PRONOUNCERS: Peliwo = pe-LEE-voh
Eugene = YOU-jen (j like the french "je")
Anyone for a little tennis?
You've likely heard about that clean sweep for Canada in the Wimbledon junior finals this weekend.
First Quebec's Eugenie Bouchard made history as the first Canadian to win a junior Wimbledon -- the title in singles...
Then on Sunday Filip Peliwo won the boys junior singles title.
There's been a lot of investment in both players...
They've been training at the Tennis Canada National Tennis Centre in Montreal.
Eugene Lapierre is the Vice President of Professional Tennis in Quebec with Tennis Canada.
He says the centre is part of a strategy to make Canada one of the top nations in tennis:
clip LAPIERRE tennis canada LONG
IN: "We went to...
OUT: "...help our kids."
clip LAPIERRE tennis canada SHORT
IN:"We went to...
OUT:"...happening with Canada."
EXTRO: Eugene Lapierre is the Vice President of Professional Tennis in Quebec... withTennis Canada..
Coming up later on Here and Now, we'll find out why Canadians are putting a lot of top spin on the game internationally.
In the meantime, to get you in the spirit of things, let's play a little Tennis right now.
(PAUSE AND LET US HIT THE 33 SEC TTV)
The pop group by that name rolls into Toronto on July 31st to play the Phoenix Concert Theatre. From their CD Young and Old this is Origins.
Fadeable at 2:15
Tennis with thier single Origins. Its off their latest disc, Young and Old . Tennis will be performing in Toronto July 31st Phoenix Concert Theatre
Stay tuned for our conversation about Canada's rising tennis power in the next hour of Here and Now.
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