At least 18 local players will compete in the Alberta 3.0/4.0/5.0 championships Friday to Sunday at the Red Deer Tennis Club.
Host head professional Rene Simon is the second seed in the 5.0 — the highest category — men’s singles event and along with Tyler Begg is the No. 3 seed in 5.0 men’s doubles.
Mark Hamill is playing with Charvher Vincent Dael in men’s 5.0 doubles, while Vincent Dael is also in men’s 5.0 singles — as is Manuel Fernando Garcia Aguilar — and Begg is paired with Tereza Simonova in 5.0 mixed doubles.
Evan Hardy is entered in men’s 4.0 singles and is half of the No. 4 seed in 4.0 men’s doubles, while Jeremy Drozd, Victor Dias and Rob Smith are in men’s 4.0 doubles. Smith is also entered in 4.0 mixed doubles with Lynn Larriviere.
Bruno Simon is competing in men’s 5.0 doubles and Don Siebel is half of the fourth-seeded duo in 4.0 mixed doubles and is also in 4.0 men’s doubles. Simonova is the No. 4 seed in women’s 4.0 singles.
Competing in 3.0 men’s and 3.0 mixed doubles is Wayne Hall, with Doris Hall entered in 3.0 mixed doubles.
Luiza Elekes and Christina Robinson will participate in the women’s 3.0 singles, while entered in men’s 3.0 singles are Vega Wong and Troy Klassen of Rocky Mountain House.