Thursday, 22 November 2012

Winter Tennis Fun Day

Norwood Community Center in partnership with Tennis Manitoba and Manitoba Wheelchair Sport Association will be hosting a Kids Wheelchair Tennis Fun Day on Saturday December 15th. There will be activities and games followed by pizza and snacks!

To sign up please contact Brian Pound at (204) 231-3383 or Ryan at 

This event is intended to be a casual precursor to the MWSA Multi Sport Jamboree and the Tennis Manitoba Youth Wheelchair Tennis Program both starting in the new year. So if you or anyone you know maybe interested in participating in this event please contact us for further information or click here.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Tennis Manitoba Player ID Camp

Tennis Manitoba will be running a Player ID Camp for juniors aged 10 and under. This camp is a Tennis Canada initiative aimed at kids who have tried tennis and who are keen to play more. The camp will be offered by top level tennis coaches in Manitoba and will be a fun experience for kids of all levels.

Along with the camp for the kids, there will also be a parents session to discuss the tennis programs in the province for those children that wish to become more involved in the sport.

For more details, visit

Monday, 19 November 2012

True North will begin refunding ticket deposits from ADVANTAGE Winnipeg campaign

November 19, 2012

True North will begin refunding ticket deposits from ADVANTAGE Winnipeg campaign

WINNIPEG, MB –True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd, along with Tennis Manitoba, learned today the city of Vancouver was chosen by Tennis Canada to host the 2013 Davis Cup tie between Canada and Spain.

Winnipeg’s own bid to host the Davis Cup was greatly enhanced by the response shown during a five-day ticket deposit drive from October 25-29. During that time, supporters for Winnipeg’s Davis Cup bid contributed 2,385 ticket deposits at $25 each.

“With the ticket deposits collected and tremendous support from the city, we felt very confident about Winnipeg’s bid to host the 2013 Davis Cup event,” said Bruce Waschuk, President of Tennis Manitoba. “Winnipeg can now consider itself a major destination for Tennis Canada when considering future events.”

True North will immediately begin refunding ticket deposits. Depending on the bank or credit provider, all refunds will be automatically processed in the next 3-5 business days.

“We are in no way discouraged by the decision of Tennis Canada—in fact the opposite,” said Kevin Donnelly, General Manager of MTS Centre. “The response from the public was key in creating a very strong case for Winnipeg. We now have a very open door and have enjoyed tremendous dialogue with Tennis Canada on the potential of future events.”

The President & CEO of Tennis Canada, Michael Downey, acknowledged the response to ADVANTAGE Winnipeg and the possibility of events to come. “It’s very notable that Winnipeg showed major support for an event that had not yet been awarded. That gesture goes to show Winnipeg is passionate about the sport and certainly capable of supporting a major tennis event in the future.”

Vancouver will host the top players from Canada and World number-one ranked Spain in the Davis Cup tie on February 1-3, 2013.


Please go to to learn more. For media requests, please contact:

Scott Brown
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd
(204) 926-5570

Nancy Chappell-Pollack
(204) 997-6141

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sean Bailey earns OVC Scholar-Athlete award

Austin Peay Governors Tennis’ Sean Bailey earns Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete award

(Courtesy of TN Online, November 7, 2012

2012 Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Award,
APSU’s Sean Bailey

Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University senior men’s tennis player Sean Bailey [from Winnipeg, Manitoba] has earned one of six prestigious Ohio Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards for 2011-12, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Bailey is one of six selected recipients – three men and three women – determined by a vote of OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives.

Candidates must have performed athletically with distinction, earned at least a 3.25 GPA and conducted themselves in a manner which has brought credit to the student-athlete, his or her institution, intercollegiate athletics and the OVC. The award is based on academic and athletic criteria/accomplishments achieved during the 2011-12 school year.

“Sean is truly an exceptional young man,” said head coach Ross Brown. “He is a tremendous tennis player and student-athlete, as well as a tireless worker in all areas of his life.”

