Erica Gilbert

DSA Award Winner (2013)

Erica's involvement with the Leaside Tennis Club began in the 1960s. Over the years she has held various Board positions including President and Membership Secretary. She ran the Leaside Junior Open and several other junior tournaments for over 20 years and chaperoned juniors to out-of-province tournaments. Erica also served on the Board of the Toronto Ladies Tennis League for over 40 years and is currently still on that board. She is a qualified Umpire and Umpire Trainer. Tennis Canada still gives out the Erica Gilbert Off-Court Official of the Year Award. In 1998 Erica's lifelong contribution to tennis was recognized when she was inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame. Erica’s long-term commitment to the sport of tennis stands as a shining example to all tennis volunteers as to how one person can truly make a difference.

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