Thursday, March 19, 2015


Serendipity is the act of finding something valuable or delightful when you are not looking for it.

Below you will find a collection of small items that I thought you might appreciate finding!

1. In this article, written by Mark Hodgkinson on the WTA web site, Lucie Safarova and her Ontario raised coach, Rob Steckley talk about her breakthrough win in Qatar, where she beat Vistoria Azarenka in the final. Their formula “Work hard, don’t forget to smile.” A good mantra for anyone!

2. Did you know that the Merchant of Tennis has an "experts" blog? Check out the article below and you will be prompted to follow their blog.

"Why should your child start with a junior-sized tennis racquet? The Merchant of Tennis Experts explain:"
3. This video, produced by New Balance, entitled Milos Raonic: Childhood and Tennis Development,  includes interviews with Mia Gordon, Casey Curtis and Milos’ parents. 

4. In this Toronto Sun article a Toronto city councillor proposes to make better use of the City’s 200 public courts.  Do you think he would appreciate knowing what a great job the community clubs in Toronto and groups like the Sunshine Project and Philpott Fund are already doing?

5. For those ladies out there who love the fashion, fun and partying aspects of tennis, delivered with a sense of humour you may enjoy the Court Girl tennis blog.

6. For those of you who are wondering how Michael Downey is tackling his job at the LTA here is a recent article from The Guardian newspaper.

7. Tennis Canada is encouraging you to participate in their Live the Moment campaign.  Check it out at 

8. American tennis brand K-Swiss is partnering with renowned DJ, producer and entrepreneur Diplo to launch "The Board", a game changing campaign built to inspire, and to be led by, the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Diplo, who is also known for his music production work with Beyonce, Usher, Lorde and Madonna's new album Rebel Heart, will serve as the Director of a 100-person board comprised of creative and connected individuals who will work on real tasks to bring the K-Swiss brand back to prominence. 

The application site is open today with submissions valid through April 30, 2015 at The campaign is open to Canadian residents.

If you like any of these things please let me know what you stumble across that has some link to tennis in Ontario and you think others may appreciate

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