(Advanced Coaching Education) has been developed by Canadian Coach, Wayne Elderton to provide resources for coaches who wish to professionally develop and keep up to date with international coaching trends (like the Game-based Approach).

Wayne Elderton ChPC

Wayne Elderton is acknowledged as one of Canada's leading coaches. He is Head of Tennis Canada Coaching Development and Certification in British Columbia. In this role, he has provided coaching training to over 1500 coaches.

He is a main contributor to the Tennis Canada Coaching Certification program and has also written articles and coaching materials for the PTR, Tennis Corporation of America, Tennis Coaches Australia, and the International Tennis Federation. He is a popular speaker at coaching conferences world-wide.

He is a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) as recognized by the Professional coaching association, Coaches of Canada.

Wayne has enjoyed considerable success in his career using the Game-Based approach. As a High Performance coach, he has led provincial teams to gold medals in the Canada and Western Canada Games. His players have won numerous national titles and many have achieved full scholarships at US Universities. Some have gone on to achieve WTA and ATP rankings.

He has also coached 3 wheelchair players to top 10 world rankings and has coached Canada's World Team Cup squad (Davis Cup for Wheelchair players). He is a key builder of the Canadian National Wheelchair Team program and created Tennis Canada's Wheelchair Instructor Course.

In 2006 he was inducted into the City of Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame in the coaching category.

He is currently Tennis Director at the North Vancouver Tennis Centre (formerly named the Grant Connell Tennis Centre) which was awarded the 2005 Canadian Facility of the Year for program excellence by the Tennis Professionals Association.

Certifications and Positions:

  • Tennis Canada certified National Level 4 Coach
  • ChPC designation (Chartered Professional Coach) from Coaches of Canada
  • Consultant to the National Wheelchair Program
  • Designer of the Wheelchair Tennis Instructor Course, manual, and Course facilitator guide
  • Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Professional 5A
  • Certified by the USPTA
  • Former sessional lecturer on 'Tennis Performance analysis' for the School of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia
  • Former Advisory Staff for the Douglas College Diploma in Sport Coaching Program
  • Lead Designer: Tennis Canada Progressive Tennis national 1/2 Court curriculum, Awards Scheme and Coaching Workshops
  • Designed the High Performance singles and doubles curriculum for the Tennis Corporation of America Midtown network of tennis clubs
  • Regular articles featured on TennisOne website
  • Selected for the ITF task force on adult tennis participation


  • Winner: Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence award ('93, '00, '01, '02, '04, '07)
  • For 2 years in a row he was runner-up for the 3M Coaching Canada Award. This award is given for the National development coach-of-the-year out of nominated coaches from every sport ('99, '00)
  • 3M Provincial development coach-of-the-year also out of nominated coaches from every sport ('99)
  • Winner: Tennis BC High Performance coach-of-the-year award ('02, '04)
  • Canadian Tennis Professionals Association, Course Facilitator (Coaching Educator) of the year ('07)
  • Tennis Canada "Distinguished Service" Award ('09)
  • Canadian Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) Tennis Professional of the Year award ('09)

Wayne has been coaching since 1978 and has a wealth of recreational, club, provincial, national, and international experience. He lives in Burnaby BC.

He is sponsored by WILSON