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13 minutes | May 19, 2020
ONTENNIS interview with James Boyce about COVID-19 Guidelines
Check out this SPECIAL edition of the ONTENNIS Podcast presented by Mayfair Clubs. In this episode, we speak with the OTA’s President and CEO Jim Boyce about the effects of COVID-19 on tennis in the province. Jim discusses how the tennis landscape has changed since the pandemic and what measures the OTA’s member clubs and their members will face as they attempt to re-open safely. In a dynamic, ever-changing environment, Jim talks about the OTA’s role, the clubs and academies challenges and the responsibilities and directions outlined by the various levels of government that will shape the way tennis is played as we return to the courts!
43 minutes | May 10, 2020
ONTENNIS exclusive interview with Mayfair Clubs
In this episode, Mayfair Clubs has been synonymous with tennis in the Greater Toronto Area since 1970 and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2020. It has a colourful history, a long tradition of promoting the sport and it has produced some of Canada’s best players. Just about anyone who has played tennis in the past 50 years in the GTA has likely visited at least one of the Mayfair Clubs locations. Listen as President and CEO Melissa Raghurai and Director of Tennis Ken Crosina take us through the chapters of the Mayfair story and have a look into the future growth of the organization. Happy Anniversary Mayfair!
41 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
ONTENNIS exclusive interview with tennis champion Stacey Allaster
In this episode, “Women in Tennis”, we chat with Canadian tennis leader Stacey Allaster. From humble beginnings as a young player and coach in Welland, Stacey became one of the most powerful female executives in sport. After working at the OTA, she rose to become the Tournament Director of the Rogers Cup, the CEO of the WTA and is now Chief Executive, Professional Tennis for the USTA. Stacey’s story is an inspiration for anyone who dreams of having a career in tennis; whether as a player, coach or administrator. Tune in to hear about her incredible journey!
35 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
ONTENNIS exclusive interview with tennis champion Anne Worcester
Check out the first ONTENNIS Podcast of 2020. In this episode, the first of a new series, “Women in Tennis”, we chat with Universal Tennis President Anne Worchester. Anne has had an illustrious career in the tennis business; she was the first female CEO of the WTA, Tournament Director of the WTA/ATP Connecticut Open for 20 years and is now leading the charge for the exciting Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system. With over 14,000,000 recorded matches worldwide in 2019 – and growing - UTR powered by Oracle is the most accurate global rating system, used by the world’s premier tennis academies, clubs, colleges, high schools, organizations and tournaments. Listen in as Anne talks about her journey through the tennis world and about the exciting future she envisions for Universal Tennis! This is a must-listen podcast for every competitive tennis player, coach, club leader, parent and fan!
20 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
ONTENNIS exclusive interview with ATP Player James Blake
On this third episode, ONTENNIS chats with retired ATP player, James Blake. James reached a career-high singles ranking at World No. 4 and was the no. 1 ranked American player in 2003. His tennis career was anything but ordinary but managed to maintain his passion for the game. Listen to his journey and views. He is a really great guy.
45 minutes | May 14, 2019
ONTENNIS exclusive interview with WTA-ATP Coach Rob Steckley
On this second episode, ONTENNIS chats with Canada's most successful tennis coach, Rob Steckley. Rob coached top 5 WTA player Lucie Safarova and recently Canada's Next Gen superstar Denis Shapovalov. Listen to his unique views on coaching, social media, pro tours and a 1970 Cadillac Coupe Deville.
33 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
ONTENNIS exclusive interview with Ontario's own Bianca Andreescu.
On this first episode, ONTENNIS chats with Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu from Mississauga Ontario. A former OTA junior competitor, Bianca has shot into the world tennis stage recently, winning the “5th Major” at Indian Wells in March. Her meteoric rise has got the tennis world’s attention, especially other WTA tour stars.
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