Score Tennis Academy Serves Aces In Fisher Heights

score tennis academyThe courts at Long Park Tennis Club have been busy of late, and it’s all thanks to the arrival of Sean Sweeney and Score Tennis Academy. When it came time to find a new home for his tennis academy, Sean and his team of coaches chose Long Park Tennis Club as their new home to train their high performance athletes, and run summer programs and camps.

The academy partners with the City of Ottawa to use its courts for training purposes in exchange for managing and caring for the courts throughout the season. When asked why he chose this location, Sean said he couldn’t believe how well kept the courts were; like finding a hidden gem in the city.

score tennis academyNo doubt, membership is down and Long Park Tennis Club is in a transition phase. But with the neighbourhood having such a diverse demographic, the club recently electing a new group of executives, and quality tennis programs being offered at Long Park, the future looks bright for tennis in the Fisher Heights community.

Sean offers private, semi-private, group lessons and clinics for all ages. If you are interested in brushing up on your skills or introducing your children to the game, get in touch with Sean at

Score Tennis Academy runs its programs Monday to Friday from 10:30-12:30 and 2-4:30, but there will always be room for members who wish to play during those times. One hour private lessons cost $35, but contact Sean for semi-private and group rates.

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Join the Community Walking Club

walking clubThe Community Walking Club is only a few months old, but the power of community and a common desire to keep fit and have fun form the base for the club’s success.

The idea was conceived by Julie Hill as a way to get herself back in shape, and after a few health ailments and a long cold winter, she decided to take action by starting a daily routine that began with a brisk sixty minute walk. Word quickly spread, an add was placed in the Fisher Heights newsletter (distributed to your door about five times a year), and the club was born.

The benefits of walking are many, including maintaining a healthy weight; preventing/managing various conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes; strengthening your bones; lifting your mood; & improving your balance and coordination.”

Beginning with five or six neighbours, the club now contains fifteen members who walk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. “The benefit of having such a strong (and growing) membership,” says Julie, “is that there are always between four and eight people ready to walk during each session.”

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“For the summer months, the start time has been moved from 9:30am to 8:30am… just so we can try to beat the heat!” says Julie. The club meets at the end of Julie’s driveway (19 Wallford Way – directly across from Beaverton Ave), last between 45 – 60 mins, and cover approximately 2.5 – 3km per walk.

It’s treated as a “drop-in” walk, so under no circumstances are you required to show up for each session. There is a five minute grace period before the walks begin to allow last minute members to join the group, and Julie emails the week’s routes to the group every Sunday.

We’d love to see you, so come out and meet people from the neighbourhood and enjoy some fresh air. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Julie by email at, or by phone at (613) 226-4995.

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RAIN or Shine – The Show Must Go On – Tonight at 7pm !!

The weather may be uncertain, but you can be sure that A Company of Fools will perform tonight at 7 pm at 31 Sutton, either outdoors or inside the community building.  Bring the whole family !


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Tues, July 7, Theatre In The (Fisher Heights) Park

Famed Ottawa theatre company, A Company of Fools, will be coming to Fisher Heights Park (31 Sutton Place) on Tuesday, July 7 to perform William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The show starts at 7pm.


Show Info:

When two sets of identical twins separated at birth are brought to the same town by circumstance, mistaken identities abound!  The Fools’ first foray into full length works saw us produce The Comedy of Errors as our inaugural piece.  Now, twenty-five years later, we wpid-screenshot-2015-05-25-10.58.13.png.pngwant to tackle it again and see if we’ve learnt anything, what more we can say with this well-loved piece and celebrate how our style has grown and matured over a quarter or a century.  Set against the backdrop of Ottawa parks, this touring outdoor show will encourage the audience to partake in a Where’s Waldo-esque array of colour and hustle-bustle, challenging the notion of truly knowing one’s friend, spouse, neighbour and self.  Full of slapstick, word play, romance and rhyme, this rollicking comical romp is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful works – fun for the whole family!


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Fitness for Ages 50+ at Fisher Heights

Our next regular session of Fitness with Ruth will begin the first week of July.  Register soon – only a few spots left!

This class is run by the City and designed specifically for active, older adults.  It features muscle toning, cardiovascular conditioning and some flexibility training. Options for making the exercises easier or more difficult will be given during each class.

The class runs one hour a week for  8 weeks, at a cost $45.50 (with a 10% discount for those over 65).   It is offered on two different days at Fisher Heights Community Place, 31 Sutton.  You can register for one day or both.

Tuesdays: July 7-Aug 25, 9-10 am – Course #965011

Thursdays: July 9-Aug 27, 9-10 am – Course #965012

Register either:

Online at and look for “Class and activity registration”

Touch-tone Telephone  registration system: 613-580-2588

In person – because there is no City staff at our community building, phone Keri at 613-226-2208 ext. 222 for further information about registering in person.

[ Note that the “Better Strength, Better Balance” classes will not take place in July and August, but will resume in the Fall.  Watch for more news! ]

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Councillor Egli to Host Eleanor Park Play Structure Grand Opening

untitled-20Join Councillor Egli and members of the community today between 3-5pm for the grand opening celebration of the Eleanor Park climbing structure.

It was a long and difficult task to have the structure added to our park, but in the end it arrive and the neighbourhood kids love it!

See you all there!

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Burris Lane Road Closure June 15-19

6croE5nEiWe received word from the City yesterday that Burris Lane will be closed next week  from June 15 – 19 (Monday to Friday) due to construction.

The closure is required to complete work taking place at 1450-1454 Merivale Road. The sanitary, storm and watermains are located in the intersection of Burris Lane and Merivale Road.  The closure is necessary to ensure both traffic and personnel safety. Lane reductions can also be expected on Merivale Rd. during off-peak hours and if required, weekends after 10:00PM.

No signs will be posted in advance for the closure of Burris. The City would not request them for this closure, as it is a non-arterial, low volume road (volume being based on overall traffic on the transportation network in the City of Ottawa).

One of the two pedestrian sidewalks will be maintained on Burris as well as one of the pedestrian crossings at the Burris/Merivale signalized intersection.

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