Australian Benjamin Mitchell won the 2014 Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament. The 2015 tournament will be held June 29 to July 5 at the Parkinson courts.

Australian Benjamin Mitchell won the 2014 Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament. The 2015 tournament will be held June 29 to July 5 at the Parkinson courts.

Pro tennis returns to Kelowna

Kelowna Futures tournament to be held June 29 to July 5 at Parkinson courts

Many of the game’s up and coming stars will be on display once again this summer when the Kelowna Futures Tennis Tournament returns to the city.

The fourth annual edition of the tournament will be held June 29 to July 5 at the Parkinson Rec Centre courts.

Tennis Canada this spring renewed its contract with organizer and Tennis B.C. regional director Joachim Nierfeld to host the event in the Okanagan for three more years.

The Kelowna Futures provides valuable ATP Tour world ranking points to competitors and is sanctioned by Tennis Canada and International Tennis Federation.

Futures tournaments are a launching pad for professional tennis players in their quest to compete in ATP and Grand Slam events. The tournament will attract world-ranked players ranging from No. 200 to  1500, elite NCAA Division 1 collegiate players, as well as top Canadian men and junior competitors.

“This elite tournament will be the tennis highlight of the year and we look forward to showcasing world class tennis right here in the Okanagan,” said Nierfeld.

For more information on tickets and the event itself, visit www.kelownafuturestennis.com.

Two more wins for Nierfeld…

Kelowna tennis player Joachim Nierfeld has added a pair of provincial titles to his already lengthy résumé.

At the ITF B.C. Senior Championships last weekend at Jericho Tennis Club in Vancouver, Nierfield teamed up with Vancouver’s Jerry Turek—a former Davis Cup player—to win the men’s 40s doubles division.

 

He also won the over 45 doubles title with partner Stephen Kimoff.

 

 

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