FEBRUARY 2019
It was great to see the  participation of so many players in the major events - the Ace Super Series Junior along with the Ace Open - which we hosted during the Christmas " Break " at the Cedar Springs Club in Burlington. There have also been some recent stellar international junior  performances by Ace Burlington's Vicky Mboko and Oleksandra Gorchanyuk which followed Alex Mikhailuk's Veneto Open win (see below).  All our winter session programs are in full gear at Cedar Springs as well as Toronto Tennis City; and in our on-going efforts to improve our coaches and our product, ACE is  refining the ACE Development System;  spearheaded by Pierre Lamarche and under the 
guidance of Andy Sutton and Brandon Alguire [see below] both Tennis Canada Course Facilitators. Ace coaches are certified by Tennis Canada, and highly qualified; serving regularly as Team Ontario coaches and as Course Facilitators in Tennis Canada's Coaches Education program. Recently coach Natalie Araya of TTC has been a coach in the U10 OTA Girls Regroupings and at the U10 Girls & Boys Provincial Training Centre (PTC) camps. 

We will be hosting camps at both locations during March Break for players of various levels and ages (see below). Players wishing to participate should register quickly to ensure a place in these camps. Soon, we will also let you know about our exciting programs and camps for the Spring and Summer. 

We hope you all have a great year on the courts.

Doug Burke
ACE Tennis President

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Letter from ACE President
  • Powerful Performances
  • National Selections
  • Super Series results 2018
  • More ACE Player Performances
  • Kirtan Patel - The ITF Interview
  • March Break Camps
  • Coach's Corner
  • Andy Sutton System Developer
  • Visit from Severine Tamborero
  • Interview With Coach Victor Hoang
  • SAT
  • Empower Aces
  • Omni Health - Tennis Elbow

POWERFUL PERFORMANCES FROM YOUNG STANDOUTS 


Vicky Mboko followed up on her fantastic Orange Ball performance in December by finishing 1st in the category 1 ETA U14 event in Great Britain in January. Vicky defeated fellow Canadian Cadence Brace in the Finals and didn't lose a set the whole tournament. It was a fantastic victory!   Mboko has been an academy member at ACE since she was 4 years old. Read More 
 



Great OPEN results from current ACE and alumni players! 
Cedar Springs Club, in conjunction with ACE Tennis, hosted the ACE $10,000 ACE Circuit Canada Indoor Open Championships December 18th-23rd. The OPEN competition saw many ACE alumni players come back to the club and participate in the competition. ACE player Alexandra Mikhailuk and ACE alumni and assistant coach Martin Beran were finalists in the singles categories....... Read More


Oleksandra [Sasha] Gorchanyuk qualified for the main draw in the G1 ITF event in Columbia. She defeated a player ranked #180 in the ITF juniors 6-3, 6-4 and then proceeded with another spectacular win [the best of her career] 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 over a player ranked #80 on the ITF Circuit.

















ITF WORLD TOUR MEETS -  
Kirtan Patel
Fourteen-year-old Kirtan Patel hails from New Brunswick where he showed great potential and in order to further his tennis development joined ACE Burlington last summer. ITF interviewed him!   Read article HERE


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VISIT FROM SEVERINE TAMBORERO - 
Tennis Canada's Director High Performance Clubs 
and U10 Development

Severine was at ACE Burlington conducting a session with two of ACE's young talents Inaya Iqbal and Deniz Karabulut. Severine is pictured here with Inaya, head coach Walker Lamarche and ACE president Doug Burke [on the left] and with deniz on the right. 



INTERVIEW 
WITH COACH VICTOR HOANG

COACH'S CORNER

Brandon Alguire is Head Coach of the Provincial Team at ACE 
Burlington and a Coach Developer for Tennis Canada. He is 
responsible along with TTC coach Andy Sutton for ACE's System Development.

The Learning Never Ends 
- A Message to all Players & Coaches 


ACE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM
ACE is refining its development system, see comments from Andy Sutton, ACE Systems Consultant / Tennis Professional Toronto Tennis City...and stay tuned for more...

