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Head Coach: Andrew Sznajder
A native of Oakville, Ontario, Sznajder achieved a career high singles ranking of World No. 46 in September 1989 to 1990. In April 1990, Sznajder was a finalist of the Rio De Janeiro ATP Tour event. He also competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics, reaching the second round. Sznajder was a record six-time winner of the Canadian National Singles Championship and three time Tennis Canada singles player of the year. As a Davis Cup competitor, he had a career win-loss record of 14-10, all in singles, including a win and a loss in a losing tie to Spain in the first round of the 1991 World Group, Canada's first appearance. Through his professional tennis career, Andrew has won matches against several top ten players; such as Mats Wilander, Kevin Curren, Bjorn Borg, Tim Mayotte, Emilo Sanchez, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Tim Henman.
He has continued to play competitively, having captured the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006 ITF sanctioned Wilson/Mayfair Senior Circuit Over-35s.
Prior to his pro career, Sznajder played college tennis at Pepperdine University where he was a two-time all-American selection (1987 and 1988). In '88, he won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association indoor individual championship.
After retiring from the professional circuit in 1996, Andrew has worked in corporate management positions for over 12 years in Sales, Product Management and National Retail Programs.
Assistant Coach: Ashleigh Brimo
Ashleigh Brimo has been playing tennis for the last 7 years and has plenty of match experience for sharing game tactics and mental preparation. She has worked as an assistant coach with a club in Mississauga recently and has been a hitting partner for juniors as well. Her sunny demeanor and friendly disposition will put any young child at ease in her hands.
Assistant Coach: Mitch Locke
Mitchell (Mitch) Locke joins us again this year for his third season coaching with the Hespeler Tennis Club. He's been playing tennis seriously for the last 6 seasons and has been MVP of the Jacob Hespeler Secondary School tennis team in all of his years there, during which time he earned a WCSSAA Doubles title in 2010. In addition to coaching for us at HTC, he will continue to compete in OTA tournaments this summer before heading off to university in the fall.