Canadians at the French Open Provide Inspiration for Future Canadian Tennis Superstars

If you’re trying to inspire your child to pick up a tennis racket, Bayview Village Tennis Camp, the top provider of junior tennis lessons in Toronto, tells parents to point to the French Open and the presence of two high-profile Canadian tennis stars, Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic. This is especially true for Raonic, since he lives in the Richmond Hill area, just outside of Toronto.

Bouchard may have lost to Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharpova, but the fact that she made it to the semi-finals matches is impressive on its own, not to mention that the scores were very close. Add that she’s the first Canadian female tennis player to make it to the semi-finals and this may be all the inspiration your young tennis star needs.

Your aspiring tennis superstar may well be the next Eugenie Bouchard, who will go on to represent Canada at the French Open and other tennis tournaments, after junior tennis lessons in Toronto at our location in Bayview Village.

Leading up to the French Open, Bouchard’s match at the Grand Slam semi-final in Australia was the most watched Grand Slam match in Canadian history. And now, Bouchard and Raonic’s presence at the French Open has lead to tennis enthusiasts buying up tickets for the Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal. And if your child is ready to learn after watching the event, contact Bayview Village Tennis Camp, the providers of junior tennis lessons in Toronto for tomorrow’s superstars.

Between 2008 and 2012, tennis steadily grew in popularity, with the number of Canadians who say they play the sport at least once a year increasing from four million to just over five million; with the attention that Bouchard and Raonic have brought to the sport in Canada, this number will doubtlessly climb further. Now is the time to sign your child up for junior lessons in Toronto. Our tennis camps already fill up quickly, with more and more young Canadians being inspired to pick up a tennis racket, so you’ll want to sign up now to avoid disappointment!

We provide our students with all the skills they need to become tennis champions at our junior tennis lessons in Toronto. Your child will receive lessons from Peter Nielsen, a National Champion and former coach of the National and Provincial tennis teams.

At one time, tennis players aspired to be like Bouchard’s opponent at the French Open, Maria Sharpova, or Andre Agassi. But now, with Raonic and Bouchard representing Canada spectacularly at the French Open, there are role models for the Canadian tennis superstars of tomorrow. Set your future tennis star on the right track with junior tennis lessons in Toronto at Bayview Village Tennis Camp!


Gerster, J., “French Open: Eugenie Bouchard’s star power helping tennis development in Canada,” The Toronto Star, June 5, 2014;

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Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen, a certified O.T.A Level III coach, has successfully worked with juniors at all levels of the game, from grass roots to the international level. A National Senior Champion himself, Peter was employed as a National Coach by Tennis Canada, as the Head Coach of the Central Region High Performance Program. Peter currently ranks 321st in the world for Men 50 and over.