This is a timely update given the meteoric rise of Canadian Tennis in both rankings and Davis/Fed Cup. Led by tennis stars like Milos Raonic, Euginie Bouchard, Vasek Pospisil and Aleksandra Wozniak (prior to her injuries about 18 months ago), Canadian tennis is a real force on both the ATP and WTA.
Enough about the Canadian Tennis pros on the ATP and WTA … let’s talk about how to get a Green Tennis Machine in Canada!
The Racquet Guys in Toronto are the official Green Tennis Machine distributor in Canada. They offer lease and purchase options on all three models of the Green Tennis Machine – 150, 250 and 400 ball capacity.
Testimonials from Canadian Tennis Teaching Pros
|The Badminton & Racquet Club in Toronto|
|Tom Kern – Director of Tennis|
Tom was awarded one of the highest coach honors in Canadian Tennis – the 2008 TPA Professional of the Year. Tom and the team at B&RC have been successfully using a GTM150 in their program. Tom had the following to say:
|I am a believer! When the Green Tennis Machine ball reviver came to the Badminton & Racquet Club, I was skeptical. Repressurize a tennis ball? Take a dead tennis ball and bring it back to life? Are you kidding me? But after cooking several batches of balls in the GTM I am a believer. My ball hoppers are full of good tennis balls and I can reuse all the compression balls for the juniors. I have even been helping my colleagues out by repressurizing some of their balls. Every club should have one!|
|Ottawa Athletic Club & Noble Tennis School|
|Tony Roth – Director of Tennis|
Tony was awarded one of the highest coach honors in Canadian Tennis – the 2006 Coaching Excellence Award. Tony and the team at OAC have been successfully using a GTM150 in their program. The Noble Tennis School is the largest and most comprehensive in Eastern Ontario. Tony was busy the other day, but had the following to say:
|The Green Tennis Machine is great and has revolutionized our whole tennis ball program!|
|The Grant Connell Tennis Centre in North Vancouver|
|Wayne Elderton – Director of Tennis|
When not running the day-to-day operations of a fantastic tennis facility, Wayne is Head of Tennis Canada Coaching Development and Certification in British Columbia. Wayne and the team at GCTC have been successfully using a GTM150 in their program. A little known fact is that Wayne has coached 3 wheelchair players to top 10 world. Wayne had the following to say:
|Our GTM150 works well and allows us to cut down on new ball purchases and be more “green”|
|The Richmond Country Club in Richmond BC (Vancouver)|
|Henry Choi – Director of Tennis|
Henry was a top NCAA collegiate player a decade ago as he helped the Indiana State team earn a top 10 NCAA ranking. Currently Henry is still an avid player even still competing on the ATP Satellite Tour. Henry and the team at RCC have been successfully using a GTM150 in their program. Henry had the following to say:
|The machine has been fantastic up to this point. I have had no problems and it has been great! I have cycled the balls through a couple of times now and was happy with the results. Very happy.|