Archive | November, 2012

ONcourt Interview: Carol Zhao

9. November 2012

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ONcourt Interview: Carol Zhao

Carol Zhao is one of Canada’s great tennis hopes. She is ranked #12 ITF in the World Junior Rankings. Three years ago she left to train at the National Center in Montreal and now she is faced with career decisions which are difficult for anyone. We talked to her about these issues.

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Pierre ‘The Bear’ Lamarche: “Three Days at the Tevlin Challenger”

2. November 2012

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Pierre ‘The Bear’ Lamarche: “Three Days at the Tevlin Challenger”

I have not been at a lower tier event on the Women’s tour in almost a year. It does not matter how many tournaments you have been to, a return to the competitive arena always awakens parts of oneself that only comes alive in this special environment.

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Raonic, Roddick, Radwanska and Williams to Participate in 2012 SportCheck Face-Off Tennis Exhibition

2. November 2012

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Raonic, Roddick, Radwanska and Williams to Participate in 2012 SportCheck Face-Off Tennis Exhibition

The SportChek Face-Off will return to Canada in November with a new roster of superstar tennis players. Joining Canada’s No. 1 singles player Milos Raonic will be former world No. 1 Andy Roddick, who recently retired from tournament play at the US Open, 15-time Grand Slam champion and recent US Open titlist Serena Williams and current world No. 4 and 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanksa. The Sport Chek Face-Off will be held in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on November 16 at 7 p.m.

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Ben Armstrong: “Joel Dembe – Canadian Wheelchair Athlete of the Year”

2. November 2012

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Ben Armstrong: “Joel Dembe – Canadian Wheelchair Athlete of the Year”

World ranked number 33, Joel Dembe successfully defended his singles and doubles National crown recently at the 2012 Birmingham Wheelchair Nationals held at the Sani Sport Tennis Club in Brossard, Que. Joel had a tough match against his friend and doubles partner and ended up defeating Philippe Bedard (world #51) in a 3 set match 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. They teamed up to win the doubles in a very brief match winning 6-1, 6-0, dominating their opponents Eric Gilbert and Jean-Francois Sylvestre. Joel also received the Tennis Canada Wheelchair Athlete of The Year award this weekend.

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