National High-Performance Program

Tennis Canada provides extensive support to the Paralympic Stream or National Stream athletes with the long-term goal of podium results at the Paralympic and ParapanAm Games and  World Team Cup. Benefits and services may include financial assistance for travel or training, coaching on the road, training camps, court privileges at National Tennis Centres, and access to sport specialists and the Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program.

National Team Players

Did you know that our National High-Performance players are among the best players in the world? They have represented Canada at major international events, such as Paralympic and Parapan Am Games as well as World Team Cup. All the national team members play 10 to 15 tournaments on average per year as part of the ITF circuit all around the world. Get to know the players by clicking on their images below:

Anne-Marie Dolinar (ON)
Barry Henderson (BC)
Mitch McIntyre (BC)
Natalia Lanucha (QC)
Robert Shaw (ON)
Thomas Venos (BC)

Successful Results

National Development Program

Tennis Canada’s National Development Program for wheelchair tennis debuted in 2023. The program aims to provide support to promising players early in their development path to help them reach their full potential. Comprised of a pool of athletes who have shown initial abilities and commitment to training, the National Development Program is designed to progress players towards the National High-Performance Program with the support of Tennis Canada and its provincial partners.

2023 National Development Program Players

  • Lachlan Sandford (junior): Mission, BC
  • Samuel Peters (junior): Kelowna, BC
  • John Chen (junior): Delta, BC
  • Frédérique Bérubé Perron (junior): St-Bruno, QC
  • Hisham Mohammad (quad):  Hamilton, ON
  • Candice Combdon (women): Barrie, ON
  • Shawn Courchesne (men): Toronto, ON
Photo: Alexis Shareck