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Help kids find their beat with tennis.

Tennis in Canada continues to grow every single year with more kids then ever jumping on a court and keeping active! At Tennis Canada we are focused on providing year-round affordable and accessible Kids’ Tennis programs to children of all backgrounds.

Last year, thanks to our generous donors, thousands of kids had their first opportunity to try the game of tennis, in a school, summer park or community program. Every gift was put to work to help kids get excited about a new sport while developing skills that help them in their every day life – perseverance, communication and team work to name a few.

Working with our community partners, we were able to deliver programs across Canada to children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to discover our sport. We were even able to bring tennis programs to remote areas such as Fort Resolution in the Northwest Territories!

While we are proud of these achievements, there is so much more we can do! We want to keep kids engaged in the game and we want even more children to join programs.

Join us on our mission to help kids find their beat with tennis!



As a player or fan, think about the passion and joy tennis has brought to your life. Cheering for your favourite Canadian player at the top of your lungs. The thrill of hitting that perfect backhand down the line for the first time.

Tennis has given so much to each of us, including many valuable skills – confidence, sportsmanship,and perseverance, just to name a few. We want to make sure all kids, particularly those who would otherwise never get the chance to play tennis, have the opportunity to experience that same joy and gain those same skills.

The tennis community is filled with some of the most passionate people out there. Imagine how tennis can affect the lives of young kids like it has yours. Tennis is a powerful game – it can change lives.

Join us in bringing this passion to more kids.

Tennis. Values for life.


With your help, we can bring Kids Tennis to communities across Canada, and give kids another way to stay active and healthy.

Tennis Canada, along with our provincial association partners, has spent the past few years establishing affordable programming that allows kids to try, learn, and play a “kid-sized” version of the game. The smaller courts, smaller racquets, and softer balls make the game fun, safe, and easy to play. By partnering with schools, parks, and recreation centres, as well as non-traditional partners such as Boys & Girls Clubs, programming is provided to kids who would otherwise not have access, making tennis accessible for all kids.

These initiatives are 100% funded by donations and would not be possible without your support.

2014 Highlights

Tennis Canada made great strides with expanding Kids Tennis in 2014, we now have 10 communities successfully providing fun, affordable, and accessible Kids Tennis programming.

Boys & Girls Clubs and Girl Guides Canada

In the fall of 2014, Tennis Canada formed new partnerships with Boys & Girls Club Canada and Girl Guides Canada, to deliver tennis programs to underserved communities, to children who would other not have the opportunity to play. This program is now running in the greater Toronto area and we hope to expand across the country.

Kids Wheelchair Tennis

The Kids Tennis program has also evolved to provide sport wheelchairs, so that children in wheelchairs can learn and most importantly PLAY the sport of tennis. These chairs provide more than just an opportunity to learn tennis; they provide a feeling of inclusiveness, a sense of purpose, and so much happiness for not only the child in the chair, but the entire family.


It’s easy to make your donation to Tennis Canada with the following options.

Donate online – Make a safe, secure donation online.

Call us – To reach us via telephone, call 1-877-2Tennis (1-877-283-6647) and enter extension 7918 to speak with Tulla Bateman.

For Quebec residents: Call 1-855-Tennis-0 (1-855-836-6471) and enter extension 6215 to speak with Claudine Ferragut.

Make donations of securities – To make a gift of securities please contact Tulla Bateman via email at tulla@tenniscanada.com or call 1-887-2Tennis (1-877-283-6647) and press 7918.

Mail/fax donation form:

Tennis Canada, Attn: Tulla Bateman
100-1 Shoreham Drive
Toronto, ON  M3N 3A6
Fax to: 416-665-9017


For Quebec residents:
Tennis Canada, Attn: Claudine Ferragut
285, rue Gary Carter
Montreal, QC  H2R 2W1
Fax to: 514-276-0070


Tennis Canada is grateful for your support and to show our appreciation we offer the following benefits to all our donors:

QUALIFIER – $25 – $99

  • Donor acknowledgement & charitable tax receipt
  • Email updates on our Canadian players, like Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil and Eugenie Bouchard

QUARTER-FINALIST – $100 – $249 – All of the above benefits plus:

  • Tickets to Tevlin Challenger at Aviva Centre and other Challenger events

SEMIFINALIST – $250 – $499 – All of the above benefits plus:

  • Recognition on Tennis Canada website and in Annual Report
  • Advance ticket sales to Fed Cup and/or Davis Cup ties (when available)
  • Advance ticket sales (Toronto) and assistance with ticket reservation (Montréal) for Rogers Cup presented by National Bank

FINALIST – $500 – $999 – All of the above benefits plus:

  • Exclusive opportunity to play on Centre Court at Aviva Centre (Toronto) or STADE IGA (Montréal)Name listing on donor walls at Aviva Centre (Toronto) and STADE IGA (Montréal)
  • Toronto : Exclusive invitation to opening weekend Rogers Cup matches and courtside lunch
  • Montréal : Invitation to the Opening Night cocktail and matches (Monday of the tournament)

