"TPTC Coaching Team"


Matthew Baccarani

Matthew Baccarani

Tennis Director

Thorncliffe Park Tennis Club is thrilled to welcome back our Tennis Director and 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 9 years, Matt also coached at York Racquets and Moore Park Tennis Club 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 extremely excited to be back for another Summer at TPTC and cannot wait for the season to start. He can be reached at tptcpro@gmail.com

Peter Marrack

Peter Marrack

Head Tennis Professional

TPTC  is pleased to welcome back Peter Marrack to the position of Head Tennis Professional.  

Peter joined the club as a Senior Tennis Professional over 5 years ago and was integral in helping our Tennis Director Matt grow our Adult Programs.  He has  over 10 years of coaching experience. He  was previously a Tennis Pro at the prestigious York Racquets Club, as well as the  Senior Pro at Rosedale and Moore Park Tennis Club in Toronto. He is Tennis Canada certified.

As a player, Peter reached a career high ranking #207 ITF juniors. He played for University of Wisconsin Badgers. He joined the coaching staff in Madinat jumeirah in Dubai after completing University .He is also an accomplished visual artist who has shown his work at the Only One Gallery in Parkdale.

Please feel free to email him at petertennistoronto@gmail.com for group and private lessons, all levels welcome. 

 

For more information on adult programs and private tennis lessons, please reach out to him at  --- petertennistoronto@gmail.com

Josh Cadiz-Ramcharitar

Josh Cadiz-Ramcharitar

Tennis Professional

Hailing from Ajax, Ontario, Josh was consistently a top 25 ranked Junior in Canada. Josh also competed on the Junior ITF Tennis Circuit before making the transition to play NCAA Division 1 Tennis in Florida. 
 
Over the past three years, Josh has coached High Performance and Adult / Junior programs at various clubs across the United States and Canada.
 
Josh is ecstatic to bring new energy to the club and further enhance Throncliffe Park Tennis Club's love and passion for the beautiful sport of tennis. 
 
Josh is TPA certified with his instructor 1 coaching level and has also attained his PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry) certification along with his PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) certification for coaching in the United States.
 

Pouya Farokhseyari

Pouya Farokhseyari

Tennis Professional

Hi there! I'm a Tennis Canada Club Pro 1 certified coach with a passion for tennis. With over 14 years of playing experience under my belt, I've developed a deep understanding of the game from both a player's and coach's perspective.

 

For the past two seasons, I've had the privilege of coaching at top-notch facilities like Toronto Tennis City and here at Thorncliffe Park Tennis Club. Alongside my coaching role, I'm also a certified fitness instructor, allowing me to integrate strength, conditioning, and injury prevention techniques seamlessly into my coaching sessions.

 

My goal is simple: to help players of all levels reach their full potential on the court while fostering a love for the game that lasts a lifetime. Whether you're just starting out or aiming for competitive success, let's work together to take your tennis game to the next level!

 
For more information please email him at pouya.farokhsiary78@gmail.com

Asher Kandathil

Asher Kandathil

Tennis Professional

Asher has lived, trained, and competed around the world at junior and senior levels. As a junior he played in and won Provincial and National tournaments in Canada, India, and Spain, where he held Top 50, Top 10, and Top 100 rankings respectively. He played in the Orange Bowl in Florida and the Asia Cup in India. 

 

Early success gave Asher the opportunity to live in tennis obsessed Spain for 4 years training under Andy Murray's former coach, Pato Alvarez at world

renowned Sanchez Casal Academy in Barcelona. During this time, he played in ITF tournaments and an ATP Challenger tournament.

 

Asher's competitive career was, unfortunately, cut short by injury sustained in the final of the Spanish Nationals, but his passion for tennis was unquenched and he felt the undeniable pull to become a coaching professional.

 

Asher set out to get relevant education and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Sports Performance in the Spring of 2023 from Hartpury University in Gloucester, England. He is also certified as a TPA Club Pro 1. Asher has worked as the Head Pro at Carleton University, coached the Capital Kids program at

its various club venues around Ottawa, and at the Rideau Sports Centre, General Burns Tennis Club, Lac Sainte Marie Club in Quebec. 

 

He is motivated and inspired by tennis players looking to up their game no matter what their age or level. Asher loves being around people, playing cricket and sharing his love of music, hiking, and travelling. Asher is fluent in English, Hindi, and Spanish.

 

Asher is very much looking forward to coaching at Thorncliffe Park TC  in 2024. He is excited to get started and meet new people who share his love of the game. Asher is available and keen to teach private, semi-private and group lessons during the days, evenings, and weekends as they are able to fit in around club programming.

Please contact him at asher.thorncliffeclub@gmail.com

Ibarra Guevarra

Ibarra Guevarra

Tennis Professional

 

Ibarra is a tennis fanatic who enjoys competitive and friendly tennis tournaments.

 

He loves teaching beginners and intermediate players.

 

A certified tennis instructor with Tennis Canada, he uses fun games and drills to help players of different ages and levels to stay active and to give them a strong foundation for the game of tennis.

Ibarra is a TPA certified Instructor. 

Rhys

Rhys

Junior Pro

Rhys (pronounced Reese) is looking forward to being outside this summer and coaching and playing tennis. 

Rhys has played tennis since he was four and has been involved in volunteering and coaching with the junior programs and summer camps at Thorncliffe Park and Moore Park for the past two seasons.

Rhys enjoys interacting with kids of all ages helping them to develop the fundamentals of their tennis game through drills and games designed to develop racquet skills and footwork, helping them learn the rules of the game and, most importantly, putting the emphasis on fair play and fun!  Rhys is only available for lessons with juniors.

 

For more information please contact him at rhyswoolstencrofttennis@gmail.com