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At Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club, we offer lessons and instruction for every level of player. There are private, semi private and group lessons offered by each of our pros and these are available for adult, senior and junior players.  Lessons and clinics are open to club members only.


For adults we also offer series of clinics throughout the season that cover many aspects of play from beginner to skilled level players. There are sessions that focus on doubles strategy to learning the game offered in these very popular series. Additionally, we regularly offer adult daytime summer camps to meet demand by members.

Find about our Junior Programs here.


Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club has a premium coaching team headed by Ryan Chow.  The team offers a range of instruction to all levels of players from juniors, adult and senior beginners to high level players.  SWCPTC offers private, semi private and group clinics regularly.


Tennis is a great sport and our teaching team is pleased to teach and help our members learn and enjoy the game.



We are excited to welcome back Ryan Chow as the Head Tennis Professional for the 2024 season. Ryan holds a Club Professional 3 and Coach 3 certification with Tennis Canada, in addition to a wheelchair tennis certification. Currently there are only 12 pro’s in the country currently holding both certifications! He is excited to share these skills and is looking forward to developing, organizing, and managing the coaching programs at Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club.


Ryan brings with him a wealth of experience and brings an integrated approach to help players develop. For the past 15 years, Ryan has worked with a wide range of levels from recreational to performance level players, captained junior intercounty/adult league teams and has been an integral part of numerous tennis clubs, nationally as well as internationally. Some of his players under his guidance have gone on to have success on the National stage finishing top 8 at Under 16 Nationals in 2023. He has toured with internationally ranked juniors and while under his supervision won an ITF event. Also, Ryan has helped local players with their annual plans for training periods and putting the building blocks to developing them into provincial and national level players. Several of these players are now competing or were competing for their respective universities in Canada and the US. Currently he spends his winters coaching at The Supreme Court working with the adult members, a select few progressive junior players, provincial ranked junior players and ranked senior players.


Ryan most recently held the position as the Head Tennis Professional at Leaside Tennis Club (2012-2019). He has also worked with the Toronto Tennis Academy for over 10 years, and in 2011-12 worked with the Ontario National Training Centre’s Under 8 and Under 9 program. Ryan has worked abroad and has held the positions as Head Tennis Professional at Yellowknife Tennis Club(administered all NWT programs for the Territories tennis plan), and Assistant Tennis Professional for the Wanaka Tennis Club in New Zealand.

As a player, Ryan competed on a tennis scholarship at Bloomsburg University in the US. During this time, Ryan helped his team earn a conference championships, reach the final 16 at the NCAA National Championships, and was named to the All-Conference Team in both singles and doubles. After college, Ryan traveled playing Professional Tennis on the Futures Circuit and was ranked on the ATP Tour. At the moment he enjoys helping the sport grow, developing future players, and playing for fun in the Mayfair Pro League. He spends far too much time consumed by the Leafs, is a home chef, and likes the outdoors.


In 2024, Ryan looks forward to being engaged with the club’s members in creating with them a positive, enjoyable, and successful experience. There will be a systematic pathway to help the long-term development of both the beginner and competitive player. Feel free to chat about tennis if you see him around the club house or reach out via email to discuss your tennis goals, program questions and to book a lesson or find the right pro for your game!

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Yigit will be back again as an Assistant Pro for 2024. He is currently certified by Tennis Canada as Club Professional 1 and is currently enrolled and on track to finish Club Professional 2. He is an experienced tennis player who has excelled in the area since his teen years, moving to Canada and training at the Toronto Tennis Academy at Mayfair. The last few years have seen him coaching players of all levels and most recently he has been coaching recreational and high performance players at Valan Tennis Academy in Vaughn and as a coach at Mayfair Tennis Club. Formerly ranked in the top 75 in his home country Turkiye, Yigit is not only experienced as a competitive athlete but has hands on experience working with players of all abilities.


This season you will see Yigit involved daily in many of the adult clinics, junior programs, and is available for private lessons. He prioritizes creating a teaching environment where students feel supported and motivated so they are inspired to reach their fullest potential.


Thomas Lawlor is excited to be rejoining the Sir Winston Churchill Park Tennis Club coaching team for his fourth season. He is a TPA certified tennis coach and former junior Nationals level player in Canada.


Thomas has coached for the past 9 years at multiple clubs around the city of Toronto, including working as Site Manager for the Doug Philpott Tennis Foundation, Assistant Coach at Leaside Tennis Club and coaching high performance players at Mayfair West.


Currently, in addition to teaching at SWCPTC, Thomas works as a junior development coach at the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto.


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Gabriela is excited to join the club for the upcoming season! Gabriela is certified by Tennis Canada and as of February 2024 completed Club Professional 1. Previously to working at the club Gabriela has worked at Mayfair Tennis Club and has been a site manager for the Doug Philpott Inner City Tennis Program/Camps for the summer seasons. This opportunity has helped Gabriela give back to the community through coaching/mentoring and help an underserved population gain exposure to the sport. Outside of coaching Gabriela is currently a student-athlete at York University on the varsity team majoring in psychology.


Gabriela’s tennis journey started at a very young age back in Colombia, playing tournaments and training as a high-performance player competing nationally and internationally until age 14, before moving to Canada. In Canada Gabriela trained at the North York Tennis Association in the High-Performance junior program and since then tennis has had a huge impact on Gabriela’s life and given many opportunities to learn from and grow as a person. Gabriela looks forward to meeting you all to improve your game and to build a strong tennis community where we can learn from each other.

Joo Lee


Joo first started playing tennis on his high school team in Mississauga at the age of 16. His passion for coaching began when he taught his friends the fundamentals of tennis and realized how much he loved watching them progress. For more than 8 years, Joo has coached beginner to advanced intermediate recreational tennis players.


As he found teaching tennis nearly as enjoyable as playing, he completed his Tennis Canada instructor certification in 2016 and Club Pro 1 in 2023. His main priority is helping his students improve and excel while creating a fun atmosphere for all!  


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