Week of August 25, 2023


U12 and U16 Junior Nationals Results

Play continued this week at the Fischer Outdoor Junior National Championships in Ontario and Quebec. 

The U12 event has been held at Carrefour Multisports in Laval, QC while the U16 tournament was held at Milton Tennis Club in Milton, ON. 

Ontario was well represented in both divisions, with a total of 55 athletes competing in singles and doubles action.

In U12 competition, the singles competition was down to the finals at the SPIN deadline for this week. There were 2 Ontarians still in contention for the U12 National singles title, Deniz Karabulut in the boys draw and Dongchen Ding in the girls draw. The final is scheduled for Friday, August 25.

In the U16 singles competition, Team Ontario had a player in each final. Quincy Yao reached the boys final, losing to BC’s Gary Jiang, while in the girl’s final Ontarian Isabella Marton defeated Quebec’s Neda Rahimkhani. Congrats to both Team Ontario players for great results!

The U14 tournament begins Saturday at Carrefour Multisports in Laval, QC with the finals scheduled for September 2.

Good Luck to all remaining competitors!

For complete U12 singles and doubles results, click here.
For U14 singles and doubles draws and results, click here.
For complete U16 singles and doubles results, click here.
For complete U18 singles and doubles results, click here.

Pictured above: Team Ontario U16’s competitors with Provincial Coaches Brian Jaimes, top row left and David Fanor, top row right, at Milton Tennis Club. Photo courtesy of Gyles Diaz/Tennis Canada. Pictured below: Team Ontario U12s in Laval with Provincial Coaches Dean Coburn, bottom row left, Irena Zivkovic, top row left, Tom Blazejewski, top row, second right and Sonya Latycheva, top row right. Photo courtesy of Bill Sherifali. 

Lander Open Next Week at Markham Tennis Club!

The First Annual $10K Lander Open takes place at Markham Tennis Club beginning Tuesday Aug 29, with the finals scheduled for Sunday Sep 3.

The fields of 51 men and 18 women are competing for $10,000 in total prize money in two of the strongest Open singles draws of the season. The men’s draw is headed up by top-seeded Hans Hach and the women’s draw is led by Zoya Chulak.

Markham locals in the tournament include Peter Kuszynski (seeded 4) and Liam Huppke.

Come out to the club and watch some great tennis at Markham TC! Visitors welcome.

For draws and results, click here.

2023 Steve Stevens Masters 

Tennis Championships

Play wraps up Saturday at the 2023 Steve Stevens Masters Tennis Championships in Quebec. Over 550 athletes have participated in singles and doubles in age categories ranging from Over 30 to Over 85 this past week. 

For complete tournament results, click here.

Pictured above, Ontarian Kanta Murali, Women’s singles O45 competitor.

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US Open Sale Starts Monday

at Merchant of Tennis

Beginning on Monday, August 28, get some new tennis gear at Merchant of Tennis' Annual US Open Sale.


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Check Out the Latest ONTENNIS Podcast

with Arash Madani!

ONTENNIS Podcast presented by Merchant of Tennis caught up with Rogers Sportsnet on-air personality Arash Madani to talk all things tennis. The award-winning broadcaster has covered many sports in his illustrious career, but he has a special place in his heart for tennis, a sport he loves to play himself. The on-court host at this year’s National Bank Open presented by Rogers has some incredible stories and insights about the sport and the current crop of Canadian tennis stars. A must-listen to for any tennis fan. Check out the episode on Soundcloud here or search ONTENNIS on Apple and Spotify podcasts. Enjoy!

Introducing Community Tennis Network

The Ontario Tennis Association in partnership with Tennis Canada has launched an exciting new initiative, Community Tennis Network, designed to grow the recreational tennis experience for adult players.
What is Community Tennis Network?
Community Tennis Network offers a platform for recreational adult tennis players to connect with others in the community and organize friendly matches with players of similar skill levels. The program is for beginners looking to play their first match, or for advanced players looking to find new competition!
How it works:
1.    Sign Up: Join Community Tennis Network and create your profile.
2.    Find Matches: Players are placed in groups based on their level. Players will receive contact information for their respective group members to arrange matches when and where they like.
3.  Compete & Track Progress: After each match, enter your scores online to track your progress and earn prizes.
4.    Build Your WTN: Every match you play helps build your ITF World Tennis Number (WTN), reflecting your skill level and progress.
Community Tennis Network locations are now available in Niagara, Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Toronto West, Toronto East and Kingston.

Learn more and sign up today: communitytennisnetwork.com
Don’t see a network in your area? Request a CTN in your community.

