Friday, December 18, 2015


Tennis Canada Tennis Development Staff and a few long time friends helped Steve Stevens celebrate his 99th birthday at the Toronto Lawn on November 17th.Steve is now living in a Seniors Residence and rumour has it he is already planning his 100th birthday celebration. 

For those who are new to Seniors Tennis or who do not yet qualify because of lack of years, Steve Stevens was, until recently, the lead person for Seniors Tennis for Tennis Canada since 1984. He is a tremendous promoter of seniors;tennis and Canadian players participating in the ITF World Team Championships and has seen participation in these events grow significantly. Steve is also a past President and Board member of the OTA and a former General Manager of the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club.
The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) was seeking to establish a continental Games in the Americas region as a companion to the World Masters Games. After successfully hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver was the perfect site for hosting the inaugural AMG with infrastructure, sports hosting facilities, and the local knowledge necessary. The inaugural Americas Masters Games, organised by Sport BC, will be held in Vancouver August 26th to Sept 4th 2016.
Anyone over the age of 30 can participate in the Games. Participants will need proof of age and valid identification but no sport qualification is required.
25 sports, including tennis will be offered for the AMG 2016 program.
It is hoped that upwards of 10,000 people will participate. You are encouraged to register early to guarantee your spot in the competition, and to allow time to arrange your travel and accommodation.
The Athlete games package fee is CAD $215.00 plus applicable taxes and booking fees.  Additional sports cost CAD $75.00 plus applicable taxes.
Managers/Coaches costs will be CAD $50.00
Family and Spectator costs will be CAD $50.00
All three packages include:
  • Access to spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Official Americas Masters Games 2016 Welcome Kit
  • Americas Masters Games 2016 Accreditation Badge
  • Access to the Games ‘Health and Sport’ Expo in the Games plaza
  • Olympic-style format in first Masters Games of the Americas region
  • Competition performance medals and Award Ceremonies
  • Nightly Events, Beer Garden and Entertainment in downtown Games plaza
  • Discounts on Vancouver Restaurants and Tourist Attractions

For more information on this please go to
The next World Master Games will be held in Auckland New Zealand April     2017 for more information go to  The inaugural World Masters Games were held in Toronto in 1985.