A tennis rally called To Serve, Play and Love…Tennis the Game for Life goes rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lewis Park courts in Courtenay.
“(As part of Canada’s second annual Sports Day), we will rally together to show our community that tennis is a great way to get active which will benefit everyone on many levels,” said event organizer Brenda Dean. “Physical activity promotes wellness which in turn will enable us to serve, play and love.”
There will be racquets and balls available for people (of all ages and abilities) to try the game and a radar gun to time serves. Former professional players Nick Coutts and Patrick Flint and former NCAA Div. 1 players Eddie Yang and Peter Davis will play an exhibition match at 10 a.m.
The event is through Sports Canada and True Sport and admission is free, said Dean, adding she has challenged all other communities in Canada with the same population base to see how many people they can get out to support tennis.
For more information, call Dean at In Your Court Tennis & Fitness Academy at 250-334-4014.