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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…

 
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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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The OTA is hiring! Click the link below to view the Player Development Coordinator job posting! https://bit.ly/2HIvp7n


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ONTENNIS chats with Canada's most successful tennis coach, Rob Steckley (previous coach to Lucie Safarova and Denis Shapovalov). Listen to his unique views on coaching, social media and a 1970 Cadillac Coupe Deville. #ONTENNIS @robsteckley @luciesafarova @denis_shapovalov @TennisCanada #getonthecourt #TennisOntario http://bit.ly/2YyMqX8


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We are proud to announce our new partnership with Exercise Sports Movement Clinics Inc. @esm_clinics is now our preferred sports medicine provider and will add value to both our OTA Event Competitors and our OTA Member Clubs. More details on our website at: https://bit.ly/2H7AoNn


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It's that time of year again! Win prizes all summer long with the Club OTA app on Android and iPhone. Entries for the first prize of the season close tonight at 9:00! More details on our website at: https://bit.ly/2H8PjYK


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Mother's Day is #7daysout ๐Ÿคนโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ Order any #Bloomex flower arrangements and/or gift items during the month of May and save 15% with the special OTA promo code. Details at link below. Happy shopping! https://www.tennisontario.com/pages/current-news-bloomex-offering-15-off-for-mother-s-day


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Get out to the @merchanttennis spring warehouse sale this weekend! Lots of deals in-store and online. Check out the website for details: https://www.tennisontario.com/pages/story-2-ot-spin-week-of-april-26 #Getonthecourt #merchantexperts


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On this first episode, ONTENNIS Podcast chats with Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu from Mississauga, Ontario. Hear how her meteoric rise has got the tennis worldโ€™s attention, especially other WTA tour stars. #ONTENNIS @Bandreescu_ @Bibi_Andreescu @Andreescu_Fans @TennisCanada @WTA #getonthecourt #TennisOntario bit.ly/OTPBianca


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Penn/Head Canada is launching a new product in support of Prostate Cancer Canadaโ€™s #PlaidforDad campaign. Penn will donate $0.25/can with the purchase of their new blue felt Penn Marathon Extra Duty balls. Check out participating retailers here ๐Ÿ”—: https://www.tennisontario.com/pages/current-news-penn-supports-prostate-cancer-canada #getonthecourt #tennisincanada #penntennis #prostatecancer #prostatecancerawareness #headtennis #penntennis


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We are pleased to welcome @Bloomex_canada to the OTA family! #Bloomex is the "Official Florist of the OTA" and the new title sponsor of the Bloomex Cup in Ottawa this summer. Learn more here: https://www.tennisontario.com/pages/current-news-bloomex-canada #BloomexCanada #partnership


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Thank you to everyone that took part in the 2019 OTA U9 TDC Cup! ๐ŸŽพ Congratulatons to Waterloo Tennis Club for being this years Champions!๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ† #tdccup2019 #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt


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The OTA U9 TDC Cup has concluded and here are the Fair Play and Medal Winners!!๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ… #fairplay #tdccup2019 #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt


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With a new career-high ranking of No. 68 in the world, Bianca Andreescu has her sights set on even more successโ€ฆ #getonthecourt #TennisOntario #ONTennis @TennisCanada @biancaandreescu_ @max_gao http://bit.ly/BiancasRise


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Intense matchup at the #U18Qualifiers!! Plenty more happening throughout the day! #Qualifiers #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt


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The OTA is hiring! Multiple Head Coaches and Assistant Instructors are needed for a community tennis program in Scarborough this spring/summer! Positions will remain open until filled. Details at link below! ๐Ÿ”—: http://ow.ly/4rAe50mkz0n #getonthecourt


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Having a blast with the after school tennis program at Flemington PS, with the Sports, Wellness & Achievement Network (SWAN)! #TDSB #getonthecourt


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Twelve years ago, Brayden Schnur was the Under 12 Ontario Junior Provincial Outdoor Singles Champion. Now he is an ATP finalists. What a leap! #getonthecourt #TennisOntario #ONTennis @protennisfan @BraydenSchnur @TennisCanada http://bit.ly/2E4W8YJ


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Great weekend of #tennis at the OTA #U10Champions!! ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ Congratulations to all players! Tremendous boys and girls finals! #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt #merchantoftennis #propenn #babolat


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Getting busy with the smash cage! ๐ŸŽพ @homeshowsto, come and check us out!! #GTAHomeShow #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt


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The second day of the #U10Champions has ended!! This is where the tournament stands on the main draw...two more matches to go for this year's winners! ๐Ÿ† #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt


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Appreciate the fan club following us...now we gotta get the real @biancaandreescu_ to follow OTA!! #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt