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Meet the TSPA Dream Team!

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Please take a few moments to read more information about each of our staff members. We have outlined their availability (subject to change without prior notice) and invite you to contact them to confirm. Please note that a $6 court fee is added unless you are a member of the gym, club or are a TSPA VIP (more info).

   

 

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Lior Doron (B.A., (B.Ed.), D.S.A., M.Sc) 

Academy Director, Senior Pro

514-886-9929 / ldoron@tspa.ca 

$75 per hour

Availability
Ask him, as it has changed too often!

 

  

Lior is the Academy Director of TSPA and a certified tennis pro from the Tennis Professionals Association. He is often called Coach Doron as Lior is also a mental performance consultant (more info). 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.

 

 

 

   

Sacha Vidal

***Elite Tennis Pro***

514-232-3108 / svidal@tspa.ca

Ask us for rates

Availability
Spring Not available
Summer Not available
Fall -

Sacha has experience working with advanced junior and adult players.  He was once ranked a top 10 player in Canada once upon a time.  He looks forward to working with you this season.

   

 

michael sidawi

Michael Sidawi

Camp Director, CSLTC, Senior Pro

438-881-9477

$70 per hour

Availability
Spring 8am - 10pm
Summer Monday to Friday from 8-9am, 4-5pm or 7-9pm
Fall -

 

  

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), and also a mental performance consultant (more info).

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.

   

Haris Elozovik

Assistant Camp Director, WEC

helozovik@tspa.ca

Availability
Spring Not available for private lessons
Summer -
Fall -

 

As a current basketball player and finance student at the renowned McGill University, Haris has always been involved in the world of sports. With over 10 years of experience, he has fallen in love with basketball and hopes to pursue a professional career in the future after his studies. New to the TSPA family, he will come in as the camp director where he will be specialized in basketball. With experiences as an instructor and teaching the beautiful sport of basketball, he is more than ready and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and having fun this summer.

   

Mike Jabbour

Camp Director, WEC

Mike has always been fascinated by sports specific development and conditioning. He obtained his training certificate from McGill in 2003 and began training individuals of all levels through the collaboration of different sport centers and gyms like Centre Claude-Robillard, Tennis 13 and the Weider Educational Center. Coaching adults, competitive and recreational young athletes, he focused on core performance, movement and athletic development. His passion in sports began at a young age, competing mainly in tennis, volleyball and martial arts. He began coaching at the age of 17 and has been ever since. He currently coaches athletes of various disciplines and the Chomedey Blues and Bulldog football teams.

His focus, to support and develop the future of young athletes in all sports!

   


Ben Kepes

Camp Director, Caldwell Tennis Courts

$44 per hour

Availability
Spring Saturdays and Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 5pm
Summer -
Fall -

514-909-7236

 

Tennis pro during the day and artistic composer by night, you will enjoy the mix that art and tennis can bring to your game.

   

Daniel Tehrani

Tennis Pro

514-757-3277

$42 per hour

 

Availability
Spring -
Summer As of the middle of August
Fall -

Daniel Tehrani makes for a great lesson especially for youngsters up to 11 years old. He plays piano, reads tons of books and plays squash, badminton, ping pong and hockey.

   

David Essebag

Jr. Pro

438-929-7137

$42 per hour

Availability
Spring Weekdays from 6-8pm; Sundays from 1pm-5pm
Summer Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8-9am & 4-5pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12-1pm and by appointment
Fall -

David first picked up a racket at the age of 3. Since then, he's been training to continuously improve his techniques and tactics. David has been playing competitively and was ranked at the provincial and national levels. David is also a certified tennis coach by The Tennis Professionals Association. David loves teaching both private and group lessons.

   

Junior Bitare

Junior Pro

514-887-1015
$40 per hour

 

Availability
Spring Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays from 5-7pm; Saturdays from 12pm-1pm
Summer Monday-Friday 4-5pm & Saturdays 12-7pm
Fall -

Junior has been with TSPA since the age of 5 and has been coaching since the age of 12. He is a certified tennis instructor with Tennis Canada. He enjoys teaching people of all ages and all skill levels. Junior can guarantee a fun and educational lesson every single time.

   

alex kofman

Alex Kofman 

Junior Pro

514-969-7527 / akofman@tspa.ca

$40 per hour   

 

Availability
Spring Not available
Summer -
Fall -

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.