CHAMPION – $1,000 – $4,999 – All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitation to a private exhibition with Canada’s top juniors
  • Invitation to Chairman’s Lounge during early rounds of Rogers Cup (Toronto) or to Henri-Rochon Lounge (Montréal)

ACE – $5,000 – $9,999 – All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitation to try PlaySight, a state-of-the-art analysis of your tennis game – just like the pros use.  Hosted at Aviva Centre (Toronto) or STADE IGA (Montréal)
  • Invitation to Chairman’s Lounge during your choice of any round at Rogers Cup (Toronto) or to Henri-Rochon Lounge (Montréal)

AMBASSADOR – $10,000 and up – All of the above benefits plus:

  • Special Rogers Cup Access:
    • Tournament Accreditation
    • Special invitation to Chairman’s Lounge (Toronto) or Rogers Cup Lounge (Montreal) with priority date selection
    • Behind the scenes tour including Tevlin Players’ Lounge
    • Official Draw event with ATP/WTA players (when available)
  • Annual dinner with Tennis Canada’s President & Vice President Tennis Development
  • Invitation to Fed Cup and/or Davis Cup dinner (when available)
  • Other special opportunities annually

Tennis Canada’s $10,000+ donors are key partners in tennis development at all levels – community, high performance, competitive structure and coaching. Donors at these levels are entitled to all the benefits listed as well as specifically developed opportunities developed based on the interest of the donor.


Tennis Canada is grateful to the groups who hold fundraisers to raise money for tennis in Canada. These selfless clubs and volunteers want to give back to a sport that has provided them with so much. These events are not only fun but really do help grow the sport of tennis in Canada.

We would like to thank the following clubs for their ongoing support:

  • Donalda Golf & Country Club
  • Grand Slam Pro-Am
  • Lambton Golf & Tennis Club
  • Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

Check out our recent event at the Donalda Golf & Country Club.

Contact Cheryl Kukkonen by phone at (416) 665-9777 x 7872 or email at ckukkonen@tenniscanada.com if you are interested in holding a fundraiser to help grow tennis in Canada.


Lifetime Legends

Tennis Canada is grateful to those donors whose passion and commitment for tennis has resulted in total lifetime contributions exceeding $100,000.  Your generosity is felt by tennis players, coaches, and fans across the country.


Lorne & Wendy Abony

Robert & Mary Pat Armstrong

James & Nicole Bagnell

Marc & Tracy Bibeau

The Birmingham Family

David & Stacey Cynamon

Dan & Jill Devlin

Donalda Tennis Club

Tony & Robyn Eames Family Foundation

Edron Holdings Ltd

The Fleck Family Foundation

Ron & Myrna Ghitter

Linda Glover & Ian De Verteuil

Gerry Goldberg

Peter Goldberg

Granite Club

Graeme & Elizabeth Hibberd

Katz Group Canada Inc.

Andrzej Kepinski

Adrian Lachance

John LeBoutillier

Hans & Ingeborg Maciej

Hector MacKay-Dunn & Family

Roger Martin

McRae Imaging Inc.

Katz Group Canada Inc.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation

Alex Osten

Rochelle Rabinovitz

Milos Raonic & the Raonic Family

The Rix Family Foundation

Mike & Nicole Tevlin

The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

Buddy Victor

1 Anonymous Donor

Tennis Matters to Us Annual Donors

Tennis Canada gratefully acknowledges all the donors who generously contributed between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016.

Legends $100,000+

Robert & Mary Pat Armstrong

The Calgary Foundation

Edron Holdings Ltd.

Norman Elliott

Mike & Nicole Tevlin

Grand Slammers $25,000-$99,999

Ivan Bebek

Marc & Tracy Bibeau

The Green Fischer Family

Penny and Tony Griffiths

Sebastien LeBlanc

John LeBoutillier

Peter Jensen & Laura McCain

NWM Private Giving Foundation

Alfredo & Moira Romano

Steinbock Development Corp Ltd

Swiftsure Foundation

Ambassadors $10,000 – $24,999

Gary and Jo Barnes

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Gary & Jo Barnes

The J.T Clark Family Foundation Inc.

The Donald F. Hunter Foundation

David & Miray Granovsky

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center

Cheryl Hooge

Jetstream Capital Corporation

Nancy & John McFadyen

Rob Nicholls

Tom & Cara Nicolopoulos

Eugene Ogino

Sylcan Properties Inc.

Mike and Miranda Verney

1 Anonymous Donor

Aces $5,000 – $9,999

Gordon & Kathy Allman

Wilma Ammendolia & Anthony Dipierdomenico

Dr. Erasmus Bonthuys Inc.

Steven Bradwell

Dr. Dirk Breugem Inc.

