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Mid-Canada Open cancelled because of COVID-19

Tennis tournament has only been cancelled one other time, when courts were under repair at the Thunder Bay Tennis Centre.
Kamen Damov
Montreal's Kamen Damov earned a straight set win on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Mascarin Collision Mid-Canada Open tennis tournament played at the Thunder Bay Tennis Club (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY – The region's premiere tennis event is the latest victim of COVID-19.

Organizers on Friday announced the 2020 Mascarin Mid-Canada Open has been cancelled, following a lengthy decision-making process involving the community, fans, volunteers and executives at the Thunder Bay Tennis Centre.

It's only the second cancellation in the 50-year history of the tournament, which was scheduled to take place from July 23 to July 26.

“We are disappointed that the premier event of our tennis season will not be happening this year. But we believe that due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is the right this to do for the safety of those involved and of our community," said David McCallum, president of the Thunder Bay Tennis Centre, in a release.

The event is expected to return in 2021.

There is good news for local tennis enthusiasts. The city has announced the Thunder Bay Tennis Centre will open for the season on Saturday.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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