Tennis Alberta is pleased to announce the recipients of the Coach Recognition Award and the Club  Recognition Award for 2019. These awards recognize the outstanding contribution and dedication of Alberta’s coaches and clubs. Award winners were recognized on Tennis Day in Alberta during the Calgary National Bank Challenger.

Founded by Tennis Alberta, the Coach Recognition Award celebrates community leaders who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, effective coaching and personal growth throughout their career. The award also recognizes the outstanding contributions to various Tennis Alberta program and event initiatives.

LtoR: Daniel Nestor, Ralph McNiven, Karen Spiers, Alex Policarpo, Derek Van Den Berg, Peter Ogilvie

The Club Recognition Award recognizes clubs which have dedicated their time and facilities to help develop the sport in Alberta. These clubs have been pivotal in hosting various provincial camps, clinics and tournaments. The Tennis Academy, Saville Community Sports Centre, and Osten & Victor Alberta Tennis Centre received Gold Recognition awards for going above and beyond expectations. Red Deer Tennis Club, The Royal Glenora Club and Garneau Tennis and Beach Volleyball Club received Silver Recognition awards.

2019 Award Recipients 

  • Karen Spiers – Tennis Academy, Club Recognition Award
  • Alex Policarpo – Tennis Academy, Club Recognition Award
  • Danny Da Costa – O&V Alberta Tennis Centre, Club Recognition Award
  • Marvin Hinds – Coach Recognition Award & Royal Glenora Club Recognition Award
  • Deb Langvand – Red Deer Tennis Club, Club Recognition Award
  • Andrea Jones – Saville Community Sports Centre, Club Recognition Award
  • JJ Lee – Garneau Tennis Club, Club Recognition Award
  • Marc Colangeli – Coach Recognition Award
  • Ralph McNiven – Tennis Academy, Club Recognition Award
  • Nick Coutts – O&V Alberta Tennis Centre, Club  Recognition Award
  • Goran Zovko – O&V Alberta Tennis Center, Club Recognition Award
  • Adam Bond – Coach Recognition Award & O&V Alberta Tennis Centre Club Recognition Award
  • Carson Bell – Coach Recognition Award


Photo: Kyle Clapham

Front LtoR: Karen Spiers, Alex Policarpo, Danny Da Costa, JJ Lee, Marvin Hinds, Deb Langvand, Andrea Jones

Back LtoR: Marc Colangeli, Ralph McNiven , Nick Coutts, Goran Zovko, Adam Bond, Daniel Nestor MISSING: Carson Bell