Welcome to the 2021 Ladies Invitational!

Hey Ladies! This year’s 37th annual Invitational will be hosted at the beautiful Bayview Golf and Country Club on January 27 and 28, 2021.   The organizers are working hard and looking forward to seeing everyone there.

This event brings together over 300 ladies from across the city to compete in the sport we all love. Not only will you get a chance to compete with your peers from other clubs, you will also be raising money for a fantastic charity, Philpott Children’s Tennis

Now that we are monitoring the current situations of Covid-19, working on contingency plans is necessary. Please stay tuned for more updates as the date approaches!

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January 30, 2020

36th Ladies Invitational 2020 and GIRL'S NIGHT IN!

The 36th Ladies Invitational 2020 was a two-day fundraiser event in support of Philpott Children’s Tennis.

Nearly 300 ladies participated from 10 GTA clubs and raised over $70,000 to provide free tennis to children in underprivileged neighborhoods of Toronto…

READ THE ARTICLE below to see more details on the event and find out how you contributed to Philpott Children’s Tennis!

RULES:

  1. Matches are 90 minutes in length. If you are over 20 minutes late for your match, you lose a set (6-0). In the spirit of the event, nobody wants to have to enforce this rule so please be on time..
  2. Warm up is 5 minutes. 
  3. Matches are best 2 out of 3 sets with a tiebreaker at 5 all. 
  4. No ad scoring. Receiver has choice of sides at deuce.

Note: Each set won counts as 2 points towards your team standing. If you are leading in an unfinished set, you receive 1 point towards
your team score. If games are tied in an unfinished set, both teams shall receive half a point.

Playoffs: Please visit this page or call the Cricket Club 416-487-4581 ext 2285 after your morning match on Thursday to know your final position and where your playoff game will be played.

Scores: Report scores by phone or fax to Chris Gostek at TCSCC. If you fax in results, please include team colour.

Phone: 416.487.4581 ext 2276    Fax: 416.487.7595   Email: cgostek@torontocricketclub.com

2020 Registration – Please click your Team Club for payment purposes:

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The Annual Ladies invitational

In 1984, a group of women from the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club organized a small tennis tournament, raised a small amount of money and donated that money to charity. Over the past 30 years, this tournament has grown into the Philpott Ladies’ Doubles Invitational Tournament and Gala, which now is held annually at the end of January and attended by over 250 women from more than 40 teams from the greater Toronto area.

While the Tournament was first hosted by the Toronto Lawn, where Doug Philpott was an active member, over time a number of other private tennis clubs stepped up to host the event and today, the hosting is shared by The Toronto Lawn, The Badminton & Racquet Club, The Boulevard Club, The Granite Club and the Toronto Cricket and Skating Club, who will be hosting the 2020 Ladies Invitational.

Philpott Children’s Tennis is constantly growing and is determined to continue expanding.

What Our Philpott Campers Say

I am very grateful for the funding that has got me here. I truly hope that this support will always be here for as many people as possible to participate in this program that will forever allow more and more people my age to play and learn tennis.
Syed Muhammad Zafar Alam
TSLP Participant,
Future Philpott Coach
One of the campers this year told me that he never played tennis before. He said that his favorite sport is now tennis. After I showed him my certificate I received as a child, he mentioned that one day, he wants to become an instructor.”
When I become a Coach, it's not going to be because of the money. I want it to be for a charity like Philpott. I never thought there would be a program like this to fund me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to become the best of me and teach kids!”
Rachel Weixiao Li
Philpott Camper/Volunteer,
TSLP Participant

THANK YOU!

Philpott Children’s Tennis would like to thank all of you and your support.  Your contribution to Philpott Childrens Tennis allows over 8,500 prioritized children and youth across Toronto each year to play tennis free-of-charge.  With your help, we can continue to expand our program and have a deeper engagement with the kids through more camps and more tennis.  Philpott Children’s Tennis, along with our Philpott Campers, Parents, Volunteers and Coaches say THANK YOU!

Run a Philpott Fundraiser

Participants collect pledges from family and friends and play tennis from 2pm until midnight with many of the participants breaking their curfews for the first time in a great cause. Check out our 2018 Tennis-a-Thon video!

Automatically add $5 to $10 to your membership fees and write a one-time cheque to Philpott Children’s Tennis at the end of your membership drive. You may also attach an additional fee to an event or tournament. Make sure you let members know that part of their fees will go to support a great cause!

Set up a “DONATE NOW” button (provided by Philpott Children’s Tennis) and ask each member to donate $5, $10 or $20 on your home page.

Add a silent auction to one of your events. If you are running a big end of the year event you can ask members or partners to donate Auction Items. This is a great way to get members engaged, add some fun to your event and raise a little money for a charity.

During the month of May, we are asking for new and gently used racquets, and most especially junior racquets, to be collected and donated to our Philpott children.  To activate this program at your club, please have a club ambassador connect with us to get started.  

"Without tennis we would not be the same people that we are today. Thus, we believe that tennis should be shared with other kids who have not been given this amazing opportunity. By starting this 100/100/100 initiative, we want to help Philpott and give back to the game we enjoy so much."
Tyler Keung
Co-Founder of 100/100/100 Challenge
"For us playing tennis has become the best thing that has ever happened to us and it is one of the main passions in our lives. It has taught us discipline, perseverance, and hard work. It has also given us an opportunity to pursue our dreams."
Spencer Keung
Co-Founder of 100/100/100 Challenge
“I love tennis. It’s an important part of my life. I want to help other kids experience the joy I get from tennis. I also have my eye on volunteering for Doug Philpott Foundation as soon as I’m old enough. I love working with little kids and being able to expose them to tennis would be awesome.”
Sophie Pepper
Annual Philpott Tennis-A-Thon Donor

If you are interested in any of the above ideas or have some of your own we would love to hear from you.  Let us know by contacting us at info@philpottchildrenstennis.ca or on our Contact Us Page.