The National Bank Open, formerly Rogers Cup

Sur la ligne: Femme d’Hockey founder Isabelle Éthier joins the tennis podcast’s team of collaborators

January 17, 2023

Sur la ligne, the official podcast of the National Bank Open powered by Tennis Canada and Victoire Media, is proud to announce that Isabelle Éthier, founder and host of the Femme d’Hockey podcast and platform, will join the team of collaborators in 2023.   

All season long, Isabelle Éthier will cover a range of hot tennis topics for French-speaking fans to shed a different light on the sport, starting conversations on issues such as gender equality, players’ mental health and the promotion of diversity and accessibility. Building on her hockey background, she will speak with special guests who know how to shoot a puck and hit a tennis ball, including current and former players and coaches.

“I am a woman who loves hockey—a Femme d’Hockey—but I am a sports enthusiast first and foremost. I have followed tennis since I was young—I was a ballkid at Parc Jarry—but I started playing more seriously in my forties. I am very proud to join the team and have the opportunity to continue to advocate for equality and diversity in sports to move our society forward.”

  • Isabelle Éthier, Founder and Host of Femme d’Hockey

“We are very pleased to have Isabelle, a well-known voice in sports, join the Sur la ligne team. Since 2020, through her Femme d’Hockey podcast, she has successfully communicated a new vision of sports and helped promote and advance women in hockey. Gender equality in sports is—and will remain—a key priority for Tennis Canada in the years to come, and we are excited that Isabelle will be sharing her expertise with the tennis community.”

  • Valérie Tétreault

Tournament Director of the National Bank Open presented by Rogers

“We are delighted that Isabelle is joining our team of collaborators. Since its launch in 2020, the Sur la ligne podcast led by our host Alex Régimbald has become the leading French-language showcase for Canadian tennis and the professional tours, with over 30,000 weekly listeners on all its platforms, including broadcasting radio BPM Sports. Isabelle is a talented host who will feature innovative and engaging content, and her arrival marks a new step in the podcast’s growth that will lead us to new heights.”

  • Hugues Léger, General Manager of Tennis Montréal and President of Victoire Media

Download the podcast

Isabelle’s very first feature on the podcast was broadcast on January 9, 2023, during the first episode of the fourth season of Sur la ligne. Go to one of the following platforms to download it:

Apple Podcast