Tennis takes over Panorama

The 2016 Victoria International Junior Tennis Tournament returns to North Saanich Oct. 20

Octavian Lacatusu

Black Press

The 2016 Victoria International Junior Tennis Tournament returns to North Saanich Oct. 20, with more than 100 juniors from 10 countries expected to descend on the Panorama Recreation Centre.

The tournament, now in its fourth year as part of Tennis Canada’s high performance tennis circuit, runs for eight days, with international competitors ranging between 13 and 18 years of age.

It’s not only about competition, but exposing local young athletes to the international stage as well, said tournament director and Panorama Recreation Racquet Sports Co-ordinator Eric Knoester.

“It allows Canadian juniors to not just play people they’ve played all their lives, but to play different kids from different countries of the same age, so it just changes their perspective in terms of competition and widens their horizons a little bit,” he said.

Of the 100 juniors, Knoester said around 60 already have world rankings anywhere from 300 to 2,000 in the world of juniors. During the local tournament (one of 10 happening simultaneously throughout the world) competitors will play boys and girls singles and boys and girls doubles.

Thursday (Oct. 20) features boys and girls quarterfinal action as well as doubles semifinals.

The Victoria International Junior Tennis Event is at Panorama Recreation Centre, located at 1885 Forest Park Drive, North Saanich.

 

For more info, visit panoramarecreation.ca.

 

 

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