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Orize Sports Management Inc .

The Orize team is young, enthusiastic and dedicated. A high degree of importance is placed on having a culture of respect, perseverance, teamwork and openness.


Ricky Twynam

Ricky Twynam starting playing sports at the age of 4. At 13 years old, after excelling in baseball and basket-ball, Ricky began to play tennis. His uncle and coach, Alex Shields initiated Ricky to the game that has now become his passion. He competed at the provincial and national level and was ranked in the Canadian top 5, in the category 18 years and under. Then began his professional journey.
Ricky Twynam has traveled far and wide from Canada, starting in Europe where he got his first taste of professional level tennis. He had the opportunity to train with the world’s best; The Spaniards. Their philosophy to training was something he had never seen before. The intensity, work ethic and “never quit” attitude were what made them one of the world’s most dominant forces. Still today, they represent a great source of inspiration for Ricky’s coaching. Ricky also trained at the Bill Adams’s tennis academy in Florida, which was his home base during the years he competed.

He trained and competed with players such as Marat Safin, Igor Andreev, Dinara Safina, Frank Dancevic and David Ferrer, to name only a few.. He has competed across the United States, South America, Central America, the Caribbeans and Europe in both doubles and singles, accumulating ATP points. After gaining knowledge and experience from many renowned professionals, Ricky returned to Canada with a new dream: helping our young Canadian athletes develop and evolve as athletes, and as individuals. Ricky now shares his passion for sport and the game of tennis with students from all backgrounds, always aiming at helping them finding the best within themselves.

No matter if you are 5, 20 or 50 years old, or if you want to become a top professional tennis player or just play for fun, after a lesson with Ricky, you may find his coaching style is straight to the point, unique and is one that really gets through you and help you improve your game. Warning: There is a risk you may catch his contagious passion.

Rickytwynam@orizesports.com
Ricky Twynam




Sami Bouassida

Born into a family of athletes, Sami has played many sports at a young age such as handball, basketball and swimming before devoting himself to tennis. His passion for tennis led him to the front steps of the Superior Sport and Physical Education Institute in Tunis in 2001 where he obtained a bachelor's degree in physical education specialized in tennis. At the age of 23, Sami began his career as a tennis coach in the Tennis Club de Tunis. He was also a teacher at Pierre de Coubertin sports high school where he was the physical trainer of the Tunisian national tennis team.

Throughout his career, Sami has had the opportunity to coach the best tennis players in Tunisia. In 2007 he became technical director of the sports association Shell where he rose to the challenge of managing a team of coaches and train players aged 8 to 12 with an international level.

Sami holds a diploma in coaching tennis from the ITF federation Level I and coach Level III from the Tunisian federation. Benefeting from 10 years of experience, Sami wants to enrich his career by joining the Orize team to help develop and train top players a well as promote tennis in Quebec and Canada. With Sami's enthusiastic nature and easy going personality, he will help improve your tennis game no matter your level.


sami.b@orizesports.com

Sami Bouassida

Daniela Petkova

Raised in a family of professional athletes, Daniela has played many different sports before settling for tennis at the age of 10. Throughout her high school years, she was part of a student/athlete program which allowed her to continue practicing daily, while staying focused on her studies.

At the age of 17, Daniela was presented with a full scholarship from Clayton State University, in Atlanta, Georgia, where she played on the women’s tennis team for 4 years. This uniquely rewarding athletic experience enabled her to work with a diverse group of people, afforded her the chance to exert leadership and allowed her to pursue her goals in an extremely competitive conference. In many ways as important as her classroom experience, tennis exposed her to the intensity of competition, requiring her to prepare carefully, react quickly and exert leadership on the court. In 2007, she obtained her bachelor`s degree in communication.

After having the chance to travel around the world thanks to her different experiences at the provincial, national, collegiate an international level, Daniela has now joined the Orize team to share her passion for tennis with other people who share her love for the amazing game of tennis!

daniela.petkova@orizesports.com

Daniela Petkova

Simon Beaucaire

Simon Beaucaire has been competing in tennis since the age of 7 years old. He was a junior player ranked amongst the top 20 in Quebec. Simon's passion for tennis continues to grow, he has now began to compete at the veteran level, 35-40 years old, this past summer.

