NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018
Doug Burke

ACE Tennis President
Let me begin by mentioning how proud we are of Mike Hall, our ACE Burlington High Performance Director - for winning the 2017 National Coaching Excellence Award. Well Deserved Mike!!

Our competitive players are in the height of the indoor competitive season, having performed excellent in the various age groups at the Provincial Indoor Championships (highlighted by stellar performances by Viktoriya Tabunshchyk & Vicky Mboko - winning the Girls U18 & U14 titles respectively; while Rita Colyer & Nemanja Stefanovic were U18 & U14 finalists), and with our players that qualified for Nationals currently battling in the National Events. Indeed we are proud of ALL our players that have qualified for the Provincial and National events, and continue to fight hard to represent themselves and Ace as best as they can.
Some of our younger competitive players were also very busy, competing in the recent OTA U10 Championships and the OTA U9 TDC Cup (see below) where they experienced the various elements of team and individual competition. Additionally, many of our U10 competitive players participated in our March Break Camps held at Cedar Springs Club and Toronto Tennis City.

Our exciting annual Spring ITF International tournament starts this weekend, followed by the U10/12 & 14 Team events (which see teams from across Canada participating) in May.

Meanwhile our progressive classes for the upcoming Spring session in both Burlington and Toronto at Toronto Tennis City are filling up - the Spring session starts the week of April 30th - so register quickly to ensure a spot. Our summer camps at both locations are also open for registration - try and reserve a place early before the rush settles in. 

Happy Spring!!
Doug Burke

IN THIS ISSUE
  • March Break Camps Burlington & Toronto
  • OTA Indoor Provincials
  • Viktoryia Tabunshchyk and Vicky Mboko Provincial Champions
  • Rita Colyer and Nemanja Stefanovic Provincial Finalists
  • Trip to U16 Provincials in Ottawa
  • More strong performances at the Provincials
  • Players joining the ACE family
  • Mike Hall receives 2017 Coaching Excellence Award
  • U10 Team Championships
  • More ACE Notable results
  • U9 TDC CUP
  • Coach's Corner - Being a parent of an athlete is not easy!
  • TTC Sportsmanship Awards
  • Around the courts
  • Upcoming Events
  • Sign up for Summer Camps


MARCH BREAK CAMPS
2018
ACE Toronto at Toronto Tennis City offered recreational and competitive training oppor- tunities for all ages and levels on red clay courts. Recreational players had the opportunity to join half day or full day progressive camps. Competitive players benefitted from our high performance environment which included fitness and an emphasis on preparing players for tournament play. ACE Toronto coaches Morgan Lever, John Cairns and Benjamin Cayuela.
ACE Burlington ran the U9-U11 High Performance camp. As usual the fitness level was intense and players could also regenerate in the pool at Cedar Springs as the camp included an hour of swimming. Pictured on the left is Deniz Karabulut with coach Walker Lamarche.



2018 
INDOOR PROVINCIALS

THE FOLLOWING ACE PLAYERS PARTICIPATED IN THE
PROVINCIALS:
Rachel Krzyzak  (U18)
Rita Colyer (U18) 
Angela Chen (U18)
Viktoriya Tabunshchyk (U18)
Sarah Liu (U14, U16)
Bryce Bodak (U16)
Jaida Borg (U16)
Maya Arksey (U16, U18)
Victoria Tankova (U16, U18)
Versailla Kahnamoui (U16, U18)
Olivia Halvorsen (U14, U16)

Angelina Stoyanova (U18)
Nemanja Stefanovic (U14)
Vicky Mboko (U14)
Enna Krnjic (U14)
Ethan Tiong (U12)
Braydon Butt (U12)
Eiji Fujita (U12)
Bianca Ceroni (U12)
Aryanah Kahnamoui (U12)
Anna Tabunshchyk (U12)
Eva Sobol (U12)



VIKTORYIA TABUNSHCHYK- U18 PROVINCIAL CHAMPION
- AN ONGOING SUCCESS STORY 
At ACE we have been fortunate to meet so many kids who fulfill the Ace motto of "Discipline, Pride and Courage" -  Vita Tabunshchyk, who recently won the OTA U18 Provincials is one of those players. We have seen her growing up from a 9 year old who could do 1000 sit ups, who won national championships, who represented Canada in international competition, but who knew that education was the answer to her future. Vita has been accepted on a tennis scholarship to the reputable private research university MIT starting this fall.
Viktoryia Tabunshchyk with her father Kyrylo taking a well deserved break in 
the Dominican Republic


MORE FROM PROVINCIALS 

VICKY MBOKO DOUBLES CHAMPION
U12 TENNIS EUROPE  CHAMPIONSHIPS

Vicky Mboko was invited by Tennis Canda to participate in the U12 TENNIS EUROPE COMPETITION held yearly in Auray, France. Vicky took the Doubles Championship title along with her partner Scarlett Nicholson.
Vicky Mboko and Scarlett Nicholson took the U12  Doubles Championships title
Vicky on the international stage

PLAYERS JOINING THE ACE FAMILY

Maya Arksey U16 Provincial Circuit Champion with Doug Burke
M aya Arksey - age 14 - came to ACE from Winnipeg and now boards with the Da Silva family. As an online student Maya has had to manage her time between her academics and tennis, and seems to handle that just fine -  she is in the running to finish two years early! 

Maya qualified for the U16 and U18 Provincials and took the ACE U16 Provincial Circuit Championship title in February. Maya is pictured here with coach Doug Burke.

Katherine Adamec

Nicholas Adamec and his brother Alex who live in St.Augustine, Florida came to train with ACE for the month of March. Both boys and their mother Katherine brought a great deal of energy to the academy, which really impacted the coaches and players in a positive way. 

