SPIN - Week of May 19, 2023

OTA Registers its 3,000th Active Competitor!

The OTA reached a milestone this week when it registered its 3,000th active competitive player for the first time in its 105-year history! The organization oversees the competitive structure across the province in multiple junior adult and master (over 30) categories. There are over 600 scheduled tournament draws in Ontario each year, including Provincial Championships in all categories.

Recent Ontario competitive player alumni include Frank Dancevic, Milos Raonic, Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov!

Amongst the current 3,025 (and counting…) active tournament players, there are 1,002 adults (over 18) players and 2023 juniors.

If you want to join the fun and play some tournaments, become an OTA-registered competitor here.

Nike Transition Tour Circuit U12/U14 Results

The Nike Transition Tour Circuit kicked off last week at Sobeys Stadium. 64 boys and 51 girls competed in singles action in U12 and U14 age categories. Most of the draws were divided into 2 divisions and included a full consolation, to give the players more match play in a condensed period of time. Pictured above, left to right, U14 Boys Djokovic division winner Edward Rusu, finalist Yuehan Wu, Under 14 Girls winner Leah Schwarz and finalist Anastasia Luchkin. For complete Nike Transition Tour event results, click here.

NTRP 3.0/4.0/5.0 Results

In conjunction with the Nike Transition Tour Circuit event last week, there was also a Men’s NTRP Adult tournament held at Sobeys Stadium. 44 players competed in 3.0/4.0/5.0 categories. Pictured above, left to right, 3.0 division Champion Carmin Marcoccia and finalist Jan Vlachynsky. For complete tournament results, click here.

Yonex National Selection #1 Qualies Underway

Over 300 junior players have been taking part in the Yonex National Selection #1 tournament at Sobeys Stadium this week. They are all vying for a spot in the Girls and Boys U12/U14/U16/U18 main draw categories, which are scheduled between May 25 and June 11, depending on the division.

To see all qualifying results, click here.

NCTA/OTA Player of the Month for May – Aubrey Sui!

Under 12 competitor Aubrey Sui from Ottawa is the NCTA/OTA May Player of the Month. Aubrey trains at the Rideau Sports Centre (RCS) with Rachel Cruickshank and Pierre Tafelski at the club’s high-performance program. Aubrey shares his story on his Youtube profile; how he starting to play tennis in China, how he deals with the ups and downs of the sport and what he is working on with his coaches, all leading up to this spring, when he made it to the 2023 Tennis Canada Fischer Indoor Junior Nationals! Super-cool and positive, stoic and a disciplined player, Aubrey has other interests including hockey, boxing and much more.

To learn more about Aubrey, check out his Youtube profile here. Congratulations and good luck Aubrey!

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NBO Ticket Discount for OTA Players!

Save on National Bank Open presented by Rogers tickets with a special Ontario Tennis Association offer!

On behalf of the OTA, you can save on National Bank Open tickets in Toronto with the special promo code: 23NBOTA. Save up to 50% on Monday, August 7th Opening Day session tickets and up to 25% on other sessions of tennis. Only select seating levels available for purchase.

To buy tickets online using the promo code above, click BUY NOW, choose the applicable session(s), select your seats and check out. The discount will already be applied. Alternatively, you can also call 1-877-283-6647 ext. 1 or email tickets@tenniscanada.com to purchase tickets with your discount promo code.

2023 OTA Summer Camp Guide! NEW LISTINGS!!!

Check out the OTA’s 2023 Summer online Camp Guide. There are over 40 camp listings from OTA clubs and academies across Ontario. Camps range from intro to tennis options for beginners, right up to tournament training boot camps, with many offering full and/or half-day options. Get your child enrolled in an OTA club camp or academy now, before they are sold out! To view the 2023 OTA Summer Camp Guide, click here. No login necessary.

Davis Cup Trophy Tours Ontario Clubs!

The authentic Davis Cup trophy paid a visit to several OTA-member tennis clubs recently. After visiting Western Canada, the Cup made its way to the Thunder Bay Community Tennis Centre, followed by a stop in Ottawa at the Rideau Sports Centre, Rockcliffe Tennis Club and Tennis Centre West Ottawa, and then on to Marilyn Redvers Tennis Centre in Markham and Kew Gardens Tennis Club in Toronto. The Cup is in the middle of a nationwide tour celebrating Canada’s Davis Cup victory in 2022! The tour is visiting tennis clubs and community events across Canada this spring and summer. It is now on its way to Newfoundland! For a complete list of tour stops, click here, and check back for updates. Thanks to Tennis Canada for making these visits possible!


OTA Club and Regional News

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Is your club hosting a significant tournament or event, does it have an anniversary coming up, is there a volunteer or player who deserves recognition for their contributions? If so, we want to hear about it. Just send a photo and a short write-up to us and we’ll feature it in SPIN in our OTA Club and Regional News section. To submit a story for consideration, just email pmalcomson@tennisontario.com.

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