Week of June 28, 2024

 


Yonex Junior Outdoor Provincials!

The Yonex Junior Outdoor Provincials U12 and U16 tournaments wrap up Saturday at Unionville Tennis Club (16’s) and the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC, U12’s) this week. The U14 and U18 tournaments are scheduled to begin Monday at UTSC, Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club and Milton Tennis Club. All U14/U18 finals are scheduled for Saturday, July 6.

For U12 and U16 results and schedule, click here
For U14 and U18 results and schedule, click here.

Come out and cheer on some of the province’s best young players!


OTA NBO Ticket Challenge Update!!!

OTA club members can save on National Bank Open tickets in Toronto by using their club’s special promo code. Save up to 25% on sessions of tennis. Only select seating levels available for purchase. Limited quantities available.

Ask your club executive for your club’s unique code!

The club that sells the most tickets within their bracket each week will be crowned the bracket weekly winner and will be eligible to win an array of prizes, including the ultimate prize – a National Bank Open Suite! Weekly random ticket-buyer prizes are given out too!

This week’s club prize is 2 Gold NBO Tickets, a Gamma Hi-Rise Ball Hopper, a Gamma Speed Ladder and 1 case of Penn Pro Marathon Balls. This week’s Lucky Ticket Buyer prize is an OTA Jacket, an OTA Hat or Visor and a 4-pack of Penn Pro Marathon Balls.

To see the latest club standings, click here and scroll down. Let’s see which club has the biggest NBO fans!!!!

To buy tickets using your club’s unique promo code, scan or click on the QR code embedded in your club poster, choose your session(s), select your seats, and check out. The discount will be automatically applied. Alternatively, you can call 1-877-283-6647 ext. 1 or email tickets@tenniscanada.com to purchase tickets with your club discount promo code.

Thanks to our sponsors, Tennis Canada, Penn and Nike Tennis (Mint Green Group).


3 Ontarians Named to Canada’s

Olympic Tennis Team!

Canada’s Olympic tennis team has been confirmed for the 2024 Olympics. Included on the squad are 3 Ontarians, Bianca Andreescu (Mississauga), Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa) and Milos Raonic (Thornhill). Below are all the team members and the events they are scheduled to play.

  • Leylah Annie Fernandez – Women’s singles and doubles
  • Gabriela Dabrowski – Women’s singles and doubles
  • Bianca Andreescu – Women’s singles
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime – Men’s singles and doubles
  • Milos Raonic – Men’s singles and doubles

The entry list for mixed doubles will also be based on ranking but determined via an on-site sign-in the week of the event and will comprise athletes who are already participating in one of the other four draws.

The tennis event will take place from July 27 to August 4 (Day 1 to 9) at Roland-Garros, the site of the French Open. Canada’s only previous Olympic medal came at the 2000 Sydney Games, where Dan Nestor and Sébastien Lareau claimed gold in men’s doubles.

The Olympic Games are of massive importance for Canadians in Quebec and across the country, and we are sure that Leylah, Gabriela, Bianca, Felix and Milos will inspire more kids to pick up a racquet on the back of their performances in Paris.

For the complete story from Tennis Canada, click here.

Good Luck Team Canada!


Kingston TC 100th Anniversary Gala Evening

The Kingston Tennis Club (KTC) of Eastern Ontario turns 100 years old this year and a gala evening was held at the club on June 22nd to celebrate the momentous occasion. Former and current members were among the 150 guests in attendance at the “Centennial Smash”. Guests were encouraged to dress in vintage tennis or cocktail attire, paired with tennis shoes or sneakers, which resulted in fun outfits from sporty to vintage. A comprehensive review of local newspaper archives and club records had been undertaken to coincide with the centenary celebration to enhance existing knowledge of the club’s history. The outcome was three display boards featuring photos and text of “100 Years of Love” for viewing by the guests. Party tents provided shelter from the rain that fell during dinner, then the skies cleared for dancing to the 12-piece band which played lively Motown tunes and created an upbeat mood. The gala evening provided a wonderful opportunity for old friends of the Kingston tennis community to reunite, as evidenced by all the smiling faces. Thanks go to the many KTC volunteers who made this happen!


Fair Play Award Recipient April 2024 –

Hanna Barta!

The recipient of the April 2024 OTA Fair Play Award is Hanna Barta! Tegh is 9 years old and plays in the U10 Rising Stars Circuit. Hanna trains at Advantage Tennis International (ATI). Her favourite tennis players are Carlos Alcaraz and Alex de Minaur.

Congratulations Hanna!!

The Fair Play Award is an OTA program that rewards one U9/U10 Circuit competitor per month for their exemplary conduct during tournaments.
Nominees are selected based off the following criteria:

  • Outstanding sportsmanship during matches
  • Calling out the score when serving
  • Shaking your opponent’s hand after the match
  • Maintaining your composure during matches: avoid emotional outbursts.
  • Making accurate and fair line calls
  • Ability to manage your scores (avoid scoring disputes)
  • Avoiding code violations

Each month, a recipient will be awarded a Fair Play Certificate and a Cineplex gift card.

Only one individual is selected from the circuit in Ontario each month. (Includes GTA & Ottawa; U9 & U10; Boys & Girls).deserved honour!


