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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 $7 court fee is added unless you are a member of the gym, club or are a TSPA VIP (more info).

   

 

lior

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

Academy Director, Senior Pro

514-886-9929 / ldoron@tspa.ca 

$80 per hour

Availability
Ask him, as it has changed too often!
Winter Weekends and occasional weekdays
Semi-Private 3+ 35

 

 

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.

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

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Michael Sidawi

Camp Director, CSLTC, Senior Pro

438-881-9477

$75 per hour

Availability
Spring Monday-Friday 8am-9pm except between May 16-27. Not available between 12:30pm-4pm. Not available on Mondays from 5pm-8pm. Not available from Tuesday to Friday from 5pm-7pm as of May 16. Not available on Fridays from 10am-12pm.
Summer Monday-Friday 4-5pm and 8-9pm
Fall 8am-5pm and 7-9pm; not available on Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ 35

 

  

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.

   

 

   

Mike Jabbour

mjabbour@tspa.ca

Assistant Academy Director and Camp Director, CTC

Availability
Spring -
Summer Not available
Fall Not available
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ -

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!

   

 

   

 

   

David Essebag

Jr. Pro

438-929-7137

$50 per hour

Availability
Spring Not available
Summer Sundays 4-7pm
Fall Sundays 4-7pm
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ 23.50

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.

   


Nicolas Dumesnil

$45 per hour

Junior Pro

Availability
Spring -
Summer Wednesdays and Fridays as of 6:30pm
Fall By appointment only
Winter -
Semi-Private 3+ 22.5

 

514-290-3494 / ndumesnil@tspa.ca

Nicolas is enjoying his first year here at TSPA and is an ideal pro for adults of all levels.

   

David Gabay

$45 per hour

Availability
Spring Sundays 9am-8pm
Summer Not available
Fall Not available
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ 22.50

dgabay@tspa.ca

514-449-8286

Making his return to TSPA, David Gabay is in his second year of studying dentistry at the University of Montreal. In terms of leisure, he plays tennis at the CDL (Côte-de-Liesse) Tennis Club. He also previously worked in a pharmacy as a lab technician.

   

Junior Bitare

Junior Pro

514-887-1015
$44 per hour

 

Availability
Spring Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays from 5-7pm; Saturdays from 12pm-1pm
Summer Monday-Friday 8-9am; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 4pm to closing time until August 17
Fall Not available
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ 22

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.

   

Radu Gruia

514-503-9762 / rgruia@tspa.ca

Availability
Spring On vacation from May 1-26
Summer Mondays-Thursdays 8-9am & 12-8pm; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays all day
Fall Available by appointment only
Winter Flexible
Semi-Private 3+ 21.50

$43 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 On vacation until June 1 inclusive
Summer Available 7 days a week from 12pm to 6pm
Fall Available 7 days a week from 12pm to 6pm
Winter Flexible
Semi-Private 3+ 25

$42 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.
   

Benjamin Gabay

Junior Pro

bgabay@tspa.ca / 514-641-3663

$40 per hour

Availability
Spring -
Summer Flexible until August 7, 2022
Fall Not available
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ 20

From camper to pro, Benjamin is pleased to make the transition with TSPA. He can be an ideal pro for children or beginner adults. He can also serve as a very good hitting partner.

   

Isaac Sadowy

PIT4

514-996-2721

$38 per hour

Availability
Spring Weekdays as of 4:15pm, weekends as of 12pm
Summer By appointment only
Fall Most weekdays as of 5:30pm; all day on Sept. 11 & 16, available as of 5:30pm on Sept. 17
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ 20

 

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.

   

Deon Aftahi

$38 per hour

Availability
Spring -
Summer Available as of 4pm on most weekdays and some weekends until August 7
Fall Not available
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ -

daftahi@tspa.ca

514-430-2362

   
     

Alex Mahut

Junior Tennis Pro

514-708-4058

$37 per hour

Availability
Spring -
Summer -
Fall Not available
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ 20

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.

 

 

William Doron

wdoron@tspa.ca

$32 per hour

Availability
Spring Appointment only
Summer Appointment only
Fall Not available
Winter Not available
Semi-Private 3+ 16

William has been playing tennis and has attended TSPA camp since he was born. Literally. He enjoys hockey (plays goalie) and has heard his Dad’s positive motivational speeches over a thousand times. It is finally sinking in and he is ready to share his passion and love for tennis and life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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