MAY 13 IN CANADA IS “PLAY TENNIS DAY”! OR PICK UP A RACKET AND SWING IT DAY

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MAY 13 IN CANADA IS "PLAY TENNIS DAY"! OR PICK UP A RACKET AND SWING IT DAY

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Tennis Day in Canada to see thousands of Canadians picking up a racquet on May 13

 

- Canadians encouraged to try tennis in their community

- Clubs across Canada to offer free programming for all

- #TennisDay participants will have chance to win Rogers Cup tickets

- Participation in Canada on the rise; up 14 per cent in 2016

 

All Canadians from across the country are encouraged to pick up a racquet and try the sport of tennis as the first-ever Tennis Day in Canada is launched on Saturday May 13. Supported by Tennis Canada, the Provincial Tennis Associations, and the Tennis Professionals Association, Tennis Day in Canada will be a national festival for the sport and make tennis more accessible than ever with over 150 clubs offering free courts and programming.

 

People of all ages, experience, and ability can take part on May 13 whether they have never hit a tennis ball before or they play regularly. With free activities run by TPA-certified coaches and equipment provided, it will never be easier for Canadians to try the sport for the first time, learn just how fun it can be, and reap the social, physical, and mental benefits of playing tennis. A complete listing of participating clubs from 11 provinces and territories can be found at tennisdayincanada.com, where interested individuals, families, and friends can find a location near them. New locations will be added up to May 13, with over 150 clubs signed up to take part in Canada’s 150th anniversary year.

 

Tennis Day in Canada is not limited to clubs however, as the day is about celebrating the sport and getting involved by playing tennis. Whether it’s popping by a local public court with your friend, setting up a mini-tennis net on a driveway, or playing against a wall, Canadians are invited to simply get out and play.

 

“The health, social, and overall benefits of playing tennis are immense and we are really seeking to share our sport and these positive benefits by bringing together as many people as we can on Tennis Day in Canada,” said Hatem McDadi, senior vice-president of tennis development, Tennis Canada. “To have 150 clubs participating on the day is incredible for our first year, and it is great to see the Canadian tennis community really engaging with each other. We hope to welcome many people who have never played tennis before on May 13. Tennis truly is a fun, safe, affordable, accessible sport for life and we can’t wait to see everyone out playing.”

 

Not only will Tennis Day in Canada participants enjoy a fun-filled day of tennis, but they will also have a chance to win a trip to Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto or Montreal by sharing their experience on social media with the hashtag #TennisDay. Full details of the contest will be announced closer to the date.

 

The goal of Tennis Day in Canada is to introduce more people to the sport and celebrate the growing tennis community. Tennis has been on the rise in Canada for the past several years, with a 2016 study conducted by Charlton Insights showing that 6.5 million Canadians played tennis at least once in the past year, an increase of 14 per cent from 2015. On the high performance front, Canadians have put forth many remarkable recent performances, such as Milos Raonic reaching a career-high world No. 3 ranking last year and Canadian juniors winning three Grand Slam titles in the past 12 months.

 

CLICK HERE FOR A TENNIS IN CANADA FACT SHEET

 

For more information on Tennis Day in Canada and a complete listing of participating clubs, please visit tennisdayincanada.com.

 

Social Media

 

Official Website: tennisdayincanada.com / tenniscanada.com

Twitter: @tenniscanada

Facebook: facebook.com/tenniscanada

Instagram: @tennis_canada

#TennisDay

 

About Tennis Canada

Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 10 professional ITF-sanctioned events and financially supports 12 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national junior training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada, please visit our website at www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Des milliers de Canadiens participeront à la Journée du tennis au Canada le 13 mai

 

- Tous les Canadiens sont invités à s’initier au tennis dans leur collectivité

- Partout au Canada, les clubs proposeront des activités gratuites pour tous

- Les participants à la #JournéeTennis courront la chance de remporter des billets pour la Coupe Rogers

- Au Canada, la participation au tennis est en hausse ; 14 pour cent de plus qu’en 2016

 

Toronto, le 13 avril 2017 – Tous les Canadiens sont invités à sauter sur le terrain et à s’initier au tennis dans le cadre de la toute première Journée du tennis au Canada qui se déroulera le samedi 13 mai. La Journée du tennis au Canada, qui est soutenue par Tennis Canada, les associations provinciales de tennis et l’Association des professionnels du tennis (APT), sera un festival national de tennis rendant le sport accessible à tous grâce à la participation de quelque 150 clubs qui proposeront des activités gratuites.

