Tennis Coaches

Our Coaching Team

The North Vancouver Tennis Centre has a staff of committed full-time professionals passionate about helping people experience enjoyment and improvement. We have produced top national and international tennis players and are a national leader in the development of Junior talent.  All of our coaches have Tennis Canada certifications and follow coaching methodologies endorsed by Tennis Canada.

Wayne Elderton ChPC. - Tennis Director

Wayne EldertonWayne is Head of Coaching Development & Certification in BC. He has written coaching materials for multiple organizations and countries and is a popular speaker at international coaching conferences. His students have captured over 20 National titles (Junior & Wheelchair).

•  Tennis Canada Certified National Level 4 Coach (Chartered Professional Coach ChPC)
•   Certified by both PTR and USPTA (USA)
•   2 time winner of the Tennis BC High Performance Coach-of-the-Year
•  7 time winner of the Tennis Canada coaching excellence award
•   2 time runner-up for 3M National Development Coach-of-the-Year (nominated from all sports)
•   2009 Canadian Pro of the Year 
•   Inductee into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame

Email:    Phone (direct line): 604-983-6482 

Jesse Evans - Head Tennis Professional

Jesse EvansIn his Junior career, Jesse was ranked #1 in U18 provincially and represented BC at the National Championships. In adult provincial open play, he has been ranked in the top 5.

•  Tennis Canada High Performance Coach 3 Certification
•  Tennis Canada Club Professional 2 Certification
•   Tennis Canada Coaching Certification Assistant Course Facilitator
•   Wheelchair Instructor Certification
•  Certified LePetit Tennis Instructor
•   2012 Tennis BC Community Coach-of-the Year award winner

Klaus Schlotz - Senior Tennis Professional

Klaus SchlotzKlaus has a wealth of experience as a tennis coach. He is the leader of our fitness, and Athletic Development programs and has advanced training in injury prevention, rehabilitation, weight training and personal training.

• Tennis Canada Coach 2 Certification
•  Tennis Canada Club Professional 2 Certification
• Masters Degree in Physical Education from Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany
• 2003 Tennis BC Community Coach-of-the-Year award winner

Ana-Maria Ileana - Tennis Professional, 12U & 10U Tournament Teams Head Coach
Ana IleanaIn her Junior Career, Ana was ranked in the top 10 of BC Provincial Play and has won Provincial Championships. She continues to compete on the ITF Women’s Professional Circuit and has played at The Odlum Brown Van Open Professional Event. She is currently a top ranked player in Ladies Open Play in BC.
Tennis Canada Club Professional 2 Certification
Tennis Canada High Performance Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach
Has competed on the ITF Open Women’s Professional circuit
Akiva Lacterman - Tennis Professional
Akiva LactermanAkiva has been a personal coach touring with International High Performance Players. His most recent player was the #1 ranked female player in Mexico U14. He is a very experienced High Performance coach having worked in Tennis Academies in England and Israel and with performance players in Spain and France. In his junior career, he was a National level player.
Tennis Canada Club Professional 2 Certification
Tennis Canada High Performance Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach
Adi Madhavan - Tennis Professional/Adult Play Coordinator

Adi Madhavan

As a junior player in India, Adi was a provincially and nationally ranked player. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a Masters in Paleo-Biology. He has worked as a program designer and Sport event organizer at Douglas college and has experience with tennis events being a Play Director at New Westminster Tennis Club and event coordinator with Tennis BC. 

Tennis Canada Club Professional 2 Certification

Gary Winter - Tennis Professional

Coach Gary WinterGary is returning to BC after 9 years as the Tennis Director of Waterloo Tennis Club in Ontario. He is a 30 year coaching veteran who has worked as the Director of Tennis at the Fairmont Chateau in Whistler and as a Tennis Professional at Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club.

Tennis Canada Coach 2 Certification
Wheelchair Instructor Certification
•Tennis Canada High Performance Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach

Katie Benn - Tennis Professional / Junior Tournament Coordinator

Katie BennAs a junior, Katie grew-up here at NVTC. She was a top Provincial player who represented BC at Nationals multiple times. She achieved a tennis scholarship to Eckerd College in St. Petersberg, Florida, where she was a 2-time MVP.  

• Tennis Canada Certified Club Professional 1
• Staff coach at Cliff Drysdale Tennis Academy, Miami, Florida
• Bachelor of Arts and International Business from Eckerd College, Florida
• Wheelchair Instructor Certification
• Tennis Canada High Performance Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach

Mauricio Virmond - Tennis Professional

Mauricio VirmondMauricio comes to us from Brazil where he was an avid tennis competitor. After moving to Canada he was #1 in BC in the 4.5 level, winning a number of tournaments.

• Tennis Canada Club Professional 1 Certification
• Masters in Veterinary Medicine from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Tennis Canada Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach

Elliott King - Tennis Professional

Elliott King

Elliot grew up in the NVTC system. He has competed in Provincial Tournament play.

• Tennis Canada Club Professional 1 Certification
•  Tennis Canada Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach