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
Jesse Evans - Director of Adult & Junior Recreational Tennis

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
Todd Crowther - Competitive Program Coordinator

Todd CrowtherTodd was a professional Hockey player in the WHL before getting into tennis coaching and has coached in Canada and Japan.

 

 

 

 

  • Wheelchair Instructor Certification
  • Tennis Canada Club Professional 2 Certification
  • 2013 Tennis BC Community Coach-of-the year award winner
Katie Benn - Tennis Professional

Katie BennKatie has just returned from playing at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was on a tennis scholarship and was a 2-time MVP.

Tennis Canada Instructor
Tennis Canada High Performance Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach

 

 

Ana Ileana - Tennis Professional
Ana Ileana Tennis Canada Club Professional 1 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 Lacterman Tennis Canada Club Professional 2 Certification
Tennis Canada High Performance Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach
Piers Zdan - Tennis Professional
Piers Zdan Tennis Canada Club Professional 1 Certification
Camosun College/Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence – Diploma in Sport Performance
Tennis Canada High Performance Tennis Development Centre (TDC) coach