(RE)BUILD A #TENNISNATION

Read our article which highlights the true impact of COVID-19 on tennis in Canada and outlines why you should donate.

Tennis in Canada was soaring to new heights before COVID-19 brought all our plans and programs to a standstill. Despite the financial pain, we remain focused on leading the growth of tennis in our country and ensuring Canada remains a world-leading tennis nation, hence the launch of our latest fundraising campaign. With your help and support, we will take back the advantage. Help us rebuild our proven high-performance programs, and Canada’s hopes and dreams for continued success on the world stage. Help us rebuild a #TennisNation.

Make your donation now and have it personally matched dollar for dollar by Canadian tennis stars Bianca Andreescu and Félix Auger-Aliassime, as well as Co-CEO of Spin Master, Anton Rabie, up to $50,000 each. In an unprecedented step, a group of Tennis Canada’s current and former board members have also teamed up to match donations dollar for dollar up to $200,000. Meanwhile, a group of Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame inductees are matching up to $50,000.

That means your donation is worth up to an incredible nine times its initial amount.

WHY IS TENNIS CANADA RUNNING THIS CAMPAIGN?

Tennis Canada will lose a staggering $17 million in 2020. The Rogers Cup presented by National Bank events in Toronto and Montreal are the engine of the development of tennis in Canada. In fact, 90% of the money that we successfully invest in the development of our sport each year comes from the revenues generated by our tournaments. Following their postponement, grassroots tennis program cuts, less competitions and reduced investment in the successful high-performance system have resulted in a drastically different landscape for tennis in Canada.

A serious shortfall in the resources necessary to fund a world-class, high-performance program could extend for at least five years. Canada’s younger generation of athletes could be deprived of the necessary support to help them exceed their own expectations and develop into future Canadian champions. Tennis Canada is ready and committed to rebuild this tennis nation with the help of the successful ‘graduates’ of the Montreal NTC program who inspire Canadians from coast to coast with their record-breaking performances.

Donating today will help give our proven high-performance program what it takes to reach our goals and support our grassroots tennis initiatives across the country.

Thank you for your support

Tennis Canada is a registered amateur athletic association that relies on charitable donations and proceeds from the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank events to deliver its mission to grow the game and help thousands of Canadians reap the benefits of tennis.

Tennis Canada is grateful for donor 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, Bianca Andreescu, Félix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov
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
  • 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 Harold P. Milavsky Chair’s Lounge (Toronto) or Henri-Rochon Lounge (Montréal) during early rounds of Rogers Cup
ACE – $5,000 – $9,999

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitation to Harold P. Milavsky Chair’s Lounge (Toronto) or Henri-Rochon Lounge (Montréal) during your choice of any round at Rogers Cup
AMBASSADOR – $10,000 and up

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Special Rogers Cup Access:
    • Tournament Accreditation
    • Special invitation to the Harold P. Milavsky Chair’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.

*Please note that some benefits cannot be offered at the moment due to the current situation.

Thank you for your support

It’s easy to make your donation to Tennis Canada through any of the below options. Check out benefits of donating.

Ways to give
  • Donate online – Make a safe, secure donation online through our Canada Helps online donation form.
  • Call us – To reach us via telephone, call 1-855-Tennis-0 (1-855-836-6470) and enter extension 6215 to speak with Claudine Ferragut.
  • Mail or email our downloadable donation form:
    Download the form

    Tennis Canada, Attn: Fund Development
    Aviva Centre
    100-1 Shoreham Drive
    Toronto, ON  M3N 3A6

    fundraising@tenniscanada.com

    For Quebec residents, mail or email to:
    Tennis Canada, Attn: Fund Development
    Stade IGA
    285, rue Gary-Carter
    Montréal, QC H2R 2W1

    dons@tenniscanada.com
  • Make donations of securities – To make a gift of securities of for any other options available to you, please contact dons@tenniscanada.com …or call 1-855-Tennis-0 (1-855-836-6470) and enter extension 6215 to speak with Claudine Ferragut.

Tennis Canada is a Registered Amateur Athletic Association – BN/Registration Number 12432 3783 RR0001.

Tennis Canada issues official charitable receipts for donations of $20 and more. Charitable receipts will be sent on February 1, 2021, at the latest. Charitable receipts for donations made online through the CanadaHelps donation form will be issued by CanadaHelps at the time of the transaction.

