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Picture of the Week - OT SPIN - Week of October 19

 

Picture of the Week

OTA Distinguished Service Award Recipients 2018

Agnes Kern

Agnes has been a strong advocate of tennis and in recent years a strong advocate of senior tennis at Brampton Tennis Club and still up to today, continues to promote tennis activities. Because of her contributions, the club remains a top performer in Ontario for the Plus 55 league. Thirty years ago, Agnes became involved in the management of the Inter-County Tennis Association (ICTA). First serving as a Ladies Division Chairperson, then 10 years later, she became the ICTA Vice President. The ICTA started with one Major division of 8 teams 45 years ago and now has about 300 teams.  In 1996, Agnes developed the Plus 55 League and found a niche for her and other seniors.  In 1998, she became the ICTA President and spent the next 6 years developing their web site.  As the ICTA Past President, the position of Juniors League Director was unfilled so she stepped in and added the Juniors Mixed League (World Team Tennis format) on Sundays. It has proven to be an effective alternative and continues to flourish at a Major and A level. Anges is an exemplary volunteer and most deserving of this award.

Ken Barnett

Ken, a Chartered Public Accountant by profession, has had a long history of volunteering in senior and responsible positions in the Scarborough Tennis Federation, Heron Park Tennis Club and Charlottetown Tennis Club over a period of over 20 years. He was the Treasurer at Charlottetown Tennis Club in the mid 1990s, before moving on to Heron Park. During his tenure at Heron Park, first as Secretary in 2005, then as Treasurer from 2006-2013, Ken was always supportive of the club's goals and activities, and was always willing to assist whenever necessary, including assisting with the festivities for the club’s 50th anniversary in 2009.

Ken is serving his 14th term as the Vice President of Finance for the Scarborough Tennis Federation as of 2018, a position he has served under 5 different Presidents, and he is the second longest serving member of the STF Executive. As Vice President of Finance, Ken has been responsible primarily for preparation of the STF’s annual budget and financial statements, disbursing STF funds to pay for budgeted expenditures and maintaining STF banking records. Ken continues to be an outstanding volunteer at the club and regional level and is most deserving of the Association’s highest award.

Pictured above, (l to r), Jim Boyce, Executive Director of the OTA, Agnes Kern and Ken Barnett. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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ONTennis #podcast caught up American tennis star, James Blake! His thoughts about the American tennis scene and our young Canadian pros are insightful and thought provoking โ€“ you wonโ€™t want to miss them ๐ŸŽง #JamesBlake #ONTENNIS #getonthecourt http://ow.ly/AACc50wG3C9


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Exciting news for fans of US Open champ Bianca Andreescu as the City of #Mississauga has announced a "She The North Rally" this Sunday September 15th. Location is at Celebration Square between 4:30-6pm. She'll receive the key to the city and have a street named "Andreescu Way." Photo cred @mcintyretennis #SheTheNorth #Andreescu #TennisOntario #biancarising #biancaandreescu #getonthecourt


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THANK YOU to all the kids and parents who joined us at the #Scarborough Inner-City Kids Tennis year-end celebration on Sunday! And a very special thank you to the support of all our staff, volunteers and board members, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (@ontrillium), the City of Toronto (@cityofto), #ScarboroughTennis Federation, and Councillor/Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (@councillor_thompson) for making the event possible. See you next year! ๐Ÿ“ธ by Jag Gundu (@jagphotography)


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The OTA is excited for the Bloomex Cup starting Monday July 29th at the Ottawa Lawn Bowling and Tennis Club! Come out to watch some great tennis, find full draws and schedules here: https://bit.ly/2LGuFCW


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The OTA is hiring! Click the link below to view the Player Development Coordinator job posting! https://bit.ly/2HIvp7n


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ONTENNIS chats with Canada's most successful tennis coach, Rob Steckley (previous coach to Lucie Safarova and Denis Shapovalov). Listen to his unique views on coaching, social media and a 1970 Cadillac Coupe Deville. #ONTENNIS @robsteckley @luciesafarova @denis_shapovalov @TennisCanada #getonthecourt #TennisOntario http://bit.ly/2YyMqX8


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We are proud to announce our new partnership with Exercise Sports Movement Clinics Inc. @esm_clinics is now our preferred sports medicine provider and will add value to both our OTA Event Competitors and our OTA Member Clubs. More details on our website at: https://bit.ly/2H7AoNn


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It's that time of year again! Win prizes all summer long with the Club OTA app on Android and iPhone. Entries for the first prize of the season close tonight at 9:00! More details on our website at: https://bit.ly/2H8PjYK


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Get out to the @merchanttennis spring warehouse sale this weekend! Lots of deals in-store and online. Check out the website for details: https://www.tennisontario.com/pages/story-2-ot-spin-week-of-april-26 #Getonthecourt #merchantexperts


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On this first episode, ONTENNIS Podcast chats with Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu from Mississauga, Ontario. Hear how her meteoric rise has got the tennis worldโ€™s attention, especially other WTA tour stars. #ONTENNIS @Bandreescu_ @Bibi_Andreescu @Andreescu_Fans @TennisCanada @WTA #getonthecourt #TennisOntario #SheTheNorth #BiancaRising bit.ly/OTPBianca


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We are pleased to welcome @Bloomex_canada to the OTA family! #Bloomex is the "Official Florist of the OTA" and the new title sponsor of the Bloomex Cup in Ottawa this summer. Learn more here: https://www.tennisontario.com/pages/current-news-bloomex-canada #BloomexCanada #partnership


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Thank you to everyone that took part in the 2019 OTA U9 TDC Cup! ๐ŸŽพ Congratulatons to Waterloo Tennis Club for being this years Champions!๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ† #tdccup2019 #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt


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The OTA U9 TDC Cup has concluded and here are the Fair Play and Medal Winners!!๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ… #fairplay #tdccup2019 #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt


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With a new career-high ranking of No. 68 in the world, Bianca Andreescu has her sights set on even more successโ€ฆ #getonthecourt #TennisOntario #ONTennis #BiancaRising #SheTheNorth @TennisCanada @biancaandreescu_ @max_gao http://bit.ly/BiancasRise


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Intense matchup at the #U18Qualifiers!! Plenty more happening throughout the day! #Qualifiers #TennisOntario #GetOnTheCourt


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The OTA is hiring! Multiple Head Coaches and Assistant Instructors are needed for a community tennis program in Scarborough this spring/summer! Positions will remain open until filled. Details at link below! ๐Ÿ”—: http://ow.ly/4rAe50mkz0n #getonthecourt


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Having a blast with the after school tennis program at Flemington PS, with the Sports, Wellness & Achievement Network (SWAN)! #TDSB #getonthecourt