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My Highlight of TSPA 2014 by William Doron 7 years old with some help from my Dad

   I want to share my highlight with all of you. Okay, my dad is helping me type but most of these ideas are mine with a little spice from my dad. It started yesterday with Daniel Naiman talking to us about colour war. What a day it was today. Take a look at some pics and feel free to like and share.

It all started with this video below…


I am really enjoying camp and a lot of the staff are a big part of it. They call themselves TSPA dream team and you can read more about their profiles by clicking here and take a look at this group shot below.

I am so glad to be a camper because I realize these guys are really working hard. They really have a true passion for teaching tennis and love kids. A big thank you goes to Fadi Saijari who always goes out of his way to make sure I am happy. Thank you to Steve Valin who won the camp director award and here’s a great video that shows the TSPA behind the scenes. It is like 24 CH with the Montreal Candiens but it is 24 TSPA 🙂

I didn’t know how much of a positive self talk can really influence my performance. Here’s another great video that I have to remind myself because I still cry on the courts when I lose.


The Pro’s in Trainer (PIT) and Counselor in Trainer (CIT) who graduated this year is also a big highlight. I didn’t realize they volunteered so many hours but I guess their diploma and the satisfaction that they completed a good job is very rewarding. Here is a great pic below and more information on that program ideal for 14-17 years old can be seen by clicking here.

I didn’t realize that the woodland club (TSPA’s sister location) had a triatholon on Tuesday and the staff there too are working their bums off. Great pics by clicking here. below.

Today, after camp was over, I played with Fadi Saijari, Daniel Tehrani, Grace Jast  and Patrick Johns. Everytime I won a point it counted as three  and all the staff were so nice with me. I am still working on not crying when I lose points but I guess I am competitive and really want to win. Before I knew it, it was 6:30pm and we were still playing tennis. Just wanted to say thank you to the  TSPA dream team. I don’t think you realize how you make my day better and how much I will miss you.

I think these coupons are really motivating and a good idea. I can’t believe my dad did a video on what you can exchange for coupons and you can see that below.

Okay, I am tired and getting ready to go to bed. My dad promised to read to me if I had a good day. He’s always telling me to think about the process and not the outcome but I am not quite sure what that means yet. He tells me that he is planting a seed in my brain but I guess I will see it grow soon.  I think I had a great day and wanted to share some of my highlights with you. Thanks for reading and if you are still reading this, I would offer you a coupon if you can simply reply to this email with got it AND see when you see my dad and ask him nicely for a coupon.  You will also need to mention at least one positive sports psychology word such as confidence, happy, fun, determined etc. Not only do campers get coupons but the staff does as well. You can see what the staff can exchange for their coupons by clicking here. I guess the idea is to pass on this vibe of good will, acts of kindness not only to campers and parents but also to all staff and eventually to the world at large.

A couple more highlights please. I just love this idea of sharing good memories. Can’t believe Victor Ruggi rapped this song last year.


I am still debating which song is better but the promo video of the whole TSPA concept is TSPA awesome. Link below 🙂

It was nice to hear Daniac rap the song that he created. The words of the song are very powerful and true.

Can’t wait to go to the Rogers Cup next week 🙂 Last year I was on his shoulder and apparently I was quite heavy. Guess where I am 🙂

Photo: Rogers Cup 2013


William Doron

7 year old at the Tennis and Sports Psychology Academy


TSPA 2014 !

Hello to all and happy spring from the Tennis Sports & Psychology Academy (TSPA)! Despite arctic conditions, and a very challenging winter that had been with us, the grass is finally getting greener!

Here at TSPA, as your Assistant Academy Director, I am pleased to say that I am finally seeing the end of the tunnel. The releve 24 which will save you money has been carefully inserted in the ‘view invoice’ feature for 2013 and can be downloaded when you login. While all the partying has taken place to bring in the New Year, TSPA has gotten me working around the clock. We have been planning for the upcoming 2014 tennis season as soon as the 2013 season ended! I am carefully analysing all the feedback we received (emails, fax, tweets, Facebook, weekly surveys at the end of camp, camp director and academy director feedback and suggestions) and implementing ways to make the upcoming season even more of a success for the campers, families’, and staff alike.

Areas of interest include continuing the tradition of providing catered lunches Monday—Thursday, and pizza on Fridays (Click here for the menu). The TSPA store will be stocked with all needed tennis accessories (shoes, racquets, balls, caps, shirts…) and we are pleased to have this easily organized for you in our online store. Delivery can be done by shipping or simply a pick-up when your child arrives on their first day of camp.

Getting our great staff together of camp directors, tennis pros and counselors is well underway, and many have already signed their big contract. In fact, our pro in trainer and counsellor in trainer programs, for those who are 15 years old or who have little work experience, has gained popularity in the past few years. Find out more about the PIT / CIT program by clicking here as this is your chance to earn some income and be amongst the most prestigious staff in the City.

Along with tennis, field games such as soccer and soccer-baseball, the daily swimming at both pools will be in full fledge, while finally, our sports psychology workshops will be done in a way to build your child’s mental skills and ultimately allow them to be more positive, believe in themselves and make the most of any situation. For a list of all elearning courses available; click here. For those who complete at least three courses by June 23rd, get an extra 10 coupons! Our most popular courses are the ‘optimism’ courses for kids and adults, as well as the past summer camp courses which were given in the past. All courses are organized by levels with 100 courses for 5-7 year olds and 200 level courses are 8-11 year olds etc…

Camp begins June 23 right through August, and we will continue to provide group clinics and private lessons for both adults and children alike, by our qualified tennis professionals. There will be various tournaments and round robins throughout the season to fulfill everyone’s playing desires; and whether a child or adult, beginner or advanced, TSPA will be ready to provide your particular tennis fancy.

Lior Doron, and some of his core staff, have been providing the Tennis Sports and Psychology Academy for close to a decade now. The experience is only growing. Each year there are improvements and new ideas from the last. While putting his heart and soul into the academy, Lior has grown his staff and provided fulfilling employment to many, and exceptional tennis and sports psychology to all those who have taken part. This season we have goals of enhanced involvement from the children particularly, through writing, pictures, video, blogging, creativity and whatever else can be conceived to enhance the learning and the experience (watch mini-video).

We at TSPA, are committed to reaching for excellence in what we do, and have learnt from our mistakes, and have listened to parents’ and children’s suggestions over the years. TSPA truly comes from the heart, and beyond tennis and sports in general, there is a genuine care for community, success, positive experience and involvement on different levels. Let’s make the 2014 TSPA experience another memorable one!


Jason Lurie Assistant Director TSPA

Tennis and Sports Psychology Academy

The Tennis and Sports Psychology Academy (TSPA) is dedicated to teaching children and adults the skills necessary to perform at their best both on and off the courts. Skills are acquired mostly through drills, cooperative games while using positive sports psychology mental skills and techniques. TSPA develops mental skills such as confidence, positive self-talk, mental imagery, becoming more optimistic etc. so that self esteem is enhanced and peak performance is realized. This is helpful not only in tennis but also in life. We strive to promote as many positive experiences to our valuable clients as well as bring out the best out of each of our clients. Through positive reinforcements, our clients acquire coupons either because they participate in our activities or do good deeds and those coupons are turned into prizes!.

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