Christophe Lambert, New Director of High Performance Club and Talent Development

Written by: Tennis Canada

Dear TDC Leader:

We are very happy to announce that Christophe Lambert will be taking on a new national role as the Director of High Performance Club and Talent Development to help support your efforts and good work accomplished at your club.  Christophe brings a rich history of development at the highest level to include working with the Chinese men’s Davis cup and national team, national coach for the LTA for six years and worked with talent development with the French Tennis  Federation.  In addition, Christophe has been part of our Tennis Canada development team as the regional leader for the Atlantic Tennis Alliance for the past 2 years and worked side by side with staff and board in the region to develop talent and grow the game.

Christophe’s responsibilities will include various Under 10 activities including visiting gold, silver and bronze clubs, working with Talent Recruitment/Development Programs within the clubs, attending Provincial Under 8/9 Regroupings, attending Under 9 and Under 10 Advanced Tournaments as well as being involved with the Coach 2 and 3 Certification Programs.

We are very excited to have Christophe as a part of our Team. He can be reached at or 416-650-7972 or on toll free at 1-800-263-9039, ext. 7972 or on his cell at 416-670-0834.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either one of us.

Ari Novick (Director, Coaching Development, Tennis Canada, 1-800-263-9039, ext.

Debbie Kirkwood (Director, High Performance, Tennis Canada, 1-800-263-9039 ext.

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