A coach will help you improve and will be able to advise you on how to get what you want from your tennis whether you want to play with your family or if you want to compete in a local event or even on the Uniqlo Wheelchair Tennis Tour. Contact us to get the details of a coach with wheelchair tennis experience.

If you are with a coach who has not worked with wheelchair players before, do not worry, you will have a lot of fun learning together. Tennis Canada and the International Tennis Federation produce a lot of material to support coaches working in wheelchair tennis.

Get to know our coaches

National Coach, Wheelchair Tennis

  • A former World No. 1 and Paralympic Silver Medalist
  • Tennis Canada Coach 3 certification
  • Development Coach for ITF Silver Fund
  • Assistant Coach for BC Wheelchair Sports Association
  • Various coaching positions in native Germany
  • With Tennis Canada since 2010
  • Main responsibility: grassroots development and management of National Team

Touring Coach, Wheelchair Tennis

  • Level 4 coach and club pro 2
  • Touring coach for Tennis Canada and Tennis Québec
  • Coached juniors players that have won National, including Mélanie Marois who has won more than 10 titles
  • Course conductor for coach 1 and coach 2 for Tennis Canada
  • Personal coach of former top Canadian wheelchair tennis player Hélène Simard
  • 10-time World Team Cup Coach for Tennis Canada’s Wheelchair Tennis Teams

Head of Tennis Canada Coaching Development and Certification in British Columbia

  • Provided coaching training to over 1500 coaches
  • A main contributor to the Tennis Canada Coaching Certification program
  • Written articles and coaching materials for the PTR, Tennis Corporation of America, Tennis Coaches Australia, and the International Tennis Federation
  • A popular speaker at coaching conferences world-wide
  • A Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) as recognized by the Professional coaching association, Coaches of Canada
  • Coached three wheelchair players to the World’s Top 10
  • Created Tennis Canada’s Wheelchair Instructor Course
  • Inducted into the City of Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame in the coaching category

Certified Instructor and Club Pro 1

  • Tennis coach at the Niagara Academy of Tennis from 2009-2014
  • Junior Program Director from 2011-2014
  • Grimsby Tennis Club Pro 2010-Current
  • Wheelchair Instructor Certification
  • Personal coach for Gary Luker
  • Tennis Canada Coach 3, Wheelchair Instructor
  • Director of High Performance at The Surrey Tennis Centre & Tennis BC Provincial Coach
  • 10 years of experience in High Performance coaching
  • Developed numerous Provincial & ITF Junior Champions
  • Previously Tennis AB Provincial & Touring Coach for 8 years.
  • Head Coach for Team Alberta at the 2017 Canada Summer Games
  • Mitch McIntyre’s personal coach
  • Tennis Canada Coach 3, Club Pro 2 and Wheelchair instructor
  • Director of Tennis and High Performance at EB Tennis Centre Multisports in Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
  • Tennis Quebec provincial coaching staff since 2005
  • Tennis Quebec touring coach for U10-U18
  • Co-Founder of the EB Tennis Community Adapted Performant Tennis Program
  • Personal coach for top Quebec wheelchair tennis player Natalia Lanucha (No. 3 in Canada)
Sarah Hunter
  • B.C. provincial wheelchair tennis coach
  • Former World No. 2 
  • 12 national singles titles
  • Competed in two Paralympic Games
  • Has played and/or coached for 20 years
  • Coach 2, currently working on Coach 3 certification
  • Wheelchair tennis certified instructor
Brian Ma
  • Instructor and Club Pro 1 certification
  • Head Coach Chinguacousy Winter Tennis Centre, ON
  • Head Coach Bramalea Tennis Club, ON
  • Heart Lake Secondary School Tennis Team Coach
  • Coached many high performance players, juniors (U10, U12, U14, U16), seniors (over 75, over 80, over 85)
  • Personal coach for Anne-Marie Dolinar (2019 wheelchair tennis National Champion) and Shawn Douglas Courchesne (currently ranked No. 4 in Canada)