The Lexus of Edmonton 108th Alberta Open, taking place July 29 -Aug 2, was an energy-packed return to province-wide tennis tournaments in Alberta. One of the oldest open tournaments in Canada, this year’s tournament hosted a record number of entries with 216 players in over 20 Men’s and Women’s events.
“It was great to get to the opportunity to compete against competitive players from across Canada,” says Sophie Stanton, Women’s Open Champ from Edmonton. “We have been playing in our regional groups since competitions resumed in July and this is the first time this summer we have been able to compete against players from other provinces. It was a really good tournament.”
Alan Mackin, Executive Director comments: “The atmosphere at the tournament was positive and up-lifting. Players were happy to be back on the court competing. It was a fantastic reminder of how, as a community, we come together to share the sport we love.”
A hot, rain-free weekend featured a few surprise junior players making it to the tournament finals. Sophie Stanton, unseeded, first-time Alberta Open player competed against third-seeded junior Alexandra Jewitt. Unseeded Men’s tournament finalist Chetanna Amadike battled sixth-seeded Liam Spiers.
Men’s Singles Open
Chetanna Amadike (AB), Champ
Liam Spiers (AB), Finalist
Sophie Stanton (AB), Champ
Alexandra Jewitt (AB), Finalist
Men’s Doubles Open
Chetanna Amadike & Arshjot Bhatti (AB), Champ
Shane Nicolls & Dana Pallesen (AB), Finalist
Mixed Doubles Open
Oscar Yang & Kirsten Prelle (AB), Champ
Carson Bell & Madelynn Ludwig (AB), Finalist
The tournament hosted players from across Alberta and Western Canada playing singles and doubles in 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and Open categories. A full list of tournament results can be found HERE.
Tennis Alberta gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the tennis community. Thank you for donating your time, energy and tennis expertise to make the tournament a success.
- Saville Community Sports Centre (Russ Sluchinki and Andrea Jones)
- Edmonton Junior Tennis Society
- Tennis Edmonton
- Dave Ross Photography
- Dan Townsend
- Omar Zarro
- Marius Iordache
- Tim Sax
- Melaine Sax
- Alex MacIssac
- Renee Mulrooney
“Volunteer support for the tournament was simply incredible. The Tournament would not have been possible without the countless hours donated by the tennis community,” says Mackin.
NEXT GENERATION OF TENNIS STARS
This year Tennis Alberta spearheaded several Try Tennis events leading up to and during the Alberta Open. Try Tennis Festival events were delivered in conjunction with local tennis organizations, Edmonton Junior Tennis Society and Tennis Edmonton. Sessions offered free introductory games and lessons to over 120 starter junior players aged 4-15 years of age.
Alberta plans to hold the 109th Alberta Open event in late July/early August of 2022. Dates and locations will be confirmed in the coming months.