The ND Tennis Academy and the Tuxedo Tennis Club programs are run by Club Pro Nelly Dvornicka who is a Tennis Canada certified coach. She is dedicated to developing the best programs for both youth/adults and offers vast knowledge with experience from 30 years in the tennis industry.
After competing at Division 1 NCAA level, Nelly started her professional coaching career in Washington State and eventually moved to Vancouver, BC, where she worked with and developed top junior provincial players for 6 years. In 2015, she moved to Winnipeg, MB to be a contracted Provincial Coach, travelling to Junior Nationals, managing and co-coaching Team Toba at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, and developing top U10&U12 provincial players.
ND Tennis was founded in Surrey, BC in 2012 and has grown into ND Tennis Academy in 2016 here in Winnipeg. The NDTA's mission is to help the growth of tennis and of the tennis community in the city, through never-ending dedication and support to our students and patrons of all ages.
Maya Arksey started playing at age 6 and began playing competitively at age 12. After multiple appearances over the years, Maya placed 2nd in flight two of the Canadian U16 National Championships in 2016. She also won 1st place in doubles at Roman cup (2016) and competed in doubles at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Maya was a doubles finalist of ITF tournament and qualified for a professional event in 2019. She is currently studying and competing in the U.S.
Maya brings a lot of experience as a junior player who travelled and trained in many places around the world, and now shares those experiences with her students. Her coaching highlights include a part-time coaching assistant for Ace Tennis Academy in Ontario (2019), part-time assistant coach (2019-2020), and full-time Academy Coach in 2021 and 2022.
Harman Dhaliwal joined the ND Tennis Academy choaching staff in August 2021 as a part-time assistant coach and became one of the Academy coaches by the end of 2021. He came from India with coaching experience in working with youth and, along with Tennis Canada certification, applied it to become the leading coach for our summer camps and beginner programs. Harman has helped and continues to help our junior and adult students throughout the outdoor and indoor seasons improve their skills and achieve new levels. He is now actively booking private lessons as well and has become a full-time member of the ND Tennis Coaching Team.
Benjamin Kurjewicz has been a student at the NDTA since its opening in 2016, but was also in the provincial program run by our Head Pro. He has done all of the training through progressive tennis and now helps pass on his knowledge and experience to others. Benjamin assumed a leadership role in the Academy and our younger players look up to him, even more so now that he also helps coach new players to the sport in our group programs. He is Tennis Canada certified with Instructor level, and assists with various junior programs and our F.A.S.T. (Fun Adult Starter Tennis) programs.
"I would highly recommend Nelly for anyone seeking to develop their child into a national level athlete or to take their game to the next level."
- Filip Sierpinski
"I worked with Nelly in Vancouver as the Tennis Director at UBC. Nelly is dedicated pro who cares about her students. Her coach eduction along with her playing background make her a natural teacher."
- Neil Parker
"Nelly is constantly looking to grow and develop her coaching abilities. It's incredible how many coaches stagnant and keep doing the same old things.
Not Nelly, she is constantly growing and developing. This shows her commitments to her students and her love of the game."
- Filip Sierpinski