Get the latest update from the Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open and a preview of the fun to come as we approach the final weekend!
Thank you to our many partners and sponsors at this year’s LWSPO: Leith Wheeler, Davis Trading and Supply Ltd., City of Vancouver, Vancouver Parks Board, viaSport British Columbia, Sport Hosting Vancouver, ITF Juniors, Stanley Park Brewing, Tonic Active, Sandman Hotel Group, Penn, Rackets and Runners, Dad’s Root Beer, Koala Springs, Spokes Bicycle Rentals, Full Circle Studio: Movement Arts, T1 Sports, Ivivva, Lululemon, TMT Activewear and Lohas Tennis Club.
Davis Trading ITF Concludes
The Davis Trading Junior ITF G3 Vancouver Championships concluded last Saturday. The event attracted players from around the world, including players from the U18 ITF Top 200. The boys singles final between two Americans was a close nearly 3-set battle, won by Trey Hilderbrand (USA). On the girls side, after defeating 5th seed Alexandra Vagramov (Port Moody, BC), USA’s Marleen Zein took the title in straight sets over fellow American Dalayna Hewitt. In doubles, Canadians Jessie Gong (Richmond, BC), Raphaelle Lacasse and Cleeve Harper reached the semifinals. For the complete draws, click here. Tennis BC would like to thank ITF title sponsor, Davis Trading, and LWSPO title sponsor Leith Wheeler for support this prestigious junior event. Thank you as well to Ivivva, Lululemon, Lohas Tenns Club and TMT Activewear for hosting Yoga at the Park and breakfast during the ITF finals, Tennis Canada, the ITF Junior Circuit, and of course, thank you to all the players for giving their best effort throughout the week and the volunteers for their invaluable time in putting on the show!
TSN Celebrity Challenge
Last weekend the Park was the place to be as the TSN Celebrity Challenge saw many familiar faces on the courts. TSN’s Dave Tomlinson took the top prize, a racket signed by Eugenie Bouachard with partner Justin Kates, the “celebrity duo” defeated local legend Glenn Richards and TSN’s Tom Mayenknecht. In the consolation, it was Hollyburn Head Pro Alex Korch and TSN Producter Curt Appleby who took the top spot. TSN will be Live on Location again at the LWSPO this weekend! Check out the photos here
Leith Wheeler Racket Drive for You: We’re Challenging You!
Leading up to the 86th LWSPO, the event’s title sponsor, Leith Wheeler, in partnership with Tennis BC and the Vancouver Foundation launched a racket drive in support of the Community Youth Tennis Fund. Leith Wheeler kick-started the drive with an initial $2,500 donation. Leith Wheeler is challenging you to donate any unused tennis equipment to the Vancouver Foundation and have pledged to match the donations with brand new equipment with support from Rackets and Runners in Vancouver and Head Canada. Donations are being accepted onsite at the Park. In appreciation of your support, Rackets and Runners and Head Canada are offering 20% off a new Head Tennis racket frame.
LWSPO Giveaways for Days
All throughout this week and the final weekend at the LWSPO, Tennis BC and the partners of the LWSPO will be giving out awesome prizes onsite and via social media. Earlier this week, we gave away a pair of Adidas tennis shoes and t-shirt courtesy of our friends at T1 Sports in Richmond. Congratulations to our winners Damineh Akhavan and Dimitrije Vukovic and thank you to T1 Sports for the generosity and support!
Today and tomorrow, we are giving away the new Wimbledon Estrella Dress by Tonic and a Tonic Visor signed by Martina Hingis (pictured above).
Learn how you can enter to win here
Be sure to follow @Tennis BC on Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win in the next few days. We’ll be handing out giveaways from Spokes Bicycle Rentals, Stanley Park Brewing and more onsite and via social media!
LWSPO Champions (as of Day 13)
4.5 Men’s Singles
Brandon Wood  (finalist)
4.5 Women’s Singles
Jenny Fu (finalist)
3.5 Men’s Singles
Ed Dolan (finalist)
3.5 Women’s Singles
Liana Aghasyan (finalist)
2.5 Men’s Singles
John Carl Carvajal (finalist)
4.0 Doubles Men
Brian Bella  / James Morgan
Thomas Kordyback  / Allan Lawry (finalist)
4.0 Doubles Women
Jennie Jackson  / Susie Jackson
Paula Evans  / Patti Karran (finalist)
3.0 Doubles Men
Shane Leonard Byron / Michael Gabriel Rosen
Derek Edward Patterson / Garry Wong (finalist)
3.0 Doubles Women
Veronika Kryvchun / Erin Yang
Soledad Quinn / Nancy Sartene (finalist)
Peter Acton  / Betty Chin
Stefan Lazarevic / Laura Bees (finalist)
Mike Luis Riml / Sandra sandra Todd
Garrett Sandwell / Beatrice Tomnuk (finalist)
Mixed Combined 75
Fabio Walker / Amy Leigh Walker
Fumihiro Watanabe / Anne Lydon (finalist)