Christopher Simnett: Alejandro Tabilo Crowned National U14 Champ

Written by: Christopher Simnett


***Chris grew up playing tennis in B.C. and was ranked as high as No. 2 provincially in the U12 and U16 divisions. He played in two junior national championships in the 80s. Now 39 years old, he is the “community champion” for the Tennis Canada Building Tennis Communities strategy in Airdrie, AB, where he lives with his wife and eight-year-old son. Chris spent 15 years as a journalist writing about sports for newspapers in B.C. and Alberta. He now works in public relations in Calgary. To learn more about Chris and his blog, please visit***


Ontario’s Alejandro Tabilo won the U14 boys’ title at the Rogers Jr. Nationals at the Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver, B.C. with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Alberta’s Harrison Scott on Sunday.

Victor Krustev of Ontario won the Flight 2 title, defeating Charles Cyrenne of Quebec 7-6(5), 6-2 while Adrian Mag of Ontario defeated B.C.’s Felix Fan 6-4, 6-2 for top honours in Flight 3.

Flight 4 saw Mathieu Brisson of Quebec defeat B.C.’s Max Korkh 6-2, 6-3 in the final while in Flight 5, Jet Bent-Lee of Ontario defeated Alberta’s Jackson Koke 6-1, 6-3 to claim top spot.

A New Reality By Nicolas Pereira

This past week in the World Team Tennis ‘Bubble” I have seen the efforts to keep everyone safe while carrying on a team competition with around 60/70 players and coaches onsite. Counting organizers, officials, media, and support personnel are around 150 people trying hard to make this happen. I am very impressed by how the strict protocol has been handled and how everyone is invested in making this event a success, but The Open is a completely different scale of details.

ONcourt Interviews NGTL Co-Founder Yves Boulais

It does not matter that you get your rating playing locally or that you had spent an insidious amount of money playing the ITF junior tour tournaments. Your rating is your level of play (you get no bonus for playing more or playing far away). This allows us to break free of the ITF competitive structure potentially saving us time, money, and headache. We see this as a great opportunity to improve the logistic of our sport.

Brandon Burke (son of ACE President Doug Burke) Elected to WTA Board

As revealed in a recent news release issued by the WTA Tour – Brandon Burke has been elected to the WTA Board of Directors (to start officially in September). Oncourt got together with Brandon to delve a bit more into his background and to gain some insight into this wonderful appointment he has attained at such a young age.