See what Tennis Programs are available!
Please review our Tennis Policy, the objective of which is to provide fair access to all Winnipeg Winter Club members and to ensure the highest possible utilization of the courts.
(Programs are for members only. Non-members please contact Janet Thorpe for membership information)
Enjoy tennis year round on our three premiere plexipave indoor courts and four outdoor courts. An active schedule of leagues and clinics for adults and juniors of all levels run on a weekly basis.
A variety of social nights, hitting clinics, recreation programs, competitive junior programs, club tournaments and family fun nights are offered to members.
Free court time is included for casual bookings and drop-in play is available for member use seven days a week. Members have 3 day booking privileges.
Head Professional Peter Otto and his qualified assistants run Junior and Adult Programs. You can take a lesson to hone your skills or practice alone with the ball machine.
There is a program for everyone no matter their age or skill level.
We will provide a clean and safe facility for all our members to enjoy, with the support of our friendly and knowledgeable professional staff. We will provide members of all ages and abilities with quality tennis instruction through a wide range of programs in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. We strive to provide a competitive structure that will ensure a healthy and stimulating environment for our young developing players.
For the latest tennis related news, visit the Tennis Manitoba website at: www.tennismanitoba.com
The Tennis Staff
Peter Otto - Head Tennis Professional
Peter became the Head Tennis pro of the Winter Club in 2007 after being the assistant pro for 2 years. He is now in 8th year as Head Pro at The Winnipeg Winter Club. Peter served as Provinical Coach and Tennis Manitoba's Technical Director for many years, was travelling coach to many Junior Nationals Events and was Head Coach for 9 Western and Canada Summer Games Teams. Best Games successes were Team bronze at the 2009 Summer games and Team Silver at the 2011 Western Canada games. He belongs to Canadian Tennis Professional association and is working on completing his Level III Canadian Tennis Coaching Certification. Peter is also in his 14th year as the Head Pro/Manager at Kildonan Tennis Club during the summer months. When time allows, Peter continues to compete and still be among the top doubles players in the province. He won 3 consecutive National Senior Doubles titles from 2009-2011.
Emerson Gusmini- Full time Assistant Tennis Coach
Emerson is a former player from Brazil who competed at the professional level, competing in Satelite events. As a coach, he has more than 25 years of experience teaching players of all levels. In Brazil, he coached 20+ juniors to a top 10 National Ranking. Many of them number 1 singles and/or doubles. Many of his juniors earned Tennis scholarships to American Universities. He has also coached players at the ATP and WTA futures and challenger levels. He is a Master Tennis Coach in Brazil, attended ITF courses level 1,2 and 3. In Canada, he is currently in the acceleration process for coach 3.
Olga Berdynskykh-Full Time Tennis Assistant Pro
Olga has been working as an Assistant Coach at the Winnipeg Winter Club since October 2009.
Professionally trained as a coach and as a player in one of the best sport school of the Eastern European block, National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine, She has competed in numerous tournaments in the Soviet Union and Ukraine.Olga has a wealth of experience and knowledge of coaching students of all levels, ages and abilities. Several of Olga’s students have achieved success on national, European and international levels.
Olga also has experience in organization and running tennis tournaments and the development of sports programs.
Sean Grassie - Casual Tennis Assistant
Sean has been an assistant tennis pro at the WWC since 2006. Also a competitive curler, Sean won the 2009 Canadian mixed championship and won a bronze medal at the world mixed doubles. A graduate of Creative Communications, Sean is writing a book on the history of the Manitoba Curling Association's annual bonspiel. The book will be out in November, 2012. Since 1996, Sean has been the head pro and manager at the Deer Lodge Tennis Club.
Robert Kennedy- Casual Tennis Assistant
Shane Nicholls- Casual Tennis Assistant
Alex Lesiuk- Casual Tennis Assistant
Angela Earl-Casual Tennis Assistant