Matt Halder, Head Pro
With over 25 years of coaching experience, Matt Halder comes to us from the Badminton and Racquet Club in Toronto where he teaches players of all ages and abilities, including the Junior High PerformanceTeam. He previously held the Ontario #1 ranking spot, U21, in both singles and doubles and attended the University of Kentucky on full tennis scholarship. We’re fortunate to have Matt on Stony again this this summer and with his outgoing, infectious enthusiasm, he will be quickly become a familiar face to everyone!
Matt Scace, Assistant Head Pro
The summer will be Matt’s fifth at Stony Lake Tennis, and he couldn’t be more excited to get back on court with the club’s members. Having just completed his second year at Queen’s University with a major in English, Matt has dedicated much of his time to the school’s student newspaper, The Queen’s Journal. In addition, Matt was a member of the Queen’s tennis team for the fall season. This year, Matt will be returning with his stringing machine in hand, providing members with high-quality stringing services. With hopes for better weather this summer, Matt is tremendously excited to continue building on a strong program with Matt Halder and Chris Plant!
Chris Plant, Pro
This will be Chris’s fourth season as a tennis instructor at SLYC. Chris currently attends McMaster University and is enrolled in Political Science. In his spare time he enjoys playing volleyball, stringing racquets, and learning languages. This year Chris is excited to add fun and enthusiasm to summer tennis.
Cassie King, Junior Pro
Cassie is a grade 11 student at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute. She had an excellent experience on the Lawrence Park High School Tennis Team winning the City Championships. When she’s not on the court you can find Cassie scoring goals in the hockey arena or competing in paddling regattas. Cassie brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our program and she always welcomes a chat if you see her on Juniper. She is looking forward to an amazing summer with all of the SLYC members!
Ben Rush, Junior Pro
Ben is a grade 10 student at St. Michael's College School. He trains at the provincial level out of the Toronto Cricket Club. He has been volunteering at the SLYC tennis program for the past two Summers. Ben enjoys having fun with the kids that he is coaching, while improving their tennis skills.
Johnny Scace, Junior Pro
Johnny will be joining the tennis squad this summer on a part-time basis, helping out during the busy times when junior classes need another set of hands. He plays tennis with the Badminton & Racquet Club in Toronto, as well as with the North Toronto Collegiate tennis team. He has his level 1 instructor certificate and is looking forward to using what he has learned to help Stony Lake juniors! Johnny will be heading to university in the fall and hopes to continue his love for tennis with a varsity team or club.