Week of April 19, 2024

 


Fischer National Jr. Indoor

Doubles Champs

Over the past few weeks The OTA has highlighted Team Ontario singles champions from the recent Fischer National Junior Indoor Championships. It’s time to highlight the teams’ national doubles champions and finalists as well!

GU18 Doubles Champions (above, left to right, photo: Peter Figura): Lily Rochon (Oakville) and Jacey Tian (Aurora). Final score: 6-4, 6-7(4), 1-0(7) over Dylan Gelber (QC) and Samila Jarrah (QC).

BU18 Doubles Champions (above, left to right, photo: Peter Figura): Miko Lapalme (QC) and Benjamin Azar (Woodbridge). Final score: 5-7, 6-4, 1-0(7) over Alec Barin (QC)and Loic Petrecca (QC).

GU16 Doubles Champions (above, left to right, photo: André Noël): Andrea Cabio (Milton) and Charlize Celebrini (BC), Final score: 7-6(5), 1-6, 1-0(5) over Anastasia Malysheva (Vaughan) and Andrea Taylor (Pickering).

BU16 Doubles Champions (above, left to right, photo André Noël): Miko Lapalme (QC) and Quincy Yao (Thornhill), Final score: 6-1, 6-1 over Rafael Brown (QC) and Randy Rakotonavahy (QC).

Congratulations Team Ontario!

For U18 results, click here
For U16 results, click here
For U14 results, click here
For U12 results, click here


Re-Cert Opportunity for

TPA Pros!

Only 4 spots are left for the upcoming Frappe workshop in May!

Frappe Tennis Learning Process

  • Date: Sunday May 5th
  • Fee = $70.00 +HST
  • Click here to register
  • Venue: Toronto Tennis City
  • Address: 185 Balliol St, Toronto, ON M4S 1C2
  • 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm (total of 5 hours)

For more information on this exciting opportunity click here


PRC Markham Wheelchair Classic

April 19-22

STARTS FRIDAY!

Premier Racquet Club Wheelchair Classic set to showcase tennis talent in Markham.

Premier Racquet Club Markham is proud to announce the eagerly awaited Premier Racquet Club Wheelchair Classic, set to take place from April 19th to April 22nd at Premier Racquet Clubs Markham. This prestigious ITF wheelchair tennis tournament promises to deliver thrilling matches and highlight the extraordinary skill and athleticism of wheelchair tennis players.

The Premier Racquet Club, nestled in the heart of Markham, Ontario, will host this exciting event, welcoming competitors, spectators, and tennis enthusiasts from across the world. With its state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to promoting inclusivity in sports, the Premier Racquet Club provides an ideal setting for showcasing the talents of wheelchair tennis athletes.

The Wheelchair Classic serves as a platform for both seasoned veterans and rising stars in to compete at the highest level. Spectators can expect to witness exhilarating matches filled with intense rallies, strategic gameplay, and sheer determination as athletes vie for victory and coveted titles.
"We are thrilled to host the Premier Racquet Club Wheelchair Classic," said Andy Sutton, Director of Tennis at Premier Racquet Clubs Markham. "This tournament celebrates the incredible skill and resilience of wheelchair tennis players while fostering a sense of community and inclusivity within the sport. We look forward to welcoming participants and spectators alike for an unforgettable showcase of talent and sportsmanship."

The tournament will feature various competitive categories, including singles and doubles matches, ensuring a dynamic and engaging experience for all involved. Additionally, the event will offer opportunities for fans to interact with players and immerse themselves in the excitement of wheelchair tennis.
As part of its commitment to accessibility, the Premier Racquet Club will ensure participants can compete comfortably and enjoyably. The tournament also aims to raise awareness of wheelchair tennis and promote inclusivity within the broader tennis community.

The Premier Racquet Club Wheelchair Classic promises to be an event filled with fierce competition, camaraderie, and inspiration. Tennis enthusiasts and community members are encouraged to mark their calendars and join us from April 19th to April 22nd, at the Premier Racquet Club in Markham, Ontario, for an unforgettable celebration of wheelchair tennis excellence.

For more information about the Premier Racquet Club Wheelchair Classic, including registration details and event updates, please visit [tournament website] or contact Andy Sutton, Tennis Director. Premier Racquet Clubs Markham, asutton@premierracquetclubs.com or visit www.premierracquetclubs.com


$5K Ontario Open Doubles Championships

@ 10XTO

Sign up for the $5000 Ontario Open Doubles Championships being held at 10XTO at the iconic Hotel X Toronto, May 22 to 26!

Featuring Men’s and Women’s Doubles, both events promise to have very strong fields! Entries open on April 7th and draws are limited, so sign up early! Open to all players who have an active PTA license. Not currently a member? Click here to register as an OTA competitor.

Located in the heart of the Exhibition Grounds, nestled neatly at the bottom of the 30-storey Hotel X Toronto, 10XTO is an inspired athletic club offering an unmatched member experience. In a 90,000 sq. ft. architectural structure, encased in floor to ceiling glass, 10XTO was deliberately designed to bring the outside in, providing breathtaking views of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario.

Special hotel rate for players and guests:

  • Rate is discounted by 45% of Best Available Rate
  • Rate is valid on stays fron May 22-26, 2024
  • Free cancellation by 3pm, 1 day prior to arrival
  • Booking here

With tennis, fitness, and squash at its core, 10XTO features four world-class indoor DecoTurf tennis courts with 50 ft. ceilings and unparalleled views of the surrounding city and lake, giving players the feeling of year-round outdoor play, without the elements.

For more information on 10XTO, click here.

Don’t miss out on the action, sign up here beginning April 7!

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eddy Nguyen at eddy.nguyen@10xto.com.


