Ralph taught at The Calgary Tennis Club back in 1995-1997 with great success. His mission at the club was to ensure everyone was improving tennis and having fun while doing so. Well....he is back again for this year!
He'll be teaching our adult cardio/drill classes, kids/junior clinics and group/private lessons. With his enthusiasm and positive attitude, combined with his playing and coaching abilities, makes him an excellent teacher and coach for players of any age and level.
With his tennis experience of coaching, off-court training, hard work ethics, sanctioned open tournaments results, and proven Canadian rankings, he has what it takes to help you fulfill your tennis dreams.
More important than all of his achievements is how Ralph can help you. So if you're serious about improving your tennis or just want to enjoy tennis more (because when you improve, it does make it more fun), you're bound to do just that, with Ralph's help.
CTC is pleased to welcome back Will Hotomanie to our team as one of our tennis professionals. Will grew up at CTC and first learned tennis on our very own backboard. He also has experience in hockey, having played in the WHL major junior hockey league. Will has formerly won our Club Doubles & Mixed Doubles championships. Will has teaching experience in multiple provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, and has earned his Coach 1 certification. Will’s humour and love of tennis will surely add some excitement to the club.
CTC is pleased to welcome back Sidney Yap to our team. Sidney played many sports since a very young age and started to focus more on tennis when he turned 10. Sidney hones his tennis skills at the Calgary Winter Club and at the CTC. Sidney has won numerous provincial championships and other junior & adult tournaments. He represented Alberta many times at National, highlighted with Bronze medal in men’s doubles at the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Sidney has been coaching tennis at the Calgary Winter Club for the past 6 years working alongside many well respected coaches in Alberta such as Peter Smythe & Rick Johnston. Sidney has also coached at the CTC since 2012 and is a certified PTR Tennis Instructor; Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is a US based Tennis Coaching program. Sidney graduated from Western Canada High School and will be entering his 3rd year of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta this fall. Sidney is a member of the powerhouse Golden Bears Tennis team that was finalists in the 2015 National Championship and will be heading to Montreal this July to compete for 2016 National Championship.
CTC is pleased to welcome Eric Yee to our team. Eric graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He is a Tennis Canada Certified Tennis Instructor and has competed in a number of ITF Pro Circuit events since 2011, most recently the 2015 Calgary Futures at the Calgary Tennis Club. He has also competed on the ITF Junior Circuit and was internationally ranked after earning multiple Quarterfinal and Round of 16 finishes. Eric represented Saskatchewan at the 2009 Canada Summer Games and the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games and has competed in numerous Junior National Championships in the U14, U16, and U18 events. Eric has been a multiple time Provincial Champion and Prairie Regional Champion in the Open, U18, U16, U14, and U12 categories. Eric was also the recipient of the 2009 Tennis Canada Most Sportsmanlike Athlete award.
CTC is pleased to welcome back Max Wong to our team. Max's journey with tennis started when he found out his University had a tennis team. Since he didn't have anything else better to do, he dedicated the entire summer after his first year of studies to make the team, and since the team (at the time) was of questionable caliber, he was able to make it. He hasn't stopped playing tennis since, and his passion and desire to share the game has led him back to the Calgary Tennis Club in a coaching capacity. You will also find him playing at the club before, after, and if he could, during his coaching sessions. His other athletic pursuits have involved fighting competitively in karate for almost ten years, and biking everywhere to save money and lower greenhouse gas emissions.