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 AbonyLambton Golf and Country Club
Bianca AndreescuFamille Le Blanc
Robert & Mary Pat ArmstrongJohn LeBoutillier
James & Nicole BagnellCarlota & Derek Lee
Marc & Tracy BibeauEstate of Hans & Ingeborg Maciej
The Birmingham FamilyHector MacKay-Dunn & Family
The Cynamon FamilyEstate of Jean Macpherson
Dan & Jill DevlinRoger Martin
Donalda Tennis ClubLaura McCain & Peter Jensen
Tony & Robyn Eames Family FoundationMcRae Imaging Inc.
Edron Holdings LtdIn Memory of Harold P. Milavsky
Norman ElliottRobert Miller
The Fleck Family FoundationOntario Trillium Foundation
Ron & Myrna GhitterAlex Osten
Linda Glover & Ian De VerteuilRochelle Rabinovitz
Gerry GoldbergMilos Raonic & the Raonic Family
Peter GoldbergThe Rix Family Foundation
Granite ClubKaren & Ivan Smith
The Green Fischer Family TrustMike & Nicole Tevlin
Graeme & Elizabeth HibberdThe Toronto Lawn Tennis Club
Katz Group Canada Inc.Murray & Roda Rubin
Andrzej KepinskiBuddy Victor
William & Ruth KujatW. Garfield Weston Foundation
Adrian Lachance1 Anonymous Donor

Annual donors

Tennis Canada gratefully acknowledges all the donors who generously contributed to the Tennis Matters Fundraising campaign. The following listing reflects annual philanthropic contributions made between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

