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Nikki Carnovale has extensive experience in coaching and course development over the last 9 years. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Commerce from York University. She is certified with an Advanced Coaching Diploma from the Canadian Sport Institute. Additionally, she holds Tennis Canada Coach 3 and Club Professional 3 certifications. Nikki is also a Chartered Professional Coach, Learning Facilitator, and Coach Evaluator with the Coaching Association of Canada.


Nikki's accolades include receiving the 2021 Rene Simpson-Collins Excellence Award. This award recognizes her outstanding contributions to player development in tennis. Nikki has a strong athletic background, having competed internationally in tennis and proudly represented Canada in the Junior Billie Jean King Cup. Her accolades also include being crowned a Canadian University National Champion.


In her professional career, Nikki has served in various capacities. These include being a high-performance tennis coach and a national coach with the federation. She has travelled with Canada’s top junior players to various International events across the U.S, Europe, and Central America. Additionally, Nikki has experience as a Tournament Director and Manager. She has overseen events like the Canadian University Tennis Championships and the U18 Fischer Indoor Junior Nationals.


Nikki's coaching education extends to her previous role as the Manager of Advanced Coaching Courses for Tennis Canada. Furthermore, she has been selected as a Coach Developer, delivering coaching courses nationwide.


Nikki strongly believes that being an athlete, regardless of the sport, has a direct impact on an individual's ability to handle life's challenges. She incorporates this message into all of her programs and interactions with athletes.

Rachel Gould has ample experience in coaching and program development spanning over 20 years. She holds a B.A. in Sport Management and Business Administration and is certified with Tennis Canada as a Coach 3 and Club Professional. She is also a PTR Tennis Development Professional and has received training for NCSF Personal Training, Tennis Canada Wheelchair Tennis, and is a Coaching Association of Canada NCCP Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator.


Rachel's athletic background includes competing in tennis at a National and International level. She received a scholarship to Flagler College in Florida (Division II NCAA), where she was the Flagler College Women’s Tennis Team Captain and received the Most Valuable Player Award.


Rachel serves as the Head Tennis Professional at South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club on Vancouver Island and works as a Coach Developer/Course Facilitator, leading and delivering tennis professional coaching courses and workshops.


Rachel has held various key roles in the tennis industry, including Tennis Director, Head Tennis Professional, Performance Coach, and NCAA Collegiate Coach. She also served as Manager of Coach Education with Tennis Canada, overseeing national and provincial initiatives, certifications, and resource development. Additionally, Rachel contributed to the launch and management of several community-based programs, such as Progressive Tennis Programs, University Tennis, and Community Team Tennis. Her diverse sport experiences also encompass internships in sport management, personal training, marketing, and event coordination.


Rachel believes sports have transformative power, acting as a catalyst for change and teaching valuable life lessons like confidence, wellness, and social connections, impacting individuals, communities, and globally.

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