Week of September 15, 2023


NIKE Transition Tour Finale!

The finals of the 2023 NIKE Transition Tour Circuit for U12 and U14 competitors was held at Sobeys Stadium last weekend. 

The Tour was designed for players wishing to compete beyond the U9/U10 Circuit and Rogers Rookie Tours. 

The top 16 players from the season-long circuit leaderboard played off to determine the top 2 players in Girls and Boy’s U12 and U14 singles categories.

Congratulations on a great season to all competitors!

For final results, click here.

Below are our winners for each category

Girls Singles U12 Winner - Saroop Randhawa
Boys Singles U12 Winner - Lucas Choe
Girls Singles U14 Winner - Leah Schwarz
Boys Singles U14 Winner - Gabriel Solomon
Left to right, Girls Doubles U12 Winners - CaptioLilian Jordan Gadjanov and Emma Sansaitn
Left to right, Boys Doubles U12 Winners - Gurbaaz Singh Saini and Alexandar Bulynko
Left to right, Girls Doubles U14 Winners - Leah Schwarz and Adira T Jones
Left to right, Boys Doubles U14 Winners - Nikita Cresiun and Jacob Evan Fainblum

Charlottetown Tennis Club Celebrates

50th Anniversary

On Saturday, September 9 Charlottetown Tennis Club (a member of the Scarborough Tennis Federation) celebrated its 50th anniversary! Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Jennifer McKelvie joined in the celebration and presented awards to the club executive on behalf of the City of Toronto and The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament, Scarborough-Rouge Park who was not able to attend.  A special award was presented to Club President (and OTA Chair of the Board), Dianne Weatherby for "17 years of inspired leadership at the Charlottetown Tennis Club and her personal commitment to tennis players across Scarborough."  Club members enjoyed having the OTA Smash Cage on site which was facilitated by Club Strong Manager, Simon Burden. 

Charlottetown Tennis Club Executive with Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie

Girls. Set. Match. 

Girls, Set, Match participants along with volunteers and program leads (St. Davids Club)

The first 3 Girls. Set. Match. Tie-Break tournaments were held last weekend at St. Davids Tennis Club in Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Boulevard Club and Martingrove Tennis Club, both in Toronto.

Girls. Set. Match. tournaments, initiated by Tennis Canada in partnership with the Ontario Tennis Association and National Bank, provide girls between 10 and 14 years of age with a unique opportunity to compete in a fun, short-format tournament that is removed from the pressure of regular competition.

As well as playing in the tournament, the participants are treated to a Pizza Party and are given a free Girls. Set. Match. sweater.

For information on the remaining five Girls. Set. Match. tournaments in September and October, click here.

For more information on Girls. Set. Match., click here

Girls, Set, Match participants at St. Davids Club
Girls, Set, Match participants at The Boulevard Club

Credit Valley 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 Results

Left to right, Men’s 5.0 Singles Champion Adrian Catahan and Finalist Noah Hurl-Kohn.Caption

Credit Valley Tennis Club in Mississauga recently hosted Men’s 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 tournaments and a Women’s 4.0 tournament. Over 100 athletes took part in singles action.

Thanks to tournament organizer Petya Marinova and the Credit Valley team!

For complete tournament results, click here.

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Capital Kids Finale at

Crystal Beach TC in Ottawa

Crystal Beach Tennis Club in Ottawa hosted the Capital Kids Tennis Program Summer Celebration last weekend. On-court activities, the Merchant of Tennis Smash Cage, food, refreshments, and prizes were all part of the action.

The event had a great turnout with 56 families, 92 participants and 189 people (participants+family). Great job to all coaching staff and program coordinator Sofia Christow-Filleul who saw the program through in 2023, the first year post-Trillium grant. Thanks to the National Capital Tennis Association (NCTA) for providing a budget and keeping the program going. Thank you to the University of Ottawa tennis team players for volunteering their time and helping to make the finale a smashing success. The debt of gratitude to Crystal Beach TC, Sherri Smith, Steven Harrison, Lily Yip and past president Ian Ash for their continuing support of CK and all things OTA! Thank you to NCTA sponsors: KUNSTADT Sports and Pure Kitchen. It was truly a community event, and we are excited for the next steps including an indoor season. Running at three locations, Tanglewood, Crystal Beach and Manor Park, there were close to 1,000 participants in the program in 2023. Congratulations on a great season!

