Friday, 30 May 2014

Team tennis returns after successful first year

Meet new people. Have a great time. Improve your game.

Tennis Manitoba is excited to announce the return of the Manitoba Team Tennis League which runs on Friday evenings in July and August.

Teams of four to six men, women and/or juniors will compete in one of four divisions based on skill level.

Matches will be played on courts throughout the city, with the finals scheduled for August 22 at the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club in Wildwood Park.

League participants are encouraged to sign up as a team, and will be accepted on a first come basis. Tennis Manitoba will help those looking for a team to join, or guidance on which division their team should be entered into.

For more details, visit

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Rogers Cup offer for Tennis Manitoba members

The men’s Rogers Cup presented by National Bank will take place in Toronto from August 2-10 this year. Members of Tennis Manitoba can experience championship weekend for as little as $499* for 2 people.

Tennis Canada has put together a package that will help Tennis Manitoba members book their tickets and potential hotel for championship weekend (August 9 & 10) with one phone call.

To order your tickets or for more information, contact Cassandra at 1-877-283-6647 extension 7973.

To be eligible for the promotional pricing, Tennis Manitoba members are to provide their membership number when booking tickets. Adult membership is available for only $20 and is available online at

* Price represents 2 Fan Zone tickets for one session of semi-final on Saturday, August 9 and the finals on Sunday, August 10 plus one night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan. Other ticket price levels and Hilton properties available. Prices will vary. Schedule subject to change.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Bailey's back – Wins title at WLTC Open

Sean Bailey (left) faced Chad Lacap in the men's final at the WLTC
Open & Senior Championships held at the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club.

After a year hiatus from the Tennis Manitoba Open Tour, Sean Bailey provided Sunday's tennis crowd at the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club with a dominant display of power and and all-court coverage en route to winning the men's open singles title at the WLTC Open & Senior Championships.

Dropping a stingy four games throughout the tournament, Bailey demonstrated his former NCAA college tennis prowess while the rest of the field struggled to find their form during the first outdoor tournament of the season.

In the end, it was Bailey who was victorious in the men's open final against Chad Lacap, with a match score of 6-1 6-0. The biggest challenge for the No. 1 seeded Bailey came in the semi-finals, where he disposed of another former NCAA combatant, Shane Nicholls 6-3 6-0. Earlier in the day, No. 3 seeded Lacap knocked off Manitoba tennis hall of famer Ray Daumler in a three setter 1-6 7-5 6-2.

In a battle of the juniors, it was Kylie Waschuk who defeated Sabrina Alano 7-5 6-1 to take the women's open title. Waschuk remains undefeated on Manitoba soil during the past 22 months, going back to the 2012 Manitoba Open.

Alano quickly rebounded, going 3-0 in the women's 4.5 singles event round robin.

Top seeded Patrick Fu won the men's 4.5 singles event, with a 6-1 6-3 victory over Connor Davies. And it was the No. 2 seed Gary Ma who out lasted Jeffrey Friesen 6-3 0-6 6-4 for the men's 3.5 singles title.

In men's 4.5 doubles, it was the team of Jovial Anoling and Noel Pe who bested Mike Bockstael and Chris Schaap 6-2 6-2. The 4.5 mixed doubles was settled by a third set super tie-break, where Hugh Hull and Michaela Tennant triumphed over Souk Xoum and Samantha Lee 6-1 6-7(5) 10-3. The team of Lillian Wong and Jody Woods went 3-0 in their women`s 3.5 doubles round robin.

A complete listing of match scores are available at

Next up on the Tennis Manitoba Open Tour is the Manitoba Clay Court Challenge being held at Taylor Tennis, June 9 - 15. The online entry deadline is June 6 at 12 noon. For more details, visit

Click on above image to view WLTC Open photo album.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Tennis Manitoba recruiting officials, referees and lines people

Looking for an opportunity to get involved in professional tennis?

Tennis Manitoba is recruiting people who want to be part of our officials crew at the CIBC Wood Gundy Challenger and Manshield Tennis Futures Pro Circuit tournaments being held at the Winneg Lawn Tennis Club from August 16th to 24th.

Interested? Sign up for a free clinic being held on Friday, May 30th, 7 pm - 9:30 pm at the Kildonan Tennis Club located at 17 Valhalla Drive in Winnipeg.

To register, contact Mark Arndt at (204) 925-5660 or

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tennis Manitoba’s Junior Nationals Selection Eligibility, Process and Policy Updates

In order to represent Manitoba as a member of Team Prairies at the Rogers Junior National Championships, a junior must be a Canadian citizen and/or permanent resident of Manitoba and compete in a minimum of two Tennis Manitoba Junior Tour tournaments in their age category during the past 52 weeks (which includes Regionals). Students attending school out of province are eligible assuming they meet the residence criteria. In addition, a junior must be in good standing with Tennis Manitoba (membership, financial, discipline, etc.).

Process and Policy
Tennis Manitoba (TM) will use the new Tennis Canada national ranking system to determine provincial rankings to select juniors to represent Manitoba to compete with Saskatchewan in a Prairies Qualifier (Regionals) for the opportunity to participate at the Rogers Junior National Championships. 

Manitoba’s top four juniors of each age category and gender may have the opportunity to participate in the indoor and outdoor Regionals, where Tennis Manitoba reserves the right to appoint one selection due to exceptional circumstances as well as limit participation to only the top eight ranked juniors for each age category / gender.

Draws at Regionals will contain up to eight juniors, with participating provinces having the opportunity to increase provincial representation to fill the draws.

Wildcards for Regionals may be granted only for extraordinary circumstances. If a junior desires to compete for a Nationals spot and has extraordinary circumstances such that they were not able to participate in sufficient TM sanctioned junior tournaments within their desired age category and/or has a competitive justification for the request, they must notify TM of these in writing thirty (30) days prior to Regionals to be considered for a wildcard.

2014 Outdoor Regionals
Outdoor Regionals selections will use a cut off date of July 20, 2014, which is one day after the completion of the Deer Lodge Jr Classic.

2015 Indoor Regionals
Indoor Regionals selections will use a cut off date of one day after the completion of the 2015 Winnipeg Winter Club Junior Open (January 2015 dates to be determined).

TM reserves the right to make reasonable discretionary decisions toward the goals of and in concert with the policy regarding issues unforeseen within the policy as it currently stands.

Policy updates and TM sanctioned junior tournament schedule and results will be posted at Tennis Manitoba Junior Tour.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Community centers spring into tennis programming

Tennis Manitoba has partnered with Winnipeg area community
centers to offer beginner, intermediate and exercise programs.

Looking to play more tennis at a community center near you? 

Several community centers in Winnipeg have partnered with Tennis Manitoba this spring to offer a variety of tennis programs for various ages and skill levels. Whether you have played before, are looking to improve your game, or just want some fun exercise, there is a program for you.

The spring evening sessions start the second week in May and run for eight weeks. The program fee is $60, where participants can choose from beginner or intermediate FUNdamentals programs, or take part in Cardio tennis to get a high energy aerobic workout. 

Participating locations include Corydon Community Centre, Linden Woods Community Centre, Notre Dame Community Centre, Riverview Community Centre, Valley Gardens Community Centre, and Windsor Community Centre. 

For additional information visit