TPA Staff



Marie-France Mercier

Director, Coaching Education and Services

Marie-France is currently Tennis Canada's Director of Coaching Education and Services. She has been involved in certification for over 15 years as a course facilitator for Tennis Canada in both the Club Professional and the High Performance Stream. She has been part of the development of all the current coaching courses and their approval by the Coaching Association of Canada. She is also responsible for Professional Development and various resources offered to coaches across the country.


Marie-France holds a bachelors degree in Education from Université du Québec à Montréal and has successfully completed her Advanced Coaching Diploma from the Canadian Sport Institute.




Nicole Artuso

Manager, Member Services and Events

Nicole is currently the Manager of Member Services and Events. She has been with Tennis Canada since 2017 and is responsible for the day to day operations of TPA.  Nicole graduated from the Sport Management program at Humber College and has over 10 years of experience in the sport and event industry.




Washi Gervais

Coordinator, Coaching Education and Services

Washi is currently Coordinator of Coaching Education and Services at Tennis Canada. He assists in the development of courses, professional development opportunities as well as other resources offered to coaches across Canada. Washi holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Saint Francis University PA, where he also played NCAA division 1 tennis.




Nicolas Brou

Coordinator, Tennis Professionnals Association 

Nicolas is currently the Coordinator of the Tennis Professionals Association (TPA). Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Nicolas’ goal is to help the development of Tennis in Canada. He assists instructors, club members and contributes to the growth of the TPA.




Gabrielle Vu

Coordinator, Coaching Department

Gabrielle recently started with Tennis Canada in 2021. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Human Kinetics with a concentration in Sport Management from the University of Ottawa where she also obtained her bachelors degree also in Human Kinetics. Her tasks and responsibilities include assisting TPA members, coordinating the French part of the TPA website and supporting the Coaching Department. She also holds the position of Coordinator for coaches in Quebec with Tennis Québec.





Mark Renneson

Head of Pickleball Coaching Education

Mark is Tennis Canada's Head of Pickleball Coach Education. He spent more than 20 years coaching tennis before turning to the emerging sport of pickleball where he established himself as an industry leader in coaching, broadcasting and coach development. Renneson oversees the newly created pickleball instructor certification program -- the first of its kind offered on a National scale in Canada.

Renneson has earned bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Toronto, and a bachelor of education degree from the University of British Columbia.