FULL-TIME NATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE PRESENTED BY ROGERS (MONTREAL)
In September 2007, Tennis Canada opened its doors to a full-time National Tennis Centre presented by Rogers (NTC) for the first time.
Under the leadership of world renowned coach Louis Borfiga, who ran a similar program for the French Tennis Federation, identified talent with an average age of 13-19 is provided with the training, coaching and resources necessary to succeed at the top levels of the sport. Operating national training centres is recognized as an international best practice where players can be regrouped in one location to hone their technical, physical and tactical fundamentals, garner top level international competitive experiences, manage life on the junior circuit as a precursor to the professional tours, and develop team identity and values to represent Canada on the international stage.
To ensure the success of the program:
- Tennis Canada has recruited internationally renowned tennis coaches, physiotherapists and tutors to provide athletes with qualified staff to support them in all aspects of their development.
- All of the amenities are state-of-the-art, including a fully-equipped gym, 12 indoor and 12 outdoor hard courts and four indoor clay courts. NTC players possess all resources necessary to succeed at the sport’s highest level.
Adam farag cao (AB)
ADDISON COMISKEY (ON)
EMMA DONG (BC)
FINN MULLER (ON)
KEEGAN RICE (SK)
2022-2023 ntc tRANSITION ATHLETES
- Gabriel Diallo
- Victoria Mboko
- Cadence Brace
- Marina Stakusic
- Kayla Cross
2022-2023 FULL TIME Staff
- Guillaume Marx: Head of performance
- Noelle Van Lottum: Head of Women’s Pro and Transition Tennis
- Martin Laurendeau: National coach, director of men’s high performance program
- Frank Dancevic: NTC Coach, Juniors (boys)
- Rodrigo Alvarez, NTC Coach, Juniors (girls)
- Sandric Barrere, NTC Coach, Juniors (boys)
- Nicolas Perrotte: National Fitness Coach
- Virginie Tremblay: National Fitness Coach
- François Ramamonjisoa: National Fitness Coach
- Marie-Josée Bellemare : Director, Wellness
- André Barette: Academic Consultant
2022-2023 PART-TIME Staff
- Rob Steckley, Elena Bovina, Nathalie Tauziat and Mandy Wilson: Coaches, Girls’ transition program
- Nicolas Todero and Marek Nehasil: Coach, Juniors (Boys)
- Léa Thibault: Coach, Fitness
- NTC graduates Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alexis Galarneau, as well as NTC coach Frank Dancevic, were part of the Canadian team that became world champions at the 2022 Davis Cup finals in Malaga, Spain.
- Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian in history to claim a Grand Slam singles title, winning the 2019 US Open.
- Bianca Andreescu also became the first Canadian to win a WTA Premier Mandatory singles title as she claimed the 2019 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells crown.
- In August 2019, Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian in 50 years to claim the National Bank Open presented by Rogers singles title.
- NTC players have captured five junior Grand Slam singles titles (Eugenie Bouchard – Wimbledon 2012; Filip Peliwo – Wimbledon 2012 and US Open 2012; Félix Auger-Aliassime & Denis Shapovalov – US Open 2015 in doubles; and Félix Auger-Aliassime – US Open 2016) an accomplishment never before realized in Canadian tennis history.
- Two alumni from the NTC, Félix Auger-Aliassime and Benjamin Sigouin, were part of the Canadian team that delivered the first Junior Davis Cup trophy in the country’s history.
- Canadian players have reached 11 Grand Slam finals, eight in juniors and three at the professional level.
- Three Canadian players, Milos Raonic, Eugenie Bouchard and Bianca Andreescu, have also been ranked in the Top 5 of their respective tours
- Milos Raonic
- Khristina Blajkevitch
- Panav Jha
- Nikolai Haessig
- Laurie Gingras
- Marianne Jodoin
- Damien David
- David Vierya
- Élianne Douglas-Miron
- Elisabeth Abanda
- Roman Trkulja
- Eugenie Bouchard
- Kimberley-Ann Surin
- Edward Nguyen
- Filip Peliwo
- Samuel Monette
- Carol Zhao
- Brayden Schnur
- Hugo Di Feo
- Erin Routliffe
- Alexis Prokopuik
- Gloria Liang
- Françoise Abanda
- Marie-Alexandre Leduc
- Josh Peck
- Rosie Johanson
- Alexis Galarneau
- Charlotte Robillard-Millette
- Jack Mingjie Lin
- Benjamin Sigouin
- Victor Krustev
- Nicaise Muamba
- Chih Chi Huang
- Félix Auger-Aliassime
- Bianca Andresscu
- Carson Branstine
- Taha Baadi
- Annabelle Xu
- Mia Kupres
- Stefan Simeunovic
- Christophe Clément
- Jaden Weekes
Regional Training Centres
In addition to the National Tennis Centre presented by Rogers in Montreal, three Regional Training Centres have been created in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver to act as regrouping centres for promising U14 talent in those regions. The centres are supplementary training programs designed to support club leaders, personal coaches and parents to enrich the current training and competitive environment for our top performing athletes. These four programs act as feeder systems into the full-time NTC.
Based In Montreal
Many of the Canada’s top players (aged 15-19) live, train and attend school full time here with a goal of becoming a Top 50 WTA/ATP ranked professional.
Regional Training Centre
After school and weekend training for many of the region’s U15 players (working in partnership with clubs)
Tennis Development Centres and or private coaching programs
The foundation of Canada’s high performance program. Facilities and coaches that help to recruit, identify and develop Canada’s next generation of national and international level players.
Toronto Regional Training Centre
- Hugo Di Feo: Head of National Junior Training Program (Ontario)
- Adam Taylor: National Coach
- Aref Jallali: National Coach
- Nikki Carnovale: National Coach (part-time)
- Katie Shulaeva: National Coach (part-time)
- Joseph Latina: National Fitness Coach
Vancouver Regional Training Centre
- Oded Jacob: Head of National Junior Training Program (British Columbia)
- Roberto Brogin: National Coach
- Graeme Kassautski: National Coach (part-time)
- Sergey Nazarov: National Fitness Coach
MONTREAL REGIONAL TRAINING CENTRE
- André Labelle: Head of National Junior Training Program (Quebec)
- Philippe Courteau: National Coach