Charles du Toit

Head Coach

Charles is currently Head Pro of Performance Tennis Academy programs at Great West Fitness & Tennis Club.  Charles was born in South Africa where he started playing tennis at the age of 4. He was first introduced to tennis by his father Andre du Toit who owned & ran a highly successful tennis academy in South Africa for over 30 years. Charles competed at a top provincial & national level as a junior U10- U14 in South Africa. After moving to Canada in high school, Charles competed at a top provincial level U16 & U18 in BC. He was offered tennis scholarships to study in the United States but instead, he decided to study Kinesiology at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Charles has been teaching tennis for over 12 years and has worked at respected tennis academies in South Carolina, Philadelphia and South Africa. Charles also worked as Head Coach of Langley Tennis Center.  His younger siblings Riaan & Trudie du Toit also had highly decorated junior tennis careers competing at both national and international levels. Charles’s sister Trudie received a division one scholar at the University of Oregon and his brother Riaan is currently competing on the men's pro circuit. Charles enjoys teaching people of all ages and levels.

Charles's philosophy is that students will continue to play tennis through a combination of learning and excitement.

Qualifications:       

  • Tennis Canada Instructor

  • Tennis Canada Club Professional Level 1 Coach

  • Tennis Canada Club Professional Level 2 Coach

  • Professional Tennis Registry (USA)

  • Tennis Professionals Association Member (Canada)

                                                                        

Contact Charles du Toit
Email: performancetennisacademy@hotmail.com
Mobile: 604-557-8125
Tony Iliesu
Tennis Pro

Tony has been teaching since 2002 and joined Great West Fitness and Tennis Club in 2006 as a tennis instructor. He previously taught at the Calgary Winter Club and the World Health Club in Calgary, Alberta. Tony was born in Bucharest, Romania and moved to Canada when he was 12 years old. In Canada, Tony became a top ranking junior in Alberta by the age of 17 and played one year as a ATP pro in Australia. After moving to BC, Tony played at a top Mens Open level in singles and was ranked 8th in the province. Tony enjoys teaching players of all ages & levels.                    

Qualifications:

  • Tennis Canada Instructor

  • Tennis Canada Level 1 Coach

  • Tennis Professional Association Member (Canada)

  • Certified by United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR)

  • Certified by the European Registry of Tennis Professionals

Email Tony: dropsshottony@hotmail.com

Call: 778-241-8839

Matias Orrego

 

Tennis Pro

Qualifications:

  • Tennis Canada Certified

  • Tennis Professional Association Member (Canada)

  • Bachelor in Business Administration (Minor in Commerce)

  • Former COSAT tennis player, supported by the ITF.

  • Former Top Ranked Junior player in Chile

 

Riaan du Toit

ATP Professional & Tennis Pro

Riaan was a top ranked provincial, national and International level junior. He is currently competing on the men’s pro tour. Riaan is currently ranked among the top 20 men's players in all of Canada and 4th in BC for men. If you are interested in training and/or playing against an international caliber player please contact us directly.  

Riaan Du Toit (Far Side) vs Kaichi Uchida (Top 200 World Professional)