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Tennis Canada – Eighth season of tennis talk show will feature 10 episodes

Toronto, May 19, 2017 – Tennis Canada announced Friday the return of fan-favourite tennis radio show Aces to Sportsnet 590 The FAN for another season of in-depth conversation about the sport’s hot topics. Veteran tennis reporter Tom Tebbutt and broadcaster Roger Lajoie will once again host the hour-long show, which will air for 10 episodes through the summer. It will kick off on Monday May 22 with special guest Sloane Stephens, former world No. 11 and Australian Open semifinalist.

“The tennis season really is kicking into high gear now, so it’s the perfect time for Aces to return,” said Karl Hale, tournament director, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. “The long-lasting partnership between Tennis Canada and Sportsnet 590 The FAN to bring this show to the air has resulted in an outstanding place for tennis fans to catch up on the latest news. Aces is the perfect fix for anyone who follows the sport and I’m looking forward to the season.”

Aces will air on most Mondays from May 22 to August 28 for a total of 10 episodes. The show can be heard live at 11 p.m. on your AM 590 dial or online at A podcast of each episode will also be available online the following morning, and next-day recaps of each show will be featured on the Tennis Canada website.

Popular regular segments featured on Aces include Tom’s Mailbag, where Tebbutt receives and responds to fan mail and questions. Also making a return in 2017 is a regular feature with top official Tony Cho, a prestigious gold badge referee at international pro tournaments, who offers his expert insight and shares offbeat stories about life on the tour.

Aces tackles the week’s most current topics, and offers listeners a chance to win regular prizes through contests and trivia questions. Lajoie and Tebbutt will also be joined by several tennis personalities over the course of the season. Past guests of Aces include Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Jack Sock, Serena Williams, Daniel Nestor, Petra Kvitova, Pam Shriver, and James Blake.

“Roger and I always enjoy doing the show so it’s great to be back for another season,” said Tebbutt, a leading international tennis journalist who has covered over 100 Grand Slams. “There is definitely a lot to talk about in the tennis world these days and listeners should look forward to more interesting guests, opinions, and stories. It should be a fun summer.”

The complete season schedule of Aces can be found below. Each episode will air at 11 p.m. on a Monday:  

May 22
May 29
June 12
June 26
July 3
July 17
July 24
August 7
August 14
August 28

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, 10 professional ITF-sanctioned events and financially supports 12 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national junior training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. 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 website at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contacts:

Nicole Watts
Manager, Communications and Media Relations, Tennis Canada or 416-665-9777 x4092

Caroline Anderson 
Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations, Tennis Canada or 416-665-9777 x4545