Lloydminster Tennis courts. [Photo: Lloydminster Tennis Association Facebook page]This weekend will see the primary of two main Summer season outings for the Lloydminster Tennis Affiliation.Beginning this afternoon and persevering with by means of the weekend, the tennis fraternity within the Midwest will serve off the Border Metropolis Tennis Championships on the Bud Miller All Seasons Sport Park.It’s an opportunity for individuals to moist their urge for food forward of the Paul Douglas Event which is scheduled for the second weekend in August. Some 50 gamers will take to the courtroom over the weekend from 5 p.m. this night and persevering with Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.Board member with the Affiliation Leo Aguinaldo says Lloydminster gamers might be on the courtroom tonight and over the weekend will see gamers who’re coming in from out of city. Registration is at 8 a.m.“We’ve obtained males’s singles, women single’s, males’s and women doubles, and combined doubles. This can be a match the place we created a selected occasion for learners, so we will create a welcoming environment for brand new faces, that’s each membership and non-club members.”Aguinaldo says Saturday is a full day till about 6 p.m. Sunday will see the semi-finals and finals and that ought to take them to about 3 p.m. The match is sanctioned by Tennis Saskatchewan so gamers might be awarded factors and seeded accordingly.Aguinaldo says this weekend’s occasion is a construct as much as the Paul Douglas Tennis Event slated for August 13-15 and can see gamers from throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta coming to Lloydminster.“We mainly host about 100 gamers for this match yearly and we’ve got greater stage [intensity] occasions for this.”The match is in honour of neighborhood stalwart and founding affiliation member Paul Douglas who handed on in 2015.“When one of many co-founders of the affiliation handed, Paul Douglas, we renamed the match in honour of his contribution, not solely to the game of tennis, however to the neighborhood. He was a philanthropist. That is the twenty ninth version of this match.”Aguinaldo says all of the match data might be posted on the Tennis Saskatchewan/Canada web site.Residents may observe on the Lloydminster Tennis Affiliation social media pages for updates.