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What a Spring and Summer we’ve had. We ended our year in June with a bang, with some fine performances in Outdoor Provincials by a couple of our players (see below); followed by a wonderful showing by Ace’s Ariana Arsenault at the Rogers Cup - and a rewarding comeback performance by Rachel Kryzak, overcoming a difficult period of injury (see below). Heartiest congratulations to Ace Burlington’s Eiji Fujita - who just finished 3rd at the Canadian U12 Junior Outdoor Nationals in Quebec!  More from Doug
In this issue
  • Letter from ACE President
  • Sky is the limit for Eijii Fujita
  • Ariana Arseneault making big waves
  • Nemanja Stefanovic hard work pays off
  • Rachel Krzyzak winning tournament 10 months after knee surgery
  • Non Stop performances in the Outdoor Season
  • Young players showing great potential
  • Summer Tennis in 6 locations
  • Growing the Game
  • Coaching Conference with Louis Cayer
  • Craig Mercers hosts Tennis Canada Coaching Workshop in Montreal
  • Raheel Manji meets wth Kevin Green
  • Interview with Matt Klinger
  • Visit from ATP player Darien King
  • Rogers Cup
  • Pierre Lamarche Receives Coaching Award
  • New Academy Season 2019-2020
  • SAT
  • Empower Aces
  • OMNI Health - On Stretching
Coach Brandon Alguire thinks the sky is the limit for Eijii Fujita
Eijii finished 3rd in the U12 outdoor nationals in Quebec, and also finished 5th at the U12 Provincials , and was a Finalist with doubles partner Filip Radulovic in the same tournament as well as receiving the Fair Play Award in the same category. More from coach Brandon Alguire
Ariana Arseneault making big waves
In addition to reaching the quarter final in the prestigious ITF J1 in Repentigny last week, defeating the #10 ITF World Ranked Junior, Ariana earned an opportunity to participate in the 2019 Rogers Cup Qualifying event in Toronto. Pictured here at the Rogers Cup with her coach Mike Hall. Read more about Ariana's accomplishments and an intimate Interview With Ariana.
Nemanja Stefanovic; hard work pays off U14 Provincials Champion,U14 Nationals 6th place, U14 National Doubles Champion, U16 Provincials 3rd place and U16 Nationals 6th place Victor Hoang is Nemanja's coach; " I have been working with Nemanja for two years now. In this time, he has made great strides in his game and his results have really started to show consistently. More from Victor.
Rachel Krzyzak winning 10 months after knee surgery Former Canadian Nationa l Champion U12 and U16 Rachel K rzyzak made her return to competition at the Milton Tennis Club OTA Open 10 months after a knee operation.   Susan, Rachel’s mother, and President at Milton Tennis Club was quoted “Today marks a very special day for the Kitamura/Krzyzak family!!  More from Susan Kitamura.
Young players showing great potential Maria Youssef [9] and Deniz Karabulut [8] have both been on a winning streak this summer, competing in tournaments every weekend. Deniz's coach Walker Lamarche says; "They hit their groove by winning six straight U10 Future Stars events before they were finally stopped. Deniz continued his amazing season by heading to the Little Mo tournament across the border, and winning all the categories in the U8 draw; singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Deniz has a passion for tennis, and works diligently to achieve his goals."
Maria's coach Kyrylo Tabunshchyk says; "Maria's consistent training and hard work this summer were reflected in her outstanding results in the Future Stars category since June, and she is excited to be joining the Provincial Program at ACE Burlington this fall, hoping she can reproduce those achievements at the U12 level ." Maria and Deniz currently hold the #1 spot in U10 Girls and Boys ranking respectively. Congratulations to both from the ACE Team and thank you to their parents for being so committed to their development!
Nonstop performances
during the outdoor season
Beginners, advanced and competitive players Growing the Game at 6 locations in the GTA.
The objective of our "Growing the Game " initiative is to recruit families to our wonderful sport ( tennis - the sport of a lifetime) and retain them through; the maximizing and effective utilization of resources (courts at Parks & Rec facilities/ Community Clubs), through collaboration and partnerships with the City of Toronto and the various municipalities in the GTA, and by providing services which assist with the formation and management of Community Clubs, offering proven low cost introductory programming at these facilities."
Doug Burke, ACE Tennis Presiden t

