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Newsletter 2021

May 13, 2021

Hi Valued TSPA Client,

A few important items as the season has officially begun. We are now operating out of four locations within the City of CSL. Tennis? Think TSPA! What are you waiting for; get involved! 

 

Camp update at Caldwell

We have opened up the 1st week of camp - the week of June 28th. We have not received confirmation whether or not we can operate on July 1st at Caldwell but the chances look very good. Besides, we will allow those who attend Caldwell to attend the camp at the West End as an alternative in the case that this location is not operational. Please let us know if you want to switch locations - particularly this week if this has not been done yet. It is worth noting that this year there will be lots of construction within the school. They are redoing one side of the parking lot and installing an elevator and a ramp for wheelchair access. It will be noisy and dusty but we will do our best to work around these obstacles. We are still awaiting confirmation whether or not we can have the camp past noon on Fridays but we have been told by a representative of the EMSB school board that the chances are “approximately 99%”. 

 

Tennis Club

We are pleased that the tennis club located at 8215 Guelph is open. It is a beautiful place to learn tennis, meet people and exercise. Remember to be wearing tennis or flat soled running shoes. You can see more information by clicking here and downloading the memberships form. You can present yourself when you are ready to become a member and instantly play. They work on a 1st come 1st serve basis and it is known as the “best kept secret” in town. 

We are introducing round robins, a combination of drills and play with Michael Sidawi on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-12pm (noon). Exceptionally, this Friday we will also have a session. The cost is $20 for members and $26 for non-members. We will have four courts and it should be an amazing experience. This is ideal for strong beginners and up. When you login to our site, you will notice the sessions that are available. 

Sid is also running his Monday night doubles league for adults. This extremely popular session sells out quickly. Contact him directly to get into his mailing list. (Sid Rath, 514-909-9453, sidneyrath@yahoo.com). 

Juniors 10-17 years old will have an opportunity to play games every Saturday and Sunday against other members ($20) and non-members ($26). Lior will be organining this and it is designed for strong beginner players and up. Single and doubles matches will be available. Once again, login and choose your child when making the reservation. 

Thursday nights will feature advanced doubles for adults organized by Lior. The cost will be $14 as a member and $20 as a non-member. Right now, we are limited to 16 players. This will start on June 3rd. 

As always, we give group lessons or clinics every day for as low as $15. Tax included and no membership required. See the schedule

 

Virtual Open House

We are pleased to offer a virtual open house - our first ever! Take a tour of our website, our facilities, learn more about our camp, clinics and private lessons, and ask questions directly to me. Anyone attending will earn a $20 credit into their account or $10 if they see the recording later and fill out an attendance form. Join us online Sunday May 16th at 8pm. Link is below. 

https://zoom.us/j/98409789000?pwd=UEkwNktCNjJKSmd5NWdRR2x2WG04dz09

password ATPSTSPA 

 

We’ll see you on the courts,

Lior Doron

Academy Director

TSPA

514-886-9929

 

May 7, 2021

Dear Valued TSPA Client,

Camp Update

For those who are choosing to attend the Caldwell Tennis Courts location or switching to the new location, things change fast! We are making arrangements in order to have access to the Wagar school on Fridays past 12 noon. This means we will most likely have access to full days everyday including Fridays and even July 1st!  We may also have access to classrooms which will further enhance the TSPA experience and separate campers. Since our last email, we have had many requests to transfer from one location to another. For example, if you have already registered with us, you are registered at the West End Cavendish Athletic Club. To move to the Caldwell Tennis Courts, the added cost would be the $80 membership which allows your child to play tennis at the Côte Saint-Luc Tennis Club which features 9 clay courts with no court fees until the middle of October. There will be activities we will set up for them and we can help you match up with other juniors so that they can play on their own. However, if you are attending camp with us, we ask that you give us the paper form registration so that instead of paying $100+ for the junior membership, it is only $80. Please also note that the last week of operations at the Caldwell Tennis Courts is the week of August 9th. For the CSL Tennis Club, the 1st week is June 28th and camp is open for eight weeks. For the West End location, our 1st week is June 21st in which we are open for half days this week and we run for 10 weeks in that location ending on the week of August 23rd. 

