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Teaching Staff


Tony Roth


Noble Tennis School Founder and Director 


Education: Queens University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada), B.A Philosophy, M.A. Philosophy


Certification: Coach 4 (Tennis Canada), High Performance Coaching Degree (National Coaching Institute, Canada)


Coaching History: 


  •     National Touring Coach (Tennis Canada): 2000 - 2003

  •     Provincial Touring Coach (OTA): 1998 - 2005

  •     Assistant Coach, Queen's University: 1998 - 2003

  •     Tennis Director, Ottawa Athletic Club: 2004 - 2020 


Awards: 2005 Coach of the Year (Tennis Professionals Association - Tennis Canada), 2006 Coaching Excellence Award (Tennis Canada)


Writings/Publications:  Noble Tennis: The Wisdom of Sport, OTA Code of Conduct Preamble, Published Articles: "Taking Fun Seriously", "Competition & Cooperation: The Connection?", "From Recreation to High Performance", "The Dignity of Sport".


Volunteer History: OTA Player Development Committee, National Capital Tennis Association (NCTA), OTA Code of Conduct


Playing History: National Competitor, U16, U18; Open Men's Ranking #1 in Ontario, Winner - Varsity Individual and Team Championships (Queen's University)

Tony Roth
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Carlo Zambri

Noble Tennis School - Co-Director


Education: Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, University of Windsor, 1999


Certification: Tennis Canada Coach 2


Teaching History: 

  •     30+ years in Tennis

  •     20+ years as a teaching professional

  •     Noble Tennis School: 2003 - present

  •     Co-Developer of the Noble Tennis Methodology

  •     Assistant Tennis Director, Ottawa Athletic Club: 2004 - 2020 


Playing Highlights: Eastern Canadian O35 Indoor Singles Champion, 2015; winner of multiple tournaments at local and regional levels at both junior and adult levels. 


Teaching Highlights: Whenever a student from the present or the past has a breakthrough, it's a highlight, no matter what the playing level.

Carlo Zambri

Ben Etheve-Meek

Noble Tennis School - Co-Director


Education: Advanced Sports and Recreation Degree, South Devon College, England 1991.


Certification: Coach 3 (Tennis Canada), Level 1 & 2 (International Tennis Federation), Level 1 (Peter Burwash International), Certificates: High Performance Conditioning Strategies, Physical Preparation (International Olympic Solidarity) 


Teaching History: 

  •     Teaching Professional: 1992 - present 

  •     Noble Tennis School: 2003 - present 

  •     ITF Touring Coach

  •     Tennis Canada/OTA Touring Coach

  •     Co-Developer of the Noble Tennis Methodology

  •     Assistant Tennis Director, Ottawa Athletic Club: 2004 - 2020


Playing History: Winner of multiple events and tournaments in the Ottawa region, Coached by Patrice Hagelaeur (French Davis Cup coach and coach of Yannick Noah), National Junior Champion: Tanzania, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Ranked #1 in Seychelles for 6 years, represented Seychelles at Indian Ocean Games, 1993 & 1998


Specialties: Footwork, mobility and court coverage, physical conditioning, technical fundamentals and advanced biomechanics.


Message from Ben:

“It was a hot and sunny mid-morning when, after having found some balls in the surrounding bushes, I picked up a plank of wood and started to paddle away at the practice wall. I had been at if for four hours before realizing I was late and my mum was gonna have my tush for it. There and then my love for tennis had begun. This same beautiful game would take me to six continents and over 15 countries around the world as I gathered tremendous experience and exposure as a player and aspiring teacher. I never thought I would find myself in a northern country, blessed with four beautiful seasons. Here in the land of snow, ducks, ice and beavers, I am still enjoying my true calling of teaching tennis amongst exceptional teachers, sharing their love of wisdom and learning.

