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BILL MARON

Founder and Owner Total Tennis Inc. 

Bill Maron Total Tennis Coach OwnerThe goal of our junior programs is to improve the self esteem of our players by motivating each one to give full effort while accepting errors. We hope to reduce the fear of failure that many children feel in sports and in other parts of their lives.

Bill has over 25 years of experience managing tennis facilities.

Bill was the director at Timberlane Athletic Club from 2007 to 2015 and he was also the manager and coach at Eglinton Flats Winter Tennis Club from 1989 to 2001. Although he doesn’t do any of the coaching now he is a Tennis Canada certified coach and instructor with over 25 years of experience.

Bill lives in Aurora with his wife Nicole and their two daughters Allie and Lauren.

Bill is an avid golfer who is certified to instruct golf.


JORDAN MASTER

With Total Tennis 2012 to present

Jordan Master Total Tennis Coach.

Jordan has 10 years experience coaching tennis and he is certified by Tennis Canada as an instructor and Club Pro 1.  Jordan began coaching in thornhill where he grew up before heading to Mexico to coach at a resort for one year. He then brought his talents north to Total Tennis and Timberlane Athletic Club. Jordan’s passion for the game and for helping others improve translates to players of all ages and levels. Jordan’s goal in working with young players is to teach life skills in his lessons. His fun and high energy approach has translated to great success for students and offered them an appreciation for tennis.

Hobbies: Hockey, football and basketball


CAITLYNN LEUPOLT

Graduated Country Day School with a 96 Average.

Heading for Commerce and Science at Queens University. Played rep soccer for eight years and was captain of high school team. Member of rugby team that won the CISAA championship.

 


ERIC MENDICINO

Second year at Ryerson University studying electrical engineering. YRAA Tennis champion in men’s doubles. Played competitive hockey for 13 years as well as soccer for 7 years.

 

 


SPORTS CAMP COACH – KIRSTEN DUNCAN-THIBAULT

Currently in second year at York University in the Mathematics for Commerce program. Member of the York Varsity Men’s Volleyball team, first place in the OUA east with a record of 15-3. Most Valuable Player & Model Athlete in Volleyball, Basketball and Tennis in high school. Coach of Junior Volleyball Team.
 

 


SPORTS CAMP COACH – MARKO MICIC

Humber Collage – Honors Bachelor Degree in Technological Design Studies

Graduated 2017 Cardinal Carter High School:
Honor Roll, Ontario Scholar Award, Senior Athlete of the Year Award, Dave Brennan Award, Interior Design Award, Music Award, Technological Design Award

School Sport Teams: Volleyball (Captain,MVP, YRAA Champions), Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Badminton

Volleyball: OVA Volleyball Storm Thunder Team (1999)


SPORTS CAMP COACH – BRITNEY LOOIJE

Western University – Health Science
Under 16 provincial Silver in beach volleyball, Under 18 National indoor division 1 tier 2 – Gold Medal Winners, 3 time YRAA champions for High School volleyball, 4th in OFSAA Championship.
Coach Jr boys volleyball team.

 


SPORTS CAMP COACH – JESSICA LOOIJE

Western University – Health Science.
Under 18 Provincial indoor Volleyball division 1 tier 1 5th place.
Under 18 National indoor division 1 tier 2 – Gold Champions.
3 time YRAA Champions for high school volleyball OFSAA high school.
Volleyball 4th Place.
YRAA all star team.
Captain and MVP of high school volleyball team.
Coach Jr Boys volleyball team. Coach U6 soccer.


WHERE ARE THEY NOW

BROCK HUGHES

Instructor at Total Tennis for 9 years (2006-2014)

I am from Gilford, Ontario and have enjoyed the sport of tennis since I was a young lad.  I grew up playing and eventually coaching in Newmarket, ON.  I was recommended to contact Bill Maron for a new coaching opportunity when I was fifteen and never looked back.  Bill is a great leader of this tennis program and helped me build a strong skill set for teaching tennis.  He provided structure and support throughout my coaching career, which was very helpful especially during the first few years.  The program was a success each year because of the number of returning clients.  There were several adults who I taught my first year, who were still excited about joining the program each Spring by my ninth year.  I am very grateful to help represent Total Tennis for as long as I did.  The people I worked with and the people I taught all made it a great experience!

