Craig Mercer

Tennis Director and AGM Toronto Tennis City
Dear Members,

Sliding on the clay with sweat on our brow on those warm summer days is something that we, as lucky Toronto Tennis City players, want to hold on to.  That being said, it's time to plan for sweater weather!  
We have lots of activities and events planned for the fall season, some of which will take place while we are still outdoors, with much more planned for the indoor season. 

Harold Green City of Toronto Championships

We are delighted to announce that we will once again be hosting the Harold Green City of Toronto Championships from August 25th-30th. This men's and women's prize money open event attracts some of Canada's best tennis players. All members interested in coming to watch the tournament will be treated to a drink whether you would like a cold beer, pop or juice from the fridge. 

We are also hosting the City of Toronto junior Super Series tournaments from August 23rd-September 2nd for the u10-u18 age categories. 

Please note that court bookings will be limited during these events. In addition to the courts that will be available to members the tournament director will be opening up extra courts from 1-3 days in advance as courts become available. 

If you have any issues being able to get a court please let us know and we will do our very best to help. 

Who was Harold Green? 
A 'master builder' and  humanitarian Harold Green was Chairman of Verdiroc Development Corporation and Principal of Greenwin Property Management Inc. Click here to find out more. 

Opening Indoor Event  ( October 17th)

Mark your calendars for a great night of tennis, and a chance to socialize with members and staff at the club! Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming event.


No Guest Fee in October

October is definitely a great time to showcase your club to your friends. Invite a guest with no charge to them for the whole month.
New Outdoor Furniture

We purchased new outdoor furniture for the club which was enjoyed all summer long. Take advantage of those beautiful late summer and early fall evenings enjoying a relaxing atmosphere with your tennis pals after your match! 
Ladies Interclub Doubles League

We will be hosting 2 tryouts for our Daytime Ladies Teams on Monday, September 9th and on Monday, September 16th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. There are 12 spots available for each tryout and each player interested is encouraged to register for one.  We encourage all levels to come to the tryouts.  Please note that selections for the teams will not be solely based on how you play in the tryouts. Playing on the ladies teams is a great way to build friendships at the club, enjoy friendly competition and improve your game. If you have any questions, please contact Craig and he will be happy to assist you.

Cardio Tennis

We will be offering Cardio Tennis this indoor season run by a Certified Cardio Tennis Coach! See the poster and video below for more information on Cardio Tennis. We will be running a promotional complimentary session for members to try it out at the following times: 

Tuesday, October 15th from 8:30-9:30pm
Friday, October 11th from 2:00-3:00pm

Register online now as spots are limited to 8 players!


Shot of the Week

We will be offering our popular Shot of the Week sessions in September and throughout the year!
Each week there is a new shot which is focused on for the entire lesson. Members know in advance what shot will be worked on and can register accordingly. The coach will identify 1 or 2 main teaching points to help improve each player's shot through concise, specific feedback and a lot of volume. All levels can register for any given week as the coach will use feeding drills only with specific teaching points for each individual player.
Level:  All levels
September 10 & 11 (Week 1):  Cross-Court Quality Rally Ball (forehand and backhand groundstrokes)
September 17 & 18 (Week 2):  The Forehand Attack
September 24 & 25 (Week 3):  The Serve and Volley

Tuesday:  7:30pm-8:30pm Coach to be determined
Wednesday:  9:00-10:00am with Craig Mercer

Cost:  $30.00 + HST per lesson
Register for all classes, or the specific class that interests you.

Coaches Corner

Isabella Baston and Victoria DiMuzio Doubles Finalists

Congratulations to our very own Toronto Tennis City coaches Isabella Baston and Victoria DiMuzio for being Women's Doubles Finalists at the Gus Morhart Ontario Open. Victoria and Isabella were formerly top-level juniors and decided to team up to play in this prize money event in Ottawa from August 2-5.
Congratulations Ladies!
Craig Mercer Hosts Tennis Canada Workshop in Montréal

On August 5th  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.

Isabella Baston "Play Tennis and Stay Healthy!"

Hi everyone, 
I came across this article which I felt would be great to share with you. Below is a quick summary of the article and you can click on the link below to read it in full. Play tennis and stay healthy!
Mastering tennis takes time, patience and dedication. Besides it being a great social sport, tennis has certain key health benefits over any other sport. According to a Harvard University physician, people who participate in tennis three hours every week reduce their risk of death in half. Another US study showed that tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem, and lower in depression, anxiety and tension than any other athletes or non-athletes. As tennis requires tactical thinking, alertness and quick decision making, playing the sport generates new connections among the nerves in the brain; this means that playing tennis often stimulates a lifetime of continuous development of the brain. In terms of developing positive personality characteristics, tennis outperforms most sports, especially golf, which tends to go hand in hand with tennis among many tennis club members. Finally, for those looking for a fun, full-body workout, it was found that in terms of caloric expenditures, competitive tennis burns more calories than aerobics, inline skating or cycling. 
If you needed a sign or reason to play tennis this week, this is it! 

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 TENNIS operates out of Cedar Springs Health, Racquet and Sportsclub and Toronto Tennis City. ACE is committed to the excellence of kids through the sport of tennis and has been a leader in tennis development for the past 40 years.

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 in the scientific area of the sport and the operation of Canada's top tennis developmental school tennis through All Canadian Academy and now ACE Tennis. All Canadian also has ownership in ACE REPLAY, a new video replay system.