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Tennis Associations

Below are the links to major tennis associations in Toronto and around the world.

ATP World Tour (ATP) – Association for Tennis Professionals

Formed in 1972, the ATP is a was formed to protect the interests of male professional tennis players. Since 1990, the association has organized the worldwide tennis tour for men and linked the title of the tour with the organization’s name. In 2009, an evolution of the tour competitions previously known as the ATP Tour, Grand Prix tennis tournaments and World Championship Tennis(WCT) occurred creating the ATP World Tour.  The sister organization in the women’s professional game is the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).


InterCounty Tennis Association (ITA)

#3 PO Box 13554 Mississauga, 3221 Derry Road., ON L5N 7L0

The InterCounty Tennis Association (ITA) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of tennis in Southern Ontario and was founded in 1962 by Forbes Mountain who played out of the Brampton Tennis Club in Brampton Ontario Canada. The ITA is dedicated to the advancement of team tennis in Southern Ontario.


International Tennis Federation (IFT)

Bank Lane, London, Roehampton, SW15 5XZ, United Kingdom

The International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world governing body of tennis, oversees the following five areas of the game:

–  Administration and regulation
–  Organising international competition
–  Structuring the game
–  Developing the game
–  Promoting the game

+44 (0)20 8878 6464website

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

02840, 194 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island

Home to the  Legends of Tennis – The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide. It is located at the Newport Casino, in Rhode Island, for information on hours, and events please visit their website.

Main Phone 401-849-3990website

Jane & Finch Community Tennis Association

Since 2006, Tennis Canada has worked closely with community leaders in the Jane/Finch area to introduce the Building Tennis Communities (BTC) strategy to the neighbourhood. For more information or to get involved please email


Ontario Tennis Association (OTA)

200-1 Shoreham Drive, M3N 3A7, Toronto

The Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) is the provincial sport governing body for tennis in Ontario. It is a non-profit organization, incorporated under the Corporation Act. It is the largest provincial tennis association in Canada. The two basic aims of the OTA are to encourage participation in the sport of tennis in Ontario and to provide a structure of services which will assist players to reach a level of competence consistent with their personal goals and abilities.


Philpott Children’s Tennis

Since 1991, the Philpott Children’s Tennis Fund has helped introduce Toronto’s inner-city children to tennis. Founded out of a desire to honour the memory of Doug Philpott – one of the great folk heroes of Canadian tennis – the Fund provides free lessons, from qualified coaches and instructors, to kids deep in the heart of Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods. Here, coaches teach not only the basics of the game, but also help participants learn valuable life lessons about discipline, cooperation and self-confidence.


Tennis Canada

100-1 Shoreham Drive, M3N 3A6, Toronto

Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for leading the growth, promotion and showcasing of tennis in Canada. Tennis Canada owns and operates two of the premier events on the ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tours; Rogers Cup men’s and women’s events that rotate annually between Rexall Centre in Toronto and Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. In addition, Tennis Canada owns and operates six professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports six other professional tournaments in Canada.


Tennis Professionals Association (TPA)

The TPA is a member-based association devoted to growing the profession of tennis coaching throughout Canada. The TPA was developed by Tennis Canada for Canadian certified Instructors, Coaches, and Club Professionals. Since its inception in 2004, the TPA has grown from 800 members to over 2750.


Tennis Toronto

The Tennis Toronto Region, the largest in the province, covers the former City of Toronto, Borough of East York, City of York and Etobicoke. Tennis Toronto facilitates communication between clubs, members, and the OTA to ensure that clubs are aware of OTA programs. Tennis Toronto also provides information, and material on matters that concern of member clubs; organizes and provides support for both adult and junior programs, leagues and tournaments.


Toronto Lesbian and Gay Tennis Association (TLGTA)

552 Church Street, M4Y 2E3, PO Box 18, Toronto
The TLGTA is a 150+ member tennis organization based in Toronto. Throughout the year, volunteers organize social events including:
  • A full calendar of Social & Competitive Tennis events
  • Seasonal Social Group Outings
416-925-9872 x 2080website

Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)

Corporate Headquarters 100 Second Ave. S. Suite 1100-S St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA

The WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for more than $100 million in prize money at the WTA’s 54 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries. Over 5.4 million people attended women’s tennis events in 2012 with hundreds of millions more watching on television and digital channels around the world.

The 2013 WTA competitive season concludes with the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, October 22-27, and the Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, October 29-November 3. Further information on the WTA can be found on