 

Cette grande fête du tennis du 13 mai prochain s’adresse aux gens de tous âges et de tous calibres, qu’ils soient novices ou joueurs aguerris. Les activités gratuites seront animées par des entraîneurs certifiés de l’APT et de l’équipement sera mis à la disposition des participants, il sera donc plus facile que jamais d’essayer ce sport pour la première fois, de découvrir le plaisir de jouer au tennis et d’en récolter les bienfaits sociaux, physiques et psychologiques. Les personnes désirant prendre part aux activités peuvent consulter la liste des clubs participants à tennisdayincanada.com. Cette liste sera mise à jour jusqu’au 13 mai, mais déjà plus de 150 clubs seront de la partie en cette année du 150e anniversaire du Canada.

 

La Journée du tennis au Canada ne se limite toutefois pas aux clubs, car cette journée se veut une célébration du sport. Nous incitons donc tous les Canadiens à aller jouer sur les terrains de leur collectivité, à installer un filet de mini-tennis dans leur entrée ou à frapper des balles contre un mur pourvu qu’ils sortent et qu’ils jouent.

 

« Les bienfaits physiques, sociaux et globaux de la participation au tennis sont nombreux et nous désirons les faire partager au plus grand nombre de personnes possible pour cette Journée du tennis au Canada », mentionnait monsieur Hatem McDadi, premier vice-président du développement du tennis de Tennis Canada. « En cette première année, compter sur la participation de plus de 150 clubs est extraordinaire et c’est fantastique de constater l’engagement de la grande famille du tennis canadien. Le 13 mai, nous espérons attirer plusieurs personnes qui n’ont jamais joué au tennis. Le tennis est vraiment un sport amusant, sécuritaire, abordable, accessible qui peut être pratiqué durant toute une vie et nous avons hâte de voir des milliers de gens jouer au tennis. »

 

En plus de s’amuser, les participants de la Journée du tennis au Canada courront la chance de gagner un voyage à la Coupe Rogers de Montréal et de Toronto s’ils partagent leur expérience dans les médias sociaux en utilisant le hashtag #JournéeTennis. Les détails du concours seront annoncés dans quelques semaines.

 

L’objectif de la Journée du tennis au Canada est d’initier un plus grand nombre de personnes au tennis et de célébrer la croissance de la grande famille du tennis canadien. Depuis plusieurs années, la participation au tennis ne cesse de croître. Une étude effectuée en 2016 par Charlton Insights démontre d’ailleurs que 6,5 millions de Canadiens ont joué au tennis au moins une fois au cours de la dernière année, ce qui représente une augmentation de 14 pour cent comparativement aux données de 2015. Du côté de l’élite, les Canadiens ont récemment signé de magnifiques résultats, notamment Milos Raonic qui s’est hissé au troisième rang mondial l’an dernier, et nos juniors qui ont conquis trois titres de Grands Chelems au cours des douze derniers mois.

 

CLIQUEZ ICI POUR CONSULTER LA FICHE DESCRIPTIVE DU TENNIS AU CANADA

 

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur la Journée du tennis au Canada et consulter la liste des clubs participants, nous vous invitons à visiter tennisdayincanada.com.

 

Médias sociaux

Site Web officiel: tennisdayincanada.com / tenniscanada.com

Twitter: @tenniscanadafr

Facebook: facebook.com/tenniscanada

Instagram: @tennis_canada

#JournéeTennis

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