Aviva Centre to Host Tennis Camp for New Canadian Youth
Tennis Canada – Over 40 children from the GTA expected to take part
Toronto, July 2, 2019 – Aviva Centre will play host to a tennis camp this week (July 2nd-July 5th), providing an opportunity for New Canadian Youth, defined as children between the ages of 8-13 whose families have moved to Canada within the past 10 years, to take up the sport.
The camp, officially named ‘Tennis Canada Summer Tennis Camp at Aviva Centre’, was made possible thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor family. It will be facilitated by Tennis Clubs of Canada, an operator of tennis facilities that run multiple tennis camps across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) during the summer. Activities will include on-court tennis sessions at Aviva Centre, home to Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, as well as field games and swimming at the adjacent York University.
Former Canadian professional tennis player Daniel Nestor, a 12-time Grand Slam doubles title winner, will be in attendance on Thursday for a meet and greet with the campers. The 46 year old, who retired in September 2018, also won an Olympic Gold medal and two Rogers Cup doubles titles during an illustrious career.
“It will be an absolute pleasure to be part of the Camp for New Canadians this week,” Nestor commented. “I am really looking forward to spending time and having fun with the children that are attending.”
“Tennis really is a sport for anyone and everyone. Having moved to Canada from Serbia with my parents as a child, this camp in particular really resonates with me. Hopefully everyone enjoys themselves and, who knows – maybe we will discover a future tennis star in the making?”
In the weeks following the camp, all attendees will be offered continuous tennis programming at the local community tennis club in their neighbourhood, Thorncliffe Park Tennis Club, at no cost. Tennis Canada will provide funding, while Thorncliffe Park Tennis Club will waive the junior membership fee requirement, hire instructors and execute the program.
About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 8 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 15 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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