Ontario Tennis

Ontario Tennis 2016/2017 | Spring 2016

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8 SPRING 2016 | TENNISONTARIO.com Editorial Board James Boyce Peter Malcomson Pam Olley Jay Neill Editor Pam Olley pamolley@sympatico.ca Contributing Writers Scott Fraser Melissa Cutler Peter Figura Tarek Merchant Design & Layout PIX Photography Jag Gundu Peter Figura Advertising Information Peter Malcomson (416) 514-1102 pmalcomson@tennisontario.com OTA Club Membership Information Jay Neill, (416) 514-1103 jneill@tennisontario.com Ontario Tennis Association President Scott Fraser Executive Director James Boyce Ontario Tennis Association 1 Shoreham Drive Suite # 200 Toronto, ON M3N 3A7 Tel. (416) 514-1100 Toll Free. 1-800-387-5066 Fax. (416) 514-1112 ota@tennisontario.com www.tennisontario.com Erin Saltzman Kartik Vyas Mike McIntyre Ontario Tennis is published four times per year by the Ontario Tennis Association. It is Canada's longest-running tennis publication. — published since 1970. The Ontario Tennis Association is a proud member of Tennis Canada and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. This magazine is produced to highlight the people, events and information that foster the continued interest and development of tennis at all levels in Ontario. The views expressed in Ontario Tennis are not necessarily those of the Ontario Tennis Association unless stated. (Copyright © 2016 Ontario Tennis Association) Canadian Publications Mail Product Sales Agreement No. 40710521 Return undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: Ontario Tennis Association 1 Shoreham Drive Suite # 200 Toronto, ON M3N 3A7 CANADA POST CORPORATION agreement no. 40710521 PUBLISHER'S SWORN STATEMENT SPRING 2016 WHAT IS SUCCESS? The first definition of success we find in the dictionary is 'The accomplishment of an aim or purpose'. From this definition we realise that success is not an absolute and what success means to each of us at any point in time and how we choose to pursue (or court) it can only be defined in personal terms. Thus the way we go about setting our own goals will determine whether we succeed. If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there? Personal success involves having a measurable meaningful goal. A friend, who is a teacher, expressed concern that when she asked her students what their career aspirations were, several had given the rather nebulous answer 'I want to be famous.' When questioned further, it seemed the students equated being famous with being rich and/ or successful. However as they did not define their aspirations in terms of a particular field of endeavour, they had no idea how they would accomplish this goal, nor could they get any constructive help in what steps they might take to move forward. It may be fine to have a distant and far reaching ultimate goal. However, if there is no plan or map and if there are no milestones or stepping stones defined on the route, the lack of a sense of progress is likely to reduce the motivation to move ahead and lead to losing sight of the ultimate goal. So in 'courting success', we are well advised to have a plan with achievable goals that are challenging but that can be accomplished in a reasonable time horizon. And if intermediate goals are achieved earlier or later than hoped, the plan can be recast or the ultimate goal rethought. Whatever happens, the plan should generate the confidence that leads to further successes. Confidence, self respect and respect of others in appropriate balance seem to be essential to being successful on and off the tennis court. There is an old adage often cited in business organizations - "be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down". In tennis, as in any truly challenging endeavour, there will be times when players win matches they are expected to lose and lose matches they are expected to win. There will be times when the system seems to help and times when it seems to hinder. These are times when it is important to focus on the longer term goals and progress and work to overcome any perceived obstacles. In this issue we feature articles on two young tennis hopefuls from Ontario, Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov. Both have reached significant milestones at younger ages than many of their peers and predecessors. We hope that, by telling you about them and their hopes of being part of the next wave of great Canadian players, you will support and encourage them as they court success and have success on the court. Hope to see you on the court! LETTER FROM THE EDITOR JAG Success Quotes Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING, HOW WILL YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE? PERSONAL SUCCESS INVOLVES HAVING A MEASURABLE MEANINGFUL GOAL. NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON DALE CARNEGIE ARTHUR ASHE ALBERT EINSTEIN COURTING SUCCESS Peter Figura Rosti Brankovsky Johnny Glanville Stuart Teather

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