Colin McAlpin – Head Pro
Colin is a lifelong player, student, and teacher of tennis. He enjoys making tennis simple and fun for all playing levels and ages from beginner, intermediate to advanced levels. He also believes tennis is a beautiful game for life. Colin looks forward to serving you and to helping you enjoy your tennis. He is also very happy to be back at his home club where he was head pro from 1982-1986 and a member for over twenty years.
- 11-time Canadian National Champion: Canadian Singles Champion: under 12 (1972), under 14 (1974), under 16 (1976), under 21 (1979), over 50 (2011), and over 55 (2016). Canadian Doubles Champion: under 12 (1972), under 14 (1974), under 16 (1976), under 18 (1979), over 50 (2011). • 14-time Ottawa City Champion: Ottawa Singles Champion: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2004. Ottawa Doubles Champion: 1983, 1985, 1990, 2006, 2007.
- Represented Canada in tennis internationally: US Open Junior Grand Slam, Orange Bowl World Junior Championships, Sunshine Cup World Junior Team Championships, the Galea Cup in Europe, and captained the Canadian over 50 team at the Senior World Team Championships.
- He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Gainesville, which he attended on a tennis scholarship. He also holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa. He enjoyed a 20-year high technology product marketing career, a former VP Product Marketing executive at Cognos.
- A certified Tennis Canada instructor and now a full-time tennis professional. Colin was coached and mentored by the legendary Australian coach, John McManus, a former National Coach and Davis Cup coach for Canada 1985-88. John coached 155 Canadian Champions across all age categories, and 5 men and 3 women touring professionals who achieved a top 100 ATP/WTA world ranking.