Board Members

Lesek Demont – Chair
Colin Piercey – Vice Chair
Jody Nickerson – Treasurer
Ruth Roy – Secretary
Jennifer Ramsay
Andrew McFarlane
Pam Cooley
Tracy Milsom
Marcel Dupupet
Peter Smith
Craig Bethune


Brad Lawlor – CEO

Brad Lawlor is a familiar name to many within the Sport Sector, through his past roles as the Executive Director of Soccer NS, Basketball NS and Baseball NS which span the last 19 years.

Brad is a well-respected sport leader in Nova Scotia and Canada and is truly passionate about developing sport as well as people. Like TNS he is focused on ensuring everyone has access to quality and safe sport programming.

“Tennis NS is on a journey of change that will raise the organization’s profile and increase the impact they have on the game. Priority areas of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and accessibility are at the forefront of this change. We have to ensure that the systems we create are welcoming and conducive for all Nova Scotians.”

Marijke Nel – Technical Director

Marijke played competitive tennis on a Division 1 scholarship at the University of Texas and Kansas State University. She was then recruited to play for a club in the German summer league – and still plays in the Regionalliga in non-Covid times.

Marijke has been involved in a coaching capacity in Nova Scotia since 2008 and has served as the Technical Director for Tennis Nova Scotia since 2013.

She holds Coach 2 and Club Pro 2 certifications, and is in the process of completing the Club Pro 3 course. Some of the roles which Marijke oversees include coach training and certification, member club support, development initiatives, schools training, performance and grass roots development and a growing wheelchair tennis development program.

Marijke can be reached at