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Lawrence (Lawrie) Strong, C.M.


Served on the Board of Directors of both the Ontario Tennis Association (then known as the Ontario Lawn Tennis Association) and the Canadian Lawn Tennis Association (now Tennis Canada) simultaneously from 1968 to 1975. President of the OTA from 1970 to 1972. President of the CLTA from 1976 to 1978.

 

Created a strategic framework for tennis growth and excellence in Ontario and initiated the first regional committees as part of the OTA. The publication "Ontario Tennis" was launched during his tenure and the first full-time staff was hired, to ensure a more professional administration of the Association's affairs during a period of strong growth in the sport. Introduced Canada's first tennis teaching/certification programme and improved player development by initiating more out-of-province tournaments.

 

Was instrumental, along with Ken Sinclair and others, in establishing the present National Tennis Centre at York University. In particular, was key in negotiating the tripartite agreement between York, the OLTA, and CLTA in obtaining the financing necessary for its construction. As president of the CLTA, succeeded in getting unanimous approval of the CLTA Council to the construction fo the National Tennis Centre as the permanent home of the Canadian Open.

 

Throughout the 1970's was instrumental in creating a framework for Player Development and Coaching at the National level.

 

As a player won several Ontario men's and mixed doubles titiles. With his wife Vivienne won the 1968 Canadian Open Mixed title and the 1969 Canada Games Mixed Gold Medal. Davis Cup Captain in 1970/71.

 
 
 
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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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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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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