Staff & Pros - 2019

Stewards

Dana Tremblay

Steward

Hi there! My name's Dana, and in addition to working here part time I'm currently a student at St. Lawrence College. I enjoy gardening, playing rugby, curling, and surprising my dog with new tennis balls.

Luke Webb

Steward

Jack Rowlatt

Steward

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Pro

Mark Dake

Club Pro

I’m excited to be coaching at Kingston Tennis Club this summer and look forward to meeting members.  

I played competitive junior tennis in Toronto, and afterward  competed on tennis scholarship at Anderson College in South Carolina for two years, and at Illinois State University for two years.   

After college-over a period of 16 years-I coached at tennis clubs in Toronto, Parry Sound and Port Carling in Ontario, and  in Montreal, Vancouver and Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Overseas, I taught for a season  at a tennis camp in Salzburg, Austria and at a club near Frankfurt, Germany.  One winter was also spent teaching at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida.

Growing up in Toronto I didn’t have tennis lessons, as my parents weren’t sports fans. In retrospect, I realize first-hand how important tennis fundamentals are. What’s the body doing while serving and while hitting ground strokes and volleys? Step forward or hit off the back foot? Jump or stay low? Wide or narrow stance? Which foot to load off? What do the legs, hips, shoulders, arms, elbows and wrists do and in what order? What is ‘lag.’ Whether beginner or tournament  player, I’ll explain in simple terms about loading, weight transfer, hip/shoulder rotation and racquet speed  and how you can use them in your game. Students will understand why they are learning a new movement or action. 

On-court video will be used to ensure visual feedback. Each lesson will be filmed. Afterward, the video will be available online in its entirety for review by the student.

See you on the courts. Enjoy the tennis season!   

 

Mark

(Tennis Tip:  On the pro tour, the average point lasts just four strokes. Thus, the first two strokes: serve and return of serve, are critical. Practice regularly both serve and return of serve for quickest improvement in your overall game). 

I can be reached at my email:     interstate400@gmail.com

or via my KTC email:                   clubpro_mark@kingstontennisclub.com

Phone: 647-444-3600

 

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Assistant Pro

Assistant Pro

Hi guys, I'm Tristan! I have just finished my first year in the Commerce program at Queen's University. I have taught tennis for the city and during the summers I've been an instructor at the junior camp here at the club, and served as camp director. This year I’m excited to be working as an assistant pro where I will focus my instruction on juniors and continue to teach the Progressive Tennis Approach advocated by Tennis Canada and the ITF. My students will quickly learn to master basic tennis skills: control the ball, have rallies, and have fun!  I am a Certified Instructor through Tennis Canada as well as certified for First Aid and CPR through St. John's Ambulance. In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball, soccer, and of course tennis.

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