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Official opening of Campus Tennis Centre

Oshawa, Ont. - Neither snow, freezing rain, nor hail can halt the tennis season for members of the new Campus Tennis Centre located on the campus of Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

The Centre's grand opening is Tuesday, January 27 at 7 p.m., with President Gary Polonsky courtside to give the opening serve. The list of speakers includes Polonsky, Oshawa Tennis Club President, Donna Mouck, the Centre's Head Tennis Professional, Ken Crosina, and others from the community.

Year-round tennis can be enjoyed comfortably in the state-of-the-art dome facility, featuring six clay courts and a relaxing clubhouse with pro shop and change room facilities. The dome is removable, allowing for a refreshing, outdoor playing experience in the summer months, fully equipped with lighting for night play.

The tennis centre serves students and staff at the college and new university, as well as athletes and residents in the Durham Region. The facility is the home of the Oshawa Tennis Club. The centre and adjacent soccer field were ready for play last fall, marking the first phase of a major new athletic infrastructure to be built on campus. Plans are also in the works for two new ice arenas and other athletic facilities.

The centre is quickly garnering interest as a grand tournament facility, and has attracted top-rated players and teams.

The site will host a senior regional championship this May, and both men's and women's Oshawa club teams are highly ranked in the GTA. The men's A team is currently in first place, while both ladies' teams are third and fourth respectively.

Crosina knows that the clay playing surface is a big draw for athletes, and explains that the indoor centre is the only one of its kind in the area.

"It gives adults and juniors the opportunity to play on the softest surface available for tennis. Clay is easier to learn on and easier on the body. It's the only year-round clay court facility from Ottawa to Toronto."


Members of the media are welcome.

Please wear only flat-soled shoes to preserve the clay surface.


The Campus Tennis Centre is located on the northwest corner of Conlin Road and Simcoe Street. Parking is available on-site.

University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College
2000 Simcoe St. N.
Oshawa, Ont.

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