Tennis – Co-ed

Competition

The season starts in early April and finishes in late May. Our team plays in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA), a league made up of independent schools from across Ontario. The league currently hosts approximately 6-8 match days per team, plus the CISAA Championships. Players vie to earn a berth at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Championships.

Coaching

Jen Powles, Women’s Coach
Coach Powles has more than 28 years of experience playing and coaching tennis. She has her Level 1 NCCP coach and NCCP coaching facilitator certifications. She played on the Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) junior circuit, at McMaster University and the University of Toronto and competes regularly at the World Masters Games.

Sasha Vojnov, Men’s Coach
Coach Vojnov has over 23 years of experience in tennis. He has achieved his OTA Coach Level 1 certification. He played on the OTA junior circuit, at the University of Toronto and at Queen’s University.

Facilities

TCS has four tennis courts on campus. In 2010, new courts were built in the TCS orchard where there is ample wind protection. TCS resurfaced the courts in 2013 to give our players the best hard court experience.

Development

  • One hour practices 3-4 times per week with dryland training before or afterwards. Practices are organized to focus on doubles or singles strategies, skills and drills. Co-ed practices occur to best match skill levels of players.
  • CISAA league play, OFSAA qualifier tournament, CISAA tournament
  • Optional training trips to Saddlebrook Resort in Florida
  • Individual support is given to players interested in pursuing tennis after TCS

Program Successes

  • CISAA Champions 2001, 2002, 2004-2008, 2009-2011
  • OFSAA Championship Results:
    • Robbie Fitzpatrick/Nicole Engel, Bronze Mixed Doubles
    • Tiffany Leung, Gold Women’s Singles
    • Catherine Cooke, Gold Women’s Singles
    • Tiffany Leung/Karla Martinez Solis, Silver Women’s Doubles
    • Dave West, Bronze Mixed Doubles
    • Kevin Caza, Bonze Men’s Singles
    • Robbie Fitzpatrick, Bronze Mixed Doubles
    • Gaetano DiPietro/Nicole Amaral, Gold Mixed Doubles
    • Alex Rau, Gold Men’s Singles

Notable Alumni

  • Catherine Cooke ’11, Durham University
  • Tiffany Leung ’09, University of Southern California
  • Joanne Robertson ’05, Western University
  • Amanda Hawkins ’03, Queen’s University