Calgary National Bank Challenger

Calgary National Bank Challenger
Calgary National Bank Challenger
Discover ATP's Rising Stars

Calgary National Bank Challenger

It’s game-on at Alberta’s largest international professional tennis tournament.

Witness high-speed hustle and heart-pounding action at the Calgary National Bank Challenger – running from February 24 to March 1, 2020. Hosted at the state-of-the-art OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre, the international men’s singles and doubles indoor tournament welcomes the world’s top 50-250 players competing for ATP (Association of Tennis Professional) rankings.

With total prizing valued at $80,000 USD, you can expect big names and intense games. Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard and Denis Shapovalov are just a few of the Canadian favourites who’ve played in past Challenger events. There’s also a lot to love off-the-court, including a free family-weekend with Sport Calgary. 

From Pro-Am matches, to a doubles clinic with a Canadian Olympic gold medalist, here are the top tips you need to ace the largest international professional tennis event to ever come to Alberta.

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Canadian tennis star Vasek Pospisil will compete at the 2020 tournament.

Canadian tennis star Vasek Pospisil will compete at the 2020 tournament.

Vasek Pospisil competes in 2020

It’s official! Canadian tennis star Vasek Pospisil has been announced as a participant for the second annual Calgary National Bank Challenger in 2020. Pospisil has been ranked as high as number 25 in the world and was named Postmedia’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2019. Get a front row seat to see this rising Canadian tennis star in Calgary this February.

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Olympic gold medalist Daniel Nestor (Photo credit: OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre)

Meet and Play with the Pros

Olympic gold medalist Daniel Nestor returns as the Honorary Tournament Director overseeing the event. Credited with changing the face of tennis in Canada, the national sports-hero holds 12 Grand-Slam winner titles and 91 doubles titles and has won more than 1000 matches during his impressive 30-year career. You can meet this Canadian tennis legend by participating in the Fantasy Doubles Clinics during the event.

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Enjoy free admission at the Sneak-a-Peak event.

Enjoy free admission at the Sneak-a-Peak event.

Family Friendly Activities and Events

Bring your little champions to the tournament for free at the Sneak-a-Peak event on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Everyone in the family can enjoy free admission to come and watch the pro's practice. Another important date to mark on the calendar is the Kidsport/Comrie's Equipment Sport Bank Event. All money raised during the event will go to support both organizations and create opportunities for kids to get in the game.

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Get a drink courtside at the National Bank Challenger.

Tournament Food and Beverage

Thirsty fans can take a break between matches in the beer garden located beside court three. Chat about all the tournament highlights, while sipping on frosty, craft brews made from quality, local ingredients from Alberta’s very own Wild Rose Brewery.

Looking to elevate the experience? Book a corporate box for VIP treatment, including exclusive access to the hospitality lounge sponsored by Concorde Group. With the mastermind behind 19 of Calgary’s top establishments – like Lulu Bar, Bridgette Bar, National, Ricardo's Hideaway, Pigeonhole, and Model Milk – serving the food, it’s sure to be the tournament’s hottest spot off-the-court.

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Single day tickets and tournament passes are available for the National Bank Challenger.

All You Need to Know About Tournament Tickets

Admission to the tournament ranges from free to $35.00 to attend the finals on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Early bird pricing starts at $15.00 and ends December 31. 2019. Weekly and multi-day passes are also available. Tournament seating is general admission so it’s best to arrive early to nab your court-side seats. For a complete list of events and activities visit the tournament website.

The Calgary National Bank Challenger comes to Calgary February 24 - March 1, 2020.

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