TPA Staff



Marie-France Mercier

Director, Coaching Education and Services

Marie-France is currently Tennis Canada's Director of Coaching Education and Services. She oversees the coaching development system and the Tennis Professional Association (TPA). Over the past 2 years she has been involved in the creation of the Pickleball certification pathway as a result of an agreement with Pickleball Canada.  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 bachelor's degree in Education from Université du Québec à Montréal and has successfully completed her Advanced Coaching Diploma from the Canadian Sport Institute.




Rachel Gould

Manager, Coach Education

Rachel Gould is Tennis Canada's Manager of Coach Education. She has worked with Tennis Canada in the areas of coach education, community tennis, and as a course facilitator. In her current role, she is involved in coaching courses, resource/program development, community coaching, and professional development across Canada. Rachel has 20 years of coaching experience working in various sectors of the tennis industry in Toronto, and internationally in Florida and Australia.

Rachel is certified as a Coach 3 and Club Professional 3 from Tennis Canada. She has a bachelor's degree in Sport Management and Business Administration from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where she also competed on an NCAA scholarship.




Alexa Costa

Manager, TPA Business and Brand Development

Alexa Costa is the Manager of Business and Brand Development for the TPA. She comes to Tennis Canada with valuable experience in the sport business, predominantly focused on business and event operations, as well as partnership sales and management. She will oversee the TPA Brand and will be focused on building the TPA’s partnership portfolio to grow and better serve our membership. 
Alexa holds a bachelor's degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a graduate of the George Brown Sport and Event Marketing program.




Washi Gervais

Manager, TPA Communication and Services

Washi is currently Manager, TPA communication and Services at Tennis Canada. He is primarily responsible for the day-today TPA operations, ensuring quality services to TPA members. 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. He also holds the Coach 2 certification from Tennis Canada.



William Beaulieu

Coordinator, Tennis Professionnals Association 

William is currently the Coordinator of the Tennis Professionals Association (TPA). Holding a post-graduate degree in Sports Management from HEC Montreal, his goal is to help the development of Tennis in Canada. He assists instructors, club members and contributes to the growth of the TPA.



Merhay Tesfa Endrias

Coordinator, Coach Services

A former full-time performance coach, he oversees and supports day-to-day operations for all certification courses for both tennis and pickleball. In addition, he assists in the overall well-being of professional development activities across Canada, while maintaining his duties as a course facilitator for instructor and CP1 courses.





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.