May 2, 2018
The Rideau Tennis Club’s Junior Development Fund will continue to support the sport in the Capital
Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA) – May 2, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – The RA is pleased to announce the donation of the Rideau Tennis Club’s Junior Development Fund to the National Capital Tennis Association to be managed and dispersed in a responsible manner consistent with the spirit and purpose of the fund.
The Junior Development Fund was created with monies raised at the RA’s Rideau Tennis Club, with the purpose to encourage, promote and financially support junior tennis at the Rideau Tennis Club and Canada’s Capital Region. A major source of fundraising was the annual Pro-Am Tournament, organised and hosted by the Club; held in connection with Ontario Tennis Association’s Roman Cup Junior Tournament. The RA sold the Rideau Tennis Club in August 2017.
“The Rideau Tennis Club has a rich history of member supported activities,” shares Tosha Rhodenizer, RA CEO. “This generous contribution to junior tennis development is a great legacy for this historic club.”
Ms. Rhodenizer recently met with Marinus Wins, Treasurer of the National Capital Tennis Association, to transfer the balance of the Jun ior Development Fund. Mr. Wins accepted a cheque for over $18,000, as well as some tennis equipment on behalf of the National Capital Tennis Association.
Thank you to all the members of the Rideau Tennis Club and the greater tennis community for their generous support of the Rideau Tennis Club’s Junior Development Fund. The RA is pleased to have entrusted this valuable legacy to an organization dedicated to growing and fostering tennis in the National Capital Region.
Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (RA):
Bryan R. Merrett
Director, Partnership and Engagement
About the RA
A member supported not-for-profit organization; the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada (best known as the RA or RA Centre) operates a multi-sport, recreation and leisure facility conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa. With a deep and quality laden line-up of fitness programs, sports leagues designed for adults, summer camps for children and youth and clubs for all ages, the RA is an environment that values fun, respect and excellence. RA members celebrate in a social atmosphere with a new story created each day. Supporting these stories is the ability for members and the public to access services from the RA’s Events and Conference team offering quality food and beverages. With a proud legacy of community engagement that embodies a clear passion for excellence in sport, the RA has much to offer the sport community. The RA Centre
is home to the ‘House of Sport’ – a collection of Canada’s National Sport offices.
For additional design information on the RA please visit our project page at https://www.racentre.com.
About the National Capital Tennis Association
The NCTA is dedicated to increasing and strengthening the popularity of tennis in the National Capital Region, by providing encouragement, support and leadership. https://ncta.ca