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Distinguished Service Awards (DSA)

 

 
For a person to be considered for the OTA Distinguished Service Award (DSA), the candidate must be formally nominated in writing by two individuals. To provide information for the DSA Program committee to be able to select the award winners, a printable nomination form is available for completion and forwarding to the OTA office at:
 
1 Shoreham Drive, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M3N 3A7
Fax: 416.514.1112
 
E-mail: ota@tennisontario.com
 
Even though nominations may be received at any time, only nominations received prior to April 30th annually are considered for that year.
 
Past winners of this award were:
 
2003 C.W. (Steve) Stevens Kenneth Sinclair Lawrence Strong
2004 Klaus D. Bindhardt Sharon Arnold Peter Dimmer
2005 Anne Marie Hudak Tony Schafer  
2006 Pam Olley Gus Morhart  
2007 Mary Ann Pilskalnietis Bill Knowles  
2008 Blanche Badenhorst Al Theobald  
2009 Eva Barbiero Stan Hannaford Wayne Saigeon
2010 Frank Kretz Bill & Jan Myers  
2011 Malcolm Still Helen Trainor  
2012 Jimmy Wong Betty Webster Meg Fletcher
2013 Erica Gilbert Sheila Hunt Rob Dawson
2014 Renate Crizzle Julio DiCresce  
2015 Pat Craton Rita Lee Don Minegishi
2016 Tady Saczkowski Richard Deyholos  
2017 Michel Lecavalier Bill Crothers Margaret Gibson
2018 Agnes Kern Ken Barnett  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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ONTennis #podcast caught up American tennis star, James Blake! His thoughts about the American tennis scene and our young Canadian pros are insightful and thought provoking โ€“ you wonโ€™t want to miss them ๐ŸŽง #JamesBlake #ONTENNIS #getonthecourt http://ow.ly/AACc50wG3C9


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Exciting news for fans of US Open champ Bianca Andreescu as the City of #Mississauga has announced a "She The North Rally" this Sunday September 15th. Location is at Celebration Square between 4:30-6pm. She'll receive the key to the city and have a street named "Andreescu Way." Photo cred @mcintyretennis #SheTheNorth #Andreescu #TennisOntario #biancarising #biancaandreescu #getonthecourt


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THANK YOU to all the kids and parents who joined us at the #Scarborough Inner-City Kids Tennis year-end celebration on Sunday! And a very special thank you to the support of all our staff, volunteers and board members, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (@ontrillium), the City of Toronto (@cityofto), #ScarboroughTennis Federation, and Councillor/Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (@councillor_thompson) for making the event possible. See you next year! ๐Ÿ“ธ by Jag Gundu (@jagphotography)


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The OTA is excited for the Bloomex Cup starting Monday July 29th at the Ottawa Lawn Bowling and Tennis Club! Come out to watch some great tennis, find full draws and schedules here: https://bit.ly/2LGuFCW


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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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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 #SheTheNorth #BiancaRising 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 #BiancaRising #SheTheNorth @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