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JAMES N. BOYCE

JAMES N. BOYCE

Jim brings a lifetime of dedication and experience in the tennis community to the Ontario Tennis Association.  His extensive history began as a teenager serving as captain of the Canadian team for the Junior World Championships…

 
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JAY NEILL

JAY NEILL

Jay first started playing tennis at 13 in Port Perry, Ontario, where his high school built courts for the first time during the tennis boom in the 1970s. After high school, Jay went to Durham College…

 
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ANDREW CHAPPELL

ANDREW CHAPPELL

Andrew managed the Tennis Pathways program for two years at the OTA.  The program was a great success, highlights by participation at many high profile events such as Yonge Dundas Square, Taste of…

 
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PETER MALCOMSON

PETER MALCOMSON

A lifelong tennis enthusiast, Peter bring many years of sales and marketing experience, from both outside and from within the tennis community to his position.  After graduating with an English degree from York…

 
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RIMZY KUTHUBDEEN

RIMZY KUTHUBDEEN

Rimzy migrated to Canada from Sri Lanka in 2001.  He is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and went on to obtain his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University.  Rimzy has spent the…

 
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ELY SCHWARTZ

ELY SCHWARTZ

In April 2007, Ely Schwartz graduated from the University of Waterloo where he studied business and recreation. Ely was a dedicated member of the University of Waterloo varsity tennis team and in his final year,…

 
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KARTIK VYAS

KARTIK VYAS

Kartik Vyas was born in Nairobi, Kenya and came to Canada in 1974.  Having failed to qualify for the Kenya long distance sprint team, he decided to try his hand at tennis, learning…

 
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GULSHAD PUNJA

GULSHAD PUNJA

Gulshad migrated to Canada from Tanzania in 1989.  As Administrative Assistant, Gulshad brings over a decade of service to the OTA. Current duties are as a receptionist and administrative assistant.  She handles the administrative…

 
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DAVID LEA

DAVID LEA

David is an Ontario Certified Teacher. His portfolio responsibilities include: Community Club Development, the Progressive Schools Tennis Program, teacher training, and Tour Clinics. David can be reached…

 
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JOLINE JOSEPH

JOLINE JOSEPH

After graduating from the University of Windsor in 2010, Joline joined the OTA as a volunteer. Since then, she has worked as an OTA intern and Executive Assistant. In 2012, she joined the…

 
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ZIAD HALABI

ZIAD HALABI

  Ziad comes to us from Tennis Canada where he interned in the Player Development department. He organized Rogers Rookie Tour events, Future Stars events, Little Aces Centre Court Walkout at Rogers Cup and the…

 
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ZHENYA KONDRATOVSKI

ZHENYA KONDRATOVSKI

Zhenya Kondratovski’s background is in high performance and coaching. He has developed and worked with provincial, national and NCAA caliber players for over twenty five years; ten of them as a head pro at Ottawa's Rideau Tennis Club.…

 
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OTA Instagram The latest @ ONTennis.ca 🎾💻 we dive into the history of #Yonex from its beginnings as the Yoneyama Corporation in Japan in the 1950’s to its present-day status as a global sports super-brand! The OTA is proud to welcome Yonex as the Official Racquet and String of the Association. 🔗 Link in bio to read the full story. Enjoy!

OTA Instagram Read our latest story from @max_gao in which he talks to pros @rolandgarros - See what @rafaelnadal, @geniebouchard, @petra.kvitova, @denis.shapovalov, & @gabydabrowski have to say about how their lives have changed on and off court during the pandemic. (Link to story in bio and below 🔗 ) : http://ontennis.ca/articles/2020/pandemicTennis20.html

OTA Instagram #tbt As all municipalities now allow doubles play across Ontario, enjoy this backspin read on doubles team chemistry. 🔗 : ontennis.ca/articles/2020/DoubleDreamTeam_2013.html 📸 : @jagphotography #backspin #getonthecourt

OTA Instagram Beloved Canadian tennis star Bruno Agostinelli Jr. passed away tragically in 2016 at the age of 28. His younger brother Gianluca lovingly remembers his brother in this tribute story. Gianluca tells us about Bruno’s wonderful accomplishments as a junior, college and Davis Cup star and about how he inspired the next generation as an elite coach at Tennis Canada. But, more than that, he shares what it meant to be Bruno’s brother and how he was inspired by Bruno in tennis and in life… and still is. After stepping away from the sport, Gianluca was drawn back to it as a way of coming to terms with Bruno’s passing and to feel close to him once again. Read about Bruno’s incredible legacy: http://ontennis.ca/articles/2020/StringsAttached.html

OTA Instagram NEW POD ALERT! 🎙️ In this special edition of the ONTENNIS Podcast presented by Mayfair Clubs, we speak with the OTA’s President and CEO Jim Boyce about the effects of COVID-19 on tennis in the province. Jim discusses how the tennis landscape has changed since the pandemic and what measures the OTA’s member clubs and their members will face as they attempt to re-open safely. In a dynamic, ever-changing environment, Jim talks about the OTA’s role, the clubs and academies challenges and the responsibilities and directions outlined by the various levels of government that will shape the way tennis is played as we return to the courts! To listen to this episode now, visit one of the podcast apps below 🔗: Soundcloud: http://ow.ly/BLdh50zOybL Apple Podcasts: https://cutt.ly/ZyO9oCj Stitcher: https://cutt.ly/oyO9pV6 Google Podcasts: https://cutt.ly/wyO9aFP

OTA Instagram Congrats to @mattross96 for being last week’s #playtennisathome winner and receiving a gift card from @merchanttennis 🎾 A new winner will be drawn at the end of the week...remember to tag @merchanttennis and @ontariotennisassociation and get those videos in! Good Luck! (Open to Canadian residents only) Contest details 🔗: merchantoftennis.com/pages/playing-tennis-at-home-contest

OTA Instagram Mayfair Clubs is running a fun colouring contest for you and the kids to showcase your artistic skills & relieve some stress! Five lucky winners will receive a GIANT TENNIS BALL! 🎾 Colouring sheets are created and designed by the talented Carol Gouveia @carolinnegouveia from the Mayfair Clubs marketing team. ***Go to link in @mayfairclubs bio for Contest details and downloadable colouring sheets. Contest ends May 20th. Happy colouring!🖍

OTA Instagram Merchant of Tennis (MoT), in partnership with the OTA, is kicking off its #playtennisathome video contest this week! MoT will hold a weekly contest, giving everyone a chance to use their creative skills in demonstrating how they are playing tennis during these socially distant times. Each week in May, a random winner will receive a $25 online gift card for merchantoftennis.com. MoT will also donate $100 to the winner’s local food bank. Rules: 1. Post your video on Instagram and/or Facebook tagging @merchanttennis & @ontariotennisassociation 2. Use the hashtag #playtennisathome 3. Like or follow @merchanttennis & @ontariotennisassociation on Instagram and/or Facebook A winner will be selected at the end of each week, with the video being featured in both the MoT and OTA websites at the end of May. Looking forward to watching the videos! Good luck! #tennisvideos #playtennisathome #playtennis #contest #tennisgiveaway #stayactive 🔗: https://www.merchantoftennis.com/pages/playing-tennis-at-home-contest

OTA Instagram *Mother’s Day delivered by Merchant of Tennis!* Enjoy 10% off regular priced product (excluding balls & court equipment) by using discount code: OTAMOM2020 The discount code is valid through May 3, 2020. Check out the @merchanttennis Gift Guide here: https://www.merchantoftennis.com/pages/mothers-day-guide

OTA Instagram OTA writers @max_gao and @mcintyretennis caught up with 6 top Ontario tour and college players to find out how COVID-19 has affected their careers, and how they are keeping themselves prepared for their eventual return to the court... 🔗: http://ontennis.ca/articles/2020/OperationReboot20.html

OTA Instagram @merchanttennis turns 28 years old today! As a thank you to customers, Merchant is offering 28% off store-wide! Sale ends @ 11:59p tonight. Some exclusions apply. #shopcanadian #getonthecourt #smallbusiness #onlineshopping #staysafe #springsale #happybirthday #canadiantennis

OTA Instagram Missing your tennis fix? We’ve compiled a list of tennis movies, books, podcasts, documentaries & more to get us through. Anything we missed 🤔? Let us know in the comments!⬇️ 🔗: https://www.tennisontario.com/marketing/tennis-media-links-resources