Our Coaching Team

  1. Ralph McNiven
    Ralph McNiven is a co-owner of The Tennis Academy. He is a certified Level 2 coach with Tennis Canada. Ralph has over 25 years full time coaching experience from beginner to nationally ranked players. Ralph was the Head Men's Tennis Coach for the University of Calgary Dino's team for 15 years.
  2. Chris Policarpo
    Chris is a co-owner of The Tennis Academy. He is a certified Level 1 coach with Tennis Canada. Chris has extensive experience coaching tennis for all ages, skills and abilities.
  3. Jeff Spiers
    Jeff is a co-owner of The Tennis Academy. Aside from holding the highest certification in the USPTA he is also the only tennis coach in Alberta to ever attain a level 4 certification with Tennis Canada. Jeff is a former National Coach and in 2009 he was proudly inducted into the Tennis Alberta Hall of Fame.
  4. Alex Policarpo
    Alex is co-owner of The Tennis Academy and a certified Level 3 coach with Tennis Canada. Alex has over 26 years experience coaching national and international players and is a former National Under 8 and Under 10 coach for Tennis Alberta.
  5. Marc Colangeli
    Marc Colangeli is the High Performance Director of the club. Marc is a certified Level 3 Coach with Tennis Canada and has been a Provincial Coach for 4 straight years. During his time as a Provincial Coach, Marc has taken teams representing Alberta to international events in France and Florida.
  6. Garcia Gordon
    Garcia has over 20 years of coaching experience. Garcia was a National Jr Team member for Jamaica from the age 14 - 18. Garcia has his Professional Coach rating with the USPTA and has been coaching at The Tennis Academy for the past 8 years.
  7. Will Hotomanie
    Will is a certified Level 2 coach with Tennis Canada and has been coaching for over 12 years. He has worked with players of all ages and abilities from beginners to NCAA division 1 players.
  8. Sonia Bernal
    Sonia has won multiple National Jr Titles in her home country of Colombia and earned a scholarship to Rollins College in Florida. Sonia is a certified USTA coach and has been coaching High Performance juniors for the past 8 years.
  9. Eric Yee
    Eric is a University of Saskatchewan graduate. Eric has won multiple Provincial titles as a player from Saskatchewan and has competed in many ITF professional events as an open player. He was awarded the 2009 Sportsmanship Award at the Canadian Jr Nationals.
  1. Rolando Guerrero
    Rolando has been a high performance coach for over 10 years working with some of the top Nationally ranked juniors from his home country of Colombia. Rolando is a certified Coach 2 with the ITF (International Tennis Federation) and is also a certified USPTA coach.
  2. Marin Cens
    Marin has been a high performance coach for 10 years working overseas with several top nationals junior and elite players from France and Australia. He also has won multiple open tournaments as a player, he has a Master’s degree in Sport Sciences and has been certified by the French and Australian Federation.
  3. Willie Jung
    Willie delivers all of The Tennis Academy`s grassroot programs and has his Club Pro 1 certification with Tennis Canada. Willie has taught over 20,000 children the sport of tennis through the school programs he instructed in Kelowna and now runs for The Tennis Academy.
  1. Kevin Page
    Kevin has been coaching tennis for over 25 years. He is a member of the USPTA and USPTR and has won several National titles. Kevin attended university in Texas on a scholarship where he received a Bachelors of Arts. He also holds a Bachelor of Education.
  2. Alec Morariu
    Alec is a certified Level 1 Coach. He has been playing competitively at The Tennis Academy for the past 11 years. He is a former member of our National Team and has been coaching at the club for the past 3 years.