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Board Members

Craig Bethune, President

Andrew Oxner, Past President

Andrew McFarlane

Ian MacInnis

Lesek Demont

Jonathan Caldwell

Jennifer Ramsay

Andrew Ling

Cindy Wheeler

Kevin MacNeil

Justin McDonough

 

Staff

Kurt Kamperman, CEO

Kamperman, an international tennis executive and master professional originally from Ohio, heads north from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) where he was the chief executive of the USTA National Campus, the world’s largest tennis facility. During his 14 years as the USTA’s chief executive of community tennis, Kamperman oversaw the USTA’s efforts to increase tennis participation in the United States. He helped develop and gained acceptance of red, orange and green balls and blended line courts to attract and retain young players to the sport.

Kamperman, who has also served as president of the Tennis Industry Association and of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, was an NCAA player and coach at Youngstown State University.
He served as tournament director for the Family Circle Cup, has designed world-class tennis facilities and has consulted with clubs, resorts and tennis companies in an effort to boost revenue.

“I’m excited to join Tennis Nova Scotia at this pivotal time when the association is helping to grow the sport in communities and tennis facilities throughout the province. Nova Scotia has a vibrant tennis community. I look forward to using my experience in developing community tennis to increase tennis participation in Nova Scotia and to make the sport more accessible to all.”

To contact Kurt please e-mail at kurtkamperman@tennisnovascotia.com

Marijke Nel – Technical Director

The Board and Staff would like to welcome Marijke Nel to the Tennis Nova Scotia team. Marijke has been involved in the sport of tennis for over 25 years and within Nova Scotia specifically for the past 6 years in a coaching capacity.

Marijke comes to us with a rich tennis playing background where she was on full scholarship with both the University of Texas and Kansas State University in the late ‘80’s. Marijke currently holds her Club Pro 2 certification and is eager to learn and grow as a coach. Many of the roles Marijke will oversee as Technical Director will be schools programs, coaching professional development, member club visits, high performance as well as grass roots development. Marijke can be reached at mnel@sportnovascotia.ca