Joining Bailey as an OVC Scholar-Athlete for the 2011-12 school year were Eastern Illinois’ Stephanie Arnold (volleyball), Tennessee Tech’s Kellie Cook (basketball), Eastern Kentucky’s Patrick Ford (football), UT Martin’s Leah Taylor (softball) and Murray State’s Hunter York (golf).

Since the award’s inception in 1981-82, 20 Austin Peay athletes have earned a Scholar-Athlete award from the OVC. Bailey is the 13th male to be honored, and the first since Leonardo Locatelli for the 2009-10 year.

Bailey, the 2012 OVC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year and Austin Peay’s Most Outstanding Male Athlete, continues to collect accolades from what has been a stand-out career at Austin Peay. A second-team All-OVC selection as a freshman, Bailey’s junior campaign saw him post a 19-5 singles record, including a 7-0 OVC mark. He recorded a team-best 21 victories as a sophomore and went 20-6 in doubles play.

In the classroom, Bailey has a 3.94 grade-point average with a double major in corporate communication and French. A two-time OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree and CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, as well as a five-time member of the APSU President’s List and a six-time Dean’s List honoree, Bailey was Austin Peay’s 2012 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Off the court, Bailey has been an active member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), serving as both president and vice-president during his tenure with the group. He is also an active member of the Public Relations Society of America and the French Club. He has volunteered with the Wounded Warrior Benefit Dinner, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Food Drive, the Liberty Elementary Book Fair, Austin Peay’s Kid’s Day and Govs Give Back.

“In 18 years of coaching college tennis and being involved with exceptional student-athletes, Sean is one of the best I’ve been around,” Brown said. “Our program is fortunate to have him, and I’m lucky to get the opportunity to coach him for a year.”

Bailey and the rest of the Govs kick off the spring portion of the 2012-13 season, January 26th, at Samford.

Austin Peay Mens Tennis’ Sean Bailey.
(Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Rogers Rookie Tour visits WWC

The Winnipeg Winter Club hosted a Rogers Rookie Tour this past Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. 14 kids played in this fun event for new junior tennis players. The event was a great success.

The Rogers Rookie Tour is an entry level competitive program designed to provide the novice player with a fun competitive experience. It provides juniors 4+ an opportunity to play in competitions which guarantees multiple matches.

Tour Highlights
  • Boys and girls aged 4+ eligible to participate.
  • All events are non-elimination tournaments for new tennis youngsters with multiple opportunities to play regardless of result.
  • Positive learning environment to develop and display tennis and sportsmanship skills while competing against a variety of opponents.
  • Each participant receives a Gift Bag care of Rogers!
For more information about Rogers Rookie Tours and the next event, please visit

Sunday, 4 November 2012

2012 WWC Indoor Singles Open

The Winnipeg Winter Club is once again hosting an indoor adult tennis tournament this November for those wishing to play singles events, with a doubles tournament scheduled later in December. Tournament registration is now available for men's and women's Open, 4.5 and 3.5 categories. There will be drop-down categories in each event, with the opening weekend filled with main draw and drop-down matches.

Participants will be allowed to play two singles events, but be prepared to play a lot of matches during the opening weekend. Please note that requests for time accommodations or restrictions can not be accommodated for matches scheduled on either Saturday and Sunday. Only online tournament entries will be accepted. (Sorry, no phone, fax, email, or text entries permitted.) Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 13th at 11:59 p.m.

The tournament committee is excited to have the King's Head Pub and Eatery, Domino’s Pizza, and Colony Insurance Agencies Ltd. as our Silver and Bronze sponsors for this Tennis Manitoba Open Tour sanctioned event.

Don't miss out on your chance to compete, as this is the last singles tournament on the 2012 Tennis Manitoba tournament schedule. Here is your opportunity to go for the title while playing on the exclusive indoor courts at the Winnipeg Winter Club. Enter online, challenge your singles game, socialize with your tennis friends, and support our sport!

WWC Tournament Committee

» WWC Indoor Singles Open online registration