The 50th Wilson Ontario Mixed Doubles will be held June 19 to 21, 2015 at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club. It is with much sadness that we have to announce that Marg Belfour (see photo in green), who has been such a staunch supporter and volunteer at the event ever since its inception in 1965, passed away on April 8th this year. Marg was always a modest and tireless worker in the background and in accordance with her wishes no funeral was held. Marg was one of a few key people who have been instrumental over the years.Marg and Tennis Canada’s seniors events coordinator Steve Stevens were responsible for first launching the event, Wilson Sports and Doug Coombs have been generous title sponsors for more than ten years and Michael McLoughlin has been involved in the organizing of the event for more than 30 years as Tournament Director.
In 2013 this tournament was awarded Senior Tournament of the Year by Tennis Canada.The photo shows
Doug Coombs, Mark Paklepa, Marg Balfour, Michael McLoughlin, Steve Stevens with Irwin Tobias receiving the award.
This year a new category has been a added, a combined age of 100 years or more event, which you can play in even if you are entered in one of the more traditional events and your body can survive playing that much. So if you have never played this great tournament – give it a shot this year! If you have played in the past, please come out and play for old times’ sake. If you’re a regular, please make a point of playing and making it the biggest and best ever weekend of mixed doubles!!
For an entry form, please contact RMehta@torontolawn.com