Fall Community Tennis Network

Do you want to play more friendly tennis matches? Meet new playing partners at a similar level? Track your scores, progress, and even win prizes along the way.
The Ontario Tennis Association, in partnership with Tennis Canada, is excited to offer a NEW way to play recreational tennis in the following areas this fall.

Community Tennis Network (CTN) helps connect players to organize friendly matches with similarly skilled players in their community.
How does it work?

  • Register online and pay the registration fee ($20+tax)
  • Players are organized into a group based on their level
  • Contact info is sent to your group - players are responsible for arranging their matches when and where works best for them (at your club, public-access indoor tennis centre or on a public court).
  • Enter your scores online and win prizes*!

        *Complete 4 matches, and receive a $5 Tim Hortons gift card!
Who can play?

  • Anyone aged 18 or older can play
  • For beginners looking to play their first match or advanced players looking for new competition

We have three divisions:

  • Beginner (2.5 and below)
  • Intermediate (3.0 and 3.5)
  • Advanced (4.0 and above)

When does it start?

  • Registration: August 25 - September 18
  • NEW Session: September 20 - October 17
  • When registration closes, you will be placed in a group of 4-6, playing 4 or 5 matches over a month 
  • Summer Session 4 will follow in September 

Interested in learning more?

Check out our website for more information or to register. 

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) combined UTR ranking of 22-30
      (Avg 5.5 per player)

How to Register a Team:

  • Team / Individual Registration: Contact Tournament Director, Todd Orrett at juniors@intercountytennis.com
  • Teams: Create your own (play with your friends) or Todd Orrett will assist
  • Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 23 (no exceptions)
  • Entry Fee: $30 per player HST included includes LUNCH (cash only – pay on event day

Waves of Play and Team Composition:

  • START TIME: 8:00 am; END TIME: 6:00 pm. Event times may vary based on team numbers.

Other Information:

  • ICTA/OTA will set up draws, and schedule play. Tennis Canada will track results
  • All teams are GUARANTEED 3 matches
  • There will be alternating waves of Boys / Girls Doubles and Mixed Doubles matches
  • Prizes will be awarded to all players

Find more information in our Tournament Calendar here

Want to Play on Red Clay? Year-round?

Join the Club

Toronto Tennis City is happy to announce that midtown's beloved tennis club will operate throughout 2024 with memberships available for the whole family. This is your chance to join in on the fun!

We offer our members top-tier programming, lessons from Tennis-Canada-certified coaches and outstanding customer service in a beautiful location at Yonge and Davisville in Toronto.

Secure your membership today! Contact Michael Zimmerman - E: z@acetennis.ca | P: 647-381-6464 or visit www.torontotenniscity.com for more information. 

OTA Club and Regional News

Doing it the Milton Tennis Club Way!

Looking for opportunities to stimulate community involvement in tennis? Check out how this club does it!!

Established in 1923, Milton Tennis Club turns 100 this year! Through a dedication to hard work and a passion for the game, generations of volunteers have allowed the club to flourish and provide a standard of excellence that the tennis community can be proud of. Players of all ages, levels, and backgrounds can enjoy the club, whether it is just to play for fun, or to become the best tennis player they can possibly be. Milton Tennis Club is eager to share its passion for tennis!

As well as servicing its membership for the past 100 years, the club provides tremendous support to the OTA and Tennis Canada. For 3 consecutive years, Milton Tennis Club has hosted the Under 16 Fischer Outdoor Junior National Championship. From August 16 to 23, 2023, the future of Canadian tennis was displayed in Milton with over 80 entries in singles and over 40 in doubles draw. Over the years, the club has hosted qualifying matches for OTA Team Ontario Selection tournaments and Super Series junior tennis events.

Check out the 100-year celebration of Milton Tennis Club here.

Check out more details of the U16 Fischer Outdoor Junior National Championships here. Photos courtesy of Gyles Diaz/Tennis Canada.

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