Photo: Tennis Canada (right: Henry Choi)
The British Columbia tennis star Henry Choi is playing in the 2022 edition of the Steve Stevens Senior National Championships. Choi has been within the Top 10 in Canadian men’s singles throughout the past decade and continues to shine on tour. This year, Choi has claimed two titles on the ITF circuit, winning the Vancouver Lawn Masters in April and the Mont Tremblant Masters ITF Cup on clay earlier this summer.
Henry attended Indiana State University where he obtained a full scholarship to play Division 1 for the Indiana Sycamores. He would become the No. 1 in singles and doubles at Indiana State. Upon graduation, he continued to travel, pursuing his love for the game in Open-level events across North America.
In 2006, Choi moved to Vancouver, B.C., where he started coaching at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. It was then that he decided to crack into the professional circuit, where he reached a career-high ranking of 1094 in the ATP rankings at the age of 28.
After winning five ITF Championships in six months back in 2019, Choi reached a career high at No. 1 in the ITF Men’s 35 singles and No. 7 in doubles, this would be a first in B.C. and second in Canada’s tennis history.
This week, Choi competes in the 2022 Steve Stevens National Championships as the tournament’s No. 1 seed. He is currently still in the running for the championship title in the 40 Men’s singles draw, having ousted both Timothy D. Goepel (6-0, 6-0) and No. 5 seed, Brian Gallant (6-0, 6-4) in straight sets to move onto the semi-final round. Choi will look to claim his fourth Steve Stevens Senior National Championship title.
The Steve Stevens Senior National Championships is a series of senior events for age categories 35 to 85 held in Vancouver, Canada, at a number of different clubs around the city. The event will host the best of each age category from across Canada.