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Gillian Cruz Takes the Power of Positive Thinking to New Heights

Gillian Cruz Takes the Power of Positive Thinking to New Heights

Gillian Cruz knows about life handing us lemons…and she makes great lemonade. […]
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Stefan Simeunovic – Ontario Under 14 Provincial Champion

Stefan Simeunovic – Ontario Under 14 Provincial Champion

There aren’t many tennis players in Niagara who have the phrase “Ontario Champion” attached to their name, but for 13-year-old Stefan Simeunovic it’s becoming a habit. […]
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Tanner’s Top 10: My 10 Favourite Places to Play Tennis in Niagara

Tanner’s Top 10: My 10 Favourite Places to Play Tennis in Niagara

In our first installment of Tanner’s top 10 the 15 year-old tennis ace lets us in on his favourite places to play tennis in Niagara.[…]
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The Niagara Tennis League in Pictures

The Niagara Tennis League in Pictures

Deb’s love of tennis has meshed with a love of photography.  We were extremely fortunate to have her at courtside
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TENNIS FOR LIFE

 


Today’s quiz question : which Niagara tennis player holds the highest world ranking?
If you answered that the bragging rights belong to Joyce Cutts, take a bow.  As of December 25th 2017, Joyce appears on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) world rankings as #21 in singles, #9 in doubles, and #2 in mixed doubles.  This distinction also places her at #3 in Canada for singles and #2 for doubles.  The category?  85 years of age and over.
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The Niagara Tennis League in Pictures


Deb’s love of tennis has meshed with a love of photography.  We were extremely fortunate to have her at courtside during the final matches of the Niagara Tennis League.  Here is a sampling of the images she captured.
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PETER BEDARD INDUCTED INTO YORK UNIVERSITY SPORT HALL OF FAME


When I first met Peter, I told him it was like meeting tennis royalty … as I imagine a hockey fan would feel if they were introduced to a son of Jean Beliveau.  You see Peter’s father, Robert (Bob) Bedard, is the last Canadian to win the Canadian Open Championships (known better as the Rogers Cup)  – a feat he accomplished three times – and is one of the most highly decorated Canadian tennis players ever.
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GRIMSBY TENNIS CLUB DOUBLES CHAMPIONS


​Grimsby Tennis Club has enjoyed a wonderful summer of tennis, partly because of a renewed and improved clubhouse facility, and mostly because of a lively membership and great volunteer team.

The club held its annual Doubles Championships in September.  Winners were :
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HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS CONVENED AT WELLAND TENNIS CLUB


Each fall, the high schools in our area conduct playdowns to determine Zone winners and then SOSSA winners.  Players who finish in first or second place in both the Senior and the Senior Open divisions are eligible to advance to the OFSAA provincial championships at the Aviva Centre in May 2018.
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BRUNO AGOSTINELLI FUTURES HOSTED AT WHITE OAKS


​The 2nd annual Bruno Agostinelli Futures was hosted by The Club at White Oaks on September 18-24.  A total of 48 players competed in the qualifying event, vying for one of eight spots in the main draw.  The successful eight joined 24 other professional players to complete the 32-player main draw in singles and 16-team main draw in doubles.
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WELLAND TENNIS CLUB DOUBLES CHAMPIONS


Els Swart does a wonderful job of keeping the Welland Tennis Club members informed about news at the club.  Thanks to Els for these results from the club’s annual Doubles Championship weekend on August 18th – 19th.

The Ladies A Doubles was won by Maria Dinga and Kristine Atamanyk. They defeated the team of Kristine Espinoza and Johanne Crawford 6-0, 6-1 in the Round Robin Final. ​
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WELLAND TENNIS CLUB HONORS DUTCHY DOERR


There was no way the Welland Tennis Club could kick off its 104th season without paying respects to Dutchy.  At age 95 Dutchy Doerr, the former club pro and long-time member, passed away in July 2016 due to pancreatic cancer. He played the sport he loved – tennis – until two months before he died, and so it was fitting that the club gathered during its annual season kick-off open house to remember him and name one of its four clay courts in his honour.
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TENNIS AT BROCK UNIVERSITY


Scott Hurtubise is the Head Coach for the tennis teams at Brock University.  Both men’s and women’s teams compete in the OUA leagues.
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Congratulations Tady


Tady Saczkowski, a St Catharines resident, Welland Tennis Club member, Club at White Oaks member, tennis historian, and avid supporter of Niagara Peninsula Tennis, is also now an OTA Distinguished Service Award honouree.  Read more here


Congratulations to the Niagara Academy of Tennis : 20th Anniversary!


