Fabio Walkerdirector of racquets
Fabio began playing pickleball in 2018 in Palm Desert, California. With quick hands and amazing reflexes, he picked the game up quickly and began to compete. Fabio played Division 1 League for Deep Canyon Tennis Resort in California and was undefeated on Court 1. Fabio feels that pickleball is a natural and good fit for tennis players to enjoy. He thinks everyone should give it a try! Fabio is a Certified USAPA Pickleball Coach.
Gayle Dobsontennis pro
Adrian Oziewicztennis pro
Max Korkhtennis pro
Tim Portnovtennis pro
Tim was born in Moscow, Russia, and moved to Vancouver when he was 9 years old. As a junior he won the U14 and U16 BC provincial titles and was ranked number one in the province in all junior age categories from U12-U18. He also made it to two National finals when he was 14 years old and was ranked number one in Canada for boys U14 in the summer of 2010. Tim went on to represent Tennis Canada at the Junior Davis Cup in Florida where Canada placed 4th overall. He also represented Canada in some of the biggest international junior tournaments such as Le Petits in France, Orange Bowl in Miami, and Eddie Herr in Bradenton, Florida. Tim had multiple shoulder dislocations and had surgery to fix his shoulder in 2013 before going off to play NCAA Division 1 college tennis for James Madison University in Virginia. Unfortunately his shoulder did not hold up and he was forced to transfer to The University of British Columbia where he finished the last two years of his undergraduate degree, majoring in Political Science.
Alexandra Sigouintennis pro
Alexandra Sigouin and her brother Benjamin started playing tennis at the young age of six. In her junior career, Alex qualified and played in five Indoor and Outdoor Canadian Nationals, reaching the semifinals in doubles. She has experience playing in multiple Open and ITF tournaments and has coached across the US. Alex was recruited to the Whitman College women’s tennis team, where she finished 11-2 in singles, including a 9-0 conference mark and a 5-0 streak to close out the year. Alex is a certified Tennis Canada Instructor as well as a Tennis Canada Club Professional 1 Coach. She is very passionate about coaching and loves helping people of all ages and creating relationships with them.
Chris Steadtennis pro
Before joining the NSWC as the High Performance Coach, Chris was the Director of Tennis at the West Vancouver Tennis Club for twenty years. He served as a Tennis BC Provincial Team Coach for more than twenty years and as a Tennis Canada Touring Coach working and travelling with some of Canada’s top junior teams and players. In 2016, Chris was the recipient of the Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence Award. He has coached numerous National and Provincial Champions, Jr. ITF Champions, and players on the ATP Challenger and Futures Tours. Chris is Tennis Canada Coach 3 Certified and the highlight of his career was coaching Fabio Walker to the Gold Medal in the 1989 Canada Games!
Nicole McLennantennis pro
Nicole McLennan is Tennis Canada High Performance Coach 3 Certified and was selected to enter the Tennis Canada High Performance Mentorship Program, which she completed in 2017. Along with NSWC Coach Sarah Kadi, Nicole created a girl’s group initiative that aims to provide an environment that matches the needs of young girls in sport. Nicole has also spent time working with the CAC/CAAWS Female Coach Mentorship Program. Currently, Nicole is working in U14 development at the NSWC and travelling with players as a Tennis Canada U12 National Tour Coach and Tennis BC Provincial Coach. Nicole was the 2014 Tennis BC High Performance Coach of the Year and has a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.