OUR CLUB

North Bay Tennis is an active friendly club located on Trout Lake Road in beautiful North Bay, Ontario. Our club has been in existence for over 50 years, where the sport of tennis has flourished in our community, reaching all ages and abilities. Our non-profit organization is home to nearly 250 members who enjoy an assortment of membership options, organized play opportunities, instructional programs, and various events.

Our facility consists of 5 lit outdoor tennis courts and 2 lit outdoor pickleball courts. In addition, our seasonal operation boasts a number of great features including, but not limited to...

  • Internationally experienced Tennis Professional

  • Full-time professional management

  • Clubhouse with attendant, sitting area, canteen, and pro shop

  • Extensive office hours

  • Comprehensive programming

  • Ball machine rental available

  • Park-like surroundings with picnic tables, shelters, and bleachers

 

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OUR TEAM

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Fransua Rachmann

Tennis Professional

Fransua is a qualified Tennis Canada Club Pro 2 Tennis Coach with over 20 years of international tennis coaching experience. He started instructing in his home country of South Africa in 1996 and has since travelled to take positions in the UK, USA and Dubai before landing in North Bay. Fransua has a collection of trophies and stories from playing amateur tournaments in all of these countries and more. Fransua has a diploma in Sport Psychology and completed his Business Diploma at Canadore College in 2012. If you want to learn tennis or are seeking an exhilarating summer tennis experience, Fransua is the guy to get you on the court and get your game in shape. He says he has not yet seen anybody that cannot play tennis and he has enough patience and knowledge to teach you how to play, no matter how inadequate or uncoordinated you think you are!

 

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Stacey Dobbin

General Manager

Stacey’s education, work and volunteer experience has given her some valuable skills needed for her position at the club. She has 30 years of accounting experience, 15 of those years split as an IT Manager. Stacey and her husband Mark moved to North Bay 7 years ago. They love to fish, hunt, and bike. They signed up for curling, a game they knew nothing about, to meet new people. Stacey fell in love with the sport, curling up to 5 times a week, volunteering as a Director both at the FWWCC and the GSOC in North Bay and now working as the General Manager. They have four daughters (and now 3 beautiful grandchildren) that kept her in a volunteer world for 15 years coaching and managing Soccer and Hockey teams travelling to Ohio, Michigan, all over Ontario and as far as PEI.  Being a leader both in sports and on the job taught her first and foremost that for a team to be successful, respect has to go both ways.  Together with her team, her love for the game and the club, they will work to make the North Bay Granite Club, both Curling and Tennis,  the place to be! 

 

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Laura McKenzie

Sports Coordinator

Laura has a combination of academic and professional experience that will allow her to make a positive contribution to the North Bay Granite Club. Laura completed her Master of Human Kinetics in Sport Management at the University of Ottawa where she gained experience with various organizations including the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group, Canadian Armed Forces Sports Program and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Prior, Laura attended Nipissing University where she obtained her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree. Her community involvement in North Bay includes playing for Nipissing Lakers Women’s Hockey Program, conducting many research related projects within the youth sport community and acting as a volunteer hockey coach with the North Bay Ice Boltz. Laura looks forward to contributing towards the growth of curling and tennis in North Bay.