Meet The Team

Derek Wallensteen

Director of Community Tennis

Derek is a 4 year division 1 tennis player at St John's University in Queens, NY from 2006-2010. He was the Tennis Director of Strathmore Vanderbit Country Club in Manhasset, New York from 2012-2015, helping grow the tennis program in botth junior and adult development.

Derek also travelled with junior, collegiate, and professional players in North America and Europe. He's very passionate about growing the game of tennis in the lower mainland.

Contact Derek at
derek@surreytenniscentre.com
778 288 3560

Michael Loomer

Director of Developmental Tennis

Michael is from Victoria and graduated from UVic with his B.Ed in Physical Education and Biology. While attending school, he coached at the Cedar Hill Rec Centre and helped develop their junior pathway and make it into a Tennis Development Centre.

From 2013-2016, he coached full time at the North Vancouver Tennis Centre as a development coach and building U10 players. He also is a Tennis Canada course facilitator and Tennis BC provincial coach.

Contact Michael at
michael@surreytenniscentre.com
778 590 2880

Zack Ohlin

Zack was born and raised in Montreal, where he was a junior development coach at one of Canada's largest and most successful tennis centres, Nun's Island Tennis Club.

While there, he worked with Razvan Baiant, U14 National Champion, and Tomas Pinard, who finished 3rd at the U12 Quebec Championships. He has also worked as a travelling coach on the WTA tour.

Contact Zack at
zack@surreytenniscentre.com
778 590 2880

Bhuvan Chaturvedi

Bhuvan has 13+ years of national and internation coaching experience in various academies and organization as a tennis coach, and 10+ years of experience as a tennis player at international and national levels.

He is also a USPTA Elite Professional, ITF Level-2, RPT certified as Director of Tennis and GPTCA C-licence coach. In his 14 career years he has worked with top juniors in India and travelled on the Asian and ITF circuit in Asian countries. He has also worked for many years in grass-roots tennis to develop future juniors.

Contact Bhuvan at
bhuvan@surreytenniscentre.com
604 445 1600

Francis Perez

Francis has an extensive background in tennis. He has 10 years of experience specializing in recreational tennis and the development of U12 juniors.

In addition he has been a hitting partner for many top ranked juniors. Francis is also a certified Personal Trainer and for a number of years worked with many athletes from all walks of sports.

Contact Francis at
francis@surreytenniscentre.com
604 445 1600

Andrew Van Gaans

Andrew was a competitive provincial junior player. He has been coaching for 6 years and spent the last 4 years working in the school system.

He specializes in working with young kids, developing fundamentals in a fun environment.

Contact Andrew at
andrew@surreytenniscentre.com
778 384 4755

Josef Brabenec

Josef played professionally for 25 years including playing Davis Cup for six years, competing in three Grand Slams & winning eleven National Championships. He had national and international coaching contracts in Egypt, Canada, Indonesia, and China where he worked with Davis Cup, Federation Cup, and Sunshine Cup teams.

Josef has coached top national juniors and top 50 WTA players, as well as spending over twenty years in a country club setting working with tennis enthusiasts from 9 - 90.

Please contact Josef at 778 999 1449

Larry Jurovich

General Manager

Larry is recognized world wide as a leader in Player, Program, and Coach development. He has developed players that have competed in every Grand Slam, represented their country in Davis Cup and Fed Cup, and have won over 40 nation championships.

He has designed the curriculum for the highest level of coach education in Canada and the U.K. and trained their national coaches. He worked as a National Coach for Tennis China in the lead up to the London Olympics.

Contact Larry at
info@surreytenniscentre.com
778 590 2880

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