Acecoach.com (Advanced Coaching Education), has been developed by Canadian Coach, Wayne Elderton. to provide information and resources for using the Canadian Coaching Methodology founded by top International Coach Louis Cayer. It is for coaches who wish to professionally develop and keep up to date with international coaching trends, like the Game-based Approach.
About Wayne Elderton ChPC
Wayne Elderton is acknowledged as one of Canada’s leading coaches. He is only the 2nd Canadian to achieve the designation of International Master Professional from the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). For 30+ years, he was the Head of Tennis Canada Coaching Development and Certification in British Columbia. In this role, he has provided coaching training to thousands of coaches.
He is a main contributor to the Tennis Canada Coaching Certification program and is a foundational architect of Canada’s Red/Orange/Green programs and materials. Has also written articles and coaching materials for the PTR, Tennis Corporation of America, Tennis Australia, and the International Tennis Federation on various coaching topics. 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 Team British Columbia players 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 Men’s 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.
Tennis Accomplishments & Certifications
- International Master Professional designation (PTR)
- Tennis Canada certified National Level 4 Coach
- Tennis Canada certified Club Professional 3
- 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
- USPTA Elite Professional
- 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 Red Ball curriculum, Awards Scheme, Coaching Workshops and ROG Learn to Play national curriculum
- Lead Designer of the Tennis Canada adult Play to Learn national development curriculum
- Designed curriculum and conducted coach training as a consultant for the Tennis Corporation of America Midtown network of tennis clubs
- 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 Vancouver BC.
He is sponsored by Wilson.