TPA Awards & Scholarships

 

The Excellence Awards highlight the outstanding dedication and accomplishments made by those in the Canadian tennis development and coaching community.

 

Coaching Excellence Award
                              

                 This award is presented to a TPA Coach for his or her achievements in player results at the National and/or international level. This individual must also have displayed a high standard of conduct and on-going dedication and commitment to their player(s).
     

Club Professional Excellence Award

 

  This award is presented to a TPA Professional who has displayed the highest standard of conduct and services to tennis both on and off the court. Areas of consideration include: a high level of proficiency in customer service and leadership skills within their club and community; entrepreneurship; growth and creativity with club programming; an instrumental role in the development and growth of club membership, retention, and team work.
     

Year Round Facility Excellence Award

 

  This award recognizes a year-round tennis facility that demonstrates a commitment to the promotion and growth of tennis and is supportive of the TPA by employing/contracting only TPA active certified instructors, coaches or club professionals. Areas of consideration include: hosting certification and professional development opportunities; running Regional/Provincial/National sanctioned tournaments; community service; exhibitions; charity events; as well as outreach programs to help the growth of our sport.
     

Seasonal Facility Excellence Award

 

  This award recognizes a seasonal tennis facility that demonstrates a commitment to the promotion and growth of tennis and is supportive of the TPA by employing/contracting only TPA active certified instructors, coaches or club professionals. Areas of consideration include: hosting certification and professional development opportunities; running Regional/Provincial/National sanctioned tournaments; community service; exhibitions; charity events; as well as outreach programs to help the growth of our sport.
     
Course Facilitator Excellence Award   Presented to a TPA Course Facilitator who has consistently demonstrated excellence in the area of delivery of Certification courses in Canada.
     

TPA Service to the Game Award

 

This award is presented to a TPA certified member (coach/professional/community leader) who has provided significant leadership, excellence and dedication to tennis in Canada over an extended period of time (minimum 10 years).

     
Paul & Joyce Chapnick Under 10 Development Coaching Scholarship   A $2,000 scholarship will be presented annually to a Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) Tennis Coach that has demonstrated excellence in the under 10 player (U10) development area. The award will provide a scholarship to offset costs of professional development courses and seminars, including international, national and provincial conferences or seminars and/or certification courses approved by Tennis Canada.
     
Gary Caron TPA Scholarship   A $2000 scholarship will be presented annually to a tennis coach displaying potential to reach the highest levels of coaching and teaching excellence in Canada. The award will provide a scholarship to offset costs of professional development courses and seminars, including international, national and provincial conferences or seminars and/or certification courses approved by Tennis Canada.
     
Rene Simpson-Collins Excellence in Female Coaching Scholarship  
A $2000 scholarship will be presented annually to a female TPA Tennis Coach that has demonstrated excellence in the area of player development. The award will provide a scholarship to offset costs of professional development courses and seminars, including international, national and provincial conferences or seminars and/or certification courses approved by Tennis Canada.

2017 TPA Excellence Award Recipients

2018 Gary Caron Scholarship   2017 Chapnick U10 Coaching Scholarship  

2017 Rene Simspon-Collins Excellence in Female Coaching Scholarship

                       
 
Sharon Fichman (ON)   Jean-Sebastien Lavoie (QC)   Andrea Rabzak (ON)
         
2017 Club Pro Excellence Award   2017 Coaching Excellence Award   

2017 Course Facilitator Excellence Award

 
 
Ryan Schroffel (AB)   Mike Hall (ON)   Eddie Brisbois (ON)
         
2017 Service to the Game Award   2017 Year Round Facility Excellence Award   2017 Seasonal Facility Excellence Award
                            
                    
Ralph McNiven (AB)   OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre (AB)   Truro Tennis Club (NS)

 


Submit a Nomination for the 2018 TPA Excellence Awards

Submit an Application for the 2018 Paul & Joyce Chapnick Under 10 Development Coaching Scholarship

Submit an Application for the 2019 Gary Caron Scholarship

Submit an Application for the 2018 Rene Simpson-Collins Excellence in Female Coaching Scholarship

Past Tennis Professionals Association Excellence Award Recipients

2017 TPA Excellence Awards Press Release