Français Français
TSPA Inc. Take a Tour, Tennis Lessons in Montreal

Sponsored Links

Newsletter Signup

Meet the TSPA Dream Team!

staff    

Lior Doron (B.A., D.S.A., M.Sc) ldoron@tspa.ca 514-886-9929 

Academy Director 

$66 per hour.

Lior is the Academy Director of TSPA. He carefully plans the hiring of the TSPA Dream Team, is passionately involved in the marketing and is the liaison with the city  / board of directors while planning new advertising and marketing strategies, creating partnerships with local businesses and crafting theme days, special events and much more. 

Lior's education stems with an undergraduate degree specialized in psychology. He then pursued his graduate studies with a sports administration diploma from the John Molson School of Business. His thirst for knowledge led him to apply and successfully complete a Masters in Physical Education with an emphasis in sports psychology. This degree trains students to build sports psychology programs with elite and high performance athletes so that they may create, recreate and maintain flow in their sport. Founded in 2003, Lior is also the president and owner of Flow in Sports. The site is designed and dedicated to help athletes, students and individuals create, recreate and maintain flow or reach peak performance in their lives. Coach Lior Doron has earned certification in the sports of tennis as an instructor, hockey as a referee and coach (intermediate level), baseball as an umpire and was a qualified rock climbing instructor. He also also taught and coached volleyball and basketball.

Lior has taught mainly in the high school system for almost eighteen years. 

Lior  is strictly against an all work and no fun lifestyle. Many a times, he broke free in the summer and worked in camps namely as a counselor, volleyball instructor and a land sport supervisor. Working up the food chain, he worked for international companies such as Club Med as a tennis G.O. during three different seasonal contacts. He lived in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Other contracts included working for Royal Caribbean International aboard seven different world class cruises as a junior cruise animator. This gave Lior the opportunity to travel aboard one of the world's largest cruise ships. Sailing literally all over the world allowed Lior to explore a variety of landmarks while being sensitized to the vast cultural and ethnic diversities that exist among us.

lior

 

victor

Victor Ruggi -   vruggi@tspa.ca

 

Assistant Academy Director

 

All the way from the Saint-Michel borough, summer 2018 will be Victor's sixth year working for TSPA's Côte Saint-Luc location.  Victor is a graduate from Dawson College in Computer Science.  He has already had experience playing tennis with campers and staff of all ages in the past and is knowledgeable about various computer programs and software such as Java, JavaScript, HTML, and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.).  In the fall of 2016, Victor expanded his programming skills into the mobile programming world, where he learned how to code an application for an Android device.  He is also the rapper in TSPA's second official promotional theme song, "T-SPA", where he goes by the name "Ruggish" (RUG-ish) Victor Ruggi.

 

Victor's hobbies include bowling (he plays in a league when it is not the summertime), making movies, making computer programs and websites, and watching various sports on TV.  He is pretty good at both tennis and bowling, and is also very smart.  As far as his computer skills are concerned, he has made apps in Java that simulate popular game shows and that predict the results of his favorite sports teams' games.  As a result, Victor identified himself as a proponent of having mental toughness and intelligence both on and off the courts.

 

Victor is also a skilled Connect 4 player.  As a result, Victor instituted a new camp policy: any camper who defeated him in a game of Connect 4 earned a coupon.  Victor always made the first move as a way to better increase his chances of winning.

 

In late January 2017, Victor was promoted to the Assistant Academy Director position of TSPA.  Victor now holds some executive decisions as to what types of outings TSPA can go on. 

 

Victor speaks English, French and Spanish.

 

Fun fact: Although Victor most applied a new grip to his racket for the 2015 season which makes his racket look brand new, Victor's racket was purchased in 2002. It was a gift to him from his father, who played tennis often during the summertime when Victor was a lad.

   

michael sidawi

Michael Sidawi 

Camp Director, CSLTC - $60 per hour

438-881-9477

Michael is a tennis instructor for more than 30 years teaching a plethora of privates, in clubs, camps and as a credit at the university level. He is also the camp director at our Côte Saint-Luc Tennis Club location (TennisMax).

Many times a single quarter-finalist and double semi-finalist in his motherland of Lebanon, he was the head of Lebanese university tennis teams to international Universiads tournaments. He is a member of the Quebec and Lebanese Tennis Federation.

   

 

   

 

   

alex kofman

Alex Kofman -  akofman@tspa.ca  514-969-7527  

Jr. Instructor $38 per hour 

Alex began going to TSPA ever since he was seven years old and had been getting great tennis lessons from Lior and his team every since. There, he had gotten a lot of great training that eventually made him fall in love with the sport. Alex, now age 17, grew up to be a very passionate worker here at TSPA. He is a graduate of the TSPA PIT program (more info) and makes a great hitting partner. Alex truly is, inside and out, part of the TSPA dream team. Passionate about tennis, combative on the court, and talented as a player, Alex makes a great instructor.

   

Mitchell Teitelbaum

$35 par hour

Mitchell is a tennis pro at TSPA and started in July 2018.  He is a passionate tennis instructor and started coaching since 2015.  He specializes in private instruction and has a great attention to detail with shot form and technique.  He is able to coach athletes of all levels and ages.  He looks forward to seeing you on the tennis courts!

 

 
 

michael naiman

Michael Naiman - mnaiman@tspa.ca 514-663-0625

Junior Instructor, $37 per hour 

Michael Naiman is one of our founding camp members who has been with us ever since the beginning of TSPA in 2002 and even before. He brings a wealth of experience and surely you or your child will benefit from a tennis lesson if you hire Michael for a private lesson.

 

 

Jonathan

Jonathan Teitelbaum 

Jr. Pro, $32 per hour - jteitelbaum@tspa.ca 514-318-4838

Jonathan loves tennis. He looks forward to teaching tennis and entertaining the campers. Apart from tennis, he enjoys hockey, baseball and animals.

 

 

 

 

 

David Essebag

Jr. Pro, $33 per hour

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

   

 

^ Back to Top