The Thornhill Club Offers Trial Membership in 2024!

The Thornhill Club Tennis Division is offering a trial membership* for the 2024 outdoor tennis season. You can join the 3-court har-tru surfaced facility for the summer season (May to October) for only $649 + HST, monthly capital fees, contributions to the Prize Fund and contributions to clubs’ OTA membership dues. The club’s initiation fee is waived during the trial period. Members will have access to the club amenities including tennis, pool and dining for the trial period. Fitness and group exercise access available for additional fee. For more information and to join, contact Sports and Activities Manager Darryl Jinks at djinks@thornhillgcc.com

*not available to any past Thornhill Club member

 


Invitation to the Friendship Cup -

Let the Games Begin! - NEW INFO

NEW INFORMATION!

On behalf of the Barbados Tennis Association, it is with great excitement and pleasure that we extend this special invitation to teams from your club to participate in the Barbados Friendship Cup; our upcoming Doubles Team Tennis Festival in the beautiful island of Barbados where sun, sand and tennis enthusiasts converge for an unforgettable experience

The festival has been meticulously planned to offer a unique tennis experience combined with a blend of social activities, ensuring an all-encompassing and enjoyable event for all participants.

The event will take place at our newly expanded tennis facility at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

Event Overview

  • Team Event Dates: Monday, October 7th to Friday, October 11th, 2024
  • Location: The stunning island of Barbados
Categories
  • Senior and Open Senior - Ladies over 35 & Men over 45
  • Open - Any age group

Match Format

  • 3 matches per tie - ladies doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles.
  • Open Team Event: Men’s Doubles, Ladies Double’s & Mixed Doubles
  • Senior Team Event: Men’s Over 45 Doubles, Women’s Over 35 Doubles & Mixed Doubles

Format of Play

  • Round Robin
  • All teams will be placed in a group to play a round robin format.
  • Matches will be first to 9, no ad scoring with a 7-point tiebreaker at 8 all.
  • The team that wins 2 or more matches wins the tie.
  • In the event that there is a group tie, the number of games won and lost will determine the group standings.
  • Teams may be required to play 2 matches (ties) in a day.
  • The top team from each group will enter the knock-out phase of the competition, while the other teams in the groups will play a consolation knock-out tournament.
  • Each team will play a minimum of three ties against other teams.

Times of Play

  • Sunday, October 6, 2024: Sign-in and welcome reception, 6:00pm @ the National Tennis Centre.
  • Round Robin Phase: Monday, October 7, 2024, beginning at 9am

Officials

Venue

  • National Tennis Centre, Wildey, St. Michael
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Entry Fees: US$ 150.00/BDS $300 per team, (min. 4 to 6 players)

ENTRY DEADLINE

  • Saturday, August 31, 2024 @ 12 noon

Entries

  • All entries must be submitted using the Google Form on the Instagram page @barbadostenniscup by the entry deadline. No telephone entries will be accepted. All entries must include a valid cell number to be used as the main contact number.

Rules

  • The ITF Rules and Code of Contact applicable to the events will be in force.

Why Join Us?

  1. Passion for Tennis: Experience the thrill of doubles match play against teams from across the Caribbean, Canada, and the USA.
  2. Cultural Delights: Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Barbados through engaging social activities, delicious local cuisine, and the warmth of Bajan hospitality. Play in a breathtaking setting that combines the excitement of competition with the serenity of a Caribbean paradise.
  3. International Networking: Connect with tennis enthusiasts from around the globe, fostering friendships and creating memories that extend beyond the courts.

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Third Annual UTR/WTN Junior

Mixed Team Championships

A Junior DOUBLES UTR / WTN ranked event is coming to Sobeys Stadium on SATURDAY MAY 4! The Intercounty Tennis Association, Ontario Tennis Association and Tennis Canada have teamed up to present the third annual ICTA Junior Mixed Team Championships.

Learn how to register here!

  1. All matches will be UTR / WTN verified with 3 divisions of play:
    Division A1:
    4 players (2 boys, 2 girls) combined UTR ranking average of 8.0+ per player.
  2. Division A2:
    4 players (2 boys, 2 girls) combined UTR ranking average 6.5-8.0 per player.
  3. Division A3:
    4 players (2 boys, 2 girls) combined UTR ranking average 5.0-6.5 per player.

Last year was a fantastic event, with 48 juniors competing and this year promises to be even bigger and better. Congratulations to last year’s Champions and Finalists.
Pictured above, (left to right): A1 Champions: Aidan Biss-Mantziounis, Isabella Marton, Annabelle Ganescu, Michael Gutkowski, (see more photos below).

How to Register a Team:

  • Team Name (be creative): Names of 2 Boys and 2 Girls plus each player’s UTR rating.
  • Team / Individual Registration: Contact Todd Orrett at: juniors@intercountytennis.com.
  • Team Entry Fee: $160 HST (incl) which includes LUNCH.
  • Team Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 28!!!

A2 Champions: (left to right) Polina Tulupkinova, Sophie Dement, Nicolas Burton, Nikita Tulupkinov.

A3 Champions: (left to right) Luca Ambrosi, Alexandra Galanova, Mithulan Nanthakumar, Monica Chiriac.


Special OTA 2024 NBO Ticket Offer!

 

Get your NBO Tickets for Toronto now, use the OTA promo code and save!

The OTA is pleased to offer tennis fans a special offer on tickets for the 2024 National Bank Open in Toronto and Montreal. 

In Toronto, save 50% on Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze tickets for Opening Day (Tuesday) and save 25% on Gold, Silver and Bronze tickets for Tuesday to Sunday evening sessions. Use promo code TO24OTA. To learn more and buy tickets for Toronto, click here. No discounts on Monday night finals.


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