We would like to express our solidarity with Ukraine for the incredible resilience being exhibited in the face of the tremendous hardship that the country and its citizens are going through. Many Ukranians (staff members & players) are an integral part of our ACE family - including our Vice President Kyrylo Tabunshchyk and his family as well as coaches Anna and Kirill. They all have family members, relatives and friends in Ukraine to whom we wish safety and continued strength.

On a lighter note, it is wonderful to be "up and running" again with our programs in full gear at both locations. We are grateful to our customers and members at Toronto Tennis City for their patience as we navigated through having to extend the closure there, due to the unfortunate collapse of our bubble (dome) during the winter storm in January (many domes in the GTA experienced similar challenges) - and the subsequent work by many to get it back up and operational.
Our competitive players have been in full competitive training mode, and are thrilled to be competing again, as tournament activity is increasing. ACE Burlington’s Deniz Karabulut and Maria Youssef made us proud with their performances at the OTA Yonex U12 Indoor Provincial Championship which concluded yesterday at the Aviva Centre in Toronto.
Congratulations to all our players who qualified and participated in these events. It is also great to see the widespread participation across the spectrum of our Skills Development programs (Progressive 1,2,3, Competitive Aces & High Schools Programs) at both clubs. Registration is also opening up for the Spring Session for these programs starting in late April (see below) in both locations.

We are in the process of preparing for the spring and summer season with our various Partner Clubs, and are excited to be joining forces with two new locations (see below) to provide programming and camps for the outdoor season. We are expanding and diversifying our camp offerings for the summer, and will be seeking persons to assist us in the different locations.

We continually strive to facilitate the improvement of our coaches and coaching system by providing educational and developmental opportunities for them (more below).
 
Let us hope all of us in the tennis world can continue to play, compete and develop without any further interruptions.


Doug Burke
President, ACE TENNIS
OUR UKRANIAN FAMILIES

Tennis is a sport of love. The international tennis community has rallied against Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. Our ACE family includes two coaches, and their families, from Ukraine: Kyrylo Tabunshchyk and Kyrylo Kudyma. They are an integral part of our team, and beloved members of ACE. Their plight is ours.
Pierre Lamarche: My various roles in tennis have allowed me to meet individuals who inspire me to aim for greatness on an ongoing basis. One of these individuals is Kyrylo Tabunshchyk, a Ukrainian who hails from Lviv, the last major city in the country, before reaching Poland. The city is now serving as the pathway for hundreds of thousands looking to flee the advancing Russian destruction force.

ACE Coach Anna Momot and her husband Coach Kirill Kudyma came to Canada and started working with ACE in xx. Anna was born and raised in Yalta, Crimea, a beautiful city surrounded by the Crimean mountains and the Black Sea. Kirill was born in Kyiv - the capital of Ukraine. They met in 2014 and decided to get married in October 2018.

Deniz Karabulut & Maria Youssef Excel at Provincials
ACE Burlington’s Deniz Karabulut and Maria Youssef made us proud with their performances at the OTA Yonex U12 Indoor Provincial Championship which concluded yesterday at the Aviva Centre in Toronto. 
Deniz was crowned the Boys U12 Indoor Provincial Champion after completing his singles final win over Jaden Ryder Mitrovic in commanding fashion with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 victory. Deniz overcame five opponents through the tournament; starting with a straight set first round win over Eli Marks, followed by 2nd round and quarter final straight set wins over Peter Nemeth and Nikola Bogojevic respectively.
In the semi-final Deniz came back strong after losing the first set to defeat Julian Mahdavi 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Congratulations Deniz on a wonderful performance!!
Meanwhile Maria secured a 5th place finish in the girls singles event with a three set 6-7, 6-0, 10-7(super tiebreak)win over Noelle Yuxuan Dai; and then claimed the doubles title when she and partner Jasmine Li (Jasmine was also the Girls Singles Champion) followed with an 8-6 final win over Tiffany Ting and Charlize Yu Ching Wong.
Well done Maria!
All Canadian adds Lyndwood and Port Hope Tennis Club to its roster of Seasonal Clubs
All Canadian Sports Management (ACSM) has partnered with Lyndwood Tennis Club in Mississauga, (full announcement) - as well as Port Hope Tennis Club to offer top-tier tennis programming to juniors and adults in spring 2022.
GET READY FOR THE OUTDOOR SEASON!
LEARN TO PLAY - Spring Programs and Summer Camps for kids age 5-17 will be offered in in seasonal clubs in the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area; Milton Tennis Club, ACTC at Hillfield Strathallan College, Burlington Tennis Club, Bridlewood Tennis Club, Mimico Tennis Club, Lyndwood Tennis Club and Port Hope Tennis Club, as well as at our year-round facilities, Cedar Springs Club and Toronto Tennis City. Choose between 1/2 DAY and FULL DAY programs & camps taught by certified coaches using the ACE Coaching System developed by Partner Club Director Andy Sutton and Coach Brandon Alguire, who are both Tennis Canada Coach Developers. Our programs encourage young players to learn the game in a fun yet effective way.

