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Tennis Canada presents top coaches with Excellence Awards

Apr 28, 2015
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Toronto, April 28, 2015 – Tennis Canada announced Tuesday the recipients of the Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence Awards, presented to recognize the hard work and dedication put forth by coaches in developing athletes from across Canada. Each winner of a 2014 Coaching Excellence Award helped guide a player to an indoor or outdoor junior national championship or a wheelchair national championship.

Here are the recipients of the 2014 Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence Awards, and the names of the players they coached to national titles.

Rogers Indoor Junior National Championships

COACH PLAYER CATEGORY
Eddie Brisbois Alvin Tudorica Boys U12
Bill Cowan Sofiya Babych Girls U12
National Junior Training Program (QC) participant Felix Auger-Aliassime Boys U14
National Junior Training Program (QC) participant Tiffany Lagarde Girls U14
Andrew Pontozopol Benjamin Sigouin Boys U16
Tyler Prescott Brindtha Ramasamy Girls U16
IMG Alejandro Tabilo Boys U18
Full-time National Training Centre (NTC) participant Charlotte Robillard-Millette Girls U18


Rogers Outdoor Junior National Championships

COACH PLAYER CATEGORY
Andres Marco Ilya Tiraspolsky Boys U12
Ivan Lauzon Natasha Sengphrachanh Girls U12
Simon Laurendeau Razvan Baiant Boys U14
Bill Cowan Sofiya Babych Girls U14
Full-time National Training Centre (NTC) participant Jack Mingjie Lin Boys U16
Cheda Kopcalic Katarina Kopcalic Girls U16
No specific coach Harrison Scott Boys U18
Full-time National Training Centre (NTC) participant Charlotte Robillard-Millette Girls U18

Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships

COACH PLAYER CATEGORY
Sebastien Scutaru Philippe Bedard Men’s
Doug Carter Gary Luker Quad
No coach Helene Simard Women
Sebastien Scutaru
Ben Armstrong
Philippe Bedard
Joel Dembe
Men’s Doubles
No coach
Michael Loomer
Helene Simard
Tara Llanes
Women’s Doubles

“Tennis Canada is so pleased to recognize all of these talented coaches for the contributions they made in developing and assisting our national champions in 2014,” said Hatem McDadi, senior vice-president, tennis development, Tennis Canada. “Great coaching is one of the key aspects of growing the game, retaining athletes in the sport, and developing champions. We are grateful for the work our coaches are doing. Our winners this year are perfect examples of how dedicated, innovative, skilled, and hard working coaches can help our athletes produce remarkable results.”

The Tennis Canada Excellence Awards were introduced in 1982 and are presented annually to the country’s top tennis players, coaches, officials, communities, and administrators in recognition of their outstanding contributions made to Canadian tennis. The recipients will receive their awards at special ceremonies during Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto and Montreal this summer.