   


Amir Tavakolbakhoda

amir@tspa.ca / 514-662-7947

$40 per hour

Availability
Spring Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7-8pm, Saturdays 1-6pm
Summer Weekdays 8-9am & 4-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-6pm
Fall -

 

Amir was a top 5 player in his native country of Iran. He is a certified tennis instructor and can teach advanced juniors and adults.

   

Alex Mahut

Tennis Pro

Alex Mahut has been playing and loving tennis since he was six years old. He is also on the volleyball and badminton team for his school Royal West Academy. However, tennis has always been his oldest and primary interest. He started off at the club Tennis 13 for a few years but later switched clubs and trained for three seasons in the Tennis Montréal Excellence program at IGA Stadium. As soon as he was old enough he signed up for, completed and passed his tennis instructor certification course making him a certified tennis instructor with Tennis Canada. As of this summer he is one of the newest members of the dream team and is excited to work with TSPA.

 

 

Radu Gruia

514-503-9762 / rguiar@tspa.ca

Availability
Spring Weekdays from 8am-10pm
Summer Weekdays 8-9am and 12-2pm and by appointment
Fall -

$38 per hour

Ever since his childhood, Radu always had a large passion for tennis.  As the years went by, he acquired a lot of game experience, and now a certified Instructor from Tennis Canada, he wants to transmit his passion, so he has decided to accompany and guide beginners in their quests to reach their goals all while enjoying the game.  A good observer, he is always listening to his students, with a lot of patience in order to develop a strong sporting, perseverant, fighting spirit character with kids and adults in the spirit of Fair Play.

   

Jason Lurie

514-812-1970

jlurie@tspa.ca

Availability
Spring Available 7 days a week from dawn to dusk
Summer Available 7 days a week from dawn to dusk
Fall -

$37 per hour

Born with a passion for sports, and alongside baseball, soccer and hockey as a kid, Jason ventured to tennis as a 13 year old, learning his trade on the clay courts of the Monkland Tennis Club in NDG for several seasons. Maintaining his devotion to sport and athletics into adulthood, and by virtue of being in the hockey community, Jason met Lior in a hockey official’s room, and the rest was history.  Jason went on to work for Lior as an administrative assistant for the Academy for several summers, and has taken many private lessons and clinics from TSPA to hone his tennis craft. Jason, along with being a certified baseball umpire and hockey referee, is knowledgeable about athletic sensibility, physical coordination, foot work, tennis theory, and is very intuitive about sport and athletics generally. –Also a certified ESL teacher, Jason is experienced in teaching, working with people on improvement; and with positivity, has integrated these experiences and skills, into tennis instruction.
   

Jonathan

Jonathan Teitelbaum

Jr. Pro

514-318-4838 / jteitelbaum@tspa.ca

$35 per hour

Availability
Spring Not available
Summer -
Fall -

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

 

 

 

 

 

Isaac Sadowy

PIT3

514-996-2721

$33 per hour

Availability
Spring Weekdays as of 4:15pm, weekends as of 12pm
Summer By appointment only
Fall -

 

Isaac was a camper at TSPA for five years before joining the Dream Team last summer.  He offers fun and engaging tennis lessons where kids can develop new skills and confidence while having a great time on the court. Usually in motion, Isaac can be found cycling and swimming in the summer ,and playing hockey and volleyball during the school year. Isaac attends Royal West academy and plays piano and guitar when his body needs a rest.

   

Lily Jast

PIT3

ljast@tspa.ca

$33 per hour

Availability
Spring Not available
Summer By appointment only
Fall -

Lily has been a camper at TSPA since she was 5 years old. She has been competing in the GMAA on the LCC tennis team for the past 5 years. Tennis has become a passion of hers while training at the Côte-de-Liesse Tennis Club and playing at the Wyndham Sea Gardens Tennis Club in South FloridaLily enjoys getting to know the campers and really interacting with them through teaching private/group lessons. Lily also has a passion for music and is a serious trumpet player having previously performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Maison Symphonique, Los Angeles Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall in New York City. She also enjoys supporting the local community by performing at hospitals and retirement homes.

 

 

Daniella Miller

PIT3

$31 per hour

Availability
Spring -
Summer Not available
Fall -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

   

  

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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