Ben Etheve-Meek

Kamaksh Dave


Certification: Tennis Canada (Instructor), Tennis Canada (Club Pro 1), Tennis Canada (Club Pro 2, in progress) 

When did you begin playing tennis ? I was 12 years old (2011)

When did you begin teaching tennis? I was 19 years old (2018) 


Teaching History:


  • Neon tennis Academy, India - High Performance Assistant coach, High performance fitness coach (2018 - 2020)

  • Quinte Tennis Club, Belleville - Assistant Coach (2021)

  • Whitby Tennis Club, Whitby - High Performance Assistant Coach, Summer Camps (2022)

  • Noble Tennis School, Kingston, Next Level Camp (2023) 

  • Kingston Racquet Centre - (Current)

Player Highlights: 

  • #17 Ranking in Ontario (Open Men’s)

  • Ranked Top 50 in U16 and U18, India

  • Winner of 18 State and National titles, India 

  • Player of the year - 2017-2019, Neon Tennis Academy


Personal Comment :

My motivation for teaching: What is more fulfilling than to see players hitting their first overhead or backhand slice? Any coach understands that feeling of accomplishment when a student starts to grasp what you are teaching. It's a one-of-a-kind experience. This kind of pleasure keeps me motivated to teach tennis. 

Experience from tennis: The thing I learned from tennis is that If you have the mentality to never to give up, you can truly "give it your best." Even if you have a bad day or don’t feel great, you can still try your best at that moment, with the resources you have available. There are some big waves, but we can make it to the other side if we stay steady and never stop!


Kamaksh Dave

Nadine Klajman


Current Level of Certification: Club Pro 1 (obtained January, 2023)

When did you begin playing tennis? I started playing at the age of eight (2009). I began playing competitively at the age of 9 (2010).

When did you begin teaching tennis? I began teaching at the age of 14 (2015). I received my instructor certification at the age of 16 (2017).  

Teaching History: 


  • Clinics and Camps: Juniors (ages 4-16) at various clubs in Toronto (2015-2022), including Davisville Tennis Club, Wanless Tennis Club, Swansea Tennis Club, Howard Park Tennis Club, York Racquets Club, and Bayview Golf & Country Club. 

  • Full-Time: Private and group lessons, adults and juniors, Lawrence Park Tennis Club (2020, 2021) and Sir Winston Churchill Tennis Club (2022). 

  • Noble Tennis School: Next Level Tennis Camp, Kingston, 2023

Playing Highlights: Ranked in the top 25 in Ontario and top 50 in Canada as a junior. I won several tournaments as a competitive player. As a varsity athlete at Brock University, I was named the tennis team’s rookie of the year.

Personal Comment: I was only able to compete at an elite level until age 14, after sustaining a serious injury. While rehabbing, I turned to coaching to keep involved in the sport. Coaching quickly became a passion for me, as I have learned the joys of helping players at various levels, from age 4 to 84.  

Nadine Klajman

Tait Becke


Education: Ashbury College, Royal Academy of Music (London, UK) 


Certification: OTA Instructor, NTS Teacher Apprentice Program Graduate (Sept 2020) 


Coaching History:

  •      Noble Tennis School: 2016-Present,

  •      NTS Futures Tennis Camp, Program Leader: 2018


Personal Message or Motto: 

I was 19 years old when I found out I loved tennis, I was playing semi-pro soccer while studying music in UK, and I came back to the OAC during the Christmas holidays. My friend and mentor Carlo Zambri was playing in a tournament (Endless Summer year 1) so I watched his match, and went to the bar with the guys afterwards for what has become the traditional Quarter finals party. During the typical bar banter, the idea was floated that I would lose to a 9 year old girl if I attempted to step out on the court again, I had taken lessons when I was extremely young ages 5-10 but hadn't touched a racquet since. Being the cocky 19 year old who thought he was an amazing athlete, I confidently told them they were insane. Carlo organised the match for the following day. I arrived at the OAC feeling a little bit bad for my poor young opponent and even more so when she was introduced to me, she was at most half my height, had glasses, and pig-tails. I was not intimidated, and it turned out neither was she. I went on to lose in glorious fashion 6-0, 6-0 and I've been in love with the game ever since.


I've tried to spend as much time as possible on court since that moment, improving and learning, and now I'm very lucky to be able to share my enthusiasm and passion for the game with everyone who comes to the NTS!  

Tait Becke
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Julia Tcherkas


Education: University of Ottawa, BSc Nursing


Certification: OTA Instructor 


Coaching History:

     Noble Tennis School: 2018-Present

     OTLBC Tennis Camp Leader 2022


More about Julia to come.... see Honour Roll


Julia Tcherkas
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Dermott Duggan

Education: Queens University (Engineering, in progress) 


Certification: OTA Instructor 


Coaching History:

     Noble Tennis School: 2022 to present

     NTS U12 All Stars Tennis Camp 2023


More about Dermott to come.... see Honour Roll


Dermott Duggan
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