Craig Mercer

Tennis Director and Assistant General Manager Toronto Tennis City

Dear Members,

With winter in full force, there is no better time to play tennis than now! Take advantage of playing indoor tennis in the heart of the city - whether it's a friendly match, a private lesson, or our Spring Tennis Fever event coming up in March!  Yes, before you know it, it will be spring and we will have the elements to contend with outdoors.  So, come on in and play some tennis! If there is anything we can do to improve your tennis experience, please let us know and we will do our best to make it happen
Events
Mark Your Calendar!


Date: Thursday, March 21st 7-10pm
 
All Levels / Social / Fun
Skills competition 
Doubles 
1-point Tournament
Prizes to be won
Food and Music

Cost: $30.00 + HST 
 
Space is limited - First come first serve
 
Questions? Ask Craig at craig@acetennis.ca

Programs and Activities

Shot of the Week has been very popular. As well, we have started a monthly 4.0 Training and Match Play group. We have also arranged specific coaches to work with small groups (3-4 players) on a weekly basis. Please let us know if this is something you are interested in doing. The following coaches are available for group lessons: Isabella Baston, Adam Dykes, Natalie Araya, Sam Jonas, John Cairns and Mario Albu.

Shot of the Week

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. Register for the specific classes that interest you.

Level: All levels
 
February 21st (Week 6): The backhand counter-attack
February 28th (Week 7): Intercepting with the volley and swing volley 
March 7th (Week 8): The Overhead
March 14th (Week 9): March Break Week - No Lessons
March 21st (Week 10): The Serve (1st or 2nd serve depending on the needs of each player)
March 28th (Week 11): The Backhand Slice
April 4th (Week 12): Approach Shots
April 11th (Week 13): Passing Shots

Day/Time:
Thursday 11am-noon
 
Cost: $30.00 + HST per lesson

Register for all four classes, or the specific class that interests you.

Doubles Round Robin 3.5-4.0 level 

Our Doubles Round Robin is for men and women who are interested in playing with a variety of opponents and partners. This is a great way to meet new members at the club, and to enjoy fun social doubles. 
 
Thursday, February 28th 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, March 28th 7:30-9:30pm 
 
Cost: $25.00 + HST
 
Register online, first come-first serve

Ladies League
 

Our A1 team is currently in 5th place with our C1 team in 4th place. The ladies continue to improve and have had some great matches this year. 

Coaches Corner
Our coaches have been busy!
 
Adam is in the process of completing his Club Pro 2 with Tennis Canada and his USPTR Masters certification and recently took part in the PTR symposium conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina. 
 
Natalie is also in the process of completing her Club Pro 2 with Tennis Canada. 
In the meantime,  she has been assisting Tennis Ontario with the Provincial Tennis Camps for the u10 and u12 age categories. 
 
Craig continues to run coaching courses for Tennis Ontario and Tennis Canada recently being involved with the Coach 2, Instructors and Club Pro 1 courses. 


The Evolution of Doubles 

If you are interested in doubles, I suggest checking out this interview. The most decorated doubles team of all time the Bryan brothers provide their insight on the evolution of the ATP doubles game over the past 20 years.




Notable Dates

March 21st: Spring Tennis Fever
April 15th -21st: Bubble Down


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.