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ACE BURLINGTON

PIERRE LAMARCHE
President All Canadian Sports Management, Inc.
Founder of ACE Tennis
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Tennis Canada Coach 4
Former National Head Coach; Canada and Tunisia
Former Davis Cup player/captain
Fed Cup captain
Former Canadian Junior and Men’s National Champion
Tennis Canada Hall of Fame Inductee
Rogers Hall of Fame
Bachelor of Science and Masters in Business Administration, Mississippi State University


"All Canadian and ACE Tennis has always been about the development of excellence in youth through tennis. What a gift to contribute in such an environment."

DOUG BURKE
ACE Tennis President
Tennis Director, Burlington
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Tennis Canada Coach 3
ITF High Performance Coach
Former National Director and Davis Cup Captain for Tennis Jamaica
Former Assistant coach for Canadian Davis Cup
Top 150 on the ATP Tour
Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, Century University, USA

KYRYLO TABUNSHCHYK
ACE Tennis Vise-President
Progressive Tennis Director, Burlington / ACE Tournament Director
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Tennis Canada Coach 2
Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence Award (2013)
Paul & Joyce Chapnick Progressive Development Award (2014)
Bachelor and Master’s degree of Science in Physics
PhD in Physics and Mathematics, NASU
Teaching and Research in Theoretical Physics
Queens University, Kingston and National
Institute for Nanotechnology, Edmonton

MIKE HALL
Director of High Performance
Head Coach International Team
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Tennis Canada Coach 3
Tennis Canada Coaching Mentorship Program Completion
Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence Award (2012)
Tennis Professional Association Gary Caron Scholarship Award Recipient
Ontario Tennis Association Provincial Coach

BRANDON ALGUIRE
Head Coach Provincial Team
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Tennis Canada Coach 3
USPTR Certified Instructor
Ontario Tennis Association Provincial Coach
Brock University Tennis MVP 2004 & 2006
Bachelor of Education, J/I, Brock University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Brock University

JAY BARLOW
Head Coach National Team
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Tennis Canada Coach 3
ON University Athletics Most Valuable Player Award 2003-2004
O.U.A Silver Medalist twice
O.U.A Doubles Bronze Medalist
Geography Graduate, McMaster University

WALKER LAMARCHE
Head Coach Futures and Champions Teams
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Tennis Canada Certified Coach 2
Club Pro 2

MIHAI MOCANU
Head Coach Progressive 3
Assistant Coach Mini Tennis Team / Assistant Coach Futures/Champions
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Tennis Canada Club Pro 1 Certified,
Master’s degree of Science in Computer Science, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest

TOM POCIECHA
Head Coach Progressive 4
Assistant Coach Futures and Champions Team
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Tennis Canada Coach 2
OTA Club Pro 2
Bachelor in Mathematical Sciences, McMaster University
Bachelor in Education, Brock University
O.U.A Silver Medalist (McMaster Varsity Tennis)
Former Top 10 Provincial Junior
Former Top 20 Men’s Open Division

MIKE DONSKI
High Performance Coach
Assistant Coach Progressive Competitive
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2 times Varsity Tennis National Finalist
B.Sc. in Kinesiology from McGill University
Co-Founder 40 – Love Afterschool Tennis

ACE TORONTO

MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN
General Manager, Toronto Tennis City
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Education/Certification
University of Toronto / Bachelor of Arts
University of Toronto / Bachelor of Law
Upper Canada Law Society / called to the bar
Tennis Canada / Club Professional 2
CPTN / Personal Trainers’ Course
Player Achievements:
#1 player in singles and doubles – University of Toronto tennis team
Member of University of Toronto squash team
University of Toronto table tennis champion
Top 20 in Canada – open tennis
Top 20 in Canada – open table tennis

CRAIG MERCER
Tennis Director
Assistant Manager, Toronto Tennis City
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Certifications/Education
Tennis Canada / Coach 3 (2014)
Tennis Canada / Club Professional 3 (2017)
Bond University / Master of Sports Management, Gold Coast, Australia (2006)
University of Toronto / Honours Bachelor of Arts (2004)
University of Toronto / The Tools, Techniques, and Technology of Facility Management (2014)

Experience
20 years experience as a business owner, director and coach in Quebec, Ontario, and Australia
Vice-President, Community Tennis, All Canadian Sports Management (2020-present)

Tennis Canada Coach Developer (2017 – present)
Toronto Tennis City / Tennis Director and Assistant General Manager (2013-present)
Ontario Tennis Association / Provincial Coach (August 2012-2016)
ACE Tennis / Director of Operations Burlington, Ontario (2010-2013)
Orize Sports Management / Founding Partner and President, Montreal, Quebec (2007-2010)

