Chris is a Toronto native who recently moved with his family to Ottawa. As a player, Chris has been ranked nationally both in Canada and the United States. He was appointed Captain to the top 10 nationally ranked Varsity Tennis Team during his senior year at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. After graduating with a BBA in Sports Administration, he travelled and taught tennis in Toronto, the US and Australia. Chris is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of coaching experience on and off the court. In Toronto, he was the Director of Tennis at Moore Park TC, held an 8 year tenure as the Head Tennis Pro of Davisville Tennis Club, as well as developed teams, players and programs for the Fitness Institute, Mayfair Lakeshore, Ace Toronto and Kew Gardens Tennis Club (Head Pro). Chris is currently the Junior Tennis Director of Development for the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (2019).
Chris recently was also the Head Varsity Tennis Coach at York University from 2014 - 2018. In 2015 and 2016 his teams were crowned National Champions. In 2015 Coach Field earned the Women’s Coach Of The Year Award from Ontario University Athletics and in 2016 he was awarded the Coaching Excellence Award from Tennis Canada. His Womens Tennis team went undefeated in the regular season for 4 straight years.
Having an extensive background as a Junior Program Director and Performance Coach in Toronto and Miami, he enjoys working with adults and kids of all levels, from beginners to internationally ranked players. He is only one of a few tennis professionals in Canada to be a Certified International Professional (PTR) and Certified USTPA Professional, and he brings a high standard of coaching excellence to our Centre.
"Understanding the value of each student's time, ability, and desire to improve is clear to me. Being an experienced tennis coach, I can honestly say that I come prepared for each lesson or clinic I teach, whether it is a 6-year old, an adult struggling to improve their game, or a competitive junior player looking to take their game to the next level. I love to teach tennis, connect with my students and encourage new and experienced players alike to strive for their personal best.”
~ Chris Field