Meet Your Coaches!
Owner / Head Coach
Steve opened Ace Tennis Academy in 1990, wanting to spread his love for tennis and hoping to help kids get active! Since then Steve has helped over 3,500 children discover tennis and helped many to go on to a career in the sport.
Jeff is a professional squash player, playing for the Riverbend athletic club. He has been teaching tennis for Ace Tennis Academy for 7 years!
Katerina started with Ace Tennis Academy when she was only 5 years old as one of our participants, fast forward 14 years and now she spreading the joy of the sport to other young minds. Katerina was recognized on the honor roll of SCSC championships after provincial achievements in mixed doubles and currently plays for the UofA. Go Pandas!
Madison started playing tennis at the age of 8 when her parents put her in a summer tennis camp. She was hooked on the sport from the very first day. Madison won the Ontario Rogers Rookie Under 12 Tour at the age of 9. Since then, she has played for Team Ontario, Team British Columbia and Team Alberta, competing at two Summer Outdoor National Championships with a personal best of 8th place. Madi has also competed in the United States, representing Canada at the Eddie Herr U12 Girls International event. She hopes to earn a tennis scholarship when she graduates from high school. She plays singles and doubles. Her younger sister is her best friend and doubles partner.
Kirsten started playing tennis at the age of 5 because her older sister was taking lessons. By the age of 7 Kirsten won the Ontario Rogers Rookie Under 10 Tour. At age 10, she was invited to join Tennis Canada’s U12 National Squad. Kirsten won the Girls U12 and U14 Singles Alberta Indoor Provincial Championship at 10 years old. In July 2011, she competed for Canada in the U12 European Tennis Association Tour in Italy. Kirsten competed in her first Canadian National Championship at the age of 9 and her best finish was 8th in Canada. She plays singles and doubles. Her older sister is her best friend and doubles partner.
Valentin is an exchange student from France, working in Canada to develop his tennis skills.