Lezlie Murch is an unsung hero.  Or at least, to whatever extent she’s recognized and applauded, it’s not enough.  Today, she’s most likely to be found at a wide variety of events, meetings and projects that are the lifeblood of the Rotary Club of St Catharines.
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New SW Region Chair


Suzanne DeKay is one of the most active and well-known players in Niagara tennis, and she’s about to become much more so on both counts.  As of January 1st 2018, Suzanne is the Chair of the Ontario Tennis Association’s SouthWest Region and also a member of the OTA Board of Directors.  She succeeds Wayne Saigeon who fulfilled these roles in recent years.
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IMPORTANT INFO – NIAGARA TENNIS LEAGUE STARTING SOON!


On behalf of the Niagara Peninsula Tennis Community (NPTC), we would like to thank you all for registering for the first season of our Niagara Regional Doubles League.

We have assigned everyone to a particular team (6 teams in total), each of which is named after some of our provinces.
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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL SEASON


​The Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club has the largest membership of any community club in the Niagara Region, with 296 adult members in 2017.  It’s also quite likely the most active and involved membership as well.  The four courts in Memorial Park are filled daily from early morning until late evening with a wide assortment of organized groups and club programs.
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CHIPPAWA LIONS PARK TENNIS COURTS


On September 12th, the City of Niagara Falls had a grand opening for the new tennis courts at Chippawa Lions Park.  The two acrylic-coated courts are the first new courts to be built in Niagara Falls in many years.  It’s a great step forward for tennis in Chippawa, and indeed for the entire city.
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WELLAND TENNIS CLUB MIXED DOUBLES


Thanks to Els Swart for the results of the annual Mixed Doubles championships at the Welland Tennis Club during the final week of July.
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Club at White Oaks hosts series of OTA events


The courts at White Oaks will be extra busy on several weekends over the coming months. Tennis Director Giovanni Rodriguez has put together a schedule of one event each month on the Junior Calendar of the Ontario Tennis Association.  There is something for each age category and playing level, with the feature event being the Ontario Under 14 Championships in March.​
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The Ontario Senior Games Invitational Doubles Tennis Tournament 


THREE   CHEERS SPRING  IS  ALMOST  HERE THE OUTDOOR TENNIS SEASON IS ABOUT TO BEGIN! REMINDER FOR ALL SENIORS!
The Ontario Senior Games Invitational Doubles Tennis Tournament will once again be held at the Welland Outdoor Tennis Club
Now is the time to contact your tennis partner and plan to be there to renew friendships and meet new friends at this friendly tournament and to mark your calendar particularly for the dinner on Friday, June 2, 2017
The final due date for Tennis Registrations will be Friday May 19, 2017 so you do have plenty of time to plan ahead and please get your registration in early which will assist the tournament planners  

A.N Meyer S.S Celebrates New Tennis/Basketball Courts


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On October 27th, the Phil Mazzone Sports Complex was unveiled at A.N. Myer Secondary School in Niagara Falls. It’s a dream-come-true for Vito DiMartino, and that tune could be his theme song.Four tennis courts are now available for the students of A.N. Myer …. the first public school in the Niagara Peninsula to have such a facility. They’re superimposed with four basketball courts in a space that was formerly empty.

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Goals

  • Connect tennis organizations across the Niagara region
  • Create more matchplay opportunities for all members at our many clubs
  • Introduce ‘Team Tennis’ to get kids involved in tennis at a young age

Coming Soon…

  • Tournaments/Special Events
  • Team Tennis Events
  • Tennis League Play
  • Facebook and Social Media connections
  • More!

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us at niagarapeninsulatennis@gmail.com