played so well and was so enthusiastic in all her matches. She really moved the ball around the court well. The finalist award went to Marianne who played with great determination.
All participants went home with a Rogers Rookie Tour gift pack, and a fancy ribbon for the amazing participation. It was an amazing night and we look forward to announcing the winners of the U10 group next week.
Congratulations to all the kids who competed, for their dedication and commitment to the tennis program and the volunteers Ash, Mark, Stephane and Alex who helped score the matches. We couldn't do this without you!