ACE, Tennis Canada and ORC host coaching conference with Louis Cayer, Canada's International Coaching Guru
Craig Mercer hosts Tennis Canada workshop in Montreal On August 5, TTC Tennis Director, Craig Mercer delivered a Quality Standards for Kids workshop for Tennis Canada hosted in Montreal during the Rogers Cup! 30 coaches attended this workshop. Craig presented for 3 hours in French which was appreciated by the mostly francophone coaches. Benjamin Cayuela, a former Toronto Tennis City coach who recently moved to Quebec attended the workshop and brought along members of his coaching staff.
Raheel Manji gettng insight on upcoming tennis travel from former Florida State Kevin Green
Raheel, an ACE alumni and former University of Indiana captain, seen here with  Kevin Green; a great friend of Canadian tennis and Israel Tennis Centres. The two met up at Toronto Tennis City before Raheel left for a series of Challengers in Israel.
Interview with Matt Klinger
Matt Klinger was a former Canadian Junior Champion who started his high performance training at the old All Canadian Academy at York University. He then had a stellar collegiate career playing in the number one position at Arizona State University, before graduating to the Canadian Davis Cup Team. Read Interview with Matt.
ATP player Darian King pays ACE a visit
Darian is a close friend of Ace President Doug Burke and his son Brandon - both seen here at Burlington Tennis Club with ACE alumni player Roy Stefanov. Darian was undergoing a few days of training (under Doug’s watchful eye) - in preparation for the ATP summer circuit.
Reunion at the Rogers Cup
Left to right; Oubeida Ikharbine, Doug Burke, Annie Fisher and Walker Lamarche with ACE alumni players; David Mboko (going into 3rd year at U of T- studying computers & business), Rita Colyer (going into 2nd year at University of San Francisco), Alex Mikailhuk (about to leave to start at Mississippi State) Gracia Mboko (University of Denver graduate - works in Toronto), coach Mike Hall and Natasha Stefanovic (studying Sports Journalism in Toronto)... see more from the Rogers Cup!

TPA Service to the Game Excellence award goes to Pierre Lamarche Several important figures in the Canadian tennis landscape were honoured for their service to the sport with TPA Excellence Awards, which were given out at the Coaches Conference during Rogers Cup.

Programs have already started this week in Toronto at Toronto Tennis City, and will start next week in Burlington. Skills Development programs will run for three 15 weeks sessions; Fall, Winter and Spring, and the Academy year runs from September to June.
Spots are still available!

Ace Tennis is excited to announce that following the successful 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons, Empower Aces will be delivering an expanded portfolio of services to Ace Tennis in Burlington and Toronto, including:
•            Junior Athlete Workshops
•            Parent Workshops
•            Curriculum Development for the Integrated Ace Tennis System
•            Empower Aces private one-on-one sessions and small group training for professional and junior athletes
Stay Tuned for more details. For more information about Empower Aces and its services, please refer to
Helen Donohoe, M.S.Ed., is a teacher of English and French in the Hamilton/Burlington area. She holds practice SAT sessions on Saturdays on an informal, drop-in basis for ACE Tennis at Cedar Springs Club in Burlington where she is a member, long-time tennis hacker and aficionado. Click below on information from Helen on various aspects of SAT. For more information, please contact Helen directly at . First SAT session of the academy year will start Saturday September 14th.

To Stretch or Not to Stretch – That is the question! Read article from Dr. Anil Kaushal
ACE offers 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.
ACE Cedar Springs 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.
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 .
Ace players and coaches benefit from the Ace Replay system which provides them with an opportunity for match analysis, an understanding of player's behaviour in pressure situations and evaluation through analytics .
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.