Elaine Cockrill

Fondation Sybilla Hesse

Francois Godbout

Philippe Le Blanc

David Lotan & Danielle Hughes

Pamela Low

Alan Ma

Michelle Lee Professional Corporation

Hart & Nancy Pollack

Remai Group

R. Howard Webster Foundation

Murray & Roda Rubin

Strada Aggregates

The Silent Auction Company

Westcreek Properties

2 Anonymous Donors

Champions $1,000 – $4,999

0985143 B.C. Ltd.

489313 B.C. Ltd.

John Anderson

Roya Aryaee

James Beckner

Louis Borfiga

Dr. Charlotte Jane Alabaster

Rodney Bailey

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Nancy Bowen

Nancy Braun

Thomas Alan Budd Foundation/The Calgary Foundation

The Calgary Foundation

The Christopher Foundation

Norman Chung

CIBC Children’s Foundation

Bryan Clark

Lesley Cole

Sheila Copps

Alistair Crawley


Cynthia Devine

Dineen Construction Corporation

Stephanie Dong

Detlef Doose

Duncan Mills Investments Inc.

George Elamatha

Enterprise Rent A Car Canada Company

Mickey Ford

Michael Fortier

Foundation of Youth

David Gibb

Gift Funds Canada

Granite Club

Barry & Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust

Landon Grubb

Ken Hecker

Tracy Hecker

Henry White Kinnear Foundation

Hilltop Toyota

Douglas Holman

Janice Hunter

Diana Inselberg

Dr. Anand Irrinki Professional Corporation

Jewish Community Foundation

The Joseph Frieberg Family Charitable Foundation

Kieron Kilduff

Jura Kim

David Langford

Eugène Lapierre

Paul & Monique LeClair

Stéphane Lefebvre

Hai Ying Lin

Alan Mockler

Andy Mockler

Mais Family Foundation

Ron Marchand

Mount Ida Pharmacy Ltd.

John M. Murphy

Michael Nauss

Kevin Pearson

Peters Oley Rouse Barristers & Solicitors

Danny Pivnick

Julia Pletneva

Myrna Roberts

Alfredo & Moira Romano

Roy Romanow

Don Ross

Erica Ross

Norman Rothsching

Andrew Rouse & Lucinda Creamer Rouse

Murray & Roda Rubin

Mark & Susan Sager

Salmon Arm Prescription Centre

Tillie Shuster & Ronnie Shenfield

Jane & Burton Simpson

Tim Smith

Karen Soupcoff

Rob Swann

Teed Saunders Doyle & Co

Brian Smith

Helen Tennyson

Richard Thomson

Sherry Vanstone

Brian Waring

Graeme & Ellen Watt

Rubin Wiens

Barry & Stephanie Zekelman Foundation

Finalists $500 – $999

1044686 Ontario Limited

Tulla Bateman

Alain Beaupré

Rodney Black

J. Russell Blake

Eric Bussieres

The CRB Foundation

Gerald Chu

Henry & Jeanne Ciok

Nancy Cooper

Gabrielle Crepeau-Gendron

Roy Decker

L. Paul Elliott

Amanda Gaskin

GFIP Holdings LLC

Indira Greenhough

John Henderson

Leslie Heron

Paul Higgins

Rick Hirtle

Cristina Ionescu

Paul Lai

Lambton Golf and Country Club

Sue & Gary Larose

Stephane Lefebvre

Joan Lenczner

Grania Litwin

David & Kathy Lloyd

Tom Loughran

Richard McLaren

Allan & Shelley Patrick

Phillips Engineering

Billie Purcell

RCI Property Management Inc.

Susan Russell

Stephen Shannon

TD Bank Group

Tim Snell

Helene St-Amand

Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club

Paul Vessey

Wagner Green Charitable Trust

Jos & Eileen Wintermans

E. Philip Wright

Nicholas Young

Gavin Ziv

Semifinalists – $250 – $499

Forbes Anderson

Jane Anderson

Angus & District Lioness

Leonard Assaly

Tammy Backwell

Madeleine Barette

Maria Bo

Colleen & Eric Boldon

Lloyd Bures

Alan Burk

Simon Carette & Ann Langlois

Normand Chagnon

Doris Chin

Carol Devlin

Michael Douglas

Ann Duffiel

Suzanne Dyment

Mark Ernst

Claudine Ferragut

Brain & Ursula Fischer

Annice Frisch

Ken Griffith

Bob Harvey & Bob McBee

John Hatch

Janice Hebert

Jocelyn Hidi

Carol Huddart

Jason Jagoe
Tracy Keenan

Eric Klinkhoff

Drew & Jennifer Koivu

Leung Kwok

Louise Lalonde

Dr. Richard Larouche

Camille Lawson

Michel Lecavalier

Denise Marchildon

Leor Margulies

Jennie May

Marc Andre Morais

Parmax Realty Services Ltd.

Richard Phillips

Victoria Robinson

Don Schroder

SSQ, Société d’assurance-vie inc.

Jane Taylor

Rob Thompson

Mark Tredgett

Wasaga Beach Lioness Club

Karen Weinstein

Sarah Widdowson

Zbigniew Wojtasik

Steven S.K. Wong

Coulter Wright

1 Anonymous Donor