The Cottingham Tennis Club
Club Professional - Gary Ingram
With 30 years of professional coaching experience, Gary has an outstanding tennis background as a player, a coach and teacher. He has an exceptional ability to work effectively with a wide range of skill levels. He has been a USPTR certified member for more than 19 years and is also a USPTA Elite Professional and a TPA member.
Gary was a late comer to tennis growing up living the dream of every Canadian boy …winning the Stanley Cup; but a chance trip to Toronto when he was 16 to see John McEnroe play in the Canadian Open sealed his fate to play tennis and a dream of playing professional was born. Gary competed in France, United States, England and Canada on professional satellite circuits and money tournaments from 1988-1993 and then turned to coaching.
Gary has coached in Toronto, England, Hilton Head, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. He was a former Head Professional and Sports Science Coordinator at the world famous Van der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, SC. There he trained, travelled with, and developed many highly-ranked ITF juniors and ATP/WTA touring pros. Recently he was the Director of Tennis at Harmony on the Lakes in Holly Springs, GA where he oversaw all tennis activities for a 900-home subdivision.
Previously he was at Universal Tennis Academy in Marietta, GA where he created a tennis specific fitness program for the high-performance academy and personally trained many highly-ranked juniors and touring pros. Gary also has extensive experience overseeing Junior programs at the beginner and recreational level as well (Rosedale Tennis Club and The Donalda Club). He is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a B.S. in Psychology.
Recently this past winter he has been an assistant professional at The Badminton and Racquet Club in Toronto where he instructs all levels of the junior programs and all levels of private lessons.
Gary is passionate about the sport of tennis. His unique combination of expertise in coaching, fitness training and sport psychology can give you the help and edge you need for your game. He maintains his coaching education by regularly attending conferences and seminars with top professionals in the USPTR, USPTA and TPA. In addition, he finished 12th Nationally playing in the Men’s Over 45’s Singles in 2014.
He is exceptional at creating an environment of fun and learning in a club and resort setting. He looks forward to returning to Cottingham Tennis Club and working with you on court and is committed to your success.
For information on clinics and private lessons contact Gary at: 416-886-0954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Manager - Antek Jerzy
Antek has been working in the Toronto tennis scene for over 12 years now and is very excited to be joining the community at Cottingham Tennis Club. He brings with him experience from all aspects of the game including as a competitive OTA player, a Tennis Canada club pro 1 certified coach, and club manager.
Antek has worked at many clubs in the city including Davisville Tennis Club, Leaside Tennis Club, Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club and Toronto Tennis City. Most recently he was the assistant coach of progressive tennis at Toronto Tennis City where he worked with many high level competitive juniors and was tournament director for numerous OTA/ITF sanctioned events. He was also the club manager at Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club for three years where he dealt with a membership base of over 1000 members at one of Toronto's busiest clubs.
He also has a background in the fitness industry as he completed his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from York University and has trained many of the players who he has coached in the past.
Antek has a huge passion for the sport and understands what it's like to be a player, a coach, and manager; his experience in all these facets of the game gives him a unique perspective on what it takes to oversee the day to day activity of an amazing club such as Cottingham.
Antek is super excited for this amazing opportunity and cannot wait for the season to start and a chance to meet you all!
Let's have an amazing 2017!!
Assistants to Club Manager - Harris, Zoe and Michael