Tennis Canada generously offered the Doug Philpott Inner City Children’s Tennis Fund a suite at the Rogers Cup on Monday July 25th for the evening program. The Philpott Board of Directors decided to dedicate this evening to the Philpott tennis instructors and supervisors. Starting with the longest serving staff members we were able to reach out to most of our instructors and include them in what turned out to be an exciting and historical evening of tennis. We watched Denis Shapovalov of Canada take on 19th seed Nick Kyrgios from Australia and defeat him 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. Then we saw a second match where Canadian Frank Dancevic was defeated by American Sam Querrey.
Shapovalov was coming off a boys’ singles title at Wimbledon and a wild card in the tournament. This was his first appearance on the pro tour. Denis Shapovalov is from Richmond Hill and he is the youngest player in the tournament. After this opening win, Shapovalov will next face Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.
The evening was a perfect combination of fine weather, light refreshments, good companionship and an exceptional tennis performance. Thank you Tennis Canada and the Philpott Board of Directors for making the evening possible for us. Your Philpott teaching staff say a huge thank you!