Player Management

High Performance stream player service

An athlete centered approach where players, parents and ACE staff all participate in an integrated approach to player development.

Long-term individual planning

In this exercise, the coach and player develops a long-term plan in order to achieve the ultimate goals of the player.

Annual planning

Players work with their personal coach to develop a yearly plan outlining specific tennis goals. The plan is re-evaluated and updated throughout the year.

University Planning

Our management and coaching staff consist of many NCAA and Canadian university graduates. Our team provides guidance to help guide players through the appropriate steps to select the University of their choice

Education Planning

ACE has their own educational advisors that help to navigate the combination of school and high performance play. This service assists players from out of town to relocate to a new ACE affiliate school.

***Helen Donohoe, M.S.Ed., is a teacher of English and French in the Hamilton/Burlington area. She holds practice SAT sessions on Saturdays on an informal, drop-in basis for ACE Tennis at Cedar Springs Health, Racquet and Sportsclub in Burlington where she is a member, long-time tennis hacker and aficionado. Here is a compilation of short paragraphs from Helen on various aspects of SAT. For more information, please contact Helen directly at

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ACE players and coaches benefit from the ACE Replay system which provides them with the opportunity to access a video replay of the player’s practice, lesson or match play. The ACE Replay system provides an opportunity for match analysis, an understanding of player’s behavior in pressure situations and evaluation through analytics.

ACE Replay service is offered to competitors in tournaments held at Cedar Springs Club at a nominal fee.

Athlete Support Services


Private lessons

Players have the opportunity to take private lessons from any of our coaches. Players take private lessons in order to improve or learn something specific, and can follow a regular private coaching regime, which provides the player with a systematic, personalized approach to development.


Travel assistance

Our coaches arrange travel for groups and individuals playing in provincial, national and international tournaments at the junior and professional level.


Tournament coaching

Coaches accompany players at a variety of different tournaments throughout the year such as selections, provincials, nationals and professional events.  The services in which the coach can provide include, but are not limited to the following: arranging practice sessions, establishing pre-match and post match routines, scouting opponents, devising game plans, videotaping matches and charting matches.



ACE has an official driver who drives the players in the National and International programs to and from the academy and the school.


Physical development program

All players in our High Performance stream benefit from our high quality physical fitness programs run by fitness professionals. We hire consultants to develop sport specific programs.


Mental training program

Leading experts in mental strength training work individually and in a group setting with our athletes in the National and International programs. These professionals also provide guidance to our coaches in how to develop strong mental skills in our younger players.  Furthermore, our mental strength experts offer special topic sessions that are open to individuals of all ages, levels, and interests.


Medical assistance program

Coaches and management have direct and regular contact with physiotherapists and sports doctors. The ability to have our players cared for by some of the best medical professionals in the business is a major advantage to our athletes. There are physiotherapist and massage therapists on site at our Cedar Springs location and off-site medical professionals in Toronto and the GTA.