Friday, 31 January 2014

College tennis begins 2014 spring season

Alan Gardiner is the men's team captain with Bellarmine
 University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Manitoba student athletes get underway with their spring college tennis season. Joining the ranks of Manitoba-based student athletes for the 2013-2014 college season is Emily Fridrick who signed on with Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, and Zach Meikle who joins the men's team at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.

Here is a listing of Manitoba student athletes taking part in the 2014 college spring season:

Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY)

Alan GardinerEvann Waschuk

Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)

Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)

Muzeen Ismath

University of North Carolina Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)

Olga Blank

The College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN)

University of Tennessee at Martin (Martin, TN)

Jessica Silva

See also: College tennis teams ready for 2013 spring season

Monday, 20 January 2014

2014 Tennis Manitoba AGM

The Board of Directors for Tennis Manitoba would like to invite you to our upcoming Annual General Meeting to be held at the Sport For Life Center, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The meeting will take place on Saturday, February 22nd at 11:00 AM where we will provide Tennis Manitoba updates from this past year. If you are interested in attending please RSVP by February 19th.

Tennis Manitoba
(204) 925-5660

Monday, 13 January 2014

Tennis Manitoba Membership Program

Starting January 13, 2014, Tennis Manitoba Members will receive a membership card that will provide access to Tennis Manitoba leagues and tournaments, rankings, savings and discounts, as well as special access to professional tennis tournaments. Membership is open to all tennis players and enthusiasts that wish to support the growth of tennis in Manitoba.

For a complete list of member benefits, visit the Tennis Manitoba Membership section at

Tennis Manitoba serves up a new look

On January 13th, Tennis Manitoba unveiled a new primary
logo (on the left) and a secondary logo.

Tennis Manitoba recently introduced its new logos for 2014 and beyond.

"It was time to go in a new direction with our logo" stated Mark Arndt, Executive Director of Tennis Manitoba.

"Our previous logo served us well but with exciting times in front of us we needed to update our look to reflect the changes going on at Tennis Manitoba. We've introduced the new Manitoba Team Tennis League in 2013 where a junior component will be added in 2014, the junior provincial team is up and running once again, a membership card with benefits is rolling out, a new website is currently being constructed and we're making in roads with Community Center and school programming." 

Arndt went on to add "the new logos are simple, clean and will work well for the association, especially on the tMB apparel line that will be launched in the near future."

Thursday, 9 January 2014

2013 Tennis Manitoba Tour Points Champions

Miraj Soni was the U18 boys points race champion
 for the 2013 Tennis Manitoba Junior Tour.

Tennis Manitoba would like to congratulate our tournament points leaders who took part in 2013 Tennis Manitoba Open Tour and Junior Tour events.

The 2013 Tennis Manitoba Tour champions are:

Junior Tour
Girls U18: Kylie Waschuk
Girls U16: Jennifer Wang
Girls U14: Jennifer Wang
Girls U12: Sabrina Alano
Boys U18: Miraj Soni
Boys U16: Patrick Fu
Boys U14: David Krowiak
Boys U12: Marcello Audino

Open Tour
Women's: Kylie Waschuk
Men's: Kevin Kylar
Women's: Emily Fridrik / Kylie Waschuk / Evann Waschuk
Men's: Chad Lacap
Mixed Doubles: Kylie Waschuk

Men's Singles: Patrick Fu
Men's Doubles: Tom Brown

Men's Singles: Vinh Nguyen

For a complete listing of ranking results visit

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Connell Hired as Director of Player Development

Coach Jared Connell guided the U12 Canadian team to victory at
the Open Super 12 Auray 2013, held last February in Auray, France.

Tennis Manitoba is pleased to announce the appointment of Jared Connell as Director of Player Development. Jared brings a spectrum of local, national and international coaching and playing experience to our organization. His focus, as directed towards high performance, will create opportunities for Manitoba tennis players to compete on national and international levels.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to build the environment of high performance tennis in Manitoba" stated Connell. "If we want to develop players that can compete on national and international levels, time and energy must be spent to properly educate those involved of the requirements”.

Connell assumes the role immediately and will work closely with Technical Director, Charlie McLean to ensure highest standards are met in developing tennis players in Manitoba.