Opening Message

I am honored and excited to be joining the Tournament Park Tennis Club family in my sixth year as Director of Tennis. I am looking forward to working with new students and ones I have worked with in the past five seasons, as well during the winter time. The coaching staff is eager and ready to help all players to improve your game to the next level. We are looking forward to providing a fun, healthy and rewarding coaching approach in your private, group, cardio tennis and camp lessons. We will have a fitness coach on site providing you with healthy tips to stay active and injury free.

Sign-up for the Junior Tennis Camps and our Fitness Boot Camps have started in full swing, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can contact me directly by phone or email me to see what we have available. See you all when the club opens  for the season on Saturday, April 25th and at our Opening Barbecue on Saturday, May 9th with free clinics, round robin and plenty of BBQ for everyone. Bring your racquets and game as this will be one amazing 2020 season!


Staff

Radu Daniel Popescu
Director of Tennis


Radu Daniel Popescu has been teaching tennis for over 14 years and has worked with children and adults at all levels. He has coached many ranked juniors at the provincial, national and international levels to beginners without tennis experience. He has also coached adults that vary in skills from beginner to advance. Currently, Radu is the Director of Tennis and Head Pro at Tournament Park Tennis Club, a community club with 400 members in the heart of Toronto that runs from April to October each year. During the winter season, Radu privately coaches at Tennis Canada’s Aviva Centre. In the past four years, Radu has managed and coached professional athletes on professional tours including ATP, WTA, Challenger and Futures tours.


Prior to going on tour, Radu was the Assistant High-Performance Tennis Professional & Head of Schools Programs at North York Tennis Association (NYTA). He was the Co-Director of the Elite High-Performance Program at Thornhill Park Tennis Club during the 2016 to 2017 winter season. Radu is part of The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Coach Program as an official registered WTA Coach. WTA is the principal organizing body of women’s professional tennis. He had the privileged to coach at the 2018 Roland Garros Grand Slam.


Radu has played junior tennis and was a former OTA (Ontario Tennis) top 25 ranked player. He also competed in numerous adult tennis tournaments and played Varsity level soccer for Dalhousie University. Radu is a lifelong learner and regularly attends numerous professional development courses with Tennis Canada, OTA, USTA and ITF each year. He has certifications in Coach 1 (Club Pro 1), CP2 (Club Pro 2 professional) and CP3 (Club Pro 3). He is part of a selective group of 28 coaches in Canada that have the Club Pro 3 certification. He is also certified as a Cardio Tennis Professional by (OTA - Ontario Tennis) plus Wheelchair Tennis Certification (Tennis Canada). He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Business Management from the University of Ontario - Durham College. He is also the co-director of Tennis Retreats providing exclusive tennis trips to guests at world-renowned resorts.

 

Telephone: + 1 647 801 4270
E-mail: radu.daniel.popescu@gmail.com

Claudia Poluga
Coach - Assistant Tennis Professional

-          U14 Junior Provincial Doubles Champion

-          Top Junior Provincial Ranking in Ontario #5

-          Top Junior National Ranking in Canada #6

-          Competed on the ITF Junior World Tennis Tour

-          York University Varsity Tennis Women’s No.1 (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

-          York University Rookie Athlete of the Year (2017)

-          Received Ontario University Athletics All-Star Athlete Award

-          Ontario University Championship Silver Medalist (2016, 2017)

-          Canadian University Winter Games Silver Medalist (2018)

-          Currently competes on ITF Pro Circuit

-          Currently in final year of study of an H.BSc in Biomedical Science at York University

Telephone:
E-mail: claudia.poluga@gmail.com

Anna Rozin
Assistant Tennis Professional

  • Certified Tennis Instructor by TPA Tennis Canada
  • Certified Standard First Aid & CPR/AED by Red Cross Canada
  • High Performance Provincially (OTA) and Nationally ranked tennis player for over 10 years
  • Competed on Team Canada Tennis for the Maccabi Games 2017; consolation semi-finalist
  • 3 years of coaching experience at Tournament Park, North York Tennis Association (NYTA), and Thornhill Park Tennis Club
  • 4 years of hitting partner experience; including Tournament Park and Toronto Tennis Academy (TTA)
  • Played in Junior ITF’s, Women’s Opens, and  ITA tournaments; Michigan State ITA consolation semi-finalist
  • Coach and hit with all ages/ all levels of tennis
  • Experience with large/ small groups, summer camps, privates, semi-privates

Telephone: +1 647 987 3695
E-mail: annarozintennis@gmail.com

Arielle Gal
Assistant Tennis Professional

Arielle is a certified Tennis Instructor by Tennis Canada with 3 years of coaching experience with juniors ranging from beginner to national players and adults. Arielle currently coaches at Tournament Park, Toronto Tennis Academy (TTA) and Mayfair Clubs.

- Certified Tennis Instructor by TPA Tennis Canada
- High Performance Nationally and Provincially (OTA) ranked player
- 4 years of hitting partner experience at Toronto Tennis Academy (TTA)
- Played in Junior ITF’s and Tennis Europe Tournaments
- Coach and hit with all ages and levels

Telephone: +1 647 897 7414
E-mail: arielle.gal17@gmail.com

Darren Singer
Fitness Trainer

Darren has specialized in in-home fitness training / boot camp for the past eight years, coming to clients in their homes, places of employment and in parks.

Born in South Africa, Darren’s family moved to Toronto in 1987. Growing up, Darren dedicated his life to sports and fitness and was a lead player in sports such as basketball, tennis, soccer, ice hockey and volleyball.

In his late teens, Darren suffered a back injury which resulted in two herniated disks. Doctors told him he would never be able to train again; one warned him that “lifting weights would be like drinking poison.”

But Darren’s positive attitude and love of his chosen career would not let him give up his dreams. He not only strengthened his back, but proved that using exercise techniques can correct even severe medical conditions. He went on to graduate from Humber College’s program in Fitness and Health Promotion.

Today, Darren brings that dedication, personal experience and expertise to help his clients achieve their own goals. His philosophy is to train hard, eat smart and get adequate sleep.

Telephone: +1 416 569 5262
E-mail: info@buildyourself.ca

Louise Kwong
Assistant Tennis Professional

Finalist at the U18 Indoor Nationals
Two time national champion 
Played NCAA division I tennis at the University of Illinois 
Ranked top 30 in NCAA doubles 
Consecutively Ranked top 10 in Canada junior tennis
Coached a top 10 Division I NCAA program the following year post graduation

Telephone: +1 (647) 828-6429‬
E-mail: lwkwong2@illinois.edu