 

Clinics with the City of CSL

As you may know the City of Côte Saint-Luc also has registration for clinics. These lessons feature a more long term commitment. Almost all lessons are sold out. However, there is still space for the adult lessons on Tuesdays (4 week commitment) for strong beginners, intermediates and advanced players. The 1st session starts on May 18th; the second on June 22nd and a third one on July 27th. The cost is $80 for residents and $100 for non-residents. There is also the popular 50+ program that has a 10 week commitment on either Tuesdays or Fridays from 10-12pm which starts on May 18th or May 21st. The cost for that is $95 for residents or $115 for non-residents. The only way to register for these lessons are with the City of CSL. These will also sell out fast so hurry and get with the program (register online with the City of CSL). As always, we offer lessons everyday (for children and adults) in which you can register through our website, by logging in, and clicking register. 


 

Tennis Club Update

The tennis club located at 8215 Guelph with its 9 clay courts, heated pool and clubhouse should be opening up by this weekend (weather dependent). You can always call to find out the status of the courts by calling 514-487-7862. In order to play there, it works on a first come first serve basis. Without a membership, the cost is $15 as a resident or $18 as a non-resident. Juniors can play for $8 as a resident or $10 as a non-resident. Ideally, you would join the tennis club too and it is worth mentioning that there is a one-time $100+ reduction for first time registration if you join as an adult or family (more info). You may also choose to register online (online registration). If you decide to join the club, the $80 membership fee will be refunded or waived if you are registering at either the Caldwell Tennis Courts or the Côte Saint-Luc Tennis Club. 

 

    Any questions or comments? I am here to help you get on the tennis courts! 

 

Tennis with positive sports psychology,

 

Lior Doron

Academy Director

TSPA

514-886-9929

 

P.S. We have a great selection of shoes (for juniors only, for children 10 years and younger) for as low as $60; we also have junior racquets for $40 and strong adult beginner racquets for only $65 (only a few left at this price). Simply make an appointment to shop; every $20 spent with us earns you another coupon! (Find out what to do with all these coupons by clicking here).

 

May 4, 2021

Hi Valued TSPA Client,

    As the weather warms up, so is our season! Have I mentioned lately that we are giving tennis lessons every day? Why not join us for one in either a private lesson (more info) or a group lesson that is called a clinic which is as low as $15 for the hour (tax included and no membership required)? We will be integrating lessons in three locations now in Côte Saint-Luc. We have recently posted a more detailed schedule of lessons which separates juniors (recreational and more advanced) as well as adults who may be a strong beginner and adults. More info. We are also pleased to introduce to you our newest pro Jason Lurie which recently made headlines on our social media platform. See our latest TikTok video. We are also excited to announce a new tennis pro who will act as our camp director; more news to follow. 

Gift Cards are Back! With Added Bonuses

As Mother’s Day is just around the corner, this is a great time in order to give the gift of tennis. Anyone’s birthday coming up? Do you have a friend or family member who may enjoy learning the sport? More info. Make an appointment by writing back to us at info@tspa.ca or replying to this email and let us know the cash purchase value and we will give YOU a credit in your account. For example, a gift to someone for: 

$100-$499: 5% credit

$500-$999: 7.5% credit

$1000-$1500: 10% credit

Therefore, purchase a $500 gift card for example, and you will get $37.50 in YOUR account. An email will be sent to the person you choose to give a gift and you will feel great to offer them the gift of tennis! Hurry, this offer is valid until May 15, 2021. Learn More

