10 players participated in yesterdays annual BCWSA Holiday fun tennis tournament at the Delta Town and Country Courts. Competition was played in a doubles round-robin event. The pairing of Chris Nichols (Victoria) and Ken Bartel (Surrey) narrowly edged out Kirsten Sharp (Vancouver) and partner Ross MacDonald (Surrey). All participants shared in the holiday spirit with festive music, cookies, pizzas and presents.
To finish off a fun day of tennis, Tennis Canada National Coach Kai Schrameyer and BC provincial coach Steve Manley held a beginner intro clinic for six participants, introducing beginner concepts of wheelchair tennis.
“ This year’s fun holiday tennis tournament was a huge success! “ said Lisa Myers, BCWSA program coordinator” We had over twenty people attend the event, including family and friends who all got in the holiday spirit with us. It was great to see the range of beginner to experienced players at the same event having fun and playing tennis together. Wheelchair tennis continues to grow in British Columbia and BC Wheelchair Sports is excited to keep expanding our wheelchair tennis family through Bridging the Gap events like this. A huge thank you to the Delta Town and Country Tennis Club for having us and thank you to all who attended this year!"