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 www.alltennis.ca***
Top-seed Inaki Espindola won the boys’ Under-18 title at the the Niagara Academy of Tennis U16/U18 tournament on May 1.
Espindola defeated second-seed Gabriel Ruiz 6-1, 6-2 in Sunday’s championship match. Espindola defeated Kyle Korus 6-2, 7-5 in his first match and dumped third-seed Nathan Rahier 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinals.