Rogers Rookie Tour coming to Chilliwack

Novice tennis players can hone their skills in tournament play at the Rogers Tennis Tour, taking place April 20 in Chilliwack.

The Rogers Rookie Tour comes to Chilliwack April 20, offering tournament tennis to beginner boys and girls ages 16 and under.

The RRT is a national program designed to bridge the gap between entry-level tennis and the competitive junior circuit. The Chilliwack event marks the first time a provincially and nationally sanctioned tournament has taken place in town.

With support from the City of Chilliwack and the Optimist Club, the tournament runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Landing Leisure Centre.

Every player is guaranteed at least three matches, and all participants receive a package that includes a one-year membership to Tennis BC, a t-shirt, bag, bracelet, towel and certificate.

In keeping with the ‘fun’ format, no ranked junior players are allowed to enter.

Players who don’t know the rules of tennis will have umpires on hand for guidance.

The cost is $10 per player, and children 10-and-under may borrow equipment for use in the tournament.

Interested players should sign up as soon as possible to ensure a spot.

Get more information by calling Tess MacFadyen at 604-795-6776 or emailing tessmacfadyen@hotmail.com.

Also, check online at firststeptennis.com.