'I am very happy to have joined the group at ACE.  It is wonderful to have been able to join such a strong team of talented and committed coaches.  My involvement is primarily with Toronto Tennis City, but will still help with all operations at ACE.  My job is to help harmonize programming in Burlington and Toronto by ensuring that the high performance academies are maintaining consistency across their offerings. This includes collaborating in the development of the specific curricula for the high performance programs. I will also use my expertise as a course facilitator to run training for the coaches in Toronto to help them more effectively manage programs from Mini tennis right up to the National group.
Andy Sutton

We are eager to be the best at what we do and are constantly striving to reach that goal.'

MORE about Andy Sutton HERE
We had a full house for the  Mind Games Workshop  hosted at Ace Burlington on January 17th,   2019. Read More Here

NEXT U10 / U12 WORKSHOP at Toronto Tennis City is Sunday March 31st, 2019.

NEW!  We will be offering one hour sessions for groups of two to four athletes. These sessions will be focused on the junior athletes specific needs, such as:
  • Learning to bring practice to matches
  • Managing your frustration on the court
  • Maintaining concentration during the match
  • Developing self confidence
For more details about scheduling and pricing, please contact us via email at  sana.farid@empoweraces.com





Studying in the United States and playing for a university is a dream for many. 
If you are a young player and dream of getting a scholarship in the US, you need to prepare thoroughly for the entrance exam - the SAT. The more you prepare, the better your score, the more chances you will have for both scholarships and better universities. Helen Donohoe, M.S.Ed., is a teacher of English and French in the Hamilton/Burlington area. She holds practice SAT sessions on Saturdays for ACE players on an informal, drop-in basis at the Cedar Springs Club in Burlington where she is a member, long-time tennis hacker and aficionado. For more information, please contact Helen directly at helen@acetennis.ca.


Click HERE  for more info on SAT

Clara & Ethan Tiong getting a photo with Denis Shapavalov at the Aviva Centre 
over the Christmas Holidays!


Dr. Anil Kaushal leads the teams at OMNI Health and Rehab, inside Cedar Springs, successfully managing a wide variety of sports injuries. He has partnered with ACE Tennis to work with our high performance players to ensure health and long tennis careers. He will be sharing monthly tips/wisdom in our newsletters. 



ACE IS ON SLACK
A TEAM COMMUNICATION TOOL




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ACE Tennis is committed to the development of excellence in youth through the sport of tennis and has been recognized as Canada's top tennis development center and leader in tennis development for more than 40 years. We operate in Burlington and in Toronto and provide programs for players of all levels and commitment; from leading edge high performance programs to progressive skills development programs for players as young as age 4. Our coaches are certified by Tennis Canada and provide a scientific, progressive approach to teaching tennis in a fun supportive environment.


ACE TENNIS BURLINGTON operates out of Cedar Springs Health, Racquet and Sportsclub. The Cedar Springs Club boasts state of the art fitness facilities that complement its 12 indoor tennis courts. It offers full member recreational services including access to pools, a basketball gym, and a restaurant. Physiotherapy, medical services and massage therapy are also available on site.


ACE also operates at Toronto Tennis City - Toronto's most unique tennis destination, located at Yonge and Davisville. The club provides its members with year round access to red Italian clay  courts with state of the art LED lighting, a beautiful club house. The club offers first rate adult programs and service  oriented staff. 
ACE has officially partnered with Burlington Tennis Club and runs Spring programs and Summer Camps for children age 4-17, as well as High Performance Competitive training for U12-U18 players. The seasonal facility operates from the beginning of May through to the end of September, and is  located in the downtown area, within the Central Park. The tennis facility has 6 lighted hard courts, and a 2 storey clubhouse. 
All Canadian Sports Management Inc. is a 42 year old company which has specialized mostly in the field of tennis through strategical planning for tennis development, creation and management of sport facilities, the creation and operation of events, research and development. All Canadian operates ACE Tennis. 

ACE has been a Gold Designated Tennis Development Center 18 years in a row.  The TDC "Go for Gold" Program is a "support program" designed by Tennis Canada to work with junior competitive development programs across Canada. The TDC program is a key component of the overall player development plan of Tennis Canada and its mission of developing world class players. The TDC program designates indoor clubs/academy's meeting minimum program requirements with a gold, silver, bronze or basic designation. 

Ace players and coaches benefit from the Ace Replay system which provides them with the opportunity to access a video replay of the player's practice, lesson or match play. The Ace Replay system provides an opportunity for match analysis, an understanding of player's behavior in pressure situations and evaluation through analytics. 



ACE BURLINGTON
Cedar Springs Club


ACE TORONTO
Toronto Tennis City