MONTREAL, May 31, 2018 (Press Release)
Tennis Canada announced Wednesday the return of the Mini Rogers Cup for 2018, with kids under the age of 10 set to participate in a tennis tournament for all skill levels. Children from across Quebec will be able to sign up to not only play on the courts at IGA Stadium, but will also have a chance to win a medal, which will be presented in a ceremony on Centre Court at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal.
This tournament is open to players between the ages of 5 and 10, who play either at the recreational or the elite level. There are a limited number of places available in each category, with a total of 104 places available in 2018. Parents are encouraged to register their children as soon as possible, as the deadline to register is Friday July 20 and it will be on first come, first served basis.
“Mini Rogers Cup not only encourages young kids to continue to develop their tennis skills, it also inspires those who have never played before to pick up a racquet and try the sport for the first time,” stated Rogers Cup Montreal Tournament Director Eugène Lapierre. “This year, we wanted to make sure that the participants had a more enhanced Rogers Cup experience, which is why we have brought the tournament onto the courts at IGA Stadium. These kids will get the chance of a lifetime to compete on the same courts as their tennis idols.”
The competition will culminate in the Mini Rogers Cup champions receiving a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get closer to the official tournament with a unique experience. The winners in each category will receive a Mini Rogers Cup medal during a special ceremony on Centre Court on Saturday, August 11 and will then be invited to stay for one session on that day.
The organization of this activity will be once again in the hands of Tennis Canada, Tennis Québec and Tennis Montréal. With their combined efforts, these prominent tennis organizations hope to offer a unique opportunity for children to develop their skills and fall in love with the sport.
“This event has become a mainstay in Quebec, allowing thousands of young players to compete for a chance to become Mini Rogers Cup champions,” said Réjean Levesque, Deputy General Director at Tennis Québec. “Each year, our goal is to get more young people involved in our sport. Mini Rogers Cup is a great way to not only increase participation, but also increase interest in a sport which is becoming more and more popular with a younger demographic.”
For all information regarding Mini Rogers Cup, including how to sign up and contact details, please visit couperogers.com/mini-rogers-cup.