Teaching with Bill also helped me find my current career path as an elementary teacher!  I am just finishing my first year of teaching in Kansas City, Missouri while consecutively completing my Masters.  The next two years I will be teaching fifth grade in Mandalay, Myanmar.  I am very excited for this once in a lifetime opportunity, and I know that my coaching career helped me build the skills I needed for my new career.  At one point I had dropped out of University in Canada, and Bill was very supportive through this experience.  He stated that “Failure is one of the best things that can happen because it provides an opportunity for us to learn from our mistakes and change for the better.”  (This was while he was taking me golfing too!)  Shortly after, I decided to take on a tennis scholarship in the USA where I also had an unbelievable experience and it led me to where I am now.

I don’t know where I would be today without having my amazing experience working at Total Tennis, but I am truly grateful that I did.

Good luck in your journey!

Brock Hughes


VITALY SHUMILOV

Vitaly Shumilov Total Tennis CoachVitaly has been with Total Tennis 2015 to present.

Originally from Russia Vitaly attended university in Michigan on a tennis scholarship before moving to Canada in 2013.

Vitaly Shumilov competed on the National Russian Tennis Tour as well as the International Tour (ITF), competing in Professional Futures level tournaments.  In addition, Vitaly received a full college scholarship from Davenport University (Grand Rapids, Michigan), playing the # 1 position for his team in both Singles and Doubles.  He amassed 100 career wins, was the most valuable player 3 times and received the Champion of Character Award.   Vitaly is a Tennis Canada Certified Club Pro, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Certified Coach as well as an NCCP Certified Coach.  Vitaly has worked at a variety of academies with high performance juniors of all ages, including the world renowned Van der Meer Tennis Academy in South Carolina, the Valan Tennis Academy in Toronto and the Timberlane Athletic Club in Aurora.

Hobbies: Soccer, Biking, Hiking, Movies

His life principle is: “The Best or nothing”


TAIA MACEACHERN

Taia MacEachern has been coaching tennis in the Town of Aurora since 2011.  She is a Certified Instructor with Tennis Canada and is registered with the Ontario Tennis Association.  Taia is a multisport athlete, playing Softball, Volleyball, Rugby and Tennis at the Varsity level.  Her love of tennis and of promoting the game inspires her coaching, and tennis development at a grassroots level.

 


MICHAL JENSEN

Michal Jensen met Bill Maron coincidentally at a public tennis court in Aurora in 2006.
Both live in Aurora and had young children at the time so it wasn’t long before Michal was helping to coach at the Total Tennis program.
Michal has been coaching since she was a teenager so she brings a wealth and playing and teaching experience onto the court.
What students also love about Michal is her ability to keep a fun/light mood on her court, with her sense of humour.
Michal and Bill worked together at Timberlane for 8 years and Michal is now coaching at the Richmond Hill Country Club.


BRAD LINGEMAN

Brad coached at Total Tennis for 2 seasons from 2011 to 2013 and he has coached tennis for over 20 years. His high energy and entertaining approach to the game was appreciated by children and adults alike. Brad is an excellent player and he is always able to pass his love of the game on to all students. Brad is currently coaching at Tam Heather Tennis Club as well as organizing camps in the Town of Whitchurch Stouffville.

 

 

 


JASON SNIDER

(Coach: 2005-2006, 2008-2009)

Jason began coaching with Total Tennis after completing his undergraduate degree at McMaster University in Kinesiology in 2005.  He began coaching alongside Bill with after school kids programs and evening lessons with adults, and eventually became the head instructor at summer camps.

Jason got married in the fall of 2006, then headed to Australia with his wife, Sarah where he completed his teacher’s education program at Edith Cowan University in 2007.