Tennis Canada Distinguished Service Award

Honouree Jamie Grieve

Jamie Grieve, from Thunder Bay, Ontario was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by Tennis Canada at a Centre Court ceremony during the 2023 National Bank Open. From 1999 to 2021, Jaime served as the head pro at the Thunder Bay Community Tennis Centre. Prior to being the head professional, he was on the board of directors at the Thunder Bay club from 1990-1999. For over a decade, he has championed building an indoor tennis facility to accommodate Thunder Bay’s flourishing tennis community. Jamie also serves on the OTA Board of Directors as the North Region Chair. The OTA staff and board congratulates him on this much-deserved honour!

2nd Annual ICTA Junior

Mixed Team Championships

A UTR / WTN Ranked Event

A Junior DOUBLES UTR / WTN ranked event is coming to Sobeys Stadium on Sunday October 1! The Intercounty Tennis Association (ICTA), Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) and Tennis Canada (TC) have teamed up to present the 2nd Annual ICTA Junior Mixed Team Championships.    

All matches will be UTR / WTN verified with 2 divisions of play:

1)    Division A1 – 4 players (2 boys and 2 girls) combined UTR ranking of 30+
      (Avg 7.5 per player)
2)    Division A2 – 4 players (2 boys and 2 girls) combinedUTR ranking of 22-30
      (Avg 5.5 per player)

Last year was a fantastic event with 28 juniors competing and this year promises to be even bigger and better. 

Congratulations to last year’s Champions (pictured above, l to r), David Mengher, Ben Whitley, Anastasia Diamantopoulos and Nicoletta Diamantopoulos and Finalists (pictured below, l to r), Selene Woo, Brayden Woo, Luke Laughlin and Andrea Taylor.

How to Register a Team:

•    Click here for the online registration form
•    Fill out the form and email to juniors@intercountytennis.com
•    Team Composition: 2 Girls and 2 Boys
•    Team Entry Fee:  $120 HST included includes LUNCH
•    Monies will be refunded if the event is rained out.
•    Payment can be made via e-transfer to tcjm_orrett@rogers.com
•    Team Registration Deadline:  Sunday, September 17.

Other Information:

•    Looking for a team, contact Tournament Director at juniors@intercountytennis.com
•    ICTA/OTA will set up draws, and schedule play. Tennis Canada will track results
•    All players are GUARANTEED 3 matches
•    There will be alternating waves of Boys / Girls Doubles and Mixed Doubles matches
•    Prizes will be awarded to all players
•    A volunteer committee will be set up to help oversee the competition

OTA Club and Regional News

Welland Match Point FUNdraiser Regional Tournament!

Come out and enjoy the fun at the Welland Match Point FUNdraiser Regional Tournament, Wednesday, September 13 at the Welland Tennis Club! (rain date September 20). Registration starts at 5pm with the tournament beginning at 6pm. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Pathstone Mental Health in Welland! 

There are 10 event options available: Mens and Womens singles and doubles, Mixed doubles in both A and B divisions.

Entry fee – $5 cash per event, maximum $15 for 3 events (please bring $5.00 bills).
Partners guaranteed or bring your own. Rules: Win 1 point advance to next round, lose 1 point, retire. Winner of each event will receive 50% of the entry fee for that event.

Refreshments: Cashless bar will be open - pizza will be available for $2 per slice.

Sign up at club on the board prior to the event or email info@wellandtennisclub.com or call the club at 905-788-1066.    


Social tennis from 4:00-5:30 followed by the tournament and then social tennis until 9pm.

Davis Cup Captain Frank Dancevic Honoured!

Canadian Davis Cup Champions captain Frank Dancevic was honoured this week at a special Davis Cup ceremony at Niagara-on-the-Lake! The Davis Cup Trophy was showcased at this wonderful celebration, part of the cross-country tour organized by Tennis Canada. Among the guests on hand to honour Frank (above second left) were Senior Vice President, Tennis Development at Tennis Canada, Hatem McDadi (above right), Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor Gary Zalepa (above left) and Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati (above second right), who presented Frank, a Niagara Region native, with the Key to the City. Former Davis Cuppers Pierre Lamarche Harry Fauquier were also on hand.

The ceremony took place at a private residence with a beautiful tennis court in its back garden, across the street from the original site of the Queen’s Royal Hotel and its six beautiful grass tennis courts. The site was home to two of the most important tennis tournaments in Canada in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s; the Niagara International, from 1885 and 1923 and the Canadian National Championships (now the National Bank Open), between 1895 and 1911. As well as the ceremony honouring Frank, guests were invited to enjoy food and refreshments (courtesy of Sobeys) and music in Queen’s Royal Park.

The event could not have taken place without the vision, effort and passion of long-time Niagara-on-the-Lake (NotL) resident, tennis enthusiast, Notl Tennis Club and OTA Board member Rosemary Goodwin (above centre), who worked tirelessly to organize this special occasion! Thanks to Rosemary and her team of enthusiastic volunteers! … and congratulations to Frank!

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