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Tennis Alberta Announces Hiring of Mr. Alan Mackin as Executive Director

Feb 25, 2021
written by: Tennis Alberta
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Alan Mackin, Executive Director

The Tennis Alberta Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Alan Mackin as Executive Director, leading Tennis Alberta’s efforts to grow the sport of tennis for all participants and stakeholders. Alan will take on responsibility for the execution of all Tennis Alberta’s strategic initiatives, including programming, tournaments and leadership of the Tennis Alberta operations team. Alan will commence his role on March 15, 2021 and can be contacted at alan.mackin@tennisalberta.com.

Alan brings to Tennis Alberta a wealth of experience and expertise that will benefit players of all ages and ability.  Alan was most recently Head National Coach for Tennis Canada, operating in Calgary and most recently in Toronto, where he was directly responsible for the delivery and management of the regional and national training centre program. He was directly involved with and responsible for stakeholder relationships, player development, and athlete performance benchmarks, along with direct involvement in the application of sport science, player safety and strategy development.

Prior to his role at Tennis Canada, Alan was the Executive Director of Tennis Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s where he directly led and managed the implementation of all tennis programming for the province. Alan has also been Head Tennis Coach at Prestwick Sport and Leisure Centre (Prestwick, UK), Da Silva Tennis Academy (Sydney, Australia), and West of Scotland County (Glasgow, UK) and High Performance coach at New South Wales State Academy (Sydney, Australia).  Alan is Tennis Canada Coach 3 level certified, and has received coaching awards from ATP and USTA.  He is also working towards graduating this year with a Business Management Degree (BA) from Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen, Scotland).

Alan is also an accomplished tennis player himself. A former UK Davis Cup player, he ranked as high as #4 in UK and #213 in the ATP. Alan participated in numerous ATP and grand slam events, with career wins against an impressive list of familiar names, including Nadal, Cilic and Zverev.

Please join the Board of Tennis Alberta in congratulating Alan on his new role and while we are all collectively working through the current global pandemic to hopefully a speedy return to normal, the team at Tennis Alberta will continue to strive to work with all stakeholders towards a safe return to sport for our tennis community in Alberta.

Tennis Alberta (“TA”) is the provincial not-for-profit provincial governing body for the sport of tennis in Alberta. In partnership with Tennis Canada, regional and local tennis associations, and sponsors and donors, TA strives to engage with the community to advance opportunities for players of all ages and abilities and to grow interest and participation in the sport throughout the Province of Alberta.

Tennis Alberta’s goal is to provide Albertans with the opportunity to pursue tennis as the sport of a lifetime for participants of all ages and abilities by developing and delivering: 

  • High quality & accessible programming
  • Respected competitive structures
  • Opportunities to increase the popularity and perceived value of tennis within Alberta

Tennis Alberta is responsible for INSPIRING, PROMOTING, and DELIVERING quality opportunities for participation in tennis in Alberta.

On behalf of the Board of Tennis Alberta,

Tom MacInnis
President
Alberta Tennis Association