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Green Means Go
 

Great Opportunity - Free Seniors Clinics For OTA Clubs

The OTA has started a new program called "Green Means Go". This program provides older adults (50-64) and seniors (65+) with the opportunity to participate in tennis via low-impact beginner/intermediate clinics delivered at volunteer-run community tennis clubs. This program's main delivery is through the use of the progressive tennis equipment with modifications, as needed. The equipment utilized encourages longer rallies and a smoother introduction to the game:

  • green dot balls (or different coloured balls)
  • regular nets (standard 42 feet) or mini-nets (18 feet)
  • 25-inch racquets (compared to the standard 27-29 inch racquets).

 

Clinics are open to non-members! Participants can enjoy learning the fundamentals of tennis from an OTA-certified instructor, in a safe and supportive environment. We have lots of prizes to distribute, and demo rackets to try as well! The clinics will be best suited for those who have never played before or have very minimal experience.  For the host club, Green Means Go provides a great opportunity for coaches to run a program for their members in the off-season, and even encourages non-members to play and possibly join your club the following year.  

Funding for Green Means Go is provided in part by the Government of Ontario.

 

CONTACT

For more information or to book a session, please contact:

Ely Schwartz: eschwartz@tennisontario.com (Greater Toronto Area (GTA))

Rick Bertozzi: rbertozzi@tennisontario.com  (Outside GTA)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

For the remainder of winter 2019, we are booking indoor Green Means Go clinics for OTA clubs, at the Aviva Centre in Toronto.

Dates that are currently available for booking include:

  • January 21, 7 - 9pm
  • January 28, 7 - 9pm
  • February 10, 1 - 3pm
  • February 18, 7 - 9pm
  • March 4, 7 - 9pm
  • March 18, 7 - 9pm
  • March 30, 9 - 11am

 

For bookings and further information, contact Ely Schwartz: eschwartz@tennisontario.com 

Dates are filling up FAST; please reach out to Ely ASAP if interested.

 

GREEN MEANS GO - AROUND THE PROVINCE

Welland Tennis Club - November 2018

 

Zoomer Show - November 2018

   

 

Brampton Tennis Club - October 2018

 

Ottawa New Edinburgh Club - September 2018

 

Nobleton Tennis Club - September 2018 

 

Carp Tennis Club - September 2018

 

AMA Tennis & Badminton Club - September 2018

 

 

 
 
 
 
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