Hi all.

We have had a massive month of tennis at Wilding Park that started with the Junior Spring Open (overcoming October snow), an ITF International junior tournament that featured Cruz Hewitt (Leighton Hewitt's son), Junior and Senior Interclub all underway, and we hosted the National Junior Teams Event for Under 12's and Under 14's.

November is another big tennis month with the Canterbury Open and the Primary & Intermediate Junior Championships running concurrently from November 11-13 at Wilding Park, the South Island Primary & Intermediate Individual Championships in Ashburton from November 19-21, the Junior Secondary Schools Individual Championships November 22-23, Tuesday Night Masters (30+) Interclub starting November 22, the Crombie Lockwood Tennis Canterbury Corporate Day Friday 25 November and a new event on the calendar this year gives juniors under the age of 14 the chance to compete on centre court at the ASB Classic.  Results and entry links for these events are all included below.

This year, Premier Interclub has been scheduled as much as possible at the clubs and includes three rounds of Men's and Women's matches being played on Friday nights.  The next Friday night matches are on November 18 at Burnside, Waimairi and Elmwood tennis clubs - please get along and support your teams!

A shout out to Cashmere Tennis Club who put on an awesome day of tennis at their 2nd Annual Big Day Out, this year raising funds for major court redevelopment.  Thanks for the invite, the tennis, the meal and the banter - great day.

Finally, keep an eye out next month for a couple of officials courses we plan to run for aspiring lines-people and umpires - quality officials of all ages are always in demand up and down the country so please jump on board if you are keen.

I hope your early season form is good, that your fitness level is better than mine! and I Iook forward to seeing you on or off-court soon.  Cheers.

Bevan Johns
GM Tennis Canterbury

Jaguar Race to the ASB Classic
The Jaguar Race to the ASB Classic is coming to the Canterbury region!

This is event is open to those 14&U (birth year 2009 and younger) and will provide the opportunity to qualify for the experience to play on the centre court during the ASB Classic. 

Information regarding this can be found here
Canterbury J3 ITF Tournament 
Wilding Park recently hosted the ITF Junior J3 Tournament for players under the age of 18. 

This was the first opportunity to welcome international players since our last ITF tournament pre COVID-19 in early 2020. Our local players benefitted from competition against the travelling players from Asia and Australia and the level of tennis throughout the week was high.

A highlight for many spectators and players during the week was the presence of former world number one and two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt.  Lleyton was here to watch his 13-year-old son Cruz, but also took the opportunity to hit some balls on our courts - a pretty cool sight!

Congratulations to Canterbury region players Duncan McCall and Harry Pugh for winning the Boys Doubles event and to Duncan for finishing runner-up in the Singles

A link to all results can be found here.
2022 National Junior Teams Event
A busy start to the summer continued at Wilding Park, with the centre hosting the 12U and 14U 2022 National Junior Teams Event.  Wellington hosted the 17U event. 

Held over Labour Weekend 21-24 October, representatives of the 6 regions that make up Tennis New Zealand battled it out to find NZ's best region in each age group. 

Congratulations to the following players for being selected to represent Canterbury. Some fantastic results across the weekend saw Canterbury finish in the top 3 in all age groups. Teams and final placings below. 

12U - 2nd
Aarooshi Pandit
Aliyah Daly
Billie Feaver Banks
Emmeline Gale
Aaron Clancy
Alvin Na
Kobe Hart
Liam Howes

14U - 2nd 
Dallas King-Ehau
Danielle Scheepers
Lucia Gale
Sophia Amyes
Jack Hansen-Ratter
Josh Gilbert
Sakeri Parnell
Riley Breen

17U - 3rd
Ella Sowman
Lily Mcharg
Nishitha Maarka
Ruby Young
Harry Pugh
Liam Barrett
Lucas Evans
Jake Parsons

Well done to all players!

Event results here
Canterbury T3 Junior Spring Open
The annual Canterbury Junior Spring Open was held in the recent October school holidays. Over 100 entries were received, giving our junior players a fantastic warm up for the interclub season. 

Congratulations to all winners and participants. We look forward to seeing you all again soon at our Junior Christmas Tournament.

A link to all results can be found here.
Canterbury Open 2022 and Primary & Intermediate Junior Championships 
The Canterbury Open is being held on Show Weekend,  11-13 November. 

This is the premier event on our tournament calendar. This year we are stoked to be bringing back doubles in addition to singles in both men's and women's draws. For those of you wanting to compete, a flat $70 entry fee will allow you to participate in singles and/or doubles - for those of you wanting to watch, entry is free - please come along and support the provinces best players. Entries close Friday 4 November!

Enter here.

The Primary & Secondary School Championships is being run concurrently with the Canterbury Open on Show Weekend. This is a fantastic opportunity for players to represent their school while also getting a chance to qualify for the South Island Primary & Intermediate School Championships played later in November. 

Enter here.
Cashmere Tennis Club Big Day Out
Cashmere Tennis Club hosted their Big Day Out on the 14th October with a huge crowd of players and spectators joining together to fundraise for major repairs to four of the club's courts.

With 12 teams, live music, big screen, a gin bar and an auction, the day was a resounding success.

Congratulations to the Plexipave team - Glenn Wilson, James Spence, Sam Keenan and Frank Cochrane for winning the 2nd annual Big Day Out!
2022 TCRI Annual Report
The TCRI Annual Report is now available online. 

Please click here to read.
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