Camp News

Great news! Looks like TSPA will be back at the Caldwell Tennis Courts located at 5785 Parkhaven (please see very important note below about half days on Fridays).  We are pleased that our negotiation with the City of Côte Saint-Luc looks extremely promising as well as the fact that we have secured a location within Wagar High School which allows us to offer a high end quality tennis camp along with the superior service that you are used to receiving from us. When it rains, we will have access to the gym at Wagar which features a huge space to play not only tennis but other sports as well such as basketball, dodgeball and other fun-filled activities. Furthermore, we will have access to the school’s washrooms as well as the large cafeteria space.  The pandemic has caused a shift in accessible areas within the camp grounds. For example, for now - as things may change as we get closer to the summer, we will have limited access to the outdoor pool only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Furthermore, although we have ? courts in the morning (until noon), we will have two courts in the afternoon. This means we will need to play other field games and even use the newly paved parking lot with mini nets as a new alternative to courts. Another very important information is that on Friday, we can only offer a half - day program; therefore, you will need to pick-up your child (or make arrangements to do so by noon). Unfortunately, we do not have a dedicated space at this time as the school will be closed and the Aquatic Community Centre will not be able to accommodate us either. In the case of rain, we will have extremely limited access to space and may need to use the close by shelter that the school currently offers with some dedicated space that will shield against the rain. As soon as something changes in this regard, for example, we can have access to a location in which campers can safely socially distance, we will let you know. Overall, it will be safe and with the TSPA Dream Team, you know you can always expect a top notch service while maintaining our philosophy of being 100% positive. This lifestyle is something we are proud of instilling in the campers that have been attending our camps since 1994 (and even earlier when I was running tennis camps under my own name).  Overall, registration as you can imagine will be extremely limited again and we will prioritize Côte Saint-Luc residents until Thursday May 6th, then those clients who have enrolled a child with us in the past and then finally, as of May 9th, registration will be open to the public. The cost of attending the Caldwell Tennis Courts will be $300 per week with a one-time $80 membership fee which will include a six month membership at the tennis club (more info). Upon purchasing one week of camp, you will benefit from three FREE tennis clinics in which anyone in the account may use by entering tennis1, tennis2 or tennis3 upon registration for clinics (more info). As a result we will have three locations in which you may want to register your child with us namely: 

  1. West End Athletic Cavendish Club $300 per week (no membership required) 
  2. Caldwell Tennis Courts $300 per week (one time $80 membership required) 
  3. Côte Saint-Luc Tennis Club, designed for advanced junior players starting at 10 years old (more info) for $350 per week (one time $80 membership required). Learn more

 

As always, half days or part day registration will only open one week prior to the start of the camp week. 

    As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. As the tennis club opens, we will be announcing many activities and this year, more than ever, it will be worthwhile for you to join. Our family day - now called family hour - will be moving to the Club in the next few weeks. This is a great opportunity to spend time with your child while playing a similar sport (more info). We will be offering a tennis league on Wednesdays with priority access given to members of the Club. Furthermore, we will also have lessons from Monday to Friday from 10:30-12pm for adults with the legend himself, Michael Sidawi, who is peaking in his prime with 40+ years of teaching experience. Read more about the membership benefits of the club by clicking here. Tennis is one of the best pandemic sports to play. Come one, come all! 

 

Tennis with Positive Sports Psychology,

Lior Doron

Academy Director

TSPA

514-886-9929

 

April 11, 2021

Dear Valued TSPA Client,  

We are pleased to offer even more tennis clinics and now thanks to the City of Côte Saint-Luc we will be offering them at our newest location the Caldwell Tennis Courts located at 5785 Parkhaven in Côte Saint-Luc H4W 1J1. Michael Sidawi who has over 40 years of teaching experience will be there and is so happy to share his knowledge and expertise with you (see video).   

We are also doing a ton of clinics * based on age and skill level (what’s this)  

For Who

Time

Location

Cost

5-6 years old

Saturdays and Sundays 9-10am

WEC

20

5-6 years old

Mondays-Fridays 5-6pm

WEC

15

7-9 years old

Saturdays and Sundays 10-11am

WEC

20

7-9 years old

Mondays-Fridays 6-7pm

WEC

15

7-9 years old

Mondays - Fridays 5-6pm

WEC

18

10-17 years old

Saturdays and Sundays 11-12pm

WEC

20

10-17 years old

Mondays – Fridays 6-7pm

WEC

18

10-17 years old advanced Jr’s 2.5-3.4

Mondays - Fridays 5-6pm

Caldwell

20

10-17 years old level 2.5-2.9 (more info)

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

WEC

15

Adults (strong beginners)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6-7pm

Caldwell

20

Adults (strong beginners)

Saturdays and Sundays 9-10 & 11-12pm

WEC

20

Adults (strong beginner)

Saturdays and Sundays 10-11am

WEC

20

Adults (intermediate)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm

Caldwell

20

  * Final schedule is available when logging into our website, clicking make a reservation and choosing the person.  You will not see all the lessons unless you choose the person that you would like to make the reservation for.  

