2 Grass Court Tournaments Near Victoria, Canada
1877 - The All England Croquet Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon - now accommodating the new game of tennis - changes its name to The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
1887 - The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club - now in continuous operation for 123 years - opens near Victoria, Canada.
There are very few grass court tennis clubs left in the world. Here are two chances to play in a grass court tennis tournament:
Grass Court Classic - July 1st - 4th: Sanctioned by Tennis BC, 35+ events
Vancouver Island Grass Court Championships - July 24th - 31st: Sanctioned by the ITF, 35+ events
The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club is located a truly beautiful 45-minute drive from Victoria, BC in Vancouver Island's coastal wine region.
Players return year after year because these tournaments are a perfect blend of a relaxed atmosphere at a friendly, volunteer-run club and a competitive, well-run event.
Summer on Vancouver Island offers some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere on earth.
It's affordable and you are guaranteed to have a great time. You can't help but enjoy the experience of playing on grass. And you may even find yourself across the net from world No. 1 Alan Rasmussen from Denmark. The best 55 year old player in the world played at Cowichan last year.
Entry deadline for the first tournament is June 26th.
Courts were in great shape for the first tournament. Next tournament entry deadline is July 17th:
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