Jackie Sheehy

DSA Award Winner (2019)

Jackie has been involved with the sport of tennis for close to 40 years since 1980. Jackie’s initial involvement in tennis commenced at the Picton Tennis Club where she held the positions of President and Tournament Director from 1980 – 1983. During her tenure she organized summer tennis tournaments and chaired Board meetings to develop interest in tennis and maintain the club.

After relocating to Toronto, Jackie quickly became involved with the Gwendolen Park Tennis Club and served as its Tournament Director from 1995-2000 and Vice President in 2001. While at Gwendolen her main responsibilities included serving as House League Captain and organizing social events. In December 1996, Jackie became a Director of the North York Tennis Association (NYTA) and served in this capacity until 1999, then became Vice President from 2000-2005 and President from 2006 – 2008. As NYTA President, she also sat on the board of the OTA as their regional representative. At the conclusion of her term as NYTA President, Jackie remained on the OTA board and assumed the role of VP of Marketing & Communications for five years from 2010 – 2015.

Jackie Sheehy truly embodies the quintessential spirit of the word volunteerism and her leadership skills are befitting of the OTA’s Distinguished Service Award.


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