Defending men’s singles champion Grant Stanley returns to the court this weekend for the West Kootenay Open. Photo submitted

West Kootenay Open returns to new Nelson Tennis Club

The tournament runs Friday to Sunday

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Tennis is surging right now with Canadian Bianca Andreescu winning the Roger’s Cup in Toronto this summer. This weekend is an opportunity to see competitive tennis live in Nelson.

The West Kootenay Open takes place Friday to Sunday at the Nelson Tennis Club behind L.V. Rogers Secondary School as defending champions Grant Stanley of Kelowna and Mary Wigen of Creston return to defend their singles titles.

There will be a doubles exhibition match Saturday at 4 p.m. with former elite college players and Nelson Tennis Club coach Matt Martin.

Categories include women’s singles, men’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. There will be vendors and kiosks at the event, but no food or drink for sale so bring your own.

This year the tournament has attracted a record number of players from all over the province and Alberta from ages 20 to 75. The competition will be high level and intense as Nelson is becoming home to more and more good tennis players.

After 30 years the West Kootenay Open also has its first original trophy created by Rob Wright.

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