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Wheelchair Tennis Comes to MTC

Markham Tennis Club hosted a Wheelchair Tennis ‘Have a Go’ event on Monday. The event was promoted by Katherine Hale from the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association (OWSA) and Lisa Myers, Ontario Wheelchair Tennis Development Officer with Tennis Canada. The evening began with an open invitation to Markham members and the public to drop by and try playing wheelchair tennis. This was followed by a “Match Day” event for players who registered with the OSWA. The Match Day program was created in partnership between OWSA and Tennis Canada to provide wheelchair tennis players in Ontario with local match play opportunities. The league is intended as a first immersion into tournament play and a steppi

MTC Celebrates 50 years in Markham

Oh baby, you've come a long way! It was 50 years ago in July that the first meeting of members was held at the old Markham Arena. An ad had been posted in the local paper indicating a new tennis club was being formed at Morgan Park and that interested players should attend. Founding member Art Wootton, who had just moved to Markham from Calgary, decided to attend, becoming the club’s first secretary, along with Bev Black as president and Dave Field as treasurer. From there the first two tennis courts were born. The club thrived at that location until around 1972 when a new subdivision along Wootten Way North allowed the club members to move operations and eventually expand to six courts at

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