On behalf of the Tennis Nova Scotia Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Lawlor to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Tennis Nova Scotia, effective October 11th, 2022. 

Brad Lawlor is a familiar name to many within the Sport Sector, through his current role as the Executive Director of Soccer NS and his past roles as the Executive Director of both 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.

Lawlor will take over from current TNS CEO Kurt Kamperman, whom we were very fortunate to have had these last 2 years during which he guided us through unprecedented growth. He and the staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the successful launch of the Sobeys Atlantic Tennis Centre and to use this incredible facility to transform TNS from a small provincial tennis association into an organization that now impacts thousands of tennis players each week.

“It’s been very rewarding to see the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers produce such great results. We’ve significantly grown the number of people playing Tennis in Nova Scotia and have brought into our sport many new and diverse players through our many community outreach programs.” says Kamperman who adds  “Nowhere was that more visible than at the recent Nova Scotia Open where we had a record 425 participants and the most diverse player field in it’s 121 year history. I’m excited to have someone with Brad’s passion and executive/sports pedigree to hand off to. I’m confident he will take the organization to new levels of success.”  

Brad Lawlor states “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.”

“Kurt has done great work for Tennis NS and the Sobeys Atlantic Tennis Centre, providing a solid foundation and positive momentum for me to jump in and elevate Tennis NS to the next level. I am grateful for this opportunity and want to wish Kurt nothing but happiness and good health in his well-deserved retirement.”

The Tennis Nova Scotia Board is excited about the future of Tennis in our province and remain committed to making this incredible lifetime sport accessible to all. 


Justin McDonough
President TNS