The Whistler Racket Club kicked off its summer series tennis tournament over the weekend.
The categories include both men’s and women’s singles and doubles. Players have to be a 3.0 NTRP level tennis player to be eligible to play in the singles tournament and a 5.0 combined for the doubles side, which means players are experienced and able to have consistent rallies and control the direction of the ball.
The series consists of three tournaments, two of which are qualifiers for the third and final tournament where the top 16 men, women and teams (based on points from the qualifiers) will be invited to participate.
The first qualifier tournament happened July 10 and 11 at the Whistler Racket Club and consisted of 62 total participants across all categories.
The next qualifier tournament will be held on Aug. 7 and 8 at the racket club, with the final tournament being held on Sept. 11 and 12.
Entry fees are $50 for club members and $75 for guests on the singles side and $75 for members and $100 for guests on the doubles side.
The entry fee also includes an après patio barbecue and a drink.
You are not required to play in both qualifiers in order to make the finals, however, playing in both does help with the chances of qualifying.