National High-Performance Program

Tennis Canada has created a player development pathway with the vision of becoming a world leading wheelchair tennis nation.  The pathway comprises four pillars, two of which are focused specifically on high performance development: perform and podium. It includes all playing divisions and is linked to the Tennis Canada Whole Player Development Pathway and the result of studying international best practices. The pathway is illustrated in Figure 1 below. 

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 Parapan Am 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)
Rob Shaw (ON)
Thomas Venos (BC)
Shawn Courchesne (ON)
John Chen (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.


  • Lachlan Sandford (junior): Mission, BC
  • Samuel Peters (junior): Kelowna, BC
  • Frédérique Bérubé Perron (junior): St-Bruno, QC
  • Hisham Mohammad (quad):  Hamilton, ON
  • Candice Combdon (women): Barrie, ON
Lachlan Sandford (BC)
SamUEL Peters (BC)
Frédérique Bérubé Perron (QC)
Hisham Mohammad (ON)
Candice Combdon (ON)