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Ontario Tennis 2016/2017 | Spring 2016

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36 SPRING 2016 | TENNISONTARIO.com OTA TENNIS ROCKS FESTIVAL The third annual Tennis Rocks! Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th at the Aviva Centre, home of the Rogers Cup. The event will again be co-hosted by the OTA and the Inter County Tennis Association. The centerpiece of Tennis Rocks! is the "Junior Team Tennis Championships". In 2015 there were 36 teams fromaround the province playing in a friendly competitive environment. This year will see the addition of a U10/U12 category to add to the U14/U18 division. Other activities include skill games, the Pizzaville Smash Cage, prizes and hospitality on Centre court and around the grounds. Enter your club! MERCHANT OF TENNIS PLAYER APPRECIATION DAY Saturday, May 14th is the first Merchant of Tennis Player Appreciation Day of the year! and other great incentives for OTA tennis players across the province. Make sure you visit either store in Toronto and Oakville or go online at: www. merchantoftennis.com to receive some great savings and gift items including Family Weekend tickets for the Rogers Cup in Toronto. A second Player Appreciation Day will be announced later in the summer. The Merchant of Tennis is the Official Retailer of the OTA and has always been a great supporter of grass roots tennis. NATIONAL BANK ROADSHOW The National Bank Roadshow Rolls On! 2016 will be the third year for the National Bank Roadshow. Our ambassadors will visit over 60 clubs and community events throughout the season. The Roadshow will again feature a number of different elements including the Pizzaville Smash Cage, (and a second Smash Cage in the Ottawa region), Babolat racquet demos,, Kids Tennis and Freedom 50 demos, Raise the Net physical literacy presentations, prizes and more. National Bank will continue to promote their On the Ball programme, an initiative that has played an active role in improving the classroom environment for children. Look out for the National Bank Roadshow at your club or community. OTA FREEDOM 50 The OTA has launched a new program, Freedom 50, designed to engage adults 50 and over in the game of tennis through participation (clinics, events, workshops at OTA clubs), volunteerism, recruitment, training, healthy eating and safety. Contact Rick Bertozzi rbertozzi@ tennisontario.com for more info. BY PETER MALCOMSON NO EXCUSES! #GET ON THE COURT AND JOIN THE OTA COMMUNITY! 16 recruitment, training, healthy Pizzaville Smash Cage OT EVENTS

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