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 at CUI (Concordia University Irvine) in California.
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.
Harman Dhaliwal joined the ND Tennis Academy choaching staff in August 2021 as a part-time assistant coach and Academy Coach by the end of 2021. He came from India with a bit of coaching experience where he worked with kids of different ages during summer camps. After getting certified by Tennis Canada in September of 2021, Harman has been helping our junior and adult students throughout the indoor season achieve new levels and will continue to do so in 2022 in his second year with the Academy.
Benjamin Kurjewicz has been a student at the NDTA since its opening in 2016. He has done all 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 younger players look up to him, even more so now that he also helps coach certain groups. He is Tennis Canada certified, 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