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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 $5 court fee at the West End Gym, a $7 court fee at the Caldwell Tennis Courts or a $10 court fee at the Rembrandt Park / Côte Saint-Luc Tennis Club ($5 if a member of the Club) is added unless you are a TSPA VIP (more info).

Tennis pros who have the image are available for match play. They can play games with you at a reduced rate: 5% less for pros in trainers, 10% less for junior pros and 15% less for senior pros.

 

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

$80 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 5-6pm 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.

David Essebag 

Jr. Pro

438-929-7137

$55 per hour

Availability
Spring Not available yet
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.

Saeed Rezaei 

$55 per hour

Availability
Spring -
Summer -
Fall -
Winter -
Semi-Private 3+ 27.50

514-775-1153

srezaei@tspa.ca

Saeed was born and raised in Iran. He started playing tennis when he was 6 years old and was the champion of several tennis competitions of U18. He was an Iranian Premier Tennis League player and is a certified coach from the International Tennis Federation (ITF). He has experience as a referee, chief referee and Chair Umpire in the premier league tennis competitions. He has been coaching since 2008 and has an extensive and rich teaching experience with children and adults alike. He is eager to teach and motivate those who are interested in tennis.

Junior Bitare

Junior Pro

514-887-1015
$52 per hour

 

Availability
Spring As of May 15, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays before 5pm or as of 7pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays all day
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.

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 Gabay 

$50 per hour

Availability
Spring Mostly during the day
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.

Mario Marategui

$50 per hour

Mario is an energetic and enthusiastic tennis pro with a true passion for the sport. He possesses a 4.5 tennis skill level and a strong foundation in tennis techniques and strategies. As someone who's deeply passionate about the sport of tennis, he found the most rewarding experience is coaching others to improve their game. Whether you are a seasoned player looking to share your expertise or a beginner eager to learn, allow Mario to coach you so that you reach your full potential.

Radu Gruia

514-503-9762 / rgruia@tspa.ca

$50 per hour

Availability
Spring Very flexible but not Mondays between 5-8pm
Summer Mondays-Thursdays 8-9am & 12-8pm; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays all day
Fall Available by appointment only
Winter Flexible
Semi-Private 3+ 21.50

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.

Oliver Whitman 

$55 per hour

Junior Pro, Camp Director, WEC

514-358-7001owhitman@tspa.ca

 

Availability
Spring By appointment only
Summer -
Fall -
Winter -
Semi-Private 3+ -

Oliver first started working for TSPA in 2021, and now is certified with the Tennis Professionals Association as a Club Pro 1. He is a full time student with a passion to help inspire the next generation of tennis players. He strives for the enjoyment and development of his players and is a solid inspiration for all of his students. Oliver has a long resume of experience with all ages and player types, from young to elderly, recreational to high performance athletes.

Eli Polterovich 

Junior Pro

epolterovich@tspa.ca

514-583-4225

$46 per hour

Availability
Spring Not available
Summer Monday to Friday 4pm-5pm
Fall -
Winter -
Semi-Private 3+ -

After many years of playing sports and coaching tennis, Eli became the youngest camp director in TSPA history. Dedicated to making tennis fun for everyone, his energy and passion can be felt anywhere on the court. Having recently graduated from Marianopolis College, Eli is now entering his first year at McGill.

 

 

 

Nathan Benchimol 

Junior Pro

$42 per hour

nbenchimol@tspa.ca

514-834-5002

Availability
Spring -
Summer Monday to Friday 5pm-7pm
Fall -
Winter -
Semi-Private 3+ -

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc-Antoine Bernier 

PIT2

mbernier@tspa.ca

438-399-6605

Originally a camper at TSPA, Marc-Antoine joined our staff in 2019 and is a graduate of the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf high school. Ever since becoming a member of our Dream Team, Marc-Antoine has enjoyed teaching P- and A-level campers. He is a hard worker, and in his spare time, he plays tennis leisurely, and is also learning how to speak Spanish.

 

 

William Doron 

wdoron@tspa.ca

$40 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.

 

Chalom Hai Benaim 

PIT4

cbenaim@tspa.ca

438-978-8963

Chalom Hai is a pro in trainer at TSPA. He loves teaching children. In addition to playing tennis, he has also worked on improving his table tennis (ping pong) skills in recent years. He is highly sociable and maintains a positive attitude with every person he teaches, which means that you can never go wrong with an instructor like Chalom Hai!

 

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