We are very excited to welcome Brian Ahlberg as our new head pro!
Brian brings a wealth of great experience to his new position. He comes to us most recently from The Supreme Court, where he worked as head tennis pro with our very own former pro, Alastair Millar! Before that, he was a private high performance coach at the North London Optimist Tennis Centre in London, Ont.; head tennis pro at Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club and tennis pro at The Boulevard Club, both in Toronto; head tennis pro at The Burlington Tennis Club; and a coach at the Ace Tennis Academy in Burlington, Ont.
Brian also has top instructional credentials and lots of experience as a competitive player. But let’s hear from Brian himself. Here’s a note he has written to our members:
“I would like to welcome all members to the club for the 2018 season! I am excited to be joining as the new head tennis professional. Since this is my first season at the club, I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.
“I began playing tennis at a very young age, and fell in love with the sport very quickly. My enthusiasm and love of tennis continued on into my teen years. As a top-ranked national-level junior player, I had the privilege of training at a variety of tennis facilities across North America and Europe. This was an invaluable experience for me as a young man, and I believe that the lessons I learned at a young age continue to assist me as a tennis coach today.
“I have coached players of all ages and levels, ranging from beginner to national champions and NCAA players. I am Tennis Canada Coach 3 certified and I develop my players in accordance with Tennis Canada coaching standards. I also have extensive experience as a competitive player. I am a three-time Canadian national senior champion who has been ranked as high as fourth in the world ITF rankings for the men’s over-35 category and represented Team Canada at the Senior ITF competition in Florida, Turkey and South Africa.
“I love to teach and inspire tennis players of all levels and ages. I will be offering a variety of instructional adult and junior programs suitable for all levels of play. I look forward to a fun and exciting 2018 season! See you on the courts!”