Dedicated to the excellence in youth
and to growing the game!
It certainly has been a jam-packed Fall at ACE; what with our thriving competitive/recreational programs, our hosting of some major tournaments, and many of our players competing in various events. 
In this issue
  • Meet Francis Charest -ACE's new Head Coach for the Progressive Stream
  • 15 week winter sessions start Jan 6th.
  • U10/U12 Team Championships
  • ACE CUP 2019
  • Navigating the Competitive System
  • A Perspective on Group Training
  • ACE Teams go to Little Mo in Florida
  • Fitness Expands its Repertoire
  • Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness program for Elite players
  • 2014 Team
  • ACE signs 5 year contract with BTC
  • Raheel Manji wins ITF Doubles Title
  • TTC - A vibrant tennis option
  • TTC Holiday Camp 
  • ITF
  • Super Series
  • $8000 OPEN
  • SAT with Helen Donohoe
MEET FRANCIS CHAREST - ACE's new Head Coach for the Progressive Stream
ACE hired the new Head Coach for the Progressive Stream for ACE Burlington last September. Francis grew up playing tennis in Quebec, has worked for Tennis Quebec as an Instructor Course Conductor and a Tour Director and comes with several years of experience as Head Coach for both the Recreational and Competitive Streams. We have asked Francis a few questions in regards to his philosophy and vision.
15 Week Winter Sessions Start January 6th
Progressive 1, 2, 3, Competitive Aces and High School Team programs for kids age 4 to 17 start up after the holidays at ACE Burlington and ACE Toronto. Read more about the ACE programs Here
Every year the OTA organizes the Team Championship Event at the Aviva Center. The U12 event on November 8th-11th and the U10 event on November 22nd-25th allowed for selected players from both ACE Toronto and ACE Burlington to participate. See here for photos and results
ACE CUP 2019
The Quebec Team came and won!
This interprovincial tournament introduces up and coming Team Ontario and Quebec athletes to national team play in preparation for the 2020 indoor and outdoor national season. The tournament offers a variety of singles and doubles events awarding the top team the 2019 ACE CUP. 
Navigating the Competitive System
Many young players and their parents do not know what tournaments to play when they transition from U10 to U12 or how many tournaments they should be playing. Brandon Alguire gives an insight into the challenges and gives advice
Coach Jay Barlow:
The group training environment is extremely important for tennis players in order to learn and progress their skills. Often times, however, there can be a lot of confusion surrounding how a player should experience this training. More
ACE Teams goes to the Little MO Tournament in Florida
The 13th Annual “Little Mo” Internationals was held December 6th-11th. TACE players from Toronto and Burlington got the chance to compete amongst approximately 500 players from over 40 different countries to this “one-of-a-kind” tournament for junior players. More
The Ace International Team program successfully completed the first annual fitness testing ahead of an important training block. This is setting the benchmark of fitness for every player and allows comparison with the national standards. Tennis Canada’s new and improved testing protocols help us measure both the technical and measurable aspects of each performance skills required for the sport. These insights will guide the fitness content of each individual player and the group as a whole. More
Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness program for elite athletes
Melinda Walker from 7th Wave has introduced ACE players to a 8 week program that consists of TRT - Trauma Release Therapy (to release past ways of thinking and reacting), to help athletes overcome their mental and physical blocks, control reactions, increase breath capacity, improve flexibility, strength, balance and concentration.
2014 TEAM gave families a chance to be introduced to tennis at no cost!
ACE is dedicated to the development of grassroots tennis as a vehicle to build the game and foster excellence in youth. The FREE 2014 Team programs were offered at ACE Toronto and ACE Burlington for kids born in the year 2014. The young players were placed in a structured 8 week program within a TEAM environment where they were exposed to a scientific approach to young player development following Tennis Canada 's guidelines and the ACE Tennis Mantra. Parents were encouraged to help kids on court!
Ace signs contract with
Burlington Tennis Club for
another 5 years.
ACE has successfully been offering programs and camps as well as running OTA sanctioned tournament events during the outdoor season at BTC for the last 4 years and the contract will allow for a consistent growth in grass root tennis in the downtown core. ACE has been growing the community club initiative and will also be offering programs and camps at Milton Tennis Club, Mimico Tennis Club and Bridlewood Tennis Club in addition to its main locations.
The $15,000 ITF Men’s Futures tournament was held in Pretoria, South Africa. Raheel won the title with his doubles partner Alexander Donski, brother of ACE Burlington Fitness Director Mike Donski. Raheel; a former ACE standout and JR National Champion attended Indiana University on a tennis scholarship, was Team Captain and is currently making a go of it on the professional tour where he has already won one singles and three doubles Futures titles.
A vibrant tennis environment in the middle of the city for all levels of players...

Toronto Tennis City ACE HOLIDAY CAMP
December 30th, 31st, and January 2nd, 3rd.
The J4 ITF Championship was hosted by ACE and Cedar Springs Club in Burlington Nov 4th - 8th. Champions and Finalists from left to right; Noah Campbell (Finalist), Marko Stakusic (Champion), Natasha Sengphrachanh (Champion) and Kayla Cross (Finalist). ITF Supervisor was Juan Reyes pictured with referee Alex Pesochovitz.
ACE Tennis and Cedar Springs Club hosted the 3rd stop of its the ACE Super Series U10 - U18 October 5 - 9th. Boys U10 Super Series Champion Deniz Karabulut pictured with Pierre Lamarche. Kiril Chepushtanov and Nemanja Stefanovic won the the U16 and U18 respectively Over 370 players competed in singles and doubles. The event is also 1 of 3 Team Ontario Fall Circuit stops offered at the U16 and U18 levels. The Circuit Champions will each be granted a spot on Team Ontario for the 2018 indoor season. Competitors can accumulate points towards a specific category at 3 event stops across the province. A player’s best 2 events will be used in the race.

The last stop of the Super Series will be held over the holidays starting on December 26th
$8,000 ACE Circuit Canada Indoor Open Championships
December 20th-24th
ACE at Cedar Springs Club - SIGN UP!
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.