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Merchant of Tennis

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2024 OTA Summer Camp Guide!

Check out the OTA’s 2024 Summer on-line Camp Guide. There are over 60 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 2024 OTA Summer Camp Guide, click here. No login necessary.


OTA Club and Regional News

York Old Mill TC Summer Camp

York Old Mill Tennis Club in the West End of Toronto still has some kids summer camp openings. The Summer Camp at YOMTC offers an excellent opportunity for children to stay active and engaged during the summer months. We offer weekly full-day and half-day camps throughout the months of July and August. Following Tennis Canada directives, our camp adopts The Progressive Tennis approach, ensuring that each camper develops fundamental skills effectively. 

In addition to tennis instruction, our camp places a strong emphasis on socialization and enjoyment. Through a variety of on-court and off-court activities, our experienced coaches strive to make learning the game a fun and interactive experience for every child. Social skills are equally important as physical abilities. Through caring and knowledgeable guidance, our kind coaches will create a positive camp atmosphere where kids can engage positively and develop essential skills such as communication, teamwork, empathy, and sportsmanship.

Weekly half day and full day camps run from July 2 to August 30.

For more information on York Old Mill Summer Camps and to sign up, click here.


Markham TC Summer Camp – A Few Spots Left!

Join the MTC Summer Tennis Camp starting this July for an unforgettable experience on the courts! Whether you're looking to improve your game with our Regular Camp or take your skills to the next level with our High Performance Camp, we have the perfect program for you.

MTC Summer Tennis Camp (4-11 years old)

Ideal for beginners and intermediate players, our MTC Summer Tennis Camp focuses on fundamental skills, fun drills, and friendly matches. Participants will receive personalized coaching, engage in group activities, and enjoy plenty of on-court practice to enhance their technique and confidence.

MTC High Performance Summer Tennis Camp (all ages)

For advanced players aiming to compete at higher levels, our MTC High-Performance Summer Tennis Camp offers intensive training designed to elevate your game. Featuring advanced drills, strategy sessions, and match play, this camp provides the rigorous preparation needed to excel in competitive tennis.

Why Choose MTC Summer Tennis Camp?

•    Expert Coaching: Learn from our experienced and certified coaches who are dedicated to helping you achieve your best.
•    Comprehensive Programs: Tailored to meet the needs of all skill levels, ensuring every player gets the attention they need.
•    Fun and Engaging: Enjoy a balanced mix of serious training and fun activities to keep you motivated and excited.

Spaces are limited, so register now to secure your spot at the MTC Summer Tennis Camp.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn, grow, and play!

Link: Summer Tennis Camp | Markham Tennis Club

Address: 73 Wootten Way N, L3P 2Y5, Markham, ON, Canada


Rejuvenated Facility at Cutten Fields

in Guelph!

Cutten Fields is very excited to announce an extensive rejuvenation to its tennis facility. Not only has the club installed a new bubble over its four Har-Tru clay courts, but they also have new lighting and rebuilt clay courts. Cutten Fields first opened its tennis courts in 1985. The rejuvenation of the tennis facility is part of extensive upgrades to other areas of the club as well. The Club is proud to enhance the member experience by continuing to improve the club. The club is hosting an open house on June 16, from 2-4 pm. Drop in to check us out. We look forward to welcoming you. Cutten Fields is located at 190 College Street, Guelph. N1G 3B9. www.cuttenfields.com.


We Want Your Club and Regional News!

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.

Tell Us Why You're Great!


Tournaments - Community - Outreach -

Courses

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OTA Marketplace

Group Tennis Getaway Club Med Bahamas

Dec. 3-10, 2024

Enjoy an all-inclusive Tennis Vacation at the beautiful Club Med resort in Bahamas from December 3-10, 2024. This 20-hour tennis camp features expert instruction from coach Ivan Lauzon from Leaside Tennis Club. The trip includes airfare and transfers, Superior room accommodations, all meals, beverages and much more! For more information on the vacation, click here, and contact Rita Lee from The Travel Agent Next Door with questions and to book your trip; rlee@thetravelagentnextdoor.com, 416-816-5880. Limited spots available – book now!


Improve Your Game with a Silent Partner!

Showcasing a long-standing favourite – Silent Partner, the versatile portable ball machine! With over two decades of excellence, Silent Partner has been the go-to choice for tennis enthusiasts and professionals seeking the ultimate training partner. Known for its impressive ball speed, Silent Partner offers the perfect opportunity to refine your skills and up your game. Proudly Canadian! Visit www.sptennis.ca to learn more and place your order now!


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.

A Marketplace for Everything Tennis!

Whether you’re pro advertising your coaching services, a company wanting to reach the tennis enthusiast, a club looking for new members or you just want to sell some old wooden tennis racquets – you can reach over 15,000 tennis players in Ontario each week via our weekly newsletter SPIN, with an ad in the OTA Marketplace section. Listings and pictures are only $125 per week and all we need is a horizontal image like the one above (500 pixels deep X 800 pixels wide) and a couple of paragraphs. We’ll do the rest! Need creative help? We offer creative services at a reasonable cost. For more info, email pmalcomson@tennisontario.com. Include “OTA Marketplace" in the Subject line.


 

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