Our first Tri Racquet camp week of the Summer is only one week away with plenty of space still available.
The camp runs July 3-7, 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Each day kids 8-14 years old take part in 1.5 hours in each of our 3 racquet sports of Squash, Tennis and Badminton. Participants choose their lunch from a menu each morning and end each day with an hour in the pool. Week 2 which is almost full runs July 10-14 while week 3 is August 28-September 1. There is a spcieal member price available as well. For more information or to register please visit us at www.winnipegwinterclub.com!
Last weekend the WWC hosted its first international Racketlon tournament. The tournament which was sponsored by Evan Mancer of Cardinal Capital, turned out to be a great success and great competition. The tournament sponsor just so happened to be one of the best players in Canada and amongst some of the best in the world. Mancer was drawn a tough draw in the opening round having to face world #4 and tournament second seed Morten Jaksland of Denmark. But much to the delight of the home crowd, Mancer pulled off a nail biting victory by securing the necessary points by 2 to move on. In the quarter finals, Mancer continued the giant killing by taking out world #11 Jesper Haugaard also of Denmark. Mancer seemed poised to continue the dream run and make the final as he was leading the final sport of Tennis in his semi final before having to retire with a physical ailment. A superb showing by Mancer none the less, he was giving away 15-20 years on the majority of the field.
The mens side was taken by former world #1 Calum Reid of Great Britian and the womens by Christine Seehofer of Austria. Alix Younger, also part of the WWC, placed 4th in the womens elite competition as well!
Congrats to all of our WWC members who took part in this first for our club. A big thank you to the Squash, Tennis and Table Tennis Associations for their contributions to our event to help it run smoothly.