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Matthew Baccarani

Head Tennis Pro 

Thorncliffe Park Tennis Club is thrilled to welcome their new Head Pro, Matt Baccarani. Matt was a Canadian U18 National Champion, a highly ranked NCAA Division 1 player and has an extremely diverse coaching background. After graduating from Ball State University, Matt coached Sharon Fichman on the professional circuit for 3 years. He was the traveling coach for Genie Bouchard when she won her first ever pro event and the first of two Junior Wimbledon Doubles Titles. In the past 8 years, Matt has coached at York Racquets where he has worked with players of all ages and levels.
As a player, Matt achieved ATP rankings in both singles and doubles while still in high school. He was ranked as high as #4 and #61 in NCAAs doubles and singles, respectively and held the #1 OTA ranking for Men’s Open singles and doubles at the same time.
Matt is honoured to have been chosen for this role and cannot wait for the season to get started.He can be reached at


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Simon Schelesinger 

Assistant Tennis Pro

Simon is returning for his second year at TPTC. He has coached for two years at The Supreme Court Indoors, and is also coaching at Mayfair Lakeshore and Mayfair East. He has also coached juniors at Davisville Tennis Club, Lawrence Park Tennis Club, the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club, and the Rideau Tennis and Squash Club (Ottawa). Simon trained as a competitive junior in Ottawa in the alongside a future ATP Tour player, and the top U18 junior in Canada. 
Simon honed his stringing skills at Game Set Match tennis boutique. He is certified with his Club Pro 1 from Tennis Canada and is a member of the Tennis Professionals Association. For more information please contact him at 647-983-4878 or at