Tennis Professionals 2019:

Head Pros

Sonia Bernal

Sonia has won multiple National Jr Titles in her home country of Colombia and earned a scholarship to Rollins College in Florida. Sonia is a certified USTA coach and a Tennis Canada Club Pro 1. She has been coaching High Performance juniors for the past 10 years as well as adults of all levels.

Eric Yee

Eric is a certified Tennis Canada Coach 2. He has competed in numerous ITF Futures Professional Circuit events and has won dozens of Open level tournaments in both singles and doubles. He was internationally ranked as an ITF Junior and also a recipient of Tennis Canada's Most Sportsmanlike Athlete award.

Eric has had the pleasure of coaching players of all skill levels, from brand new beginners to high performance players at the collegiate and ITF level. Eric is also a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Assistant Pros

Paulina Ojeda

Paulina played 4 years of college tennis as a selected scholarship player transferring to the University of West Florida. In 2009 she helped the West Florida team claim its tenth Gulf South Conference (GSC) team title, and earned All-GSC First Team honors. In singles, Paulina finished her senior season playing the number 2 spot for the Argonauts, and was ranked as high as #15 in the Nation and #7 in the South region.

She finished her junior season ranked #3 in the Nation with partner Cavalcante. At only 16 years old Paulina represented her country, Chile, in the South American Games and was ranked #1 U16 nationally in Chile. She also was ranked as high as #249 in the ITF rankings.

Paulina became the University of West Florida tennis assistant coach in the 2010-2011 season. Paulina has been coaching tennis to youth, adults and competitive juniors over the years, having coached at several clubs in the USA as well as Chile.

This past winter, Paulina taught at The Tennis Academy and now is grateful to have the opportunity to be back at The Calgary Tennis Club for the third summer in a row.

Jeff James

Jeff has been coaching at a variety of levels, from beginners/adults to high performance national level juniors, for 9 years. He is a certified Tennis Canada Professional. 

He has been a high level player since he was a junior, competing in 10 national junior championships for Team Alberta before going on to Captain the University of Alberta Golden Bears Varsity Tennis Team. He competed in both singles and doubles for the Golden Bears, holding the #1 spot on the team. The Golden Bears competed in 5 national championships during Jeff’s tenure, winning national gold in 2016 and medaling on each other occasion. 

Jeff has also competed in the Men’s Open ranks in Western Canada, being ranked in the top 3 in both singles and doubles in Alberta.

Steven Chavez

Steven began coaching in 2008 in California, leading his high school team to multiple championships. He moved to Calgary to study Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he played on their Club Tennis team, and now plays regularly in Open level events across Alberta. He has experience coaching players of all levels and is currently completing his Tennis Canada Club Professional 1 certification.

Ayush Gupta

Ayush is a certified Tennis Canada coach and has been working with all ages and skill levels since 2015.

He began playing tennis when he was 9 and went on to represent Alberta 5+ times at Canadian Junior Nationals. More recently, he represented the U of C Dinos Tennis Team in both singles and doubles during his undergrad. Some of his recent notable results include winning AGCTC Open Doubles tournaments, Garneau Centennial Open Doubles, and the UofC Heritage Day Mixed Open.

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