Niagara Academy of Tennis is a year round tennis facility offering tennis fun for all ages and skill levels.

The academy has 4 courts available for individual or doubles play. We offer a variety of after school junior programs for younger players just learning the game to more advanced, competitive players.

Our adult clinics and pickleball programs are designed to suit players of all levels providing a fun way to get fit! 

Meet Our Team

Doug Carter

Club Manager
Tennis Pro

Doug started his Tennis career in the Tennis industry after graduation from university in 1980 (HBPhed 1980).  He had a successful competitive career as a junior and university player. (Finishing 2nd in Ontario in University competition in his final year 1999/80. He was honoured as the Male Athlete of the Year in his final year at Brock University.

His love for tennis and education eventual led to NAT moving to Vineland in 1998 (which at the time was the only tennis and education school in Canada).

 Through the early years at NAT he has worn many hats including, owner, coach, teacher, manager and more.

Along the way many accolades from Tennis Canada as a coach were awarded. Many trips with Regional, Provincial, and National Junior teams through-out Canada were taken. Doug has also developed National Champions in Junior and Wheelchair Tennis.  Over the years he has travelled with Canadian National teams in the Wheelchair division. These National teams travelled throughout Canada and to such countries as the US, France, Italy, Turkey and more. He was also the Deputy Tournament Director for the ParaPan-Am Games held in Toronto in 2015.

While at NAT Doug has been involved in many areas of administration from, finance, maintenance, grounds, tournaments, mechanical, and Dome operation.

Doug is pleased to be focusing on Club Management and looking forward to growing the club post Covid.

Walter Garcia

Director of Tennis Operations

Walter brings a wealth of tennis knowledge and experience to our program, having played Division 1 college tennis and competed in professional events. His extensive background spans coaching players of all levels, from beginners to pro-level athletes.

Walter’s coaching expertise extends beyond on-court performance; he has successfully guided several student-athletes to secure positions and acceptances to play tennis at the University level. His dedication to nurturing talent and his passion for the sport make him an invaluable asset to our tennis community.

In addition to refining athletic skills, Walter is devoted to fostering personal growth and character development. Under his guidance, players not only become better athletes but also more confident and well-rounded individuals.


  • Competed on ITF & ATP Pro Circuit
  • Top Canadian Open Ranked Player
  • Hall Of Fame Niagara University: All time leader in singles wins
  • Coached several D1 college athletes and professional players

    Other Team Members

    Rayirth Sivakumar

    Junior Program Coordinator

    Dave Boland

    Tennis Professional


    Niagara Academy of Tennis
    3373 First Avenue
    Vineland, Ontario
    L0R 2E0