Now that you have made that decision to join the club, it’s time to ensure that you play — and play properly. Our coaches will provide technical and tactical training, while respecting the importance of physical conditioning and development of mental toughness. Whether it’s private, semi-private, group, or camps, rest assured that you will experience measurable improvements and, by the end of the season, be able to look back and really trust the process.
I have a passion for large groups. I feed off the energy of positive people and look forward to seeing you at the Tip of the Month each month.
Remember that “The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Karl Darcy My name is Karl Darcy, I’m a TPA certified instructor and have been playing tennis for more than 20 years and participated in different competitions. Through GBTC, I hope to help my clients achieve anything through hard work and perseverance—building their champion mindset is my goal.
I’m Ethan Leong, a 20-year-old tennis player and I have over 6 years of coaching experience as a TPA certified tennis coach, teaching all ages and levels from beginners to high level performance. Competing at a high level and learning from ATP certified coach Heath Waters and NCAA D1 player Jeremy Gibbons-Schneider has given me great knowledge of the game. I started playing tennis when I was just 3 years old and have been playing competitively since I was 9. Over the years, I have won countless tournaments in the city and in places such as Toronto from the junior to men’s level. I started coaching voluntarily when I was just 13 and have been providing my knowledge of the sport to the Ottawa’s tennis community ever since. I have taught at several locations throughout the city. My journey to become the best tennis player I can be is ongoing, and I’m excited to see where it takes me.
Teo Novakovic Teo is from Aylmer, Quebec, and has been coaching at General Burns Tennis Club for the past few years.
Teo has played at a high level in U12 and U14, being in top 10 national rankings. He currently plays at a high level, regularly hitting with top ranked players. When not coaching at GBTC, Teo is actively playing in tournaments as a member of the National Capital Tennis Association (NCTA).