SBTC Junior Events still to come in 2017:

  • Junior Club Championships - Tuesday Sept. 5 to Saturday Sept. 9, 2017   4 pm to 7 pm  (note: Saturday Finals start at 8 am)
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Please note that for some programs (see *below), there is a maximum number of participants.  For additional information on SBTC programs, please contact:
Sharon Arnold at email50 or call (416) 266-4394.

Junior Group Instruction Program (included with Junior Membership)

The Junior Group Instruction Program is included with a junior or family membership.  Junior members must be 4 years of age to participate in this program.

Program will start on Saturday April 29, 2017 and will end on Saturday September 2, 2017.

Please note the dates and times below as May and June start times are different from July and August, due to STF league matches for Juniors.

   Age Group      May & June      July & August  
4-6   11:30am-12pm      9am-9:30am  
7-10    12pm-1pm      9:30am-10:30am  
11+    1pm-2pm      10:30am-11:30am  

Junior Hot Shot Group Lessons *  ($35)

Learn, play and compete.  Additional junior lessons are available for beginners and intermediate players to expedite their learning.  Juniors must be 5 years and older to participate.

These paid lessons run on Thursdays for 8 weeks and will start on May 4, 2017 and end on June 22, 2017.

Age Group   Times
   Age 5-8      4pm-5pm  
   Age 9+     5pm-6pm  


Junior Future Stars Program *  ($35 per session)

This program is designed to enhance skills and prepare juniors to compete at a higher level.  The program is suited for intermediate and advanced players who are already playing or wish to play tournaments for STF and/or OTA.  Each session will be a progression from the previous session.  Juniors must be 8 years and older to participate.

Junior Future Stars Program sessions are as follows:

Session 1 - Tuesdays and Fridays May 2 - 26, 2017 (4 weeks, 4:30 - 6:00 pm)

Session 2 - Tuesdays and Fridays May 30 - June 23, 2017 (4 weeks, 4:30 - 6:00 pm)

If a session does not have sufficient juniors signed-up, it will be cancelled.

Junior House League * ($10)

Juniors are encouraged to take advantage of this league to gain valuable match playing experience against other junior members.

House league matches will start on Monday May 1, 2017 and end on Monday June 26, 2017.

Matches will be played at 4pm or 5pm each week, and a schedule will be provided to all players who sign up to play before the league starts.

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Junior Tournaments:

Adult/Junior Tournament: Sharon ran the tournament with Thi's help, and tells us, "The Jr/Sr team tournament was very successful. The weather was perfect and Thi provided a delicious lunch. All the participants acted in a very sportsmanlike manner. The winner of the Shapovolol team was Colin Steinmetz and Elaine Wong and of the Abanda group, Carmen and Eric Whittaker. The closely contested final was won by Colin and Elaine 8 games to 7."
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July 31st

Hello SBTC members,

I wanted to share with you some exciting news regarding some of our high performing juniors.

This Saturday was the third Jr STF tournament of the season.  The tournament was held at Stephen Leacock Tennis Club.

We had great representation at this tournament with 10 members of SBTC participate.

Jake Gunzel

Marco Simanic

Filip Simanic

Jamie Anderson

Jesse Anderson

Antonia Dragomir

Colin Steinmetz

Fairuz Tasmin

Tahseen Tasmin

Sai Karthik

Just wanted to let you know that Colin won the U16 STF.  Jamie came 2nd in the U14, Jesse won the U12 and Sai came 2nd in the U10.

Congratulations to all that participated.  These experiences are invaluable for player development.  We also thank the parents for encouraging their children to participate in these high visibility events.  These results wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of the Executive to our Junior programs, our Club Pro – Sharon Arnold, and of course all our instructors.

Kristian Gravelle – SBTC Junior Convenor

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June 27th Junior STF Mixed League Champions:

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Congratulations to the Scarborough Bluffs 1 Junior STF team on their successful championship run of the Junior STF Mixed League.  Thank you to Matthew Dudziak for captaining the team and Sharon Arnold our club pro for ensuring that all our teams were ready every week.  The team was comprised of:  Colin Steinmetz, Jamie Anderson, Jessie Anderson, Max Braunstein, Antonia Dragomir, Maia Duong, Tahseen Alam.  We are all very proud of you.

Kristian Gravelle – Junior Convenor, pictures courtesy of Keith Anderson

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Junior Achievement:

Elliana Buhagiar was selected from among the approximately 50 players participating this year across Canada in Tennis Canada's Little Aces program which identifies talented young players (6-8 years old) to begin in their competitive development stream. Elliana competed in a number of tournaments and managed to win 4 titles. She is pictured walking out with her hero, Elina Svitolina, ranked #4 in the world, for Sunday's women's final. Svitokina won the match against Caroline Wozniacki and captured the Rogers Cup title.

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On Saturday, August 12, Elliana was thrilled to have her 8th Birthday at the Scarborough Bluffs Tennis Club, a wish she’s had for the past two years.  A number of her tennis peers, great friends and family gathered at the Club to play a tennis tournament and enjoy BBQ.  The party was a smashing success and we’d like to thank the Club’s Executive for making it happen. elliana 1 20170816 1590304771

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