Victoria, BC– Panorama Recreation, in partnership with Tennis Canada, is pleased to announce that EncoreFX, a Victoria based international exchange firm, has signed a three year commitment as title sponsor of the $10,000 EncoreFX Victoria International Women’s Tennis Event.
This year’s $10,000 EncoreFX Victoria International Women’s Tennis Event takes place June 11-19, 2016 at Panorama Recreation Centre on the Saanich Peninsula. This event features 45 to 64 female athletes from around the world competing for $10,000 in prize money as well as Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking points in both singles and doubles.
This is the third year this event will take place in Victoria, BC. The 2015 women’s singles title winner, Gail Brodsky of Seattle, defeated 319th world ranked Naomi Totka of Hungary in 3 sets.
“EncoreFX is thrilled to be associated with this women’s professional tennis event,” said Paul Lennox, President of Encore FX.
“Tennis Canada is excited that EncoreFX has signed on as partner of the Victoria event,” said Gavin Ziv, vice-president of professional and national events for Tennis Canada. “Eric and his team have done a fantastic job over the past three years of growing the profile of the event, and this partnership will add an even higher level of value. These tournaments are extremely important to helping us achieve our mission of growing the sport across the country and we are very appreciative of the commitment being made by everyone in Victoria to ensure this event is a success year after year.”
“Panorama Recreation is excited to be able to host such a high calibre of tennis on the Saanich Peninsula at this great international event. Good luck to all the participants!” Peninsula Recreation Commission Chair Wayne Ruffle.
“We are fortunate to have EncoreFX as an enthusiastic and supportive partner in keeping women’s professional tennis coming to Victoria,” commented Eric Knoester, Tournament Director. With the commitment of EncoreFX, Panorama Recreation is looking to enhance player, spectator and volunteer experience for 2016. In 2017, the event’s total prize money will increase to $15,000 as sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation.
Panorama Recreation Centre, operated by the CRD, offers a wide variety of recreational and general interest programs throughout the municipalities of North Saanich, Central Saanich and the town of Sidney.
For more information, please contact:
Acting Manager of Program Services