2017 TPA / PTR Club Leaders Conference


The TPA & PTR played host to the fourth Club Leaders Conference during the 2017 Rogers Cup Presented by National Bank. The event, facilitated by Gary Caron, took place at Black Creek Pioneer Village and hosted over 35 participants from over 10 clubs across Canada. Also, all participants enjoyed two sessions of Rogers Cup tennis in a private suite.

A special thanks to the speakers listed below who presented on topics such as managing crisis, motivating your staff, adjusting leadership styles, the art of negotiation and driving your organization to new heights. The speakers included:

  • Michael S. Downey – President & CEO, Tennis Canada
  • Dirk Burghartz – Regional Vice President & General Manager, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Alan Stitt – President & CEO, ADR Chambers
  • Dan Santorum – CEO, Professional Tennis Registry
  • Ari Novick – Senior Director – Tennis Development, Tennis Canada
  • Richard Crowell – Director of Community Tennis, Tennis Canada
  • Tom Kern – Tennis Director, Badminton & Racquet Club
  • Gary Caron – Tennis Director, The Granite Club
Videos will be uploaded shortly and presentations can be found by clicking here. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event a success!