His goal is to become ranked amongst Canada's best in his respective category. Simon is a pro club 1 certified coach in association with Tennis Canada and TPA (Tennis Professional Association). He wishes to continue to grow his experience by taking on the challenge of the coach 2 “high performance” level to be able to focus on young high performance players and improve their technical game as well as their tactics.

Simon has been coaching for over 3 years now, with adults of all levels and has been a hitting partner with the “excellence” program at Tennis Montreal. We are thrilled to have Simon on our team as his energy, passion and knowledge make a great addition to the Orize Team.

Simon@orizesports.com
Simon Beaucaire

Vincent Tardif

From Charny, on the south shore of Quebec City, Vincent started playing tennis at seven, teaching it at fourteen. After completing a sport-studies program during highschool, he gives a break from competitive tennis to his racquets and takes up other sports: baseball, taekwondo, long distance running are activities that then and now fuels his life and fills his spare time. Music, history and travels are also to be put on the list of his passions. He gets a master degree in history at Université Laval in 2004. It is with these diverse experiences in his bag that he gets back on the courts in 2005 to never leave his dear racquets aside from then on…He then coaches at Uniprix Stadium with Tennis Montreal where he participates in the development of the school program and also in the Building Tennis Communities projects and the Excellence program. His road then makes a turn towards college teaching and work with the Nunavik Inuits before landing at Orize in september 2013. He is in the process of getting his Club Pro II certification from Tennis Quebec. His racquets are happier than ever.

It is the learnings that he got from all these horizons that he today wants to share on the tennis courts: the musician’s creativity, the long distance runner’s endurance, the indomitable spirit and athletic qualities of the taekwondo student.



Vincent@orizesports.com

Vincent Tardif

Guillaume Jacob

Guillaume has been playing tennis since the age of 10. Not a single day goes by without him thinking about it. He has found a true passion for the sport. He is always eager to learn more and likes to transmit his passion to others. He has been teaching for almost four years, giving private and group lessons for juniors and adults in regular, advanced and elite programs. He also helped in managing provincial tournaments. Guillaume is certified by Tennis Canada as a Tennis Instructor as well as a Wheelchair Instructor.

Guillaume plans to further develop his teaching skills by completing additional certification programs: Club Pro 1, etc. He is now working in collaboration with Parasport Québec and hopes to improve wheelchair tennis in Québec. Guillaume believes motivation, dedication and hard work are the keys to one’s success.

guillaume@orizesports.com

Guillaume Jacob



Olivier Gaumond

Olivier Gaumond, or simply “ Oli” at the club, has been obsessed with tennis since the tender age of 3. Born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, gave him a great start to the sport enabling him to play year round in the sun. When Oliviers’ family decided to move back to Canada, the temperature changed but the love of the sport remained. After a number of years playing and competing in Quebec, Olivier has found his true love in teaching. Throughout his experiences as a young tennis player he has always retained the simple fact that when it is enjoyable and interactive, we learn. Transmitting this love for the sport and seeing his players joy in accomplishing set goals and simply having fun has become a his newly acquired passion. Olivier is a certified instructor with Tennis Canada and TPA (Tennis professional association).

Olivier continues to train on a regular basis at Orize as a competitive tennis player. Perfecting his skills and learning more about the sport are his priorities, and in turn transferring this knowledge and intensity to others. When not on the court, or in the gym Olivier is studying Commerce at Champlain college.

Oliver@orizesports.com

Olivier Gaumond



Michaël Tousignant

A student in Engineering at l'école Polytechnique de Montréal and tennis enthusiast, Michaël has participated and is currently competing in provincial, national and international tournaments and is a member of the Université de Montréal Carabins tennis team. Michaël has now been coaching at Orize for one year.

Having completed certification in coaching snowboarding and over 2 years experience in the domain, Michaël brings a unique approach to teaching tennis. His positive, dynamic and team player attitude is unrivaled.

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Michaël Tousignant

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