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Interest in tennis spikes across the province
Youth are wanting to play tennis after seeing Eugenie Bouchard in Wimbledon
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Natasha, 12, ran off the court in her blue shirt and white tennis skirt, smiling ear-to-ear. She was just awarded the U12 girls provincial title at the Kew Gardens Tennis Club in Toronto’s east end.

She said the reason why she started playing tennis was because she wanted to be like Eugenie Bouchard.

“My dream is to be a pro tennis player like Genie and then be a coach when I grow up,” she said.

And she’s not the only one; the Ontario Tennis Association saw a spike in enrollment over the last two weeks. The executive director attributes it to the Canadian players like Bouchard and Milos Raonic and the hype of the Wimbledon tournament.

“Every year that it’s on TV we usually get a series of calls. But this year, it’s really been overwhelming,” said James Boyce. He said the calls have increased by over 60 per cent.

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Natasha, 12, ran off the court in her blue shirt and white tennis skirt, smiling ear-to-ear. She was just awarded the U12 girls provincial title at the Kew Gardens Tennis Club in Toronto’s east end.

She said the reason why she started playing tennis was because she wanted to be like Eugenie Bouchard.

“My dream is to be a pro tennis player like Genie and then be a coach when I grow up,” she said.

And she’s not the only one; the Ontario Tennis Association saw a spike in enrollment over the last two weeks. The executive director attributes it to the Canadian players like Bouchard and Milos Raonic and the hype of the Wimbledon tournament.

“Every year that it’s on TV we usually get a series of calls. But this year, it’s really been overwhelming,” said James Boyce. He said the calls have increased by over 60 per cent.

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