Roberto’s journey and sacrifice to play tennis

TAMPA, Fla – Roberto Cid is no stranger to the sacrifices that go with playing a Division I sport for a top-ranked university.

When he was 13, the family moved from the Dominican Republic to Florida so that the youngster could pursue a tennis career.

“My sisters wanted to study here and I wanted to play tennis and so because of those things, my parents decided to move here,” Cid said last Friday at the University of South Florida tennis complex.


Characters come out to play tennis in High Park

TORONTO — Take it from High Park tennis players: you can play tennis in Canada all year round. Set in the heart of Toronto’s biggest park, the public courts have created tennis players so devoted, they actually shovelled snow off the courts to keep playing through the winter. Sam (who declined to give his last […]


Howard Park tennis club is a hidden High Park gem

TORONTO — For west end tennis players, it seems there’s no place like Howard Park Tennis Club (HPTC). Embedded in the east end of High Park, HPTC is a home away from home for many of its 570 members, who spend April to October training, competing and socializing at the laid-back west end facility. Established in […]


Opinion: What it means for Milos Raonic to be a top 10 tennis player

Milos Raonic made history back on Aug. 12 when he became the first Canadian tennis player to be top 10 in the world. It didn’t last long. Just one week later, Raonic was bounced out of the top 10 after losing to American John Isner at a Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati, and went on […]


Serbia tops Canada in Davis Cup semis

Underdog Canada fell to Serbia in the semis of the Davis Cup on Sunday, despite taking a 2-1 lead into the day and needing one win out of two singles matches. The loss sends the Serbs to face the Czech Republic in the tournament. Vasek Pospisil, the 23-year-old from Vernon, B.C., showed impressive fight against […]


Sumit Nagal is a rising tennis player with a bright future

Teenage discipline can sound like an oxymoron. In 16-year-old tennis player Sumit Nagal’s case, he’s determined to be an exception. The junior tennis scene is mostly dominated by 18-year-olds, whose size and experience play a key role in both physical and mental aspects of the game – there are just seven players his age in […]

USF tennis player Alessandra Bonte rolls with bias calls

TAMPA, FL — One can’t expect an athlete to be honourable if they control the officiating, especially with the game on the line. University of South Florida tennis player Alessandra Bonte knows this too well, as referees are not always present to make calls, leaving the call and scores to the players. The junior lost […]