Edmonton National Bank Challenger 2023
Tennis Canada announced the addition of a new Challenger competition to the 2023 calendar: the Edmonton National Bank Challenger. Held from October 29 to November 5 at the Royal Glenora Club, the tournament will offer $25,000 in total prize money for the women’s and men’s events. It is the sixth stop on the National Bank Challenger Tour, along with the tournaments in Winnipeg, Granby, Saguenay, Calgary and Drummondville.
First combined Challenger event in Edmonton
Edmonton will be hosting a combined professional tournament, though the provincial capital has welcomed several high-profile tennis events in the past, including 2017 Davis Cup and 2006 Billie Jean King Cup competitions, an ITF tournament in 2004 and a women’s Challenger in 1999.
“The addition of a tournament in Edmonton is very exciting for Canadian tennis,” said Gavin Ziv, chief tournament officer at Tennis Canada. “With this new competition, we gain our first full professional tournament series in the fall, with seven events taking place between October 9 and November 19. This is a significant advantage for Canadian players, who now have more opportunities to earn valuable ranking points or compete in their first professional tournament without having to go abroad.”