Ottawa Athletic Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

World-Class Tennis in Ottawa

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

OTTAWA (ON) – The Ottawa Athletic Club (OAC) will host some of the finest junior tennis players in the world at the “Ottawa International Tennis Championships” from November 9 – 16, 2019.

A sanctioned International Tennis Federation event, the tournament will feature junior players from more than 20 countries, including boys and girls ranked within the top 100 in the world.

The tournament will showcase five local players, including OAC’s Noble Tennis School student Corina Spasojevic, currently ranked #310 in the world junior rankings.

Matches commence Saturday, November 9th, with the qualifying draw competitions. The Main Draw starts Monday, November 11th.

The Singles Finals will be held on Saturday, November 16th.

Admission to all the great tennis is free.

For more information on the tournament, the players, the drawsheets and daily schedule of play, please follow the ITF link:

https://www.itftennis.com/juniors/tournaments/tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100045065

About the Ottawa Athletic Club

The Ottawa Athletic Club, Ottawa’s premiere health, sport and fitness club since 1976, delivers the highest quality programs, amenities and professional services in the National Capital area.

The OAC and its partner, the Noble Tennis School, operate one of the leading junior tennis programs in Canada. The Noble Tennis School is one of only 37 Tennis Development Centres across Canada, as mandated by Tennis Canada, to develop world class players.

Under the guidance of Tennis Director Tony Roth, the OAC/Noble Tennis School offers introductory lesson programs from age five, to Diligent Development and Master-Class Pathways of Progress. Facilities include eight indoor courts under a permanent roof and six outdoor courts, complemented by a comprehensive cardio and strength training area and an indoor running track. The OAC is the place to train and play tennis at all levels.

The OAC offers the widest range of health, sport and fitness programs in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Amenities include squash courts, indoor golf school, salt-water swimming pools, group fitness, spin, TRX and yoga studios, personal training, playcare services, locker room and spa facilities, ample parking, and more.

The Ottawa Athletic Club is located on 8 acres of land at 2525 Lancaster Road, Ottawa, ON.

For more information please contact:
Tony Roth Lynn McBrearty
OAC Tennis Director OAC Communications Director
Tel: 613.523.4024 # 226 Tel: 613.523.4024 # 249
Email: tr@ottawaathleticclub.com Email: lynn@ottawaathleticclub.com

Rally for Lilly

IT WAS AN ALL DAY RALLY THAT ENDED UP WITH A
WIN FOR LILLY

Lilly


Event organizer Janet Morrison opened the courts early in fog shrouded darkness on a perfect Almonte fall day. Honking geese heading to the fields heralded the arrival of our stalwart morning ladies’ group, who played some great matches against gusty winds.

The afternoon brought out a mix of players. Seasoned ATC members, players that have been absent from the game for awhile and others who have never held a tennis racquet nor played a game. Great fun was had by all and it is hoped that these non-members will consider joining our tennis community next season.   

After dark the courts filled with a team of 15-year-old MTK hockey players who were not only fashionable but also good sports and contributors to the cause.

Lilly , her brother Braxton and her mom Jodi came out around 4:30 pm.  Lilly was full of energy and enthusiasm to try tennis.  She and Braxton rallied for a bit and tried out the practice wall.  Although Lilly found it a bit frustrating at times, she stuck to the challenge, as seems to be her nature, and had some fun, especially aiming at her brother!   I think they will take us up on our offer to come out in the spring and have some fun and more time to learn this great game.  It might be a nice activity for the whole family!

Lilly’s mother expressed her sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the Rally for Lilly.  She is amazed at how the community has supported them on their journey.

Total amount raised was $700.

Special thanks to the Leroux family who went far afield to obtain donations, and to Lynda for her efforts encouraging players to attend.

What a perfect way to celebrate the end of a winning season; the nets come down today.

We will see you in the Spring!!!

MTX Hockey Team

Rally for Lilly

Morning Team

We are half-way through the full day of Rally for Lilly. Details of Lilly’s challenge with cancer are outlined within this site. The morning session was attended by tennis die-hards eager to finish the tennis season with an added worthy cause. You Can help as well.

The weather is beautiful and the wind has subsided. Let’s get out this afternoon and evening to play a few games.

A reminder: the courts are fully booked from 6-7:30 pm, but Janet will be on the courts until lights-out at 9:45.

Can’t play? Drop in and say hello. A great evening for a walk. Come and see the action of your friends and community members.

Rally for Lilly

For further information contact Janet at playmortennis@yahoo.ca

I Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 

In continued spirit, please consider coming out to the courts on Tuesday October 29th to support Lilly McComb and enjoy some end-of-season tennis. Nets will come down on October 31st. 

If you want to ensure you have courts reserved, email Janet Morrison at playmortennis@yahoo.ca.  See details on poster. 

Otherwise, just come on out and help fill the courts will rallies and games that day!  We hope there will be some classes and other groups coming out to join in as well. 

Janet will be there all day and if people wish to continue under the lights and crisp air until later, we will play on!

Members and non-members welcome.  Great chance to bring out some friends and family as guests, with the proceeds going toward this great cause.  Please feel free to share the poster with anyone you think might enjoy coming out.  

Donations will go in empty ball cans strapped to the fence until the end of the day, so if you have any extra ball cans, please bring them along.

Thank you for coming out to participate and for helping to spread the word and tennis joy!Any questions, email Janet at playmortennis@yahoo.ca. 

Hope to see you there!