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Greenhills in London Rejuvenated by Total Tennis

Greenhills Tennis Club in London, Ontario is a beautiful facility offering 5 outdoor clay courts and 6 indoor hard courts but it has been decades since the courts were as busy as they are these days. Total Tennis Inc., an Aurora based company owned by Bill Maron, entered into a deal with the Clublink Corporation to operate the tennis facility in January of this year.

The club has been re-named Total Tennis London at Greenhills and 4 new indoor pickleball courts have been added. The pickleball program offers pay as you play bookings as well as clinics and round robins and boasts participant numbers of over 300 in less than one year. 

The six newly re-surfaced indoor tennis courts are also seeing increased participation numbers, where action can be viewed from the newly renovated spectator area located above courts #1, 2 & 3. The overall plan is to operate an affordable and family friendly facility for players at all ages and levels. Players can purchase a play package membership (no court fees) or a regular membership where court fees are paid at each booking. Non-members can also book open courts up to one day ahead of time.

All Level Tennis owner Anthony Glavanic leads a team of coaches including Jordan Master and Edgar Suski, offering private and group instruction. Anthony has been directing lessons and tournaments in the London area for over 25 years. Anthony runs 8 very successful adult tournaments each year while the other weekends often host OTA Jr. events as part of the club’s commitment to attract and develop the regions best players.

After the courts were re-surfaced in September, two grand openings were held on October. The tennis court grand opening offered 6 court/stations where groups of 8 to 12 players moved from court to court enjoying a different coach and a different drill at each stop. After the mini-clinics all 80 attendants enjoyed some exhibition play featuring Josh Lapadat (#1 U16 in Canada) and players from the OUA Champion - University of Western Ontario men’s team. One week later the club hosted a pickleball grand opening where 100 local players enjoyed round robins, clinics and exhibition matches on 12 courts.

Total Tennis owner Bill Maron has assembled a strong team of coaches and administrators and he is excited to be a part of the tennis scene in London.

 

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Granite Club to Add 4 New Plexicushion Tennis Courts

Toronto’s prestigious Granite Club in Toronto is pleased to announce the upcoming addition of four new tennis courts to its existing roster of twelve Har-Tru clay courts.

The four new courts will have a Plexicushion playing surface and will be bubbled in the winter months for uninterrupted play year-round. With 13 of its soon-to-be-16 courts available during the wintertime, the Granite will boast the most indoor courts of any private club in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Club surveyed its Membership to determine which type of surface would best balance the needs of all Granite Club tennis players, who comprise every age and playing level—from recreational to competitive. After conducting information sessions and publishing an information circular detailing the background of the project, it was determined that the addition of hard courts would best complement the existing 12 clay courts to meet Members’ needs.

Granite Club Head Tennis Professional Timm Fisher leads the Tennis Section, which includes 13 TPA-certified Professionals and over 1,200 Members during the winter and 1,600 Members during the summer.

According to Fisher, “it is very exciting for our Members to soon have more court availability as well as additional play surfaces to choose from. The four new Plexicushion courts will add variety to the four red Har-Tru clay and eight green Har-Tru clay courts the Club currently enjoys.”

Construction is scheduled to begin this March (weather permitting!) and completion of the new courts is expected for fall of 2019.

 

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