Walter Weinzinger – Director of Tennis

Born and educated in Austria, Walter started his tennis development at age 9 and played the European and International Tennis Federation Circuit for 4 years. After competing in the professional Circuit until 1987, he decided to pursue a career in the Tennis industry.

Walter started coaching tennis full time at the CDL Racquet club in 1985 and become director for the CDL Junior Programs in 1986. He began his Tennis Canada coaching certification in 1987 and is constantly continuing his certification through Tennis Canada.

Over 1000 kids have been introduced to tennis under Walter’s supervision, and many hundreds of young athletes have been able to pursue a tennis scholarship or career because of his passion for the game.

  • Entraîneur par excellence 2002 (Québec)
  • Tennis Canada Coach of the Year
  • Coached Athletes of all levels (Eric Chvojka and Valerie Tetreault)
  • Coached ladies interclub teams at all 4 levels with numerous Titles

Gilbert St-Jean – Director of Adult Tennis Programs

As a Tennis Canada level 2 certified instructor, Gilbert has been part of the tennis world for 35 years, 16 of which were spent in Germany on a professional circuit.

For the last 22 years, Gilbert has been coaching all levels, from kids to adults, in the greater Montreal area. Gilbert is a member of the Tennis Professional association.

 

Marco Martizi – High Performance head coach

Marco has over 24 years of international experience as a professional coach.  He is an elite junior tennis development coach who has trained many elite juniors and pros, including Alina Jidkova and Hunter Callahan.

In 2003 Marco became the personal coach of Alina Jidkova. He trained Alina from a WTA tour singles ranking of 110 to a new career high ranking of 51.  Alina has qualified for three WTA tour semi-finals. Marco also helped Alina win her first WTA Tour doubles title in Acapulco in 2005.   Marco’s elite training regime has helped Alina win career victories over players such as Serena Williams, Chanda Rubin, and Mary Pierce, among others.

In 2005 Marco became the head junior development director of Rick Macci Tennis academy in Florida. There he was personally responsible for the development of many highly ranked Juniors that turned pros or earned scholarships in the most prestigious colleges in the US.