Nicolas pictured here as the U16 Provincial Circuit Champion at Veneto. 

We  truly appreciate the Adamec's effort of getting the boys here from Florida, and we hope to have them back in the near future!

The boys pictured with Pierre Lamarche on the left.

MIKE HALL RECEIVES
2017 COACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD





Mike Hall also received flowers and cake from his dedicated players

U10 OTA CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 16th - 19th
The U10 OTA Championships is a special tournament because it is funded by a private donor who gives away $20,000 prize money split between the Boys/Girls Champions and Finalists. Because of this, the tournament draws many U10 players from all over the province and this year had 90 competitors. The OTA did a fantastic job organizing the event as they had roaming umpires, fruit/snacks and pizza provided for all the players, parents, and coaches who attended.
 
ACE Burlington players who participated: Maria Youssef, Clara Tiong, Gracie Sun, Anna Tabunshchyk, Mazhar Atassi, Mikail Iqbal, Mohammad Ali, and Eiji Fujita. Players from ACE Toronto were Melina Christopoulous, Ruzgar Iscen, Cadence Benchtrit, Luke Basiji and Cooper Arroyave.

From left to right; Maria Youssef, Eiji Fujita and Mohammed Ali.
All the players represented ACE extremely well with great behaviour, great competitive spirit, and a good attitude. These are the values that ACE demands players show while competing, and the coaching staff who watched them was very pleased to see how great they were in this respect. The competition for ACE players was highlighted by three individuals:  Maria Youssef was the girls finalist in flight C, Mohammad Ali was the boys finalist in flight B, and Eiji Fujita was the finalist of the championship flight which won him $4000 towards private training. Eiji's performance was especially impressive because on the final day before the semi-finals, he had come down with a fever and wasn't sure if he would be able to play. He not only played, but went on to beat the #1 seed. Unfortunately, he was out of gas in the final. It was a very gutsy performance on Eiji's part and he showed a lot of heart to go out and compete under those conditions.

U9 TDC CUP
March 24th - 25th


MORE ACE NOTABLE RESULTS

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS




COACH'S CORNER
Brandon Alguire
Provincial Team Head Coach
Tennis Canada Coach
Developer


Being a parent of an athlete is not easy.
It requires patience, persistence, and an understanding that it is a very long road to becoming great. I truly believe I coach players who have some excellent parents who understand this long term approach on development. The reason for this is because I take the time to discuss it with them as regularly as possible.

However, I think coaches all over North America need to keep educating parents on what to expect and how to do their part during this long journey. The first link below is an article I came across talking about many youth sport referees quitting due to abusive parents and coaches. I personally found this quite shocking and after reading it, I think it's absurd that people need to quit being a ref because of verbally abusive adults arguing over something that happened in a 10 and under soccer game which will have absolutely ZERO impact on their future development. CLICK HERE


The second link here is a video of an NCAA basketball coach talking about the difference of him being a coach and being a dad. Two very different roles which he clearly understands very well. CLICK  HERE



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UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS
ACE BURLINGTON AT CEDAR SPRINGS 
 

36th All Canadian Junior Championships
April 9th - April 14th
 
ACE U12, U16 Provincial Circuit
April 13th - April 15th
 
ACE U14, U18 Provincial Circuit
April 20th - April 22nd

ACE U14 Team Tennis Championships 
May 4th - May 6th

2018 ACE U12 Team Tennis Championships 
May 11th - May 13th

ACE U10 Team Tennis Championships 
May 18th - May 21st



REGISTER FOR A TOURNAMENT - HERE





OFFICIAL PARTNERS
Dr. Anil Kaushal
" An athletes body faces different demands than the average patient. Sports injuries are unique and the rehab that follows these injuries needs to be uniquely tailored as well. We will be conducting movement screening of ACE high performance athletes in order for us to gather baseline data on how the players move. In the unfortunate event that a player is injured, we will then already have knowledge of their specific mechanics and can use that to help direct treatment more efficiently. We will also use the screen as an opportunity to note errant movement patterns, muscle compensation and general movement capacity to make possible training/fitness recommendations to the coaches." 


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OFFICIAL PARTNERS

ACE Tennis has partnered with Sana Rizwan Farid, Conflict Transformation Consultant of Empower Aces, to provide ACE Athletes and Parents with Mental Strength and Empowerment Training.
 
Sana Rizwan Farid holds an M.A. with a focus on Conflict Transformation from the University of Notre Dame (USA) and has extensive experience mentoring and providing conflict transformation training to youth.
 
For a detailed bio, please visit www.empoweraces.com

Look out for info on next workshop in April coming soon!


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ACE TENNIS BURLINGTON operates out of Cedar Springs Health, Racquet and Sportsclub. The Cedar Springs Club boasts state of the art fitness facilities that compliment its 11 indoor tennis courts. It also 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.

Toronto Tennis City is 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 and a complimentary REPLAY video analysis system. The club offers first rate adult programs and service  oriented staff. Toronto Tennis City is also home of ACE Tennis Academy, Canada's #1 school for junior players.

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. 

All Canadian Sports Management Inc. is a 40 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 also operates Canada's top tennis developmental school ACE Tennis and has ownership in ACE REPLAY, a new video replay system.

ACE has been a Gold Designated Tennis Development Center 17 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 BURLINGTON
Cedar Springs Club

960 Cumberland Avenue
Burlington ON L7N 3J6


info@acetennis.ca
905.632.9500
ACE TORONTO
Toronto Tennis City

185 Balliol Street
Toronto ON M4S 1C2


info@torontotenniscity.com
647.381.6464