Jason returned to Total Tennis doing spring, summer, and fall sessions until he was offered a permanent teaching position at Alexander Mackenzie High School in Richmond Hill, where he is currently teaching full time in the Math Department.

Although Jason is no longer coaching with Total Tennis programs, he is still extremely active in the tennis world.  He volunteers regularly at the Roger’s Cup in Toronto, has recently completed his Profession Tennis Registry certification, continues to coach his high school team, plays summer tennis at the Newmarket Tennis club, and is part of the committee organizing OFSAA Tennis for 2016 through 2018.

Jason is living in Newmarket with two children and expecting his third this summer (July 2016).  Outside of teaching full time and all the other things he has on the go, Jason and his wife Sarah also have a thriving nutrition and wellness business which provides solutions for people to achieve their health and fitness goals (see:  http://sarahsnider.isagenix.com/)

Favourite Memories of Total Tennis:

“Some of my fondest memories are those spent on the courts at Fleury Park.  I had the pleasure of working alongside and learning from some amazingly talented coaches and athletes.  I loved seeing kids learn the game of tennis and always strived to make my lessons high-energy and entertaining.  Thanks to Bill for putting together such an amazing program and the opportunity to work in such an amazing environment.  I learned so much from you in terms of teaching the game, and how to run a successful business.”


ALEX PETLYARSKY

(with Total Tennis from 2004 to 2006)

Alex was with Total Tennis or 3 seasons and he coached hundreds of students ranging in age and skill level from complete beginner to advanced OTA level competitors. His lesson structure focused on a ‘fun and active’ approach with progressive step-by-step technical learning as students matured. The Total Tennis program successfully developed students’ knowledge of the game, teamwork skills and overall confidence.

Alex is currently the President of More Than A Mover Inc., a full service moving company devoted to helping clients who are downsizing in the Toronto area. Please visit www.morethanamover.com for more information.

Alex’s Favourite memory:

“I had a young student, about 7 years old, attending a Total Tennis beginner tennis clinic. From the beginning of the program the young boy felt very shy and hesitated to even set foot on the court. He was uncomfortable around the other kids, unsure of how to hold his tennis racket and could not  hit a single ball over the net. I recognized his discomfort and rapidly encouraged his learning by making my lesson very simple, fun and active. I set him up for success by tailoring my lesson to a level of learning where all of the students could advance together as one. Quickly, the boy felt like he was part of the group and began to build his skills. He was a very smart boy, a fast learner, and by the end of the clinic he had learned all of the shots and games and become my star pupil! He even lead the class in other tennis games while his fellow students cheered him on! In that moment I realized that tennis coaching could be used as a tool to build confidence, awareness and friendship through positive reinforcement. It was gratifying to see these building blocks instilled in this young person which would undoubtedly help him build a strong future.”

“some of the life lessons I learned on the court working with Bill at Total Tennis were invaluable”

Alex Petlyarsky


COLIN HOOPER

Colin Hooper is a Tennis Canada certified instructor and Club Pro 1 who spends his days as an elementary school teacher for the Durham District School Board. Colin’s passion for the game of tennis has allowed him to play and teach in a variety of towns and cities in Ontario. He grew up playing tennis in Kingston and Ottawa, before moving to St. Catharine’s to get his Physical Education degree. While at Brock University, he played on the school varsity team.

Colin has coached at several clubs including: The Blackburn Hamlet Tennis Club, The St. Catharine’s Tennis Club, The Fenelon Falls Tennis Club and currently at The Uxbridge Tennis Club. Colin stated that his time working with Bill in Aurora for ‘Total Tennis’ helped him “see the importance of having a detailed, organized lesson plan that emphasized the development of skills and techniques in a variety of creative drills and games”. He currently continues to spread his passion for tennis through community programs at The Uxbridge Tennis Club.

When not in the classroom or on the courts, he can be found doing what he loves most, spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their two children. His hope is that their children will find a passion, like tennis, that has given so much to him, both personally and professionally.