Sharon Arnold

DSA Award Winner (2004)

Served in numerous capacities on the OTA (OLTA) Council - now the Board of Directors, holding the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and Education Committee Chair over a period of more than 20 years from the 1960s until the 1980s. As Education Committee Chair, Sharon developed the first teaching manuals for use by physical education teachers and promoted tennis instruction in schools.

Serves on the Board of Directors, and has been Chair of the Program Committee, and the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children's Foundation bringing the sport of tennis to disadvantaged youth since the Foundation's inception. Sharon has been a Canadian Open volunteer for many years and is a holder of a Tennis Canada Distinguished Service Award.

As a player, Sharon was a Canadian U18 Junior Champion and a National and Provincial Senior Doubles Champion in both doubles and mixed categories and Captained two Canadian International Teams - the Maria Bueno and Maureen Connolly Cup teams. Sharon has been an active tennis instructor for her entire adult life and continues to this day to instruct tennis at the community and University levels.


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