Tennis Professionals 2022


I'm grateful to have this opportunity to join the Calgary Tennis Club. I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Sport played a big part in my upbringing and tennis was my thing from an early age. I competed throughout my junior years and then played on the satellite circuit in Australia and Europe.

My focus turned to coaching in my early twenties and I've pursued the same career ever since. I started coaching in Sydney and then moved to Hong Kong which has been my home for the past 22 years. I've run my Tennis Coaching business since 2005 to the present day. I'm a Level 2 Advanced Pro under Tennis Coaches Australia.

My hobbies include most things that keep me fit and spending quality time with family and friends.

Assistant Pros


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.

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