Tennis

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada are out of the Davis Cup finals, after losing 3-0 to Kazakhstan in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 28. Pospisil lost his singles tie. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft - file photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil, Canada out of Davis Cup finals

Tennis squad falls 3-0 to Kazakhstan in Spain; relegated to Qualifiers pool

  • Nov 28, 2021

 

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil and Team Canada fell 3-0 to Sweden in its opening match Thursday, Nov. 25, at the Davis Cup by Rakuten Tennis Finals in Madrid, Spain. (AP File Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Okanagan tennis player and Canada teammates fall 3-0 in Davis Cup opener

Vasek Pospisil lost in both singles and doubles action Thursday, Nov. 25, in Madrid

 

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has been named to the Canadian team that will represent the country at the Davis Cup Championships in Spain in November. It’s the 21st time Pospisil has represented Canada in Davis Cup competition. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

B.C. player named to Canada’s Davis Cup tennis squad

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil will be the veteran of five-man team heading to Spain

 

Gabe Iaccino receives instruction from the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s Winston Pain at the Askew Tennis Centre on Oct. 6, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

In Photos: Young Salmon Arm students give tennis a try

Kids from Salmon Arm West Elementary School participated in the Askew’s Aces program on Oct. 6

Gabe Iaccino receives instruction from the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s Winston Pain at the Askew Tennis Centre on Oct. 6, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm’s Askew Tennis Centre. (Marianne VanBuskirk photo)

Free program gives Salmon Arm students training on the tennis courts

Askew’s Aces program will provide lessons, equipment to students in Grades three to five

Salmon Arm’s Askew Tennis Centre. (Marianne VanBuskirk photo)
Shikhar Nehru (teamed with Affan Ahmed) returns the ball to competitors Calvin Thalheimer and Gavin Ritson during doubles action in the SASCU Open Tournament at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club courts on Sept. 4, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm tennis tourney draws high-calibre players from throughout B.C. Interior

More than 100 competitors take part in SASCU Open Tournament

Shikhar Nehru (teamed with Affan Ahmed) returns the ball to competitors Calvin Thalheimer and Gavin Ritson during doubles action in the SASCU Open Tournament at the Salmon Arm Tennis Club courts on Sept. 4, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s draw with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over 16th-seeded German Angelique Kerber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Minchillo

Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez beats Kerber to continue impressive U.S. Open run

What’s more the 23-year-old Osaka came in riding a 16-match Grand Slam win streak

Leylah Fernandez, of Canada, reacts after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s draw with a hard-fought 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over 16th-seeded German Angelique Kerber. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Minchillo
Those looking to play in the 2021 SASCU Open Tennis Tournament must register by Aug. 30. (File photo)

Registration open for Salmon Arm tennis tournament in September

SASCU Open Tennis Tournament to be hosted by Salmon Arm Tennis Club

Those looking to play in the 2021 SASCU Open Tennis Tournament must register by Aug. 30. (File photo)
Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)

UBC Okanagan alum goes for gold at Paralympics

Dr. Rob Shaw will compete in the singles wheelchair tennis event

Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)
During the Salmon Arm Tennis Club Closed Tournament on the June 25-27 weekend, Shannon Hecker was victorious as overall winner of the Ladies A Singles. (Gavin Ritson photo)

Salmon Arm tennis tourney moves inside to beat heat

West Martin-Patterson and Shannon Hecker take top Singles spots

During the Salmon Arm Tennis Club Closed Tournament on the June 25-27 weekend, Shannon Hecker was victorious as overall winner of the Ladies A Singles. (Gavin Ritson photo)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins singles play Tuesday, and doubles action Wednesday, at The Wimbledon Championships in London. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo)

Okanagan tennis star ready for Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil tunes up by reaching quarterfinals at event in Eastbourne; won doubles at Wimbledon in 2014

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil begins singles play Tuesday, and doubles action Wednesday, at The Wimbledon Championships in London. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada walks off the court as she retired during her finals match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Barty won 6-3, 4-0, as Andreescu retired due to injury. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada walks off the court as she retired during her finals match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia at the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Barty won 6-3, 4-0, as Andreescu retired due to injury. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point against Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil named B.C.’s Athlete of the Year

The tennis pro had quite the year on the ATP Tour

Canada’s Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point against Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open ATP 250 tennis tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil was named the ATP Comback Player of the Year Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Martin Sidorjak - Czech Republic Photo)

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil named ATP Comeback Player of the Year

Pospisil reached two ATP finals, finished year ranked 61st in the world

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil was named the ATP Comback Player of the Year Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Martin Sidorjak - Czech Republic Photo)
Salmon Arm’s Askew Tennis Centre. (Marianne VanBuskirk photo)

Salmon Arm Tennis Club hosts COVID-friendly championships

Ken Hecker and Don Macpherson win inaugural Men’s 65 Men’s Doubles event

  • Dec 9, 2020
Salmon Arm’s Askew Tennis Centre. (Marianne VanBuskirk photo)
Okanagan’s own Vasek out of open

Okanagan’s own Vasek out of open

Pospisil beaten by Australia’s Alex de Minaur in US Open tennis tournament

Okanagan’s own Vasek out of open
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Okanagan athlete part of Canadian tennis history

Stunning five-set upset of 8th seed propels Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil into the fourth round at US Open

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the third round of the US Open Tennis Championships with a win versus fellow Canadian Milos Raonic Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Tennis Canada File)

Okanagan’s Vasek Pospisil tops fellow Canadian, advances to third round at US Open

Vernon tennis star pulled off an upset versus Ontario’s Milos Raonic in New York

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil advanced to the third round of the US Open Tennis Championships with a win versus fellow Canadian Milos Raonic Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Tennis Canada File)
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams, of the United States, during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu returning for Credit One Bank Invitational

Andreescu has not played since she suffered a knee injury in late October at the WTA Finals in China.

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams, of the United States, during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)