The George Carter Memorial Tournament
The George Carter Memorial Tournament, as U9 and U10 Future Stars event was held at Ontario Racquet Club on January 2nd and 3rd.
George Carter was a proud member of the ORC who played regularly at the club and still took lessons until he was well into his 80s. His positive attitude and gentle nature made him an inspiration to many players. George represented Canada in ITF senior world team championships on many occasions.
The emphasis in these events is on playing and gaining experience. Players play in round robin pools and if time permits, elimination draws are played between poll winners.
In the Boys under 9 event Claire Podolsky, Lev Sherifali and Maxim Gregory Mieczkowski placed 1 through 3 as pool winners.
In the Boys under 10 event Lucas Kimelman won over Alexandru Filoti in the elimination final. Evan Vanderstarren and Kristofer Todorov were the other pool winners.
In the girls under 10 event Gian Hannah Octa was declared the winner and 8 year old Stasia Laine Kryk was the finalist. Stasia is a member of the AMA Tennis and Badminton Club in Amherstburg.
Thank you to Jason Kryk for sending us this lovely photo of Gian and Stasia with Andrea Rabzak of Ontario Racquet Club.