Isaac Jones will be returning to the club once again this summer as Club Pro. He is excited to share his knowledge and passion for coaching with the KTC community!
Isaac completed the Club Pro 1 course alongside his close friend and colleague, Emile Flavin. Together, they continually strive to extract the wisdom and teaching methods from some of the top tennis professionals here in Canada and around the globe - through their affiliation with the International Tennis Federation.
Isaac's intimate relationship with sports and his passion for the human sciences has led him down the path of Human Kinetics degree (BSc) - in which he has just completed his third year of study. Through his education at the University of Ottawa as well as the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Isaac has equipped himself with the tools necessary to apply the principles of biomechanics, exercise physiology and motor control to the sport of tennis.
His goal is to provide as much value as possible, and help YOU become the tennis player you've always wanted to become. To arrange a lesson, please do not hesitate to send him an email.
Emile is a long-time, friendly member of the KTC. He will be with us this year as a Club Pro. Emile carries four years of tennis teaching experience; he has taught tennis day camps, private lessons, and a variety of group clinics. Last year, he completed the Tennis Canada Club Pro 1 teaching level – with honours – under renowned coach Andy Sutton. He looks forward to continuing to improve his coaching method this year by learning from fellow Club Pros Jeff and Isaac, as well as from those he teaches. Emile has competed at OFSAA tennis and won the 2015 KTC Men’s Doubles tournament with partner Sam Faris. He holds active qualifications in Standard First-Aid and CPR-C.
Outside of tennis, Emile is entering his third year of an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University. He maintains a passion for a variety of other sports, loves to read, and strives to make communities more inclusive.
Jeff joins us this year as an assistant club pro after recently moving back from Toronto. Jeff grew up playing at the KTC as a junior where he also began his coaching career as a Junior Camp Director and Club Pro at the KTC. Jeff has spent the past 14 years honing his coaching skills in Toronto where he primarily focused on coaching competitive junior players.
Jeff had the opportunity to coach and travel with some of the country's top players to various provincial, national, and international tournaments. He also held roles with the OTA and Tennis Canada as a coach and certification course facilitator. He looks forward to his return to playing and coaching at the KTC while bringing his enthusiasm for the sport, members, and club to the courts!
Alma assumed the volunteer role of Steward Supervisor in late-April. She has been active in coordinating training, and liaising with the stewards to implement many of the aspects included in the Steward Handbook, having initiated and overseen its compilation last season. Please pass on to her any suggestions or feedback you have with regard to the role of the stewards.
Hey! My name's Josh and I'm happy for the opportunity to be your steward this summer at the KTC! For starters, I'm a politics major at Queen's University. I'm an avid reader, interested in art, culture, current events, good films, sports, and anything new or unfamiliar really. I enjoy learning, conversing, and getting to know people. The KTC is an amazing organization and I am so grateful and excited for the chance to work for one of Kingston's finest institutions. The club, as well as the volunteers running it, are equally amazing. Although I'm not a tennis aficionado, I enjoy the sport very much, and hope to brush up on my skills. I am a people person and hope to get to know all of the KTC's patrons this summer, as well as ensure you create fond memories and enjoy yourselves as much as possible!
Hi, I'm Mallory and I'm excited to be spending my summer working as a steward at the Kingston Tennis Club! I'm entering my fourth year at Queen's, studying sociology and psychology. I'm planning on continuing my education and specializing in mental health and addictions. In my free time, I volunteer at Kingston's Sexual Assault Centre and enjoy reading and painting. I can't wait to get to know all of the club's members this summer.
Hi, I'm Jack Rowlatt and I am currently in grade 11 at Frontenac High School. I hope to attend Queen's for Engineering once I graduate. I can't wait to meet and get to know you all as I work through the summer, as there is so much I can learn from all of you! Maybe I'll even end up teaching some of you a thing or two! I am an avid distance runner with big goals in mind. Outside of running I spend most of my time with my friends doing new fun stuff (always taking suggestions). Can't wait for this summer!
My name is Harrison and I'm going into my 4th year at Queen's in Life Sciences. My hobbies include studying Japanese, badminton, and playing tennis with my mom when she drags me out to the courts. I filled in as a steward for the fall season last year so I had the pleasure to meet many members then, but I'm looking forward to meeting even more during the summer season!