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
Ball machine rental available
Park-like surroundings with picnic tables, shelters, and bleachers
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!
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 earned 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.