Happy Canada Day! In celebration of our nation’s birthday, we’ve decided to enjoy our day off by playing, watching, and reading about tennis. Want to join in on a few of the activities? Here are five ways to toast Canada Day and our favourite sport.
When work hands you a day off, sometimes nothing feels better than taking that day to kick back, relax, and read a book. Need a recommendation? Our tennis book club will be revisiting John McEnroe’s You Cannot Be Serious? in preparation for his September 2016 book launch, But Seriously: An Autobiography.
Also on our must-read list: We can’t wait to dive into Mark Hodgkinson’s new book, Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer. Packed with cool infographics that outline a variety of details about different shots from one of the best of the best in the world. You can basically feel your serves and shots improving just by reading.
BBQs, round-robins, and endless hours of other organized activities are often on the docket for community clubs all over the country. A number of local tennis clubs will be celebrating Canada Day with a whole lotta fun. Be sure to call your local club so you don’t miss out! Use our courtfinder or contact your local provincial tennis association to get started.
Our television has been set to the same channel for days. Now tennis-elbow deep in round two of Wimbledon, we can’t wait to see who has to take on who next. Have a few tennis obsessed friends? Get some strawberries and cream (and maybe some Pimm’s too!) and create a new tradition by throwing your own viewing party. And there are always the friendly bets and debates, starting with the easiest and most obvious question: Who will take home the titles?
Canada is sprinkled with amazing places to hit the ball around for free. Why not take Canada day to seek out a public court you have yet to try. From waterfront courts to hidden park gems, there’s a long list of places to play that are yours to be discovered. Find one near you!
Arguably the most perfect day to show your patriotic spirit, before you hit the court be sure you’re looking like a proud Canadian by donning a little red and white. We love idea of pairing this commemorative 125th anniversary Tennis Canada t-shirt with a Canadian flag string vibration dampener. The dampeners were used last year by players at the Davis Cup — how sweet is that?
Have another idea for celebrating Canada Day as a tennis fan? Share how you spent yours by tweeting us @tenniscanada!