PTC News and OTA Tennis Updates

Rogers Cup is coming soon! Read on below for Club Trip info.

at 8:00 for
Mixed Doubles Play! 

All Players Welcome!

Help out a Western U Student

My name is Sarah Deck, and I am a PhD student at Western University. I am studying emotions and coping in athletes, specifically double racquet sport athletes. I have two studies, that you, and hopefully members of your club would be interested in participating in. We (myself and my supervisor Dr. Hall) are curious about the impact of partnerships on emotional responses of athletes. For example, if emotional responses become similar over a season. One of the studies would take place over your next competative season, and involves meeting with the athletes three times (beginning, middle and end of season), at a time that would work best for them. The partners do need to agree and participant together.
The second study, is an online survey, that takes 5-10 minutes to fill out, and asks athletes about their emotional regulation when playing with their doubles partners.
If you are interested and would like to know or discuss more, I would be happy to send you the letter of information or set up a call or meeting. I think this research would be very helpful for athletes, and would love if you and your members would like to be involved!

Below is the link to the online survey, we would be happy if you could forward this to your members or any contacts you may have that would be interested.

Thanks in advance for your time,

Sarah Deck, MSc
Western University 
T: (905) 902-1238


Green Level 4:30pm
Adult Int. 6:00pm
Red Level 9:00am – Coach Tom
Red Level 5:30pm  – Coach Tom
Orange Level 6:30pm
Orange Level 5:30pm
Green Level 6:30pm


Adult Mixed Social 8:00pm
Adult AM Doubles Matches 7:00am ** DROP-IN FIRST SESSION **
Adult Competitive 8:00pm
Adult Ladies 7:30pm

Notes: both Adults and Juniors are also welcome to join me for drop-in and open practice rallies and drills sessions in the practice timeslots on weekdays as per below.

Friday AM Play session will be set to begin on Friday May 24th, following Victoria Day Weekend at 7:00am – 8:30am. The first week will be DROP IN, no registration required, but Email me if you can!

Merchant of Tennis is hosting Player Appreciation Day on May 25th at its 2 locations (1621 Bayview Ave., Toronto & 361 Cornwall Road, Olde Oakville Marketplace, Oakville). 

If you can’t make it in person, you can shop for great deals online at: . 

Make sure to save the date for savings on all the latest equipment and apparel!

Junior & Adult Lessons – Register Now

Still some Junior spots available. Thursday daytime session is a possibility at 11:30-12:30 with 4 interested players – Let me know.

Late registrants will be offered pro-rated lesson rates for lessons remaining, based on coaching and court availability. Once the session have been filled, registration will be closed until the summer sessions.

Check out all the offerings online now at send any questions in to 


Service Swing Path -> Flat Serve

Click the image above to view the video from Essential Tennis on YouTube.

Good video coaching showing the difference in the swing path trajectory to hit a flat drive on the serve. A good review for those with “natural” swing path service spin.


Note: Due to school bus schedules in May, Tom will be arriving 30 minutes later @4pm for May only.

Warm-Up w/ Tom 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Drop-In Scramble *Open Play* No Coaches 10:00am – 11:30am
Drop-In Practice & Play w/ Tom 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Drop-In Practice & Play w/ Tom OFF
Drop-In Practice & Play w/ Tom 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Warm-Up w/ Tom 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Planning Begins, ROGERS CUP CLUB TRIP 2019!

The Ladies of the WTA will be in Toronto this year, including Canada’s own Premier Mandatory Champion, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in 2019, Bianca Andreescu. Let’s go cheer them on as a club and see some great matches LIVE.

If you’re interested in the event, send me a message to to get on the email list for direct communication. 

The Club Trip in 2018 saw some wicked singles and doubles matches!

FYI: The typical procedure for weather is as follows for all programming: **

  1. If updates are available throughout the day pertaining to weather, they will be posted to our Public Facebook Page at: 
  2. If the weather is certain that the program needs to be cancelled in advance of the lesson start, an email notice will go out to Students of a Lesson Program, 1 hour – 45 minutes in advance of the start time.
  3. If a last-minute lesson cancellation is required due to weather (within 45 min or lesson start or lesson end) the cancellation will be posted to our Public Facebook Page at: 

So keep an eye on your email on program days and check out the Facebook Page for the latest updates.

Friday AM Match Play

New for 2019!!!

At GSM this winter, we have been playing a Friday AM Match Play with a keen group of players and are looking to continue this offering at PTC and also expand it to fill our Spring and Summer Seasons for players at both clubs.

All players will be grouped according to:

  1. Player availability
  2. Skill level
  3. Game preference

Interested members should submit their names and availability to me (Tom) for the months of May and June in the AM. I will be working with all players to see about how we can work it out to get as many interested players out on court for organized match play.

Match play with be organized with the coaches and will be announced via email and posted for players on the website at

Thanks for playing! See you soon!