TPA Advisory Committee



Claude Chartrand

Claude Chartrand is the director of racquet sports at Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire in Montréal, where he has worked for the past 21 years. Claude earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education sciences from Université de Montréal. He is a certified Coach 2 and Pro Club 2 and possessed a Coach 3 technical level. Early in his career, Claude spent ten summers as the tennis coordinator for the Montréal-Nord borough.

The year 2021 marks his 40th year as a full-time indoor tennis club professional. He has overseen the tennis programs in three clubs: Tennis 13 Fitness in Laval, Tennis club St-Laurent in Montréal and Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire. Claude Chartrand was the recipient of the 2018 Club Professional Excellence Award.  He is also a facilitator for the off-court component of the Club Professional 2 course.


Danny Da Costa

Danny Da Costa has worked in the tennis and racquet industry for 25 years, in a variety of leadership roles. Danny brings a wealth of experience in tennis development, coaching, event & facility management and sport-executive leadership. His experiences include running provincial and national sport organizations, leading the building and management of a world-class tennis facility from its inception and transforming the facility into one of Canada’s best year-round tennis facilities. Danny, also has a proven track-record of running world-class sporting events, including hosting sold-out professional and world-championship events.

Danny is the Chief Executive Officer for the OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre and Tournament Director for the Calgary National Bank Challenger. Danny is a certified Coach 2 and Club Professional 3 with Tennis Canada and holds a B.A. in Geography from York University.


Gary Caron

As Director of Athletics at the Granite Club in Toronto, Caron oversees a staff of 180 employees and 235 coaches, professionals and instructors in 9 different sports. Also responsible for the children's and adult programs, and the Active Therapy Clinic, Caron is a certified Coach 3 and Club Pro 3. He is a Tennis Canada Club Pro 3 Course Presenter and Facilitator and a former TPA Pro of the Year as well as Director of the Year recipient from the North American Association of Club Athletic Directors.


Jeannie Rohr

Jeannie Rohr has been the Director of Community Development, Coaching Certification, Adult Leagues at Tennis BC since 2014. She is a Club Pro 1 level coach and has coached for over 30 years in clubs, community programs and schools. She is also a course facilitator for the CTF workshop.

One of Jeannie’s most significant contributions to tennis in Canada is her effort to make it more accessible and inclusive. She is passionate about the growth of participation at the grassroots level and feels strongly that the best way to grow tennis is to ensure coaches are certified, mentored and provided the tools they need to inspire growth.  She has implemented many programs including the Girls in Action program in BC and has mentored many young female players to stay in the sport and become coaches. Jeannie is on the Canucks Autism sport advisory committee, which developed the Supporting Positive Behaviors modules newly launched onto the TPA website. Prior to working with Tennis BC, she was a Director for a non-for-profit organization in the field of child and youth mental health supporting families, creating, and facilitating workshops and speaking at conferences.


Karl Hale

Hale has an accomplished tennis history. He played competitive tennis internationally, participated as a player and coach in Davis Cup for Jamaica and is a former Fed Cup Coach for Canada. In 2007, Karl was World #1 player over 40, in 2006, he was named PTR Pro of the Year. He is the Rogers Cup Toronto Tournament Director which is the largest one week tournament in the world with past champions Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Chris Evert.  Karl is also the Head Tennis Professional at Donalda Club in Toronto, Canada. Along with his duties at the Rogers Cup and Donalda Club, Karl founded the Daniel Nestor Charity Event which has raised over $1,000,000 for North York General Hospital and Tennis Canada Go for Gold Fund.  He also founded the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation which has raised over $500,000 for education in his native Jamaica along with building 5 new schools.



Ryan Schroffel

Ryan Schroffel is the Tennis Manager/Head Coach at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2012 he completed his Undergraduate degree in Sports Management at the University of Alberta. He is a certified Tennis Canada Coach 3 and HP Mentorship Program Graduate. Ryan has worked with various Tennis Alberta committees as an advisor, and is currently the Chair of the Junior Development Committee as well as representative on the Provincial HP Working Group. He is also a Tennis Canada Course Facilitator and in 2017 he was awarded TPA Club Professional Excellence Award.



Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf is the Technical Director/NCCP Coordinator for Tennis New Brunswick and High Performance Lead for the Abony Family Tennis Center in Fredericton, NB. Steve has over 15 years experience in the tennis industry and has worked in several different club environments in both Ontario (where he was born) and New Brunswick.

Steve is currently certified with his Club Pro 3 and Coach 2. His current role with Tennis New Brunswick has him working on indoor facility projects as well as  player and coach development. He is a Tennis Canada course facilitator delivering both Instructor and Club Pro 1 certification courses in Atlantic Canada. He is also a provincial coach coaching players at the National and Canada Games level.


Uros Budimac

Uros Budimac is a Tennis Canada High Performance Level 3 Coach and is also certified with the United States Professional Tennis Association and the Spanish Tennis Registry. He has over 15 years of experience coaching players of all ages and ability levels. For the past 12 years, he managed local tennis programs at Hollyburn Country Club as well as Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club and is one of Canada's leading young coaches. Uros creates change in a players' tennis game in a friendly yet highly effective way of communicating and believes that everyone can improve - at all levels of play. He was a National level player in Serbia, followed by a tennis scholarship in the US before moving to Vancouver, Canada and devoting himself to his coaching career.