Adamson’s Tennis Academy is run by USPTA Professional Jonathan Adamson. During the winter season Jonathan offers some instruction at Carleton University, as well as, offering Gym Jam Tennis to schools across Ottawa. During the summer season, ATA’s home base is the MARCH TENNIS CLUB in Kanata. We host all types of tennis instruction from children to adults, beginner to advanced, recreational to competitive. We have experience in all aspects of tennis and Jonathan has been involved in the Ottawa tennis community for over 30 years as a player and coach. Our speciality is making sure tennis is taught in a fun, relaxed atmosphere and we take pride in providing instruction and programming for all levels and tennis.
Tennis Director: Jonathan Adamson
Jonathan has been playing his whole life and has been teaching for over 25 years in the Ottawa area. He is a former Men’s Open Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion at the annual National Capital Tennis Association (NCTA) City Championships. He has won numerous other events including the KANATA KLASSIC (as well as being a 3 time finalist) and has been a staple in the Ottawa competitive tennis community for years. He is a former NCAA (Division 1) tennis player having spent time at both Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Radford University in Virginia and was also a player/coach at Victoria University in Canada. Having played in the US at college his teacher/pro status is with the USPTA where he has been a member for numerous years. He has a bachelor Degree in Philosophy.
ATA Manager and Head of Programming: Erin Adamson
Erin has been involved in sports all her life at the competitive and recreational levels. She was an OFSAA athlete in track & field in high school, as well as qualifying for Junior Nationals in sprints. She also competed on the varsity basketball & volleyball team each year. She went on to receive a degree in HUMAN KINETICS at the University of Toronto. In her adult life, Erin is still an avid runner and athlete competing in races, triathlons and marathons. She has a vast knowledge of sports and a necessary understanding of how best to relay this knowledge to her students.
Camp and Program Staff
We have a “home grown” staff that is led by University students who grew up and participated in our programs as children. Our staff is rounded out by local high school students and University students who compete in our club programs or school programs. These students are always high energy and help us create that wonderful ‘fun’ learning atmosphere that we strive to meet with all our programming.