Club Pro & Staff

Brian Draxl - NCTC Head Pro

Brian Draxl has been the head pro for NCTC since 1995.  He played for the University of Toledo on a tennis scholarship.  He was ranked #1 in Ontario for the over 35, over 40 and over 45 division; and was the over 45 National Singles champion in 2011.  He is certified by the Ontario Tennis Association and Tennis Professionals Association. 

Brian has been primarily responsible for the success of the club, particularly the juniors, over the past 26 years. During that time, we have seen our juniors do increasingly well in all facets of competitive play, from ICTA teams (both junior and adult), OTA tournaments, and university tennis, both US scholarships and Canadian university tennis.   

Brian continues to put forth great effort and dedication into grooming players of all ages that want to improve their tennis skills.  We are extremely grateful to have him at our club.

Shane Hickson - Club House Manager & Club Pro

Shane Hickson has been a part of NCTC since 1994. He has been coaching for 19 years and our club manager for 14 years.  He was formerly ranked #1 in OTA's Men's "A" division, and won back to back men's "A" provincial championships.  Shane has been a key contributor in helping Brian with our successful Junior development program. 

Shane can help you improve your strokes and offer tips on strategies for your single’s or double’s matches.  He is fantastic with teaching kids by making it fun and engaging. Shane continues to be a huge asset to our club.

Dallas Ramsay - Club Instructor

Dallas Ramsay is a talented TPA/Tennis Canada Instructor with NCTC who loves every aspect of the sport since a very young age.  Mentoring under other talented NCTC coaches, including Club Pro Brian Draxl, Shane Hickson and Kyle Mathieson, it’s easy to see where Dallas crafted his enthusiastic coaching style and approach with teaching juniors, as well his adult clinics and lessons.

Dallas’ lessons students can expect to learn solid fundamentals and techniques; including swing, serve, volley, and play out points in real game situations. Concepts will vary slightly depending on the age and skill level, but everyone will get the opportunity to learn something new or improve existing techniques, and most importantly, learn how to apply it to their game!

Dallas remains an active tennis competitor since the age of 12, winning over 23 OTA Tournament Titles in Ontario.  In 2020, Dallas achieved his ‘personal best’ provincial ranking of #12 in Doubles and #16 in Singles.  His commitment and passion to tennis remains a lifelong one; and in 2021, Dallas received a Division II Academic Scholarship for Tennis by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association where he attends the University of Findlay, competing in both Singles and Doubles for the Men’s Oilers tennis team.


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Phone:   905-853-6150


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