Tennis Esports Stadium

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We are officially one year out from the 2024 Summer Olympic Games and while Esports will not be part of the festivities in Paris, it appears it will only be a matter of time before they become a fixture of the Olympic movement.

In June, the first-ever Olympic Esports Week was held in Singapore and featured the Tennis Clash mobile game. The inaugural winner of the tennis event was France’s Anass Benghaz who also finished runner-up at the 2022 Roland Garros eSeries and reached the semi-finals in the same competition this year.


The world of Esports continues to grow in popularity at an impressive rate and has become a big component of the major professional sports leagues in North America.

That’s why Tennis Canada is diving into the realm of virtual reality with its inaugural Tennis Canada VR Tournament presented by the motorola razr which will crown its first champion during the National Bank Open presented by Rogers on August 11. Not only is the initiative making tennis accessible to an even greater audience, but it’s also giving Tennis Esports athletes the chance to dream about becoming an Olympic athlete, an idea that seemed unfathomable not so long ago.

So, while Canada looks forward to watching our top players represent our country with pride in Paris, they may soon be able to root for fresh faces and celebrate Canadian champions who have mastered tennis in a whole new way within an exciting virtual environment, on the biggest stage in sports.