  Want private lessons? Look at our staff page and notice our pros’ availabilities. You may contact them directly. Be sure to check out their availabilities first (more info). 

  We’ll see you on the tennis courts and before the curfew!

  

Lior Doron  

Academy Director  

TSPA  

514-886-9929 

 

P.S. Want a $10 credit in your account? Like and or share our latest Facebook videos by April 15th. Make sure you have or get an account with us. Simply like or comment on our pro Alex Kofman who teaches long time Club member Alan Hochstein and a guest appearance from the former Mayor of Côte Saint-Luc who is now a Member of Parliament of Canada who recommended a lesson with Lior, click here; otherwise, you can see this video with Radu Gruia who taught two of our newest tennis enthusiasts who seemed to had an amazing time with us.  

 

April 7, 2021

Dear Valued TSPA Client,

We are super excited to let you know that we will have tons of tennis activities for you in Côte Saint-Luc. We are in the midst of planning round robins, leagues and tournaments. Until the nets are up in our other locations, we are offering lessons at the West End Gym located at 6585 Mackle. With our premier closing gyms, please ensure you (or your child) is aware that bathroom facilities may not be accessible. 

We have added many lessons for children 5-17 years old and beginner adults. There are just too many to list. Please login, click Make a Reservation and choose the appropriate person so that relevant lessons appear. Visit www.tspa.ca/clinics for more information. Please also note that the City of Côte Saint-Luc has opened up registration for our tennis activities and some of the lessons we offer must be done through their website. They will fill up quickly and have done so within the first week. Act fast! Click here to register. Similarly, our camp is starting to fill up too. Our next early bird deadline is May 1st. We may be full by then! Again, no pressure - hurry up! Learn more.

We also have private lessons which have started. Michael Sidawi is back with us and he has been teaching tennis for 40+ years! We are also pleased to announce he has accepted a promotion as Assistant Academy Director and in his portfolio lies tennis operations. While everything seems to be going up in price, we are pleased to have reduced our court fee prices for private lessons; from $10 to $6 regardless of adults or juniors. Furthermore, this is the total fee and can be split with several people on the court. For more information on private lessons, you may contact the pro directly as we have added their availability and rates on the staff page (see the TSPA Dream Team). To avoid paying court fees, we suggest joining the club or gym. As a flash sale, until this Sunday, we are offering 25% off the TSPA VIP status which ensures you do not pay any court fees for the season (value of $100). We will credit $25 to your account once you make the purchase.  More info.

We shall see you on the courts soon! Feel free to call, text or write back if you have any questions or concerns. 

Tennis With Positive Sports Psychology,

Lior Doron

Academy Director

TSPA

514-886-9929 

P.S. If you are looking to buy a racquet for children or adults, shoes for children or tennis accessories, look no further! Visit our home page and click the online store. It may be best to simply meet to see it all as our inventory is quickly changing. For only $5 we’ll deliver to your place in CSL or we can make an appointment to meet so that you can be perfectly fitted with our newest stock of the season.

 

January 10, 2021

Dear Valued TSPA Client,

I hope this email finds you safe and in good health. The pandemic has certainly tested our mental strength. I realized that the mental part of the game was critical and that is why I studied sports psychology when I graduated at the University of Montreal and was paired up with the sports psychologist of the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens. The experience was enriching and is something that I am pleased to share within TSPA. I was interviewed on the effect that the pandemic has had on sports in a Concordia University newspaper (read). I am approaching my final year of my bachelor of education program at the University of Sherbrooke and am pleased to share a portfolio which tracks 20+ years of history and progress at TSPA and Flow in Sports. You can read the portfolio by clicking  here

 

As we say goodbye (or good riddance to 2020), I wanted to share with you a few important news items. We have revamped our registration making it easier for you to create an account, login, reserve and pay for your activities. A special thank you to Victor Ruggi who works tirelessly behind the scenes and who also works on revamping the registration process. His degree in computer science and web development knowledge from Dawson in paying dividends.  

As soon as the weather permits, we will offer tennis lessons (groups and private). This means we’ll probably be on the courts as early as April and maybe even earlier. 

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