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

Also, check online at

Just Posted

Rescue boat theft marks third in 3 years for Agassiz-based SAR team

Eight-metre Spirit of Harrison rescue vessel was stolen Friday night, found Saturday morning

CRA scam the email edition targeted the Mounties in Chilliwack

Fraudsters claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency but the CRA never operates this way

COLUMN: Student voices give me hope for the future

Student Caleb Pennington wanted to know why something was taken off the agenda. So he asked.

Chilliwack newcomers celebrate multicultural community

Local Immigration Partnership helping new Canadians and refugees settle into new life

VIDEO: Rubik’s Rumble a hit at Chilliwack middle school

Students fill gymnasium for first annual tournament focusing on popular puzzle toy

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Federal government seeks public feedback on pedestrian safety

What safety measures do you think need to improved for pedestrians and cyclists?

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

VIDEO: ‘New wave’ of anti-pipeline protests return to Trans Mountain facility

About 100 demonstrators with Protect the Inlet marched to the Burnaby terminal Saturday

B.C. man to plead guilty in connection with hit-and-run that killed teen

Jason Gourlay charged with failure to stop at the scene of accident, attempting to obstruct justice

Most Read