ANDY SUTTON
Systems Consultant
Ace Systems Consultant, Tennis Professional
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Tennis Canada / Coach 3 (2014)
Ontario Tennis Association / Club Pro 3 (2007)
University of Toronto / B.Sc. (hons) Psychology (1990)
University of Toronto / B.A. Political Science (1992)
Tennis Director / Unionville Tennis Club (2016-present)
Head Ontario Course Facilitator (2012-present)
Tennis Canada / Consultant (2013-present)
Coaching Association of Canada / Master Learning Facilitator (2012), Master Evaluator (2012), Coach Developer (2016)
Head Tennis Professional / Mayfair Parkway & Mayfair East (2013-2016)
Senior Tennis Professional / Toronto Lawn Tennis Club (2007-2013)
Director of Junior Development / Mayfair Parkway (2000-2007)
Associate Tennis Professional / Mayfair Parkway (1992-2000)
Head Coach / Canada Summer Games Team NWT (2017)

SAM JONAS
DIRECTOR OF ACE TENNIS, TORONTO AND HEAD COACH Provincial, National and International Teams
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Tennis Canada/Coach 2
Brandeis University / Honours Bachelor of Arts
Queens Club Teaching Pro
Ranked #5 in Ontario junior tennis
Ranked top 10 in junior Canadian tennis
ITF junior #600
Two time All Conference #1 singles and doubles player
Two time conference MVP (UAA)
Ranked #33 in singles in NCAA (DIII)
Ranked #4 in Doubles in the North East Region (DIII)

ADAM DYKES
HEAD COACH, FUTURES AND CHAMPIONS TEAMS AND SCHOOL PROGRAMMES
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York University Bachelor of Arts in French (2009)
US PTR Master of Tennis Candidate (2017)
US PTR Certified Professional rating for U10, U11-17 and Adult Development (2014)
Tennis Canada Instructor (2006)
Bridlewood Tennis Club Head Pro 2018 – Present
Tennis Club Colibri Head Tennis Professional and Court Supervisor in Costa Rica 2017-2018
Head Pro at Next Level Tennis 2012-2017
Bayview Village Tennis Club Assistant Pro 2004-2011, 2014, 2016 – Present
Bayview Golf and Country Club Head Pro of Junior Development 2010-2014
Top provincially ranked in Tennis and Track and Field/Cross Country in Ontario

MARIO ALBU
Tournament Director Assistant Coach Progressive and Competitive Tennis
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Tennis Canada / Coach 2 (2019)
CPR (2017)
Tennis Canada/ Club Professional (2016)
University of Toronto/ Bachelors of Science, Health and Disease and Human Biology (2016)
5 years of full-time high performance coaching in the GTA
ACE Tennis and Toronto Tennis City (2018- Present)
Joshua Creek Tennis Club (2018)
North York Tennis Association / High Performance Coach (2014-2018)
Viewmount Park Tennis Club / Tennis Professional (2014-2017)
Ranked #2 in Men’s 5.0 Category (2017)
Ranked #1 in Men’s 5.0 Category (2016)
Competed in Junior ITF Events (2011-2014)
Top 10 ranked juniors in U16 category (2007)
Top 5 ranked juniors in U14 category (2007)
Competed in U14 Indoor National's (2007)

JOHN CAIRNS
Tennis Professional – Junior and Adult Programming
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Tennis Canada / Club Pro 2
Over 25 years teaching experience
The Boulevard Club/ Tennis Coach (1990-1994)
All-Canadian Tennis Academy/Tennis Coach (1994-1997)
The Granite Club/ Tennis Coach (1997-1999)
The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club/ Tennis Coach (2001-2009)
Winston Churchill Tennis Club/ Tennis Coach (2013-2015)
ACE Tennis/ Head Coach of Progressive Tennis (2015 – present).
TSSAA Boys singles Champion (1989)
Top 30 U18 OTA (1988)
2 times Men’s A1 Toronto Doubles City league Champion with The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club

ISABELLA BASTON
Tennis Professional– Junior and Adult Programming
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Tennis Canada / Club Professional 1 (2017)
Tennis Canada / Instructor (2015)
University of New South Wales / Exchange Program studying Business Management, Sydney, Australia (2018)
Schulich School of Business, York University / International Bachelor of Business Administration (2018)
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute / Honour Roll student
Athlete of the Year, Tennis MVP, Top Grade and other awards (2010-2014)
Nike Sports Camps / Camp Director and Marketing Coordinator (2017)
2x National titles at Canadian National University Championships with York University, playing singles and doubles (2015, 2016)
1x Gold and 3x Silver medals at Ontario University Athletics Championships with York University, playing singles and doubles (2014-2018)
3x Bronze medals at OFSAA throughout high school tennis (2010-2014)Top 15 national rank in Romania as a junior in U12 and top 20 in U10 and U14 (2004-2009)

ACE TENNIS SUPPORT STAFF

NANCY SISMAN
Academic Advisor

Advises ACE Tennis players with their studies and helps them meet their goals towards a U.S. scholarship.


Email: nsisman@hotmail.com

HELEN DONOHOE
SAT Tutor

Volunteer tutor to ACE students, SAT Tutor
Part time English and French teacher, editor and book reviewer
Keen tennis player and enthusiast


Email: helendonohoe@sympatico.ca