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COVID-19 Updates on Tennis in Canada

May 20, 2020

If you live in a region where confinement measures have been lifted or modified by government authorities and that indoor and/or outdoor sporting facilities have reopened, we encourage you to start playing tennis again. Tennis is a unique sport which provides many benefits, particularly for people’s health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically.

TPA Insights and Perspectives Week 5

May 15, 2020

This is our fifth and final week of this series of interviews. This week, we hear from Adam Seigel and Christine Picher.

Tennis Canada Cancels All Tournaments Until August 31

May 8, 2020

Due to the exceptional situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with great regret that Tennis Canada announced on Friday the cancellation of all of its national and international tournaments scheduled up until August 31, in addition to the Birmingham Classic, an international wheelchair event which was set to take place from September 10 to 13, and with the exception of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto.

TPA Insights and Perspectives Week 4

May 8, 2020

This is our fourth week of providing informative and in-depth Q & A’s from some of Canada’s TPA leaders in clubs/Academies. The series is called “Insights and Perspectives”, and asks leaders about their actions and initiatives taken to date along with their impacts, as well as delving into valuable insights and strategies they are pursuing for their club, staff and members/players. 

TPA Insights and Perspectives Week 3

May 1, 2020

Our hope is that in sharing this diverse industry knowledge from across Canada with our TPA membership, we will be better equipped for the challenges to come and for the new journey ahead.

Tennis Canada issues recommendations for return to play

April 25, 2020

Since the start of the current crisis related to COVID-19, Tennis Canada has been committed to making decisions favourable to fostering a safe sporting environment. In a time where we are experiencing an unprecedented crisis, this commitment includes the health and wellbeing of tennis players, no matter their level, as well as all Canadians in the communities where we live and play.

TPA Insights and Perspectives - Week 2

April 24, 2020

The Tennis Professionals Association continues to send you and your loved ones our best wishes for continued good health and safety. 

TPA Insights and Perspectives - Week 1

April 17, 2020

We’re in the midst of our second month of the COVID-19 pandemic and it continues to have a lasting impact on all parts of life. New daily routines have been established, as we all do our part to flatten the curve.

HP Coaching and Player Devleopment Updates

April 10, 2020

We know that it is a very challenging period for tennis in Canada as the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire community of coaches, players, parents, clubs and all our Provincial partners. 

Message to TPA Members - April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

The Tennis Professionals Association continues to send you our best wishes for continued good health and safety. Given the current state of the climate and while we cannot be on-court, we might find ourselves with more time to complete professional development at home.

Message to TPA Members - March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

As all non-essential businesses are closed and we are in a “shelter at home” mode, now is an opportune time to start thinking about how to prepare for when your club does reopen, hopefully in the near future. Using your time wisely now can help create a safe, healthy and vibrant recovery for you your members and your club.

Increased Broadcasting of WTA Tournaments in Canada

February 21, 2020

TSN announced on Thursday the terms of a new agreement with the WTA which will allow them to increase their tennis broadcasts. In fact, the network will broadcast nine WTA tournaments in 2020. This will allow tennis fans from across Canada to follow the best WTA players, including last year’s US Open Champion, Bianca Andreescu.

The 2019 Canadian Tennis Season - By the Numbers

January 8, 2020

Summary of Canadian succes in tennis throughout the year.

Sylvain Bruneau Receives the Jack Donohue Award at the 2019 Petro-Canada Sports Leadership Awards Gala

November 8, 2019

Canada’s most deserving and influential coaches and sports managers will be honored tonight at the 2019 Petro-Canada Sports Leadership Awards Gala. Among the laureates is Sylvain Bruneau, who will rec

Newly-certified coach “very proud” to be part of the Tennis Professionals Association

November 7, 2019

At 31-years-old, Aditya coaches at the North Vancouver Tennis Centre in British Columbia. Originally from Chennai, India, he moved to Canada at the age of 24. His path to becoming a coach in this country isn’t necessarily one that’s well-trodden – although his reasons for taking up the role, including his passion for the sport, are a familiar tale.

National Coaches Week

September 21, 2019

National Coaches Week is a time to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. We've put together the top three coaching moments in Canadian tennis so far this year. 

Interview with Sam Sumyk by Peter Figura

July 26, 2019

Sam Sumyk is a French tennis coach. He currently coaches WTA world number three and two-time grand slam champion Garbine Muguruza. Previously he has worked with former world #1, Victoria Azarenka, former world #2, Vera Zvonareva and 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard.

Changes to Professional Tennis, August 2019

July 22, 2019

The ATP, WTA and ITF recognise the need to create additional professional playing opportunities and improve the flow of players on a more clearly-defined pathway into the professional level of events for both men’s and women’s circuits.

International Tennis Federation and National Associations announce World Tennis Number project

July 9, 2019

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and leading National Tennis Associations today announced a strategic project to develop and implement a global, level-based tennis rating, designed to enable more matches to be played between players of similar levels, from beginners to professionals. 

Ontario Racquet Club reaps the rewards of hiring TPA-member coaches

June 30, 2019

One of Tennis Canada’s major initiatives is prioritizing safe sport. The organization encourages coaches across the country become Tennis Professional Association (TPA) members in an effort to safeguard the sport. 

Modification to Certification Structure - January 2020

June 12, 2019

After consulting various coaching development leaders across the country, including provincial staff, course facilitators and the TPA Advisory Committee, Tennis Canada has decided to modify the current coaching development pathway to better meet the demands of our growing industry. 

ITF, WTA and ATP Deliver Optimised Professional Tenis Structure

June 3, 2019

The ITF (International Tennis Federation) has today announced an agreement with the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) to optimise the structure of men’s and women’s professional tennis. This will provide additional competitive opportunities and a clear and fair pathway for talented players.

Tennis Canada Annual Report 2018

May 14, 2019

The Annual Report highlights another amazing year for tennis in Canada right from the professional tours to grassroots tennis and everything in between like Facilities development or the creation of a Safe Sport department, all of which is critical to the growth and success of our sport in Canada. The Report includes officiating, coaching, seniors tennis, wheelchair tennis, corporate partners, community tennis, fundraising, facilities, Rogers Cup/Coupe Rogers, and lots more. It really shares the story of our sport in Canada.

Tennis Canada Launches Official Podcast - Match Point

May 9, 2019

Hosted by Canadian tennis writer and analyst Mike McIntyre and Sportsnet 590 the FAN radio broadcaster Ben Lewis, Match Point Canada is the latest incarnation of The Southpaw Slice, the country’s go-to tennis podcast, providing weekly coverage of the ATP and WTA with a focus on Canada’s top players.