BIANCA ANDREESCU– A CANADIAN TENNIS HERO
I guess this entry in my blog is about myself and Bianca Andreescu who made my tennis dream come true. I started playing tennis in the early 1940
s at Bickford Park in the Harbord and Grace Street area of Toronto, and to be honest my interest was in the pretty girls playing there more than the game. I was a pharmacist and relatively successful so I was able to buy a property in Hoggs Hollow where I met Izzie Sharp who introduced me to York Racquets Club where I began playing in 1966. I loved playing at York Racquets and eventually got involved with money support for Tennis Canada and the Ontario Tennis Association. I support a tournament called “THE UNDER 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS” and the winners of the boys and girls tournament get money from me for tennis lessons. A young winner of my tournament, Scarlett Nicolson played in Auray France in the under 12 championships and was a semi-finalist in the singles and won the doubles. But that is not why I am writing this blog.