Legends – $100,000 $+
Bianca AndreescuEstate of Jean Elizabeth Macpherson
The Birmingham FamilyOntario Trillium Foundation
Famille Le BlancIn memory of Harold P. Milavsky
Carlota & Derek LeeMike & Nicole Tevlin
Grand Slammers – $25,000 – $99,999
Naresh & Margaret BangiaPeter Jensen & Laura McCain
The Barnes Family Charitable FoundationSandeep Lal
Ivan BebekRobert Miller / Future Electronics
Dr. Erasmus Bonthuys Inc.Sam & Jennifer Minor
The John and Judy Bragg Family FoundationNadir & Shabin Mohamed
Canadian Tire Jumpstart CharitiesNWM Private Giving Foundation
David & Stacey Cynamon Milos Raonic
The Tony and Robyn Eames Family FoundationRBC Capital Markets
Hon. Michael M. Fortier, PCMichael Smith
Georges GantcheffAngelo & Tina Troiano
The W. Garfield Weston FoundationGraeme & Ellen Watt
Ron & Myrna GhitterStephanie, Jann & Stephen Wetmore
Green Fischer Family Trust1 Anonymous Donor
Ambassadors – $10,000 – $24,999
The J.T. Clark Family Foundation IncMurray & Roda Rubin
Tony & Moira Cohen Susan Sheridan
Mickey FordTalus Resources Ltd.
John & Elizabeth LaceyJeff Tory
Linda Glover & Ian de VerteuilCharles Vidalin
Donald F. Hunter Charitable FoundationMark & Yael Wilder
Grand Slam Pro AmYPO Ontario Chapter
Robert Nicholls2 Anonymous Donors
Aces $5,000 – $9,999
Louis D. Boileau Inc.Stefano Panzarasa
Bertrand Cesvet & Josée NoiseuxHart & Nancy Pollack
Jack Graham & Michelle AwadPower Corporation of Canada
Vicky GunterMarty Schneider
Graeme & Elizabeth HibberdGlen B. Scott
Terry HoogeJim Scriven
Peter KruytBarry & Cathy Siebenga
Pamela LowUnited Way of Calgary and Area
Justin McDonoughVancouver Foundation
Nancy & John McFadyenKeith Wales
Frank J. MotterThe Henry White Kinnear Foundation
Brett & Mike Ogino
Champions $1,000 – $4,999
Doug AdamsRosemary GoodwinRobert Rivard
Angus & District LionessGranite ClubAlfredo & Moira Romano
Stacey BallChristine GrayDon & Carol Ross
James BecknerHarper TireErica V. Ross
John & Roseann BeddingtonNorman Hartenstein IILaura Rubino
The Benevity Community Impact FundJohn & Joyce HendersonMark & Susan Sager
Marc & Tracy BibeauJanice HunterGeorgina Seto
Louis BorfigaDiana & Alexander InselbergMargaret Shepp
Stuart BoyceSatish IyerMark L. Smith
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLPDavid JacksonTim & Cathy Smith
Clive CaldwellSam KamisJoan Snyder
Canacol EnergyJames KellyKaren Soupcoff
Canadian Online GivingShellina KheraniSofia St-Laurent & Jean-Paul Blais
M. Louis-Philippe CarrièreKirk FamilyThe John & Dianne Storey Family Foundation
The Christopher FoundationEric KlinkhoffRob Swann
Steven ConwayEugène LapierreSystemic Architecture Inc
Mark CrossfieldMais Family FoundationTD Bank Group
David DimmerMcDanielMark Teare
Michael DowneyBill McTavishHelen Tennyson
George ElamathaJames MitchellRichard Thomson
L. P. ElliottAlan MocklerMark Tredgett
Enterprise Holdings FoundationLinda Nicholson & Allen FergusonValentine Volvo
Carol FaheyTom & Cara NicolopoulosRick Vandergraaf
Ferrier Charitable TrustAl OstenSherry Vanstone
Marnie FisherOsten-Victor Fund at Calgary FoundationTed Warner
Five Mile Enterprises Ltd.Andrew OxnerR. Howard Webster Foundation
Jean-Pierre & Norma FlamentElizabeth PageJos & Eileen Wintermans
Brian & Patricia FloodCatherine & Eric PatelBarry & Stephanie Zekelman
Foundation for YouthPembinaGavin Ziv
The Joseph Frieberg Family Charitable FoundationDanny Pivnick
David GibbNancy Pon
Finalists $500 – $999
Arc ResourcesClaudine FerragutPhillips Engineering and Construction
Atlantic Coated PapersFirst National FinancialPatti & Robert Pilon
Shuxin BaoAllan & Marilyn FowlerRajat Prashar
Tulla BatemanDr. G. Galli Dentistry Professional CorporationGarett Prins
Belcum FoundationAmanda GaskinJeff Robb
Doug BellAndrea GauntlettVicky Robinson
Nahla BouryRick HirtleRogers Insurance Inc
Nancy BraunIMG MEDIARoost Mortgage
Mary BurnettRao IrrinkiCrystal Smith
Brian CherniakLisa KendallKaren & Ivan Smith
Doris ChinDebbie KirkwoodMichael Smith
Gerald ChuJack & Susan KrzyzanowskiHelene St-Amand
Jeanne CiokPaul LaiAmanda Sutherland
Murray & Janice CoatesGrania LitwinJane Taylor
Geoff CornishGilbert LudwigTillie Shuster & Ronnie Shenfield
Alistair CrawleyGame Set Match Sorry CampaignTriple Three Trading
The CRB FoundationRichard McLarenDavid & Laura Turner
Jennifer DavidsonJoanie McMasterSiloni Waraich
Gwendolyn De GuzmanTammy MichaudKelly Weinstein
Roy DeckerMNPTom A. Wilson
Desjardins Sécurité FinancièreJennifer NaumovskiWorld Mechanical Contracting Inc
Dineen Construction CorporationYannick Nézet-Séguin3 Anonymous Donors
Elite Machining Ltd.Paul Lee Assoc.
Semifinalists $250 – $499
Imran AliGordon J. Hoffman Professional CorpAnthony Milonas
Forbes AndersenLysandra HalimDaniel Moisan
James AndersonJohn HatchRobert Naumovski
Madeleine BaretteDouglas HiranoChristopher Pepper
Christiane BergevinCarol HuddartPeter Burwash International, Inc.
Maria BoMichael KallesClaude Savard
Erwann BodiouKris KruusmagiTheresa Schoustal
Hetty BolhuisBrian KusistoGoran Sesum
Siobhan BretonLeung KwokJane & Burton Simpson
Diane CelottiAllison LamWarren Standerwick
Maria ChiodoRichard LaroucheChristine Stirling
Dino ColliniDavid & Kathy Lloyd Adrianne Sutherland
Lawrence CuttAnita LorelliNorm Sutherland
Violet DjuricDavid Lotan & Danielle HughesMichelle Volpatti
John EmeryMax LyutikovBrendan Walsh
Mark ErnstKim MackayPatrice Walsh
Brian & Ursula FischerDr. John MaggiriasJennifer Wowk
Bernard FranciscoLeor Margulies1 Anonymous Donor
Chris GauthierRisa Miller