SOCCER, TENNIS & WELLNESS CAMP
TAKING SUMMER CAMP TO A NEW LEVEL!
This summer, All Canadian is introducing an educational and health-oriented camp for children aged 5-11. Our camp director, Cindy Lolua, a long-time teacher and wellness advocate, will focus on the social development, and physical & mental health of our campers.

The leading-edge integrated program will offer tennis, soccer, and wellness activities. Local leaders in each of the three areas have joined forces to bring you an invigorating and rewarding camp curriculum.
Ace Tennis created the tennis portion of the curriculum, the Burlington Soccer Association led the program design for soccer, and our wellness component is guided by the Ophea Healthy Schools Curriculum. The Camps will be led by school teachers, ensuring a safe with proper protocols. Camps are set to run out of multiple locations across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. VISIT SOCCER, TENNIS & WELLNESS WEBPAGE, or click below to see what a day at All Canadian Soccer, Tennis & Wellness Camp entails.


MIDTOWN CLUB IN FULL SWING AFTER BUBBLE COLLAPSE
Michael Zimmerman
Toronto Tennis City General Manager

The devastating snowstorm of January 17th dropped 55 centimetres of snow on Toronto in a fifteen hour period. Because of this massive amount of snow, the bubble at Toronto Tennis City, along with 21 other bubbles in the GTA collapsed. It took a crew of 6 people working for more than a week to clear the snow and ice from the membrane.

We had to bring in a jackhammer to break up the ice which was in excess of 5 centimetres thick in spots. The bubble was ready to go up but for two days the winds were too strong. The bubble got resurrected but the interior was a mess. The ceiling and walls were covered in clay. The lights, fortunately, were intact but they had to be checked for stability and cleaned.
There was a great deal of thick ice on two of the courts. The ice then melted, leaving a muddy surface which prohibited bringing in a lift to access the ceiling. We were finally able to book a lift and the court construction company fixed the courts after a long delay. Toronto Tennis City has finally regained its position at the top of places to play tennis in the GTA!
INDOOR SPRING SESSION - 9 WEEKS

REGISTRATION OPENS AFTER MARCH BREAK

REGISTRATION
EXTRA! EXTRA!
Vicky Mboko Wins Singles, Partners with Kayla Cross to Win Doubles at JA in Brazil!
Vicki Mboko (Burlington) continued her hot streak on the ITF Junior circuit by winning the singles and doubles crown at the ITF J1 stop in Porto Alegre, Brazil last week. Mboko defeated Mia Kupres (Edmonton) 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Canadian final. She then partnered again with Kayla Cross (London) to win the doubles title. This singles win vaults Mboko to an ITF world junior ranking of #13 – the highest placed Canadian girl. Canada currently has 5 girls in the top 50: Mboko – 13, Cross – 19, Marina Stakusic (Mississauga) – 38, Kupres – 39 and Annabelle Xu (Montreal) – 50. For complete J1 Porto Alegre results, click here. For Banana Bowl results, click here. Go Team Canada!
COACHES FORMATION
Preparing for Seasonal Programs and Camps
With a growing team of coaches, ACE organizes regular Coaches Formation sessions using the ACE System. Formations are organized by the Director of Community Clubs, Andy Sutton and High Performance Coach, Brandon Alguire.
ACE IS HIRING

Programs & Camps - ACE Tennis
Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area, ON

Programs & Camps - All Canadian
Greater Toronto & Hamilton

and more! Visit our Careers Page for the latest postings.
ACE Cedar Springs Burlington will be hosting the ACE Super Series for U10-U18 Categories in April as well as the ITF in May. Please contact Oubaida Ikharbine - oubaida@acetennis.ca, for any questions relating to tournaments and sign up.
For young players that are starting out in tournaments, please contact your head coach to discuss your options.
ACE SUPER SERIES
U10-U18 April 14th-18th
ITF J4 BURLINGTON
38TH All Canadian